Team 2017-10-26T09:52:24+00:00

Smart, Strategic, World-Class Experienced Team

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Elroy Gust
President, Partner

Elroy is President and Managing partner for Newlook and Senior Vice President and serves as Trustee of the Fund for Clear Sky Capital.

Prior to founding Newlook Elroy started his career with positions at several banks as a commercial lender and then held a several senior level positions at a multinational logistics company.

During the tenure of his 15 year career with Newlook, Elroy has been directly involved with real estate and private equity investments totalling in excess of $100 million.

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Abbas Osman
Chief Investment Officer

Abbas is currently the Chief Investment Officer of Newlook Capital.

Before joining the team, Abbas closed several deals with Newlook Capital in his capacity as a Senior Advisor/Co-leader on Direct Elevator, True Canadian and New Taste Partners. At that time, he was the Managing Director of Vestarck Capital, an investment company that serves clients from the Middle East & North America.

Prior to Vestarck Capital, Abbas was responsible for managing the investment department of the Abudawood Group. The Group is very well known in the Middle East as the partner of Procter & Gamble. He was responsible for the group’s global investment portfolio that stretches across different asset classes and industries – mainly industrial, services, FMCG, aviation, hospitality, real estate and financial services. In his 15+ year career, he has managed a team of professionals covering private equity funds, direct investments, public equities, M&A and real estate. Abbas, to date, remains as an advisor to the group on their global investment portfolio.

Abbas holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and a Masters in Finance & Investments from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. In addition, he has attended several training sessions with P&G, Citibank and London Business School. Moreover, Abbas is a frequent speaker at private equity conferences alongside international and regional industry veterans.

Tony Diab CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Tony is Chief Financial Officer of Newlook Capital. Tony is involved in financial and strategic oversight of existing businesses as well as potential new acquisitions.

Prior to joining Newlook Capital, Tony worked in public accounting for over nine years in the areas of audit, tax (with a specialty in International tax) and advisory. Tony’s experience includes working with public and private corporations of varying sizes in the real estate, manufacturing, consumer business, and financial services industries, provide accounting, tax compliance and advisory services.

Tony has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton for the past four years, and is serving as Chair for the current year.

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Gavin Treanor
VP of External Sales

Gavin is an Aerospace Engineer by training, having started his career with Rand Worldwide and quickly moved to Country Manager running the Asia-Pacific division based in Australia. Gavin then founded a Merchant Banking firm focused on identifying and developing strategic metals for B.R.I.C. Countries and had offices in Australia, China and Africa.  In the last 10 years, he has founded, raised substantial capital and sold several entities operating in Africa, Asia and North America. Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the capital markets, asset management, mergers, and acquisitions to the Newlook Team.

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Laura Livingstone
Investor Relations

Prior to coming on with Newlook Capital, Laura worked in various sales, marketing, and management capacities for two of Newlook Capital’s portfolio companies. She now manages investor communications, marketing and media, and contributes to business development strategy for new acquisitions. Laura’s education is in International Relations and Business, and she spent time working for the Federal Government in Ottawa while a student. She also spent several months with an organization in Brazil developing a business model and marketing strategy for a start-up.

Sean Fontyn CPA, CMA
Associate

Sean is a Certified Management Accountant. Sean reports to Tony Diab, CFO and assists with the finance, treasury, and financial reporting divisions of Newlook Capital, as well as maintain relationships with financial institutions, and contribute to the strategic positioning of the company’s acquisitions, finance, and disposition plans.

Sean, who is a U of T alumni and former Varsity Blues athlete, promotes a team based environment with emphasis on connecting the right people and building collaboration between operations and management to execute corporate growth strategy.