Be Our Guest Greg McLean

Greg McLean

Greg McLean, CIM, MBA is a registered candidate seeking the nomination to represent the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Calgary Centre for the next federal election, expected in October 2019.

Greg has a long history with the Conservative Party of Canada, including serving a term as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth of Alberta. He has also served as the President of the Calgary Centre Conservative Association, served as Financial Agent, and acted as Official Agent during elections for a former Member of Parliament, Lee Richardson.

Greg McLean

His experience in politics extends beyond volunteer activity to the six years he spent advising two Canadian Cabinet Ministers, including the Hon. Harvie Andre, M.P. for Calgary Centre, across three portfolios, and the Hon. Jean Corbeil in the Ministry of Transport. At Transport, Greg was actively leading government rationalization activities which included privatizing parts of VIA Rail (now the Rocky Mountaineer); preparing Canadian National for privatization; and divesting airports to Local Airport Authorities. His French skills improved considerably at that time.

Professionally, Greg leads Criterium Merchant Capital, the financial advisory subsidiary of a Calgary-based boutique consulting firm. Greg is well-known in Alberta capital markets, with over 20 years’ experience as a financier, advisor on financial structuring, and as a portfolio manager, including managing the assets of two large family offices. He has actively financed and managed portfolios of publicly-listed and private companies; sourced and structured investments in private equity and venture capital opportunities; executed workout strategies with invested companies; and advised on consolidation opportunities and transition activities.

Greg has served as a director on boards of both publicly-listed and private companies. In addition to his Ivey MBA and his Chartered Investment Management qualification, he earned his B.Comm at the University of Alberta.

As a volunteer, Greg served locally with the Canadian Progress Club, raising funds for charities, including Big Sisters and Brothers of Alberta. In 1996, he served as an international reconciliation team member for a three-week term with the United Nations in Croatia, as it was transitioning after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.

Greg is married to Ruth Pogue, and they have a combined family of four sons, aged 20-26. Together, they are active in sports, and enjoy music festivals as often as possible.

When: September 13th 2018
Where: Cardium A&B
Time: 3:30 PM

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