Terra Firma Capital appoints Jerry Patava to board
Mr. Patava is the chief executive officer for Great Gulf Group and brings over 35 years of experience in the real estate and finance arenas.
Mr. Patava joined Great Gulf in 2007 is responsible for the continued growth and profitability of the company's operating platforms.
He is also the chairman of Great Gulf's U.S. home building subsidiary, Ashton Woods Homes.
Over a diverse professional career, Mr. Patava has served as an executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. from October, 1999, to January 1, 2005.
He also served as a director and executive vice-president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Legacy Hotels Real Estate Investment Trust.
Mr. Patava was a vice-president and treasurer of Canadian Pacific Ltd. from 1990 to 1998 and a vice-president and director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc. from 1986 to 1990.
Prior thereto, Mr. Patava was with Hiram Walker Resources and predecessor companies.
He has previously served on numerous public and private company boards of directors both in North America and internationally.
In addition to his role at Terra Firma, Mr. Patava is currently a director and chair of the governance and compensation committee of Enercare Inc.
He is also a director of the George Brown College Foundation and chair of the investment, finance and audit committee.
Additionally, he is a member of the independent review committee of Fiera Capital Corp.
Mr. Patava has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a master of business administration degree from York University. ■