Versant Partners expands Calgary Team

TORONTO and CALGARY, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Versant Partners Inc. ("Versant") is pleased to announce several significant additions to its Calgary office and energy team.

Kelly Grosky joins Versant as Managing Director and Head of Trading. Mr. Grosky spent 7 years with Tristone Capital, was one of the key partners in the formation of the original Capital Markets team and was instrumental in building out its U.S. subsidiary. He is a capital markets veteran with a wealth of trading, operational, leadership and entrepreneurial experience.

Ian Macqueen, P. Geol., joins Versant as Managing Director, Research, and will focus on the small-to-mid cap domestic and international junior E&P sector. Mr. Macqueen was formerly an energy analyst with Macquarie Capital Markets/Orion Securities and Dundee Securities in Calgary. Previously, he spent 5 years as an A&D specialist with Waterous and Co. in Calgary, as well as, 5 years in the oil and gas industry.

Jaimie Wilkie, CFA, joins Versant as Associate, Investment Banking. Mr. Wilkie has over 5 years of investment banking and research experience.

Mike Jams, Versant's Chairman and CEO, said "These hires build on our recent merger with Petersen Capital, and our plan to bring together top-tier professionals across all parts of our business".

Brian Petersen, President and Head of Investment Banking, said "We are very fortunate to be adding professionals with recognized depth and relationships in the energy capital markets sector from which to expand our business. We now have the core elements to provide our energy clients with their capital markets needs".

Versant Partners (, and subsidiary Versant USA, is a full service investment bank serving institutional money managers and growth companies across all market caps. The employee-owned firm is built on a foundation of integrity and performance at all levels, and is best known for the depth and quality of its research and trading ideas. Versant has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.


For further information: For further information: Mike Jams, Chairman and CEO: (416) 363-5757, (514) 845-8111; Brian Petersen, President and Head of Investment Banking: (403) 781-7925

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