THE TEAM

Each member of our team brings unique skills to the table while sharing a united vision for Gatesbridge based on one thing:  a true passion for entrepreneurship.

Spencer Pallone

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mr. Pallone guides the growth of Gatesbridge by ensuring the entire team is working together effectively towards their common goal, as well as building industry relationships to find new ways to add value to Gatesbridge clients and shareholders alike.

Pablo Leites

Chief Operations Officer

As COO, Mr. Leites oversees the operations of Gatesbridge, ensuring efficient processes are developed and utilized while maintaining the integrity of our standard of service to clients.

Ryan DeGobbi

President, Gatesbridge Funding

As President of Gatesbridge Funding, Mr. DeGobbi applies over a decade of corporate finance expertise to continually develop the funding portfolio of services for Gatesbridge.

Ray Kisun

Chairman

As Chairman, Mr. Kisun tactfully deploys his vast capital market network and expertise to build enterprise value for our mature clients.  Specializing in clients requiring capital over $10,000,000, he also has experience successfully working on financings over $500,000,000 and everything inbetween over 20 years experience.

Wendy Van Donkelaar

Director of Financial Services

As Director of Financial Services, Mrs. Van Donkelaar works with clients on an ongoing basis to develop financial models, address capital issues and execute funding strategies.  She brings immense experience with several successful exits in the tech industry and has closed numerous seed and series rounds for her clients.

Ramon Ramirez

Regional Vice President

As Regional Vice President,
Mr. Ramirez brings 22 years of experience in the banking industry to the team from previously held positions at BDC, HSBC, Costal Community Credit Union, and Citibank. He worked with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals. He has experience with a wide a range of banking services including Commercial lending, Trade Financing, Leasing, International Banking, FX, Treasury, and Payments and Cash Management.
 He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Capilano University.

Craig Arnatt

President, Gatesbridge Insurance

As President of Gatesbridge Insurance, Mr. Arnatt brings 12 years of insurance brokerage ownership experience to the team and oversees the operations and growth for the division.

Dawson Drolet

Manager - SR&ED

As Manager for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Grant in partnership with CATAX, Mr. Drolet is a valuable addition to the team and facilitates the utilization of the SR&ED Tax Credit program across Canada.