Our Team

Each member of our team is committed to building long-term relationships through integrity, expert advice and personal availability to our clients.

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  • Douglas Nix, BMath, CPA, CA


    As one of Canada’s leading mid-market M&A advisors, Douglas has been involved in hundreds of M&A transactions in the past 15 years. He has a strong background in strategy formulation, M&A and corporate finance. He leads GCG’s Transportation and Logistics Practice Group.

    905-845-4340 x.211

  • Don Pagnutti, MBA, CPA, CA

    Managing Director

    With over 30 years’ experience primarily in the communications industry, Don has been involved in numerous successful business transactions including purchases of companies, divestitures and financings.

    905-845-4340 x.220

  • Jordan Nix, MBA

    Vice President

    Jordan advises Stillwater’s global clients in executing strategic M&A transactions. His background includes engineering roles in manufacturing and healthcare. Jordan holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Ivey Business School.

    905-845-4340 x.255

  • John Ballantyne, MSc, BappSc, PEng


    From directing advanced R&D programs for Spar Aerospace and Bombardier Transportation to co-founding a technology startup, John brings a wealth of experience in the tech sector.

    905-845-4340 x.277

  • Filipe (Phil) Araujo, BComn

    Associate, Director of Marketing

    After working in marketing internationally, Phil leads the development and implementation of B2B marketing strategies, creating marketing collateral, organizing networking events and overseeing public relations.

    905-845-4340 x.313

  • Andrew Fountain, BSc(Eng), MDiv, PhD

    Associate, Director of Technology

    Trained as a software engineer, Andrew has numerous years’ experience training and consulting on Internet-enabling technologies to clients such as Dell, Toronto Stock Exchange and Rogers Communications.

    905-845-4340 x.217

  • Jim Davidson

    Director of Business Development

    Jim is a recognized leader in the North American transportation, distribution and logistics industry with over 45 years’ experience leading several different transportation companies.

    905-845-4340 x.266

  • Brad Kerkhof, BA


    Brad is primarily involved in building financial models, researching industries and companies, generating lists, and creating reports. Brad has experience in the financial, agricultural and recreational markets. He graduated from Redeemer University College with a Bachelor of Arts degree as a double major in Marketing and Psychology.

    905-845-4340 x.250

  • Seth Zantingh, BA


    Seth is an Analyst at SCC and is responsible for building financial models, researching targeted industries and supporting the report writing process. He has several years of experience in the banking industry as a loan analyzer and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Redeemer University College.

    905-845-4340 x.251

  • Nancy Nix, BA

    Director of Administration

    With over 20 years’ experience in organizational development, research and transaction support, Nancy manages the human resources, financial and overall daily office operations.

    905-845-4340 x.223

  • Lindsey Araujo, BHKin

    Executive Administrator

    Lindsey handles the daily office operations and provides administrative support to the Chairman and rest of the Stillwater team.

    905-845-4340 x.312

  • Cyril Guérette, BTh, MPhil, PhD


    Having served as a pastor and professor for many years, Cyril provides one-on-one counselling for interested Stillwater team members, with the goal of investing in their continual personal care and growth.


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