Clariti Strategic Advisors expands investment advisory team

Toronto firm adds strength from major financial institutions

Clariti Strategic Advisors expands investment advisory team
Steve Randall

Clariti Strategic Advisors has added three new members to its expanding investment and strategic advisory team in Toronto.

The firm has hired Tommy Lieu as a director, Martin Jakubowski as an associate and Aaron Veltri as an analyst.

Lieu has a focus on mergers and acquisitions and was at iA Financial Group for more than six years where he established and led the M&A team. He also worked in M&A and media & telecoms at BMO Capital Markets. He has also held operational roles in enterprise software and corporate development.

"I am excited to join the Clariti team and build on its strong foundation as a highly strategic, solutions-oriented independent investment bank," he said.  "In both public and private markets, I look forward to advising our clients on their most critical transactions, drawing on our collective expertise to provide comprehensive advice and support at every stage."

Jakubowski’s career has included advising Canadian banks, asset managers, and insurance companies as part of the financial institutions group at Citi and has held progressively senior corporate development roles across growth industries including lithium extraction and lithium-ion battery recycling.

Veltri started out in medical products with Johnson & Johnson but transitioned to financial services through a CIBC Capital Markets internship.

"We are thrilled to welcome Tommy, Martin, and Aaron to Clariti Strategic Advisors,” said Rahul Suri, founder and managing partner of Clariti. “Their diverse expertise and proven track records in investment banking, corporate finance and industry will strengthen our capabilities to deliver thoughtful solutions and value to our clients. As we continue to grow and expand our footprint in the market with the addition of top-notch colleagues, we galvanize our commitment to providing unparalleled service and innovative solutions to our clients across all facets of our advisory business."