Jim Beqaj is an Advisor of Accelerate. Mr. Beqaj is the founder of Beqaj International Inc. and a trusted advisor to CEOs. Prior to founding Beqaj International, he was a Vice Chair of BMO Capital Markets and prior to that, President & COO of CIBC Wood Gundy.
Tyler Stuart is an Advisor of Accelerate. Mr. Stuart is a Managing Director and Co-founder of Green Acre Capital, a leading cannabis private equity investment firm.
Richard is a Special Advisor at Accelerate. He is currently a Managing Director at Sigma Analysis & Management, a Toronto based alternative investment management firm catering to institutional investors. He is an Index Committee Member for EMQQ, the Emerging Market Internet & E-Commerce ETF which is listed on the NYSE. Richard is also a member of the Country Classification Committee at FTSE Group and a member of editorial board for both the Journal of Index Investing and the Journal of Impact & ESG Investing. Richard is a serial entrepreneur having started and led various asset management and fintech businesses. Previously, he co-founded Emerging Global Advisors, a NYC based firm managing emerging/frontier market ETFs. Founded in 2008, the firm was sold to Columbia Threadneedle (the investment arm of Ameriprise Financial) in the summer of 2016. While in New York, Richard taught the “Fundamentals of Portfolio Management” course at NYU.