Donato Sferra, Managing Partner
Donato Sferra is a managing partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners and holds an extensive background in the financial services industry.
Mr. Sferra began his financial career as an equity research analyst at TD Securities, specializing in auto parts, solar and automation. He then spent two years as Vice President of Investments at Pinetree Capital Ltd., a small-cap focused firm and an angel investor in the mining, energy and tech investments sectors before moving to Macquarie Group to serve as the firm’s Director of Institutional Sales.
Mr. Sferra spent five years at Dundee Capital Markets, first as Director of Institutional Sales, then as Managing Director of Investment Banking. It was while at Dundee Capital Markets that Mr. Sferra began gaining particular expertise in the cannabis, electric metals, mining, gaming and tech industries.
Most recently, Mr. Sferra served as Managing Director of Investment Banking at Eight Capital, formerly known as Dundee Capital Markets, where he led the firm’s cannabis investment banking team.
Mr. Sferra and Mr. Attanasio have been managing partners at Hillcrest Merchant Partners since 2017.