Managing Partners

Mark Attanasio, Managing Partner

Mark Attanasio is a managing partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners.

Donato Sferra, Managing Partner

Donato Sferra is a managing partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners.

Donato Sferra, Principal and Managing Partner

Donato Sferra is the Principal and Managing Partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners, Inc. and holds an extensive background in the financial services industry.

Mr. Sferra practised as a chartered accountant and senior auditor at Arthur Andersen for four years. Following this, he began his investment career as an equity research analyst at TD Securities, specializing in the auto parts, solar and automation markets.

From there, Mr. Sferra spent two years at Toronto’s Macquarie Group, serving as a Director of Institutional Sales before moving on to Pinetree Capital, Ltd., first as a member of the executive management team, where he was involved in the evaluation and management of the company’s investment portfolio, then as Vice President of Investments for Pinetree Capital.

Most recently, Mr. Sferra was 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 studied accounting at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto and holds the chartered accountant (CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) titles.

Donato Sferra co-founded Hillcrest Merchant Partners with Mark Attanasio in 2017.