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CIBC Innovation Banking Team

CIBC Innovation Banking is a client-focused team that is dedicated to help entrepreneurs and their investors achieve their ambitions each and every day. Our specialized team has experience working with hundreds of venture backed technology and life science firms across North America, United Kingdom and select European countries throughout various stages of their growth. It’s their passion that inspires our team to help them realize their potential by providing timely growth capital and advice.

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Montreal, QC

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Eric Laflamme

Toronto, ON

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Adam Weiers
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Amy Olah
Managing Director and Head of Canada Originations
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Mark Usher
President and Executive Managing Director
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Paul McKinlay
Vice-President and Head of US Originations
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Robert Rosen

Vancouver, BC

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Joe Timlin



Branch Office
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Sean Duffy
Managing Director, UK & Europe


Durham, NC

Representative Office
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Dara Keatts
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Walt Sparks
Executive Director

Seattle, WA

Representative Office
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John Flemming

Atlanta, GA

Representative Office
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Andrew Kirk
Managing Director, Southeast Region Lead

Austin, TX

Representative Office
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Jonathan Schupack
Executive Director & Market Lead

Boston, MA

Representative Office
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Andrew Phillips
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Joe Hammer
Co-Head North America Life Science and Healthcare

Denver, CO

Representative Office
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Ron Singh

Menlo Park, CA

Representative Office
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Sean Thompson
Managing Director & Market Lead
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Youssef Kabbani
Executive Director

New York, NY

Representative Office
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Ben Shephard
Executive Director
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Caroline Tkatschow
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Tej Sahi
Managing Director

Reston, VA

Representative Office
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Paul Gibson
Managing Director and Region Head

Chicago, IL

Representative Office
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Andrew Schwartz
Managing Director & Market Lead
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Jeremy Epstein
Managing Director & Market Lead