Our Team

Richard Goldstein
President
Richard@firstrepubliccapital.com

Mr. Goldstein has over 28 years of experience working in all facets of capital markets including investment banking, and institutional sales and trading. Prior to founding First Republic Capital 13 years ago, he was a founding partner at Fraser Mackenzie before serving as the Executive Vice-President and Head of investment banking at Standard Securities. Richard is a Concordia University International Business Graduate and holds an MBA from McMaster University.

Richard in the media:
https://business.financialpost.com/investing/podcast-first-republic-capital-corp-president-richard-goldstein-on-why-investing-in-people-is-smart

Anthony J. Durkacz
Executive Vice President
Anthony@firstrepubliccapital.com
Previously he was President of Capital Ideas Investor Relations from January to December 2013. Before that he was CFO of Snipp Interactive Inc. from January 2011 to January 2013. He was instrumental in the financing and public listing of the mobile marketing company with operations in Canada, the USA, Mexico and India. From 2006 to 2009, he served as COO and CFO of MKU Canada Inc. and engaged in mergers and acquisitions around the globe, and from 2002 to 2006 served as CFO of Astris Energi Inc., a dually listed public company in the US and Canada which was acquired by an international conglomerate. He began his career at TD Securities on the capital markets trading floor. Mr. Durkacz holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University with a major in both Accounting and Finance.

Jesse Kaplan, CFA
Investment Banking
Jesse@firstrepubliccapital.com
Jesse Kaplan has been a partner with Plazacorp Ventures since March 2010. His career has focused on advising and investing in early stage growth companies. This has included extensive work helping companies through the process of going public in both Canada and the United States. Jesse was previously a senior analyst at Harborview Advisors LLC, a New York based investment firm and Palladium Capital Advisors, LLC, a NASD member investment bank. He has sat on the boards of a number of public and private companies in Canada. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Yazeed Esnan
Associate
Yazeed@firstrepubliccapital.com
Yazeed Esnan has been at First republic since he graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance in 2017. Through the cooperative education program, Yazeed was exposed to the capital markets industry when he worked as an Associate Financial Analyst in retail sales and trading at Haywood Securities. At Haywood, Yazeed focused on the analysis of micro cap and small cap companies.

Nolan Ladouceur
Analyst
Nolan@firstrepubliccapital.com
Nolan Ladouceur graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a major in Finance in 2017. Before starting at First Republic Capital, Nolan worked at T.E. Wealth, Citco Fund Services and the Business Development Bank of Canada. While at University, he completed an academic exchange in Beijing, China, at the University of International Business and Economics.

Anick Massé
Dealing Representative
Anick@firstrepubliccapital.com
Anick Massé has been working for multinational companies as well as start-up for more than 15 years. Through her professional career, she has accumulated extensive experience in business development with a tireless focus on increasing revenue and maximizing profitability. Since 2015, she has been investing in small cap companies and is partner at HAMSA Capital Inc (HCI); a consulting firm that offer capital market advisory service, mergers & acquisitions and general business consulting for public listed and private companies. Anick holds a Bachelor of Business administration from HEC Montreal (B.B.A) with a specialization in Marketing. She is a registered dealing representative in the exempt market since 2017 (IFSE). Anick is fluent in French and English and is authorized to practise in Quebec and Ontario.

Gary Koverko
Dealing Representative
Gary@firstrepubliccapital.com
A seasoned veteran of Bay Street, having covered retail and institutional accounts along with trading responsibilities as a market maker in derivatives, equities and commodities. Gary started his career at Gordon Capital, and later moved to Canaccord Capital, Pope & Company, Hampton Securities and Esign Capital. Gary holds a BA (Honors) in Economics from Western University.

Khurram Khalil
Dealing Representative
khurram@firstrepubliccapital.com
Khurram Khalil has been working for technology companies and financial institutions for more than 15 years. He has held leadership positions at Oracle, Manulife, Scotiabank, CIBC, BMO and FCT. At these companies, he has excelled at launching new and innovative products. He has also been raising funds and investing personally in start-up companies for a number of years. Mr. Khurram Khalil holds a Master of Business Administration from Imperial College of Business Studies and Masters of Computer Sciences from Preston University.

Brandon Kegler
Dealing Representative
brandon@firstrepubliccapital.com
Brandon is currently finishing his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance at Athabasca University.