About Mako Financial Technologies

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Mako Fintech launched a category-redefining platform in 2018 that allows firms to bring client onboarding, renewal, and investment online seamlessly.

Every player in the financial industry is experiencing digital transformation in their own way, and Mako uses this principle as its North Star. Mako's mission is to democratize the digitalization of wealth management by providing each firm with a cloud solution adapted to its unique workflow processes, and delivering it at a disruptively lower cost. Mako Fintech is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and led by a team of finance and technology experts.

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I founded Mako with the mission of building technology that would help make finance more accessible for all. I am proud of the work our team has invested towards achieving that goal with a technology platform that delivers a combination of delightful client experiences and powerful, best-in-class workflow automation.
—  Raphael Bouskila
  President & Founder

Meet Our Advisors

Some of the biggest names in Canadian finance are sitting on Mako’s Advisory Board.

Mary Karamanos

Former Chief HR Officer of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Canada’s entrepreneur-focused development bank, managing over $30 billion in assets.

Jayson Horner

Founder & CEO of CanDeal, Canada’s leading institutional platform for bond, money market and derivatives trading.

Glenn Goucher

Former President of CDS, Canada’s central securities depository, and of CDCC, Canada’s central clearing counterparty for exchange-traded derivative products.

Rodney Dobson

Former President of ADP Canada, a leader in enterprise technology solutions.

David Adderley & Tom Valis

Managing Partners of Celtic House Venture Partners, one of Canada’s longest-standing early-stage technology venture firms.

Jonathan Halwagi

Partner at Fasken, where he is focused on asset management and fund structuring and operations.

Dominique Ferst

Managing Partner at Ferst Capital Partners, one of Canada’s most active investors in the fintech space.

Frederic Latreille

Partner at YUL Ventures, an active venture capital group led by experienced entrepreneurs.

Doug Mitchell

Founder & Partner at IMK LLP, a leading boutique litigation firm.

Rick Ness

Managing Partner at Tactico, an innovative VC firm. Former CEO, Penson Financial Services Canada.

Michel Brutti

Former Senior Partner at Jarislowsky Fraser, one of Canada's leading investment firms.

Tommy Baltzis

Founder and CEO of WhiteHaven Securities Group, a leading alternative investment firm.

Meet Our Executive Team

Raphael Bouskila

President

Raphael is the founder of Mako Financial Technologies, providing strategic product vision, business development, and team leadership.

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David Kleiman

VP Software Engineering

David is an experienced software developer with a track record of building scalable SaaS systems and a mathematical mindset.

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Mike Tatigian

VP Business Development

Mike is a dynamic leader with over 10 years of experience building and managing winning teams in highly competitive environments.

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Chandal Nolasco da Silva

VP Marketing & Communications

Chandal is a dedicated marketing leader who has spent a decade creating recognized B2B SaaS content marketing and SEO campaigns.

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Even before a call, just doing my prep, I could see what I needed to ask and what points would be the most important to discuss with the client when I hadn’t even spoken to them yet. That’s huge versus going and meeting a client for the first time and having no sense of who they are, or how they feel about investing. It just helps us make a much better assessment
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