Ralph Garcea, MBA, P.EngManaging Partner
Mr. Garcea co-founded Focus Merchant Group in September 2018 and has more than 22 years experience in senior positions at major domestic and international firms (Scotia, Credit Suisse and Cantor Fitzgerald), as well as boutiques (Haywood, NCP, GMCI and Echelon Wealth Partners). He is a top-ranked research analyst, well regarded for the depth and breadth of knowledge he brings to bear on his coverage of Canadian technology, gaming and industrial companies across a broad range of market capitalizations. Over the years, he has received top three rankings from Brendan Woods, Greenwich, Starmine and Thomson Reuters surveys.
Before becoming a sell-side analyst, he was a research engineer for Bombardier Aerospace, using computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools for the optimization of noise and vibration control in aircraft (worked on the Dash 8-Q Series). Ralph subsequently joined Belgium-based LMS International (acquired by Siemens in November 2012 for ~€680M), a developer of CAE tools, as a business unit manager for Michigan-based LMS North America to manage sales, marketing, and services efforts.
Mr. Garcea holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Engineering Science (Aerospace) from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. (Honours) from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).