Ariel Shlien, SureFire Capital
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Ariel Shlien, M.S.M

Ariel is CEO of SureFire Capital, an active investor in the Alternative Investment space. He is passionate about co-investing into innovative, niche and outperforming fund managers and does so on a regular basis with multiple large family offices who co-invest with him via his 1,100+ member Investment Club.


As a serial entrepreneur, Ariel started his first business at the age of 15. Today that business has grown into world's largest enrichment service provider with franchised offices in 175 North American markets and 22 countries. Over his 30+ years in business, Ariel has operated, acquired, rolled-up or exited businesses in a wide variety of industries.


Today, Ariel has been recognized as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Business Development Bank of Canada's Entrepreneur of the Year. A Faculty Scholar graduate of McGill University, Ariel is a Fellow of the Dobson Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies, a Toastmaster CC and has been a Board member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) in Quebec for many years. Ariel has also been a featured speaker for McGill University, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Success Magazine, The Globe and Mail and USA Today.

In June 2020, Ariel was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada for outstanding achievement and service to the nation.



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Investment Analysts

Jason Green | MBA

• Previously, Senior Analyst and Trader for Special Situations

  at Highland Capital Management LP

• Experience includes distressed corporate credit trading, financial

  restructurings, and private equity investing in the U.S. and Europe 

• MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Advisory Board

Steven Jaray

  • Distinguished 35-year international career as funding executive,  entrepreneur and investor

  • Financing experience across several industries and new technologies 

  • Extensive entrepreneurial and executive recognition by Canadian and U.S. organizations

Nicholas Paine

  • Entrepreneur, executive, angel investor, historically in property and rapid-growth consumer internet businesses

  • Experience building strategies, brands, management teams, platforms and organization cultures

  • GP of London-based property and private equity investment manager

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