Jim Laird is Espresso Capital’s Chief Data Scientist and was formerly its lead underwriter. He’s been with Espresso since 2012. Jim is a seasoned finance professional who started his career on Bay Street as an equity research analyst at Gordon Capital and HSBC Securities, before joining the investment team at Covington Capital, a Toronto-based venture capital firm. Jim also has extensive experience working inside start-ups and scale-ups growing tech companies as a CFO. Jim has an LLB from Osgoode Hall, as well as CPA, CMA and CFA designations.