Mycroft Holdings Ltd is building a diversified assembly of Canadian operating companies whose focus is wholesale distribution and/or light manufacturing, where there is recurring revenue, business to business transactions, and where its prior experience lies.
Mycroft’s Founder and Principal, Matt Sauder, has over 25 years’ experience in both specialty manufacturing and wholesale distribution. Matt is putting this experience to work to assist business owners interested in transitioning their companies to new ownership. Matt’s work experience has included positions in sales, operations, line management, account management, and executive leadership, which positions him well for the challenges of being a business owner.
Subsequent to an acquisition the strong operational experience of the Mycroft Team will help ensure that the business continues to prosper, and that any of its obligations are fully met. Some areas of experience that are relevant to most of the businesses that Mycroft would invest in are: Lean Business Practices; Customer Retention; Successful Selling Techniques; Cash Management and Employee Relations.
In short, Mycroft Holdings Ltd is well positioned to look after the legacy responsibilities to the staff, the customers, and to the business itself, which come from the acquisition of a private company.
OUR MANAGING TEAM
MATT SAUDERFOUNDER & PRINCIPAL MYCROFT HOLDINGS LTD.
Matt was born and raised in Vancouver, with two different stints living and working in the United States. He has four grown children and enjoys playing tennis, golfing, skiing, and watching his children play sports.
Matt has over 25 years experience in both specially manufacturing and wholesale distribution. Matt’s work experience includes positions in sales, operations, line management, account management, and executive leadership. During Matt’s previous experience with the Moulding and Millwork Group, Matt was responsible for the integration phase of over ten different acquisitions. M & M believed it was critical to the successful integration of a business to build a strong working relationship with the employees of the acquired company and to work collaboratively with former owners to ensure that what made the business successful in the past is carried on in the future.
MARTIN CARSKYPRESIDENT & CO-OWNER BISSETT FASTENERS LTD EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER - MYCROFT HOLDINGS
Martin Carsky is an accomplished executive and director with a broad base of experience spanning the manufacturing, technology, service, and mining businesses. He has an extensive background in business restructuring, strategic planning, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
He is the President and co-owner of Bissett Fasteners Limited. As well he is Executive Vice President of Mycroft and sits on the Mycroft advisory board. He is also an investor and board member of another privately-held company in the beverage alcohol business.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia and holds the designation Chartered Accountant. He is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and has received his ICD.D designation.
Martin is married with four children and lives in North Vancouver. He enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle and is very involved with playing and coaching hockey.
GERALD CHANGMANAGING PARTNER AND CO-OWNER SUMMIT LABELS
Gerald Chang is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) with leadership experience in manufacturing, biotechnology and transportation. He has held past roles as General Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance. He is presently the Managing Partner at Summit Print Corporation, a company focused on producing high quality custom labels and packaging for its clients. In business for over 10 years, Summit brings to market the best technology with some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry. Leveraging Hewlett Packard’s ground-breaking “Indigo” digital presses, Summit serves some of the most discerning clients in the marketplace, including those in Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, Sports Nutrition, Wine, Craft Beer, Cosmetics and Food.
NICK WRIGHTMYCROFT HOLDINGS - ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER SUMMIT LABELS PARTNER
Nick Wright has over 30 years of executive experience in financial services, business restructuring, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and international supply chains. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, an MBA from the University of British Columbia, and the CPA, CA designation.
Nick is married with two grown children and lives in Vancouver. He enjoys golf, tennis, and travel.
IRINA RAZOUMOVAVICE PRESIDENT FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION - BISSETT FASTENERS LTD VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE - MYCROFT HOLDINGS LIMITED
Irina is an experienced finance and accounting professional with a background in wholesale, construction, property development, manufacturing, restaurants, and corporate taxation. Her passion is building high performance teams.
Irina is the Vice President Finance and Administration of Bissett Fasteners Limited. As well she is the Vice President Finance of Mycroft Holdings Limited and provides finance, accounting, and tax oversight to the group.
Irina holds both a Business and Law degree from Russia. As well she holds the designation Chartered Professional Accountant. As a multiple CPA (CGA) Award winner she has a history of long-term involvement in the accounting profession as an exam’s Standard Setter and Professional Development Director.
Irina has two daughters and lives in Vancouver.
BISSETT FASTENERS LIMITED.
Bissett Fasteners Ltd. is Canada’s leading wholesale distributor of construction fasteners and related accessories for professional users.
Founded by Mr. Lance Bissett in 1929, our company has grown from a single location in Vancouver, to Canada’s largest privately held distributor of construction fasteners and related accessories for professional users. Bissett offers exceptional products and customer service tailored to Canadian construction professionals. With decades of experience in the construction industry, we provide the quality products and service you need to get the job done right.
Over the past 5 years Bissett has completed several major acquisitions that have contributed to strengthening the company’s presence across the country. Bissett now has 12 locations across Canada allowing us to serve our customers from coast to coast. Our products are manufactured to the highest quality, and we ensure they adhere to our strict specifications. We offer more than 600 fastener SKUs, a line of Bissett compressors, Bissett Industrial Packaging (BIP) products, related accessories, and now our own line of Bissett Pneumatic tools cold weather tested for Canadian winters. To help our customers find what they need, we also launched the Bissett Fastener Finder which allows users to quickly and easily find which fasteners are compatible with their tool in just 3 easy steps.
Living up to our slogan “Driven By Professionals” means constantly seeking innovation, which is why Bissett has designed a full product offering tailored to the professional user. We believe our products are the best, and we stand behind every product we sell.Visit Website
SUMMIT PRINT CORPORATION
It is often said that your label will be the reason a consumer will buy your product the first time. Repeat purchases will happen because your product meets their needs.
Summit Print is a team of label experts and customer service fanatics with one simple goal: to offer premium custom labels efficiently and affordably. Its tight-knit team handles every detail of your label ordering experience, from prototyping your label design, to helping you select the materials, to printing them to your exact specifications. When you are a new business just starting out, you need a partner you can trust. Summit Print is here to help you grow your business and truly cares about your success. Known as Metro Vancouver’s premier label printing company, Summit Print stays on top of the latest labeling and packaging trends to ensure it is focused on using the best technology available to help you showcase your products, enhance your brand and increase your sales.
As pioneers in digital print technology since opening in 2004, Summit is revolutionizing the custom label purchasing experience.
Let Summit help you stand out from the crowd.Visit Website
Mycroft Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Polar Battery Ltd., based in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Since 1978, family-owned Polar Battery has been servicing the wholesale battery needs of thousands of businesses and government agencies in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and Western Canada. With locations in Burnaby, Vernon, and Kamloops, Polar is one of British Columbia’s leading distributors of automotive, marine, and industrial batteries as well as solar products.Vist Website
PRECISION LABEL LTD.
Mycroft Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment in Precision Label Ltd., based in Calgary, Alberta.
Founded in 1992, Precision manufactures pressure sensitive printed flexographic labels using four-colour process and spot pantone colours for a wide variety of industries. Precision is a one of the select few label printers in Western Canada to provide full in-house graphics, pre-press, and plate making services. The former owners, Mr. Bruce Bumstead and Mrs. Deborah Bumstead, will continue in their management roles to operate the business. For more information about Precision, please visit the website at www.precisionlabelltd.com.Vist Website