Our Team

Operations Team

Michael Godsoe

Chief Executive Officer

Michael has over 25 years of experience serving the financial needs of business owners and investors. He founded Godsoe Financial and brings to Langhaus unparalleled experience in insurance planning, estate and succession planning, tax planning, and wealth management.

Ken Anderson

Senior Vice President, Credit
Chief Risk Officer

Ken is an experienced professional with an extensive background in structured finance, credit analysis and risk mitigation. He has over 25 years working in large institutions such as TD Bank, Barclay’s Bank, Sun Life and Meridian.

Cory Bast

Senior Vice President,
Financial & Commercial Partnerships

Cory comes to Langhaus with capital markets experience spanning two decades. His most recent role was Managing Director, Head of Global FICC Sales at a major Canadian bank. Additionally, he acted as both a board member and Operating Committee member for significant financial platforms.

Scott Davidson

Manager, Stakeholder Relations

Scott has been a trusted adviser to boards and management teams at public and private companies across North America. Prior to joining Langhaus, he was Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Development at a TSX-listed issuer, leading the firm’s financial communications efforts and managing its capital markets relationships.

Jasan Gakhal

Manager, Operations

Jasan has a background in technology with experience in building programs, models and tools. Prior to becoming a part of the Langhaus team, Jasan worked for Scotiabank where he worked with major stakeholders in enhancing and managing compliance reporting systems, and the development of capital markets technology.

Sarah Naveed

Manager, Credit

Sarah has experience across several of Canada’s major financial institutions with a background in adjudication, underwriting, risk and portfolio management. Prior to joining Langhaus, Sarah worked at Meridian Credit Union, helping grow its mortgage portfolio and perform risk management functions. 

Founders & Advisors

Peter Schwartz

Co-Founder

Peter has over 25 years of experience founding, building, financing, and supporting entrepreneurial businesses. Currently, Peter serves as Executive Chairman of Kognitiv Corporation. Previously, Peter managed Laurence Capital Corporation, a private capital firm with a mandate to find and support Canada’s best entrepreneurs.

Paul Laufert

Co-Founder

After starting his career as a lawyer with McMillan LLP, Paul served in a variety of corporate development roles, most notably with Descartes Systems Group. At Descartes, Paul executed capital markets transactions and M&A worth over $1BB, including its Initial Public Offering on the TSX and Nasdaq follow-on.

Blair Schultz

Advisor

As Chairman of Klondex Mines Limited, Blair led a turnaround that saw the firm return to solvency and increase its stock price by ~600%. Prior to his time at Klondex, Blair served in a variety of senior roles with K2 and Associates Investment Management Limited, one of Canada’s preeminent hedge funds. Blair now manages his own family office, investing in and serving on the boards of a variety of entrepreneur-led companies.