Federica Nazzani is the founder and Managing Partner of Capital Assist . She is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, Fellow Chartered Business Valuator and Certified in Financial Forensics. She received the coveted Fellowship designations from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators in recognition of her outstanding career achievements and leadership contributions to the community and the profession.
Federica currently serves as a Board Member of Invest WindsorEssex and Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Windsor. She is also an active member of Windsor Cancer Research Group Strategic Partnership Committee and previously she held various positions on the Boards of Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, WFCU Credit Union, Enwin Energy, Windsor Utilities Commission, Windsor Regional Chamber of Commerce, Windsor Club, Canadian Airports Council and the Women’s Economic Forum.
Federica has received a number of prestigious awards and nominations in recognition of her high quality of customer service and success in her profession, including the coveted ATHENA™ Award (2022), CICBV Fellowship Award (2016) and Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Fellowship Award (2013). She is also the recipient of the 2018 RBC Businesswoman of the Year from the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, 2015 Professional of the Year from the Windsor Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2012 Windsor Flying Club President’s Award and 2009 University of Waterloo School of Accounting and Finance Fellowship Honouree.
Federica holds a Master of Accounting and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo.
Sabrina Nazzani is a Partner at Capital Assist. Sabrina leads the business advisory services, offering financial expertise to strengthen and improve on client’s financial reporting and performance.
Prior to joining Capital Assist, Sabrina worked for 12 years with Onex (TSX: OCX), one of Canada’s oldest and most successful private equity firms, where she was appointed Director of Finance in January 2009. Prior to this appointment, Sabrina was Manager of Finance for Onex since July 1999. In her years with Onex, Sabrina was primarily involved in the financial reporting to the Limited Partners of certain Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, which included preparation of U.S. and Canadian GAAP financial statements. She was also involved in supporting the investment teams on transactions, including all transaction-related securities filings. In addition, Sabrina was actively involved in many areas of reporting for Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX), such as investor relations, the Corporation’s quarterly and annual management’s discussion and analysis, annual budgeting, and monthly forecasting, and quarterly assessment of internal controls. Prior to joining Onex, Sabrina worked with a multi-national accounting firm and major Canadian Bank in Toronto.
Sabrina is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Accounting and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo.
JoAnne Maleyko is a Partner at Capital Assist. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.
JoAnne has specialized in business valuation and litigation support services in various matters such as matrimonial disputes, shareholder disputes, corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic planning, corporate financing and estate planning transactions. She has provided business valuations for companies in various industries, including but not limited to, manufacturing, construction, tool and mold, agriculture, investment holding companies, professional practices, transportation and logistics, retail and financial services.
JoAnne has practiced in public accounting for over 15 years providing accounting and assurance, taxation, due diligence, and advisory services to privately owned entities and individuals. She has served clients in industries including professional practices, tool and mold, construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing, agriculture, investing holding companies, transportation and logistics, retail and financial services to name a few. Additionally, JoAnne has provided support to clients considering growth opportunities or those under financial distress, assisting with cash flow projections and the management of cash flows.
JoAnne currently serves on the Audit and Finance Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and previously held positions on numerous Boards and Committees for local non-for-profit organizations, including the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Windsor Endowment for the Arts.
JoAnne holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Administration from the University of Windsor.
Aaron Mailloux is the Manager, Valuation & Transaction Advisory at Capital Assist (Valuation) Inc., providing support for sell & buy side advisory, go-to-market strategies, financial models, and fair market value determinations. Prior to joining the Capital Assist team in 2017, Aaron spent more than three years in the fund administration industry, providing investment accounting services to hedge funds exceeding $3 billion in Assets Under Management.
Aaron has been heavily involved in several organizations that support entrepreneurial innovation in the Windsor-Essex region. He held the role of President of Enactus Windsor, where he led this organization to become one of the top five Enactus teams in Canada, quadrupling its membership and doubling the project roster. Aaron was also involved at the EPICentre at the University of Windsor, where he worked with small local businesses to support their marketing endeavours. During this time, he developed a passion to see startups and small businesses impact their local community through job creation and wealth generation. Over the past five years, Aaron acted as co-facilitator for TestDRIVE; an initiative by AUTO21 to encourage technological innovation in the automotive sector.
Aaron is a graduate of the University of Windsor, earning a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Master of Business Administration focused on Entrepreneurship. He is a CFA®charterholder and Chartered Business Valuator.
Flavio Tedesco is a Senior Associate at Capital Assist, providing support to our clients in business valuations, litigation support, forensic accounting, strategic and financial analysis mandates, as well as in accounting and assurance engagements.
Flavio first joined Capital Assist as a co-op student in 2018 and became a permanent member of the team in 2020, after graduating with distinction from the University of Windsor, earning a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Business Administration degree (Co-op) with a specialization in Accounting and a minor in Economics. Flavio has proven academic excellence given his standing in the Golden Key International Honour Society and Dean’s List at the University of Windsor.
Flavio is a successful 2022 CFE writer, currently pursuing the Chartered Professional Accounting designation, as well as being a registered student in the CBV Institute Program of Studies, where he is pursuing his Chartered Business Valuator designation. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Windsor Youth Soccer Club.
Sarah Hedjazi is the Senior Accountant at Capital Assist, providing accounting and assurance services to our clients.
Prior to joining the Capital Assist team, Sarah spent almost three years at a large public accounting firm in which she was a core member of audit teams in industries such as tool and mold, agriculture, manufacturing and not-for-profits. Sarah is a graduate from the University of Windsor, earning a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Accounting, along with a Masters of Business Administration (Professional Accounting Specialization) and she is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Adriano Kekelj is a Staff Accountant at Capital Assist, experienced in delivering accounting and tax services, as well as assisting on business valuations and litigation support engagements. Adriano graduated from the University of Windsor earning a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), specializing in Accounting, with a minor in Computer Science.
Subsequent to his undergrad, Adriano earned a Masters of Business Administration (Professional Accounting Specialization) from the University of Windsor and successfully passed the 2022 CFE, currently pursuing the Chartered Professional Accounting designation.
Catherine Raso is the Executive Assistant at Capital Assist, providing support to the Partners and team. Prior to joining the Capital Assist team in 2019, Catherine was supporting a team of Senior Level Executives within the financial district in downtown Toronto. In relocating to the Windsor area, she brings with her, over 20 years of professional administrative experience, a business skill set, and her personal energy and enthusiasm. Throughout her career, she has been the recipient of numerous achievement awards such as TD Bank’s Principles in Practice and the Inclusiveness & Diversity Award. Catherine has been recognized as a leader in her field and was featured in a blog post called “Awesome Administrative Professionals!”
Catherine’s commitment extends beyond her professional role as she is an advocate for helping those in need, especially when it comes to volunteering in the community, supporting the United Way and contributing to PetSmart Charities.
Ashley Maleyko is currently enrolled in the program between St. Clair College and Nipissing University, working towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree and completion of her course requirements for the CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.
Ashley shared what she enjoys the most, “I have enjoyed continuing to develop my skills in the areas of accounting and valuation. I appreciate the guidance and opportunities to be working directly with clients assisting them with their accounting needs and being challenged in taking on more responsibilities. The training and feedback on preparing valuations further developed my skill sets in this specialized service area.”
Jenna Mailloux is currently enrolled at the University of Windsor, working towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree and completion of her course requirements for the CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.
Jenna shared what she enjoys the most, “I have enjoyed having the opportunity to meet and work with clients on a regular basis, as well as the exposure to the unique work done here that I would not get to see elsewhere. The experience has allowed me to further my understanding of both the concepts I learn through my work here and in class, and it gives me the opportunity to see the clients and files I had previously worked on progress.”
Gabriella Touralias is currently working towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Windsor, and completion of her course requirements for the CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.
Gabriella shared what she enjoys the most, “I have enjoyed the opportunity to not only expand my accounting expertise, but also my understanding of the firm’s specialty areas, such as valuations and litigations. I appreciate working with a team that is goal-oriented, cooperative, and motivated by achievement. The guidance and mentorship directly from the partners and staff have allowed me to learn many useful skills that are relevant to my career.”
Jana Gado is currently enrolled at the University of Windsor, working towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree and completion of her course requirements for the CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.
Jana shared what she enjoys the most, “My favourite thing about CAV is the opportunity to work with a dedicated and supportive team that prioritizes professional growth. I’ve not only gained valuable technical and interpersonal skills but also in-depth exposure to the fields of valuation and accounting.”
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