Mr. Steckel joined Capital Canada in 2000 after having a relationship with the company since 1997, in which Capital Canada provided financial advisory services for ventures in which Jack was involved. Jack’s previous background concentrated on advertising and marketing services, retail store operations and development, and most recently, technology.
At Capital Canada, Jack has provided financial advisory services for both public and private companies, initiated acquisition opportunities on behalf of clients as well as arranging for equity, mezzanine and debt financing.
Previously, Jack had arranged financing for a takeover of a TSX listed retailer with sales in excess of $100 million.
In the advertising and marketing field, Jack started with JWT, had his own agency which he sold to Grey Advertising and was a senior vice president at Bates and Doner Advertising. During this time clients worked on included Procter & Gamble, Bally Shoes, TD Bank, Sporting Life, Danier, Wendy’s, Speedy Auto Service, Zellers, Blockbuster and Purolator.
In 1997, Mr. Steckel developed the concept of Golf Town, which has become the largest golf products retailer in the world. He has also been instrumental in the development of Pro Hockey Life, a big-box format hockey retailer created from the acquisition of Sports Rousseau.