Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit May 30-31, 2012 The Hilton Toronto Hotel Founding Producer GE Capital

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Gideon Pollack

Vice President of Business Development | Claridge Inc.

Gideon Pollack has fifteen years of capital markets and private equity experience having focused for the majority of his career on investing in the consumer sector. As Vice President of Business Development for Claridge, a Montreal-based, multi-strategy family office, Gideon spearheaded the acquisition of Claridge’s specialty food assets since joining the firm in 2002. As well, Gideon heads up Claridge’s real estate portfolio that is primarily made up of office and commercial holdings in addition to its activity in Montreal-based residential development. Gideon’s experience in both the food and real estate sectors has led to Claridge’s recent involvement in the restaurant space, a natural marriage of the two industries.

Prior to joining Claridge, Gideon was the founder of a small medical software business after beginning his career in the natural resources, equity research group at Lehman Brothers in New York City.

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