Mark Fornasiero

Consulting Partner


Mark is a Consulting Partner for Assay Advisory working out of Toronto, Ontario.


Mark’s first career was in investment banking and capital markets where he held various roles for the Royal Bank of Canada, UBS AG, and AIG Financial Products. The majority of this time was spent in New York and Connecticut where his responsibilities included investment management, risk management, marketing and new product creation.


Since 2012, Mark has been a partner in Shirlaws Canada where he has worked with a variety of private enterprises to support them in growing their equity value by implementing a systematic approach to creating long-term, income-generating assets.  His client base has included manufacturers, national franchisors, logistics providers, multi-national financial services firms, and technology incubators to name a few. Mark has also acted as an advisor/investor to early stage scale-up and start-up companies in the fashion and organic food industries.


Mark holds a BA from Western University, an MBA from Queen’s University and is CFA charter holder.