J.B. Bedasse

Director, Chairman of Sponsorship Committee

Recipient of the Donny Edwards volunteer of the year award 2017

Co Founder/ Partner of Bird Dog Capital Group LLC, private equity firm

J.B. Bedasse brings 20 years of investment banking experience from Bay Street, Wall Street and across the Caribbean. J.B. began his career a financial analyst, and then associate in M&A for a leading bulge bracket investment bank on Wall Street. He then led an M&A practice for the largest conglomerate in the Caribbean and returned to Toronto, Canada to head up the institutional equity sales and trading platform for one of the leading broker dealers on Bay Street for several years. Most recently, J.B. returned to the US to become a principal and head of fundraising for a first time fund private equity boutique focused on the lower middle market. J.B. has specialized in raising capital through institutional investors, high net worth individuals/ family offices, both in the U.S. and internationally; leading initial public offerings and secondary placements for micro-cap stocks both on Bay Street and Wall Street.

J.B. currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Feed The Homeless Project and is head of their fundraising committee. He leads the organization’s street cooking movement serving the homeless population within the inner city of Atlanta.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts and finance from the University of Western Ontario, and an Associate Degree in Marketing from Fanshawe College.