McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Damon Houterman and Kamal Masud as Managing Directors of Corporate Development for the United States at The Jim Pattison Group (JPG). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Damon and Kamal will play a pivotal role in JPG’s growth across North America. They will also be responsible for driving the growth strategy and expansion through sourcing and origination of deals and transactions across the U.S. 

Damon Houterman, Managing Director of Corporate Development for the U.S. 

Damon is an accomplished finance and accounting professional with 17 years of dynamic leadership experience in world-class, global business environments. He brings deep and extensive multi-sector M+A and deal advisory experience, with an emphasis on media, consumer and retail, technology, and manufacturing. He is a results-oriented leader with a record of leading, developing, and growing teams to achieve timely completion of high value-add projects and initiatives. Damon is also skilled at communicating complex business transactions and issues to senior industry executives, utilizing advanced knowledge of industry specific commercial and accounting issues. 

Kamal Masud, Managing Director of Corporate Development for the U.S. 

Kamal is an experienced deal maker with several years of U.S. and cross-border investment banking experience. He has a strong track record of advisory and capital formation transactions in diverse industries with a specific focus on technology and industrial verticals. He also brings extensive knowledge of complex financial structures, valuation, and corporate divestitures. Kamal has held special committee advisory roles involving “go-private” transactions and has a record of success establishing and maintaining C-level relationships with existing and potential businesses to generate deal flow. 

The Jim Pattison Group is a diversified holding company operating primarily in the United States and Canada. Proud of its Western Canadian heritage, JPG selected Vancouver, BC as the home of its corporate office. Today, the company has hundreds of locations globally and is made up of several strong and diverse operating divisions spanning the automotive, advertising, media, agricultural equipment, food and beverage, entertainment, exporting, financial, real estate, and periodical distribution industries. 

These executive searches were completed by McDermott + Bull Managing Partner Paul Gibbons, Director of Talent Acquisition + Operations Heather Cameron, and Research Associate Alina Ivanets.