Leadership Team

Brian HamiltonCA, CFA


Brian founded Corplan Advisors in May, 2006. To date, Corplan has assisted owners and CEOs with divestitures, acquisitions, management buyouts (MBO), employee share ownership plans (ESOP) and strategic advice in a variety of industries.

Prior to Corplan, Brian served nine years with a technology-and-software-focused product engineering and distribution company, CSI Wireless Inc, including the last four years as Executive VP & CFO. During this term, Brian assisted the founder with strategic direction and implementation as CSI grew to a market cap of over $100M, with its products sold in more than fifty countries. Brian led CSI through the IPO on the TSX, three acquisitions in Calgary, Phoenix & Silicon Valley, and numerous equity and bank financings. Brian also assisted the founder with the strategic decision and the eventual $26 million acquisition of a Kansas-based components distributor in the precision agriculture market.

Brian also has seven years of additional experience in the private equity markets, finding, negotiating and managing investments in the following industries: manufacturing & processing, oil & gas, restaurants & food service, real estate, telecom and media.

Brian Hamilton

CA, CFA


Madonna SoCGA, BBA


Madonna So joined Corplan Advisors as a Partner and Vice President in the Fall of 2006. Madonna has ten years of hands-on experience in several financial leadership positions in various industries, including consulting engineering, real estate and technical/scientific. She has also been trained in HR management.

Madonna has strong skills with Excel-based financial forecasting, including sophisticated “what-if” scenarios and bank covenant monitoring. She has been the architect for several comprehensive forecast models for Corplan clients that have been extensively used for our acquisition and management buyout transaction work.

Madonna also has a unique combination of a wide-angle corporate vision, multifaceted analytical talents, professional interpersonal skills and a passion for implementation of well conceived plans and priorities. Madonna has successfully coached and worked with engineers, scientists and senior technical staff.

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