Mr. Stuart Elman is a Co-Founder and serves as a Managing Partner at Persistence Capital Partners. He is also Co-Founder & serves as a member of the Investment Committee. He also serves as Board Member at Carebook. Prior to co-founding Persistence Capital Partners in 2008, Stuart spent nine years at Medisys Health Group (one of Canada's leading providers of preventative health services) initially as CFO, and later as President, where he was instrumental in raising capital and leading the company's significant organic and M&A-driven growth. He led Medisys' IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2002 and its going-private transaction and acquisition by PCP in 2008. Previously, Stuart was employed by Trader Classified Media, then the world's largest classified advertising concern, where his responsibilities included strategic planning, business development and M&A. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and is a trustee of the Fraser Institute. Stuart earned an HBA with Honours as an Ivey Scholar from the Richard Ivey School of Business (formerly the Western Business School) in London, Ontario.