BA (Toronto), JD (Toronto)
Stephen Griggs is CEO of Smoothwater Capital Corporation, which focuses on investing its own capital in small to mid-cap Canadian public companies where the market is discounting the value of the assets or business and there is an identifiable path to significantly improve the share value. Mr. Griggs served for three years as Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, where he represented the interests of leading Canadian pension plans and other institutional shareholders. As Executive Director, Mr. Griggs was instrumental in developing and implementing the Coalition’s guidelines on board engagement, proxy circular disclosure, majority voting, executive compensation and “say on pay”. He served as chair of Investco Capital Corporation, Canada’s first environmental investment company, making both private equity and public equity investments in companies participating in the green economy.