About Us

Jesse Kaplan
Jesse is a founder and managing partner at Plaza Capital, a boutique investment & advisory firm focused on early-stage growth companies. He is also an investment banker at Toronto based First Republic Capital. In addition, he is the Managing Director of Seek Capital Management, a family office that invests in a wide range of sectors. His career has focused on advising and investing in early-stage growth companies. This has included extensive work helping companies through the process of going public in both Canada and the United States. Jesse was previously a senior analyst at Harborview Advisors LLC, a New York based investment firm and Palladium Capital Advisors, LLC, a NASD member investment bank. He is currently a co-founder and director at Novamind (CSE:NM), a psychedelic mental health company and previously sat on the board of IM Cannabis (IMCC:CSE) and Abacus Health Products (ABCS:CSE) before its sale to Charlotte’s Web (CWEB:CSE). He is also an investor and board member in a number of exciting private companies including Shipfushion and AMNotify. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and holds the CFA designation.
sruli weinreb

Sruli is a founder and managing partner at Plaza Capital, a boutique investment & advisory firm focused on early-stage growth companies. Sruli has co-founded, advised, financed, and continues to serve at many innovative companies across a spectrum of industries. He is currently a co-founder and Director at Novamind (CSE: NM) a psychedelic mental health company, CEO at Findev (TSVX: FDI) a real estate investment platform and CEO at Lake Central Air Services, the worlds leading integration partner for the airborne geophysical survey industry.

Aaron Eisenberg
Aaron brings extensive experience advising and financing companies to Plaza Capital’s investment process. Driven by a passion to create value, he aims to identify great businesses, honing business models with probing analysis of their micro/macro strategies, and isolating the inefficiencies holding them from scale. Having lived, studied, and worked across the world, Aaron has cultivated an ability to deeply connect and understand different industries and cultures. Since graduating from Yeshiva University (summa cum laude and Beta Gamma Sigma), Aaron has worked for several leading investment banks.

Plaza Capital – Friendly & Flexible Capital

Plaza Capital is a boutique merchant banking & advisory firm. At Plaza Capital, we leverage our capital markets expertise to deploy principal capital and serve as a hands-on advisor to public & soon-to-be public companies.

When making investments, we do not simply look for the right deals but, more importantly, focus on finding the right partners and intend to establish long term mutually rewarding relationships. We believe that, together, good people can do great things and understand that valuable opportunities emerge with the right relationships in place.

We operate without any mandatory pre-set investment parameters. This enables us to fully explore all available options and curate a truly bespoke solution that creates maximum mutual value. Our approach to deal making is opportunistic and very nimble. We can execute quickly (as little as 2 weeks) utilizing a wide variety of structures; if we have a will to invest, we will find a way.

Plazacorp has famously been changing the Toronto skyline since 1982. Similarly, Plaza Capital has been changing the capital markets landscape by applying the same uncompromising discipline of long-term value investing.