Founder & Managing Partner: Rock Capital Partners
Founder & Chief Executive Officer: ADVANTAQ Solutions
Over a 25 year career with Bank of Nova Scotia, Bruce spent 20+ years living and working in the Caribbean. As Senior Vice President, Caribbean, during the period 2013 – 2016 he had responsibility for Scotiabank’s operations across 22 countries in the region. Scotiabank’s Caribbean franchise includes retail, commercial & investment banking, insurance and wealth management with total assets in excess of $14 billion, 6,000 staff and more than 150 branches & offices serving 1.5 million customers.
In 2016 Bruce left Scotiabank to establish Rock Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank and fund manager dedicated to expanding access to financing for Caribbean business, bringing non-traditional asset class opportunities to Caribbean investors and creating value by leveraging world-class leadership and experience to growth opportunities in the region.
In 2017 Bruce founded ADVANTAQ, a technology-based managed service business with the vision of providing regional and community financial institutions the benefits of technology and technical expertise traditionally beyond their capacity to fund. Bringing the benefits of scale to smaller institutions, ADVANTAQ provides improved quality of service, reduced operational risk and greater cost efficiencies.