President and CEO
Peter Gustavson, FCA
Peter is responsible for originating investment opportunities and general oversight of the company.
Peter has significant experience in managing corporate growth and international expansion. Peter was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Custom House Ltd., the largest non-bank foreign exchange provider in North America. Peter grew the company from a 600 square foot kiosk handling currency exchange for locals and tourists to a global business payments company with 50 branches in Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Custom House was sold to Western Union in 2009 for USD$370 million. Prior to Custom House, Peter was a Partner with Gustavson Shaffer, Chartered Accountants.
Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, a recipient of the Business Examiner Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. Peter holds his Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Manitoba.
Briony Bayer, CPA, CA
Briony is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities as well as overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial and administration activities.
Prior to joining GCC, Briony spent four years as director of finance at Custom House where she was responsible for managing several functions including financial accounting, tax, audit, and global facilities management. Briony’s background also includes tenure as VP Finance, Corporate Secretary and member of the board of directors for ACD Systems International Inc., a publicly traded software development company as well as several years of experience with KPMG in the Victoria, Frankfurt and Silicon Valley offices.
Briony is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria.