Our team brings entrepreneurial and international success to private equity investment

Our Team

Peter Gustavson, FCA

President and CEO

Briony Bayer, CA

VP Finance

Ming Sun, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

Kendrick Lee, MBA

Investment Analyst
  • Founder, Chairman/CEO – Custom House Ltd.
  • Partner – Gustavson Shaffer
  • BCom with Honours in Accounting and Marketing from Univ. of Manitoba
  • Director of Finance – Custom House Ltd.
  • VP Finance – ACD Systems International inc.
  • BCom from Univ. of Victoria
  • Manager, Finance – Western Union Business Solutions
  • Corporate Financial Analyst – Custom House Ltd.
  • MBA from Univ. of Victoria
  • FX Market and Credit Risk Analyst – Western Union Business Solutions
  • Corporate Financial Analyst – Custom House Ltd.
  • MBA from Univ. of Victoria

Peter Gustavson, FCA
President and CEO

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, CA
VP Finance

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.

Ming Sun, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst

Ming is responsible for reviewing and analyzing investment opportunities.

Prior to joining GCC, Ming was a Manager, Finance with Western Union Business Solutions. Ming was a Corporate Finance Analyst with Custom House before the company was acquired by Western Union.

Ming is a CFA charterholder and a Certified General Accountant. He holds an MBA from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Nanjing University.

Kendrick Lee, MBA
Investment Analyst

Kendrick is responsible for reviewing and analyzing investment opportunities.

Prior to joining GCC, Kendrick was a senior FX Market and Credit Risk Analyst with Western Union Business Solutions. Kendrick was a Corporate Finance Analyst with Custom House before the company was acquired by Western Union.

Kendrick holds an MBA from the University of Victoria and is also a Financial Risk Manager charter holder. Kendrick is currently a level III Chartered Financial Analyst candidate and a level II Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst candidate.