Mark Attanasio
Mark Attanasio is a managing partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners


Mark Attanasio brings years of experience and expertise to his role as managing partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners, a merchant bank and venture capital firm based in Toronto that focuses on early-stage and mid-market growth companies.

Mark began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a chartered accountant while working towards his CPA designation. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he worked in the audit and advisory services area and earned hands-on experience as a Chartered Accountant.

In 2003, Mark transitioned to National Bank Financial where he worked for 11 years in the mergers & acquisitions group and subsequently as a director of global equity derivatives

Following his time at National Bank, he served as executive vice president of merchant banking at Dundee Corporation, where he was part of the executive team overseeing a portfolio of investments in multiple sectors.

After leading a management buyout of Dundee Capital Markets in 2017 and becoming co-founder and CEO of Eight Capital, Mark co-founded Hillcrest Merchant Partners with partner, Donato Sferra.

Mark studied at the University of British Columbia and earned a Bachelor of Science from the school.

Outside of his work, Mark is passionate about supporting and working with a variety of charities, including Toronto’s United Way, the Down Syndrome Association of Toronto and the Children’s Aid Foundation, and Sinai Health System.

He enjoys hiking, skiing, soccer, and the martial arts.
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