Michael Smerdon was named Chief Executive Officer of iCON Infrastructure Canada on April 1, 2017. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation and its predecessor, Macquarie Power and Infrastructure Corporation, from 2009 until 2017. At Capstone, Mr.Smerdon led the sale, by way of IPO, of Leisureworld Inc.; nine asset-level project financings totalling approximately $600 million; and over $700 million in corporate-level equity and debt financings to support Capstone’s growth strategy.
Before joining Capstone, Mr. Smerdon was a member of the senior management team of New York-based Macquarie Infrastructure Partners Inc. (MIP). His responsibilities included managing Macquarie’s North American port investments as well as leading the capital raise and structuring for Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II. Prior to his role with MIP, Mr. Smerdon was responsible for acquiring and managing a number of Macquarie’s infrastructure businesses across a variety of sectors including toll roads, aviation, parking, utilities and social infrastructure.
Mr. Smerdon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.