Ralf has been involved in the investment and financial industries for 30 years with a focus on capital raising, investment management, technology start-ups and the capital markets. He began his career in investment real estate with Colliers International specializing in the analysis and investment sales of retail centers and industrial properties.
Ralf went on to work for Roycom Securities, one of Canada’s most successful REITs, before joining Franklin Templeton Investments as Vice President, Sales, Western Canada. Franklin Templeton is a recognized global leader in investment management and Ralf served in numerous leadership roles including being a member of the Operations Committee for Franklin Templeton’s Canadian operations.
He has also managed several of his own companies involved in mergers & acquisitions of small to medium-size businesses, web promotions utilizing complex algorithms and investment consulting to bio-tech and cannabis firms. Ralf is recognized as an industry thought leader within the cannabis and banking sectors being the cannabis banking keynote speaker for such events as the inaugural Marijuana Banking Summit, Michigan Bankers Association, Community Bankers Association of Ohio, the Payments First 19th Annual Solutions Conference and the ePay Executive Summits in Dallas, Raleigh and Miami.
Ralf has been involved with ICS since 2016 and officially joined the firm in 2018 and has been active in the capital raising, market development and bank sales strategies for the firm. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm in investment, financial services, sales & marketing and operations.