Company history


Origin Merchant Partners was founded in 2011 by small group of executives who were top players in the finance industry at various other financial companies. Realizing the need for independent, conflict-free advice for middle market companies, they founded Origin Merchant Partners.

  • 2011

    Origin Merchant Partners is born

    A handful of principals decided to take their knowledge, network, and creative expertise to open a boutique firm, Origin Merchant Partners, that could offer clients objective advisory, independent of any of the inherent conflicts often found at full service banks

  • 2012

    prime Financial District location secured for a modern new office

    The founding Principals and employees scouted out the perfect modern office located on Bay Street in the center of the Financial District to set up shop for the growing company

  • 2014

    growing quickly

    More high performing Principals, Vice Presidents, Associates and Analysts left positions at well known competitors to work for the underdog

  • 2016

    creation of Senior Advisory Board

    Origin Merchant Partners appoints Hon. Joe Oliver, former Minister of Finance, as Chairman of its Senior Advisory Board. Later in 2016, Steve Bromley, former CEO of SunOpta Inc. also joins as Senior Advisor. Our clients now have a few more sets of eyes on them to provide an increased level of expertise to every deal.

  • 2017

    OMP expands its International reach

    Origin Merchant Partners expands its International reach, partnering with over 300 corporate finance experts in over 50 cities worldwide. Additionally, OMP continues to expand with the growth of our Senior Advisory Board, adding Rob Hines and Catherine David Nolan as Senior Advisors.

  • 2018

    OMP continues its growth

    Origin Merchant Partners adds new Partner, Cathy Steiner to head Healthcare sector and continues to have strong growth among the firm

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