Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (ship) was formed specifically to assemble the business consortium required to develop the deep-water Novaporte™ Mega-Terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Our aim is to bring together firms with the necessary financial resources, construction expertise and logistical support skills to fast-track this project.
The group we have assembled includes port operators, shippers and partners to design, construct and operate NOVAPORTE™ as the most efficient, technologically advanced port in North America. In doing so, we will invigorate Canada’s Atlantic Gateway, leverage the nation’s Free Trade Agreement with Europe (CETA) and begin to transform transportation patterns in eastern North America.
Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) is bringing together firms with the necessary financial resources, construction expertise and logistical support skills to fast-track this project.
Albert Barbusci is a born entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in advertising, business development and real estate investment. Multilingual and broadly travelled, Barbusci is expansive in his view of business opportunities, especially those of a global nature. Barbusci has worked with business partners around the world including Europe, the Middle East, Japan, China and South East Asia. He established his own highly successful advertising agency, Cadence Communications, in Montréal.
He successfully introduced advertising giant Dentsu ($20 billion in global sales) to Canada and successfully established a joint venture, Dentsu Cadence Canada, headquartered in Toronto, and served as CEO.... READ MORE
Dentsu Cadence Canada’s clients included Toyota, Lexus and Canon. Today Dentsu is one of the largest and most successful agencies in Canada. In the 1990’s Barbusci became a partner of the Atlanta Consulting Group, a successful U.S. firm, consulting to Fortune 1000 companies. Barbusci also founded and served as CEO of Events International Inc., a full-service, world congress Management Company.
Over the past five years he has led Sydney Harbour Investment Partners in developing Novaporte and Novazone. Novaporte is a deep-water facility able to accommodate the largest Ultra Large Container Vessels. Novazone is the adjacent logistics park which will provide logistics, warehousing, refrigeration and advanced auto processing capabilities. Novaporte, Novazone and nearby McCurdy Airport all lie within a designated Foreign Trade Zone.
Barry Sheehy is an accomplished writer and business consultant as well as a powerfully engaging speaker. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies in a range of industries including Transportation, Financial Services, Health Care and Manufacturing—they run the gamut from The Federal Reserve to the NFL to the Government of Kuwait.
He is on Executive Excellence Magazine’s list of top 100 business consultants in America. Consulting as well as his lectures have taken Barry around the world.
He has been the author or a contributing author to seven books and more than fifty published papers and articles. His works have appeared... READ MORE
alongside those of Presidents Clinton and Bush, Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and business leaders such as Lou Gerstner, Jack Welch, Michael Dell as well as Edwards Deming, Stephen R. Covey, Rosebeth Moss Kanter, Gary Hamel, Peter Senge and Tom Peters.
Jonathan Wener is a highly regarded Canadian business leader with interests in real estate, technology, biotechnology and recycling. He founded Montreal-based Canderel in 1975. Today the company is a national innovator in real estate investment, development and management, with a history of over $11 billion in property transactions and offices in major cities across Canada. As a prominent philanthropist, Mr. Wener is a passionate contributor to the arts, education and healthcare. He serves as chancellor of Concordia University; honorary chair of Concordia's Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign; is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Fraser Institute; is a member... READ MORE
of the board of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre of McGill University, and spearheads the Défi Canderel, which has raised almost $14 million for cancer research for two of Montreal's local cancer research centres. He was a member the Board of Directors of the Laurentian Bank of Canada for 19 years and became a Director Emeritus on March 1, 2017. Mr. Wener was awarded an order of Canada in 2003 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. In September 2017, he was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Medal. The medal honours extraordinary service and leadership to the Montreal Jewish community over an extended period of time.
Jamie has spent the past 13 years focused exclusively on the private infrastructure investing sector. As a Principal at AVAIO, he brings experience in the investment, construction, operation, acquisition, financing, and monetization of infrastructure assets. Jamie’s infrastructure experience covers a broad range of infrastructure sub-sectors, asset stages, and investment structures.
Before joining AVAIO, Jamie was an investment professional with The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager. While at Carlyle, Jamie participated in the formation of Carlyle Infrastructure Partners, L.P., a $1.2 billion infrastructure fund focused on non-energy infrastructure opportunities in North America. During his tenure at Carlyle, Jamie... READ MORE
had the opportunity to invest in the water, rail, road, and port sectors.
Jamie received a B.A. in economics and government from Connecticut College in 2004 and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Jamie has served on the Board of Directors of Project Service LLC, the Park Water Company and North American School Bus, LLC.
John DeLacio is an Associate at AVAIO with six years of experience across investment banking and energy engineering.
Prior to joining AVAIO, John was an associate at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division. Over approximately five years in both the Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Capital Markets groups, John advised clients on strategic alternatives, prepared valuation assessments, and led debt underwritings. In aggregate, John advised on over $80 billion of debt underwriting and merger advisory, including the $10 billion debt financing to fund Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of Precision Castparts. Prior to Goldman Sachs, John worked at CJL Engineering,... READ MORE
an energy consulting and engineering firm focused on commercial building and data center projects. Within CJL’s Energy Solutions Group and as a LEED Accredited Professional, he consulted developers and owners on the implementation of cogen gas systems, energy efficiency solutions, and energy-use audits, among others.
John graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a double major in Economics. He holds the FINRA Series 63 and 79 Licenses as well as the Professional Engineer prerequisite EIT License.