As a capital markets expert, Delilah Panio has advised many companies on the complex process of going public and provides high-level experience and understanding of private and public financing options in the United States and Canada.
As the vice president of capital formation for TMX Group, Delilah Panio adeptly directs companies within the U.S. regarding opportunities to list and raise capital on Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange. In this role, she is passionate about, and extremely committed to, helping entrepreneurs and management teams access the growth capital they need to create and grow great companies. In Canada, U.S. companies can go public at an earlier stage than in the U.S. markets and access “public venture capital”, a topic that Delilah frequently speaks about at industry events.
Prior to her current role at TMX Group, Delilah previously worked for the company gaining ten years of experience in business development, including as the director of business development and strategy.
Delilah is also the founder of Stiletto Dash, a consulting firm that works with early-stage companies on their business and funding strategy and particularly works with women entrepreneurs on getting investor-ready.
As a woman professional and a humanitarian, Delilah is also the executive director and co-founder of We Are Enough, a non-profit organization that educates women on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses and/or with a gender lens. The mission of this organization is to educate women of all socio-economic levels on their investing power and embraces the concept of women investing in women. Delilah is personally interested in supporting and empowering women to take control of their money by using their current capital and becoming savvy investors. Delilah explains that “In 2019, We Are Enough is launching a global campaign to get women to invest more in women.”
Delilah is a frequent speaker and mentor for accelerators such as the Stubbs Alderton Markiles LLP Preccelerator® Program, and a pitch coach for several organizations including Women Founders Network. She is the former co-chair of Women in LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) and is a Super Activator for SheEO, an innovative funding model that encourages women to commit $1,000 each into a perpetual fund to invest in women-led ventures.
Delilah has an MBA in enterprise development from the University of Calgary and a BA in English from Regina University. She also achieved a certification as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner.