The Partners and Principals of the JIAN Group are pleased to announce that Larry Repar has joined the firm as a partner. After serving the building products industry for 32 years in investment banking and manufacturing, Larry decided to join JIAN as the firm plans an expansion in its M&A practice. Larry will continue to reside in Tampa, Florida and Toronto, Ontario with his wife Maureen and two children.

Larry graduated with a business (Finance and Marketing) degree from The Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in London, Ontario in 1984. Following graduation Larry started his career at a struggling window and door manufacturer in Toronto as its General Manager. After a successful turnaround, he then joined Sanwa McCarthy Securities’ Institutional Equities group as a Financial Analyst specializing in publicly traded building product companies. Moving from research to institutional equity sales and trading, Larry developed a solid relationship with then publicly traded Premdor Inc., (predecessor company to Masonite International) and Sanwa quickly became an important factor in growing the capital structure of Premdor. In 1995, after several years of raising equity and telling the Premdor story, Larry decided to move back into manufacturing and joined the team at Premdor working in business development. Larry retired from Masonite International Corporation in July of 2017 where he served in a variety of executive roles for the past 22 years including EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Strategic Business and Capital Planning and most recently as Chief Customer Experience Officer leading the firm’s digital transformation.

Over his Masonite career, Larry either directly led or was directly involved in over 75 M&A transactions in 18 countries. Along with the acquisitions and divestitures, Larry was also involved in and managed the integration of newly acquired companies as they joined Masonite and embarked on the safety, operations excellence and continuous improvement journey so important to Masonite’s success over the years.

With Larry joining the Group, JIAN plans on expanding all aspects of its business consulting practice including M&A sell side advisory and representation, strategic, capital and succession planning and execution, operational effectiveness and continuous improvement. The JIAN team is uniquely qualified to help companies improve business value and successfully manage through the next decade of inherent, complex and accelerated rate of change.

Michael Turner, Managing Partner for JIAN, stated “given the recent M&A activity in the millwork distribution industry, it’s a particularly interesting time for Larry to join the firm. We are excited to join forces and our clients will benefit from Larry’s unique knowledge of manufacturing and distribution channels along with his expertise in deal making.”

With offices in Fredericksburg, VA; Los Angeles, CA; Boynton Beach, FL; and now with the addition of Tampa and Toronto, the JIAN Group provides a variety of business consulting services to middle-market building product manufacturers, distributors and home builders, and has acted as an exclusive sell side advisor for over twenty-five years. The principals have successfully completed over 250 M&A transactions.

For more information, please visit the JIAN Group website at or email Larry directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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