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A native of Toronto, Wekerle worked at the Toronto Stock Exchange before joining First Marathon, where he would eventually become the head trader for the firm. In this job, he played a key role in Rogers Communications’ takeover of Maclean-Hunter. In 1995, Wekerle went to work for Griffiths McBurney and Partners, where he was involved with the initial public offering of Research in Motion. Wekerle would leave Griffiths and McBurney in 2011 and start his own merchant banking firm, Difference Capital. Wekerle is currently a Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, having joined the cast in March 2014.