About

Started in 2017, ClearWater CarWash has been unequivocally committed to environmentally sound industry practices-especially critical in an industry known for its massive ecological footprint and wasteful business models.

To date, we have participated in numerous car wash trade shows, toured with management and ownders of over 40 car wash sites throughout North America and Europe, and have developed a “super-centre” car wash prototype concept.

ClearWater’s team brings together some of the investment industry’s keenest minds to ensure long-term success.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

J.Lorne Braithwaite

Executive Chairman

Lorne is ClearWater’s executive chairman, overall business founder and lead capital investor, tasked with ensuring the successful development, operation and growth of this new concept in Canada. Throughout his career, Lorne has fostered several major entrepreneurial ventures including a national network of major shopping malls, many furniture stores and some self-storage facilities. Focusing on technological innovation has been the cornerstone of Lorne’s commercial real estate and retailing career.

Travis Braithwaite

BSc, MBA, ICD.D – President

Travis started BMCO, a management consulting company in 2007, after working his formative years at TD Canada Trust, Enbridge and Direct Energy , where he served as manager of a portfolio of 1.2 million rental water heaters. His consulting clients have inlcuded Enbridge, Suncor, University of Alberta, Bassett Furniture, various construction companies and several entrepreneurial-focused organizations throughout Alberta, Canada.

Norm Pandachuck

B.Comm – Financial Consultant

Norm has been a financial consultant to the Braithwaite family for over 10 years. His expertise lies in major deal structuring, project financing, financial analysis and tax planning. Previously, he served as VP of Finance at Cambridge Shopping Centres (now Ivanhoe Cambridge), CFO at Sobeys Ontario and investment advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. Norm earned his Bachelor of Commerce on the Dean’s list at the University of Alberta and subsequently obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation.

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

Trevor J. Knight

MBA, BS – Owner Waterfly Express CarWash

Trevor boasts an extensive background in equity and trading. He began his career as an independent trader from 1997-2016, specializing in equity futures trading and option strategies. From 2002 to 2009, Trevor owned and operated his own proprietary trading firm, with over 12 traders executing over 5 million shares daily. Since retiring from the trading industry in 2019, Trevor has been engaged in the research and development of two Express car washes under Waterfly Express CarWash.

Bill Knight

Owner, Waterfly Express CarWash

Bill has managed a diverse career in investments. In 2000, Bill founded PAAMCO which now boasts over 150 employees worldwide and holds a reputation for setting the gold standard for inustry best practices. PAAMCO is currently listed among the top 10 lists in industry rankings, including Alpha’s Fund of Funds 50 List, HFM’s 2017 Investor Power 30 List, HFM’s InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club. PAAMCO was also ranked 5th overall by the Hedge Funds of Funds directory by the percentage of worldwide managed assets. In 2018 Bill and Trevor Knight founded Waterfly Express CarWash.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

J.Lorne Briathwaite

Project Leader

Lorne is ClearWater’s executive chairman, overall business founder and lead capital investor, tasked with ensuring the successful development, operation and growth of this new concept in Canada. Throughout his career, Lorne has fostered several major entrepreneurial ventures including a national network of major shopping malls, many furniture stores and some self-storage facilities. Focusing on technological innovation has been the cornerstone of Lorne’s commercial real estate and retailing career.

Travis Braithwaite

BSc, MBA, ICD.D – President

Travis started BMCO, a management consulting company in 2007, after working his formative years at TD Canada Trust, Enbridge and Direct Energy , where he served as manager of a portfolio of 1.2 million rental water heaters. His consulting clients have inlcuded Enbridge, Suncor, University of Alberta, Bassett Furniture, various construction companies and several entrepreneurial-focused organizations throughout Alberta, Canada.

Norm Pandachuck

B.Comm – Financial Consultant

Norm has been a financial consultant to the Braithwaite family for over 10 years. His expertise lies in major deal structuring, project financing, financial analysis and tax planning. Previously, he served as VP of Finance at Cambridge Shopping Centres (now Ivanhoe Cambridge), CFO at Sobeys Ontario and investment advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. Norm earned his Bachelor of Commerce on the Dean’s list at the University of Alberta and subsequently obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation.

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

Trevor J. Knight

MBA, BS – Owner Waterfly Express CarWash

Trevor boasts an extensive background in equity and trading. He began his career as an independent trader from 1997-2016, specializing in equity futures trading and option strategies. From 2002 to 2009, Trevor owned and operated his own proprietary trading firm, with over 12 traders executing over 5 million shares daily. Since retiring from the trading industry in 2019, Trevor has been engaged in the research and development of two Express car washes under Waterfly Express CarWash.

Bill Knight

Owner, Waterfly Express CarWash

Bill has managed a diverse career in investments. In 2000, Bill founded PAAMCO which now boasts over 150 employees worldwide and holds a reputation for setting the gold standard for inustry best practices. PAAMCO is currently listed among the top 10 lists in industry rankings, including Alpha’s Fund of Funds 50 List, HFM’s 2017 Investor Power 30 List, HFM’s InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club. PAAMCO was also ranked 5th overall by the Hedge Funds of Funds directory by the percentage of worldwide managed assets. In 2018 Bill and Trevor Knight founded Waterfly Express CarWash.

ClearWater CarWash

We are uniquely positioned in the industry to provide landlords
and owners the finest car wash available in the world today.