Our Team

Maynards leadership team is located around the globe.

The Maynards Group manages the liquidation, valuation, and financing of assets around the globe from offices in the United States, Canada, Germany, England, Japan and China. Our leaders’ familiarity with the local marketplace combined with our global reach enables us to deliver our services wherever our clients’ assets are located.

Taso Sofikitis

Chairman & CEO

Since 1998 Taso has been an integral part in helping Maynards become a global leader. Taso has been the majority shareholder of the Maynards Group of Companies since 2012 and has managed countless projects around the globe, netting sales in excess of $1 billion.

Tara Shaikh

COO & Auctioneer

Tara is a seasoned professional with a successful background in Business and Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Negotiations, Advertising, and Sales spanning over two decades. She excels in team and infrastructure building and elevating organizations to significant success. Tara's extensive experience includes high-value transactions with Fortune 500 companies, encompassing diverse assets. Tara holds a commitment to fostering a culture of diversity and growth.

Aaron Stewardson, CPA, CA


Aaron joined Maynards in 2009, he previously worked for EY in the TAS Group in both Canada and the US. Aaron is active in the committee and is a past Director of Easter Seals. Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Mike Suzuki


Over the past 20 years Mike's experience with the Maynards Group, in combination with his commercial banking and executive leadership roles, position him well to manage and lead the growth of the business. Mike is based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Daniel Kroeger

Managing Director, Europe

Daniel co-founded Maynards Europe in 2009, previously he worked for a worldwide used equipment internet trading company and was a consultant. Germany

Andreas Matuszczak

Managing Director, Europe

Andreas co-founded Maynards Europe in 2009, Andreas holds qualifications as a mechanical engineer, and is a member of two professional appraisal associations. Germany

Barry Scott


Barry is a principal in Maynards since the early 1970’s, he has led Maynards to become a global leader in valuation and liquidation. Barry is actively involved in the community and sits on many boards. Vancouver, B.C., Canada