Thoughtful. Caring. Hardworking. Always in my corner. These are just some of the ways that our clients describe us.
Our team is composed of individuals that appreciate the uniqueness of client needs, the importance of process, and the significance of selecting the cream of the crop in every asset class.
We are experts in helping you ask the questions you should be asking about your wealth, assisting you in finding the most intelligent answers to those questions, and working with you to implement those answers into your financial picture.
Mo is the Chief Executive Officer at Prime Quadrant. Prior to Prime Quadrant, Mo was the co-founder and owner of TMX Inc., a group of automobile restoration companies in Northeast Ohio, co-founder of CharityBids LLC, an online auction platform serving the non-profit sector, and founding partner of Apex Global Capital, a regional micro-finance company in the Caribbean.
Mo also spent five years as the national director and chief executive officer of Yeshiva University (Canada) and Chairman of the THJ Foundation. He continues to sit on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including CJPAC, Haifa University, Jerusalem College for Technology, Hebrew University, and CAF Canada. He also serves as an Investment Policy Advisor for Canada Gives Foundation and the Chair of the Prime Quadrant Foundation.
Mo is co-author of The Philanthropic Mind, profiling Canada’s most generous philanthropists, In Search of the Prime Quadrant: The Quest for Better Investment Decisions, and author of Partners in Preservation: How to Know Your Advisor Is Truly Protecting Your Wealth.
Mo holds multiple degrees, Magna Cum Laude, in Economics and Psychology, from Yeshiva University, and has an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Davee is Principal & Managing Director at Prime Quadrant and a veteran of the securities industry in Canada having held a number of senior executive positions over the past 30+ years.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Davee was President & CEO of Hahn Investment Stewards & Company Inc. (acquired by Industrial Alliance in 2013). Davee started her career at Richardson Securities, subsequently served as an officer, director and shareholder of Yorkton Securities, then co-founded Allied Canadian Development Corporation in 1988, a diversified real estate corporation that engages in the acquisition and development of commercial properties in Canada – Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN). Prior to Hahn, she was Vice Chair of Abria Financial Group, a firm recognized as a leader in the alternative investment business in Canada.
Davee has served on the Education Committee and as an instructor for the Canadian Securities Institute, the Sales Practices Committee of the Canadian Chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and is frequently cited for her education-based approach in the investment community.
She is the past co-Chair and member of the board of Shalom Village, a Long Term Care Organization affiliated with McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and was actively involved in the $3 million capital campaign for Rose Cherry’s Home – now the Darling Home for Kids.
Jeremy Rosmarin is a Principal & Managing Director of Prime Quadrant. His responsibilities include overall management and strategy for Prime Quadrant’s investment research team as well as significant investment and client service activities. Jeremy is a member of the Prime Quadrant Executive Committee.
Since joining Prime Quadrant, Jeremy has been actively involved in developing and managing the company’s investment due diligence, client advisory, financial reporting systems and internal structure. He has directly engaged in the analysis and structuring of more than $1 billion of acquisitions, debt and other capital transactions related to real estate, credit and private equity.
Jeremy graduated from McGill University, earning a degree in economics with distinction, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Jeremy is a member of the Board of Director for ATS Services, Canada’s leading provider of traffic services and meteorological observations to NAV Canada and government agencies across the country. He has led workshops on various investment-related subjects, including Value Investing, Manager Selection, and Investor Education, and is co-author of In Search of the Prime Quadrant: The Quest for Better Investment Decisions.
Andrew Doman is a Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Andrew has spent the last 20 years in the financial industry including holding senior roles as CFO of Turtle Creek Asset Management, COO of Man Investments Canada, and COO of Abria Financial Group. Andrew also served as Deputy Chair of the Canadian arm of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).
Andrew received his MBA from the University of Toronto in 1998 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1994.
Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his active and sports minded family and serves as a director and Treasurer for the Oakville Soccer Club.
Jamie Spinner is a Principal and Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant. He provides investment consulting advice and serves as a trusted advisor to a number of our families. Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Jamie was an Investment Manager at a single family office in Toronto and prior to that was a Senior Manager in Corporate Finance at Grant Thornton.
Jamie has a diverse background in financial services, spanning wealth management, institutional equity research, corporate finance and private market M&A. Jamie has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Jamie also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has completed the Canadian Securities and Exempt Market Dealer courses.
Jamie is an avid skier, devoted Montreal Canadiens fan and enjoys traveling with his family. Jamie sits on the Leo Baeck Day School Board of Directors and is a member of its Investment Committee.
Terry is a Principal and Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant. He has over 20 years of experience in investment counselling, portfolio management, equity research, project finance and engineering.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Terry was an Investment Counselor at WaterStreet Family Offices. He started his investment management career at Toron Capital Markets (now part of the Cidel Group) where he was a Partner and Head of Equity Research. He then co-headed the investment team and headed portfolio management for UBS’ Wealth Management business in Canada (UBS Investment Management Canada Inc.).
Terry is a member of the CFA Institute as well as the CFA Society Toronto where he has been an active volunteer – having recently completed a term as Chair of the Society’s Private Client Committee. He also teaches candidates preparing to write their Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
Terry has a degree in Engineering from McMaster University, is a Professional Engineer (Ontario), has an MBA from the University of Toronto and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He currently serves on the Investment Committee at The Atmospheric Fund (TAF – formerly Toronto Atmospheric Fund) and is past Chair of the Board of Directors of kids.now – a not-for-profit after school program that mentors grade 7 and 8 kids and gives them tools to make the right choices for healthy, satisfying and productive lives.
Peter is a Senior Consultant & Director of Co-Investments at Prime Quadrant.
Peter has over 30 years of business development and relationship management experience, working with institutional and family office investors. He has been increasingly involved with alternative investments for a number of years.
Prior to Prime Quadrant, Peter had worked at Kensington Capital in Toronto, and previously for two alternatives investment managers in the U.S. Before that he had been in senior roles with Russell Investments and Citigroup, both in Canada and the U.S.
Peter has a B. Comm. (Economics) from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Holland- Bloorview Hospital and was a former member of the Investment Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto
Wayne is a Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant. He brings to his clients the experience and investing knowledge earned during an international career in finance, spanning 25 years and counting.
Starting in Toronto with RBC Dominion Securities, moving on to become a seasoned professional over 9 years in New York City with Goldman, Sachs & Co., he was then recruited to Hong Kong where he worked for Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and Société Générale over a 12-year stint, mainly focussed on equity derivatives. Wayne has advised and serviced many sophisticated professional investors, including some of the world’s most prominent sovereign wealth, pension and hedge funds.
Wayne graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science and was awarded the London Life Gold Medal. Concurrently he earned his professional qualification as an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, being a member of the Toronto CFA Society.
Outside of work he is the father of two teenaged boys and has been pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it has been becoming a dedicated CrossFit athlete.
Peter is a Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant and has over 30 years of portfolio management and investment research experience. His background includes actively managing portfolios of both public and alternative assets.
Previously Peter was an Investment Specialist at Sprott Private Wealth, where he reviewed investments for the firm and its advisors. Prior to Sprott he had senior roles at two single-family offices in Toronto where his responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer included direct private equity investments, alternative partnerships, public equities and hedge fund investments. Peter was Vice-President and Director at TD Capital, leading investments in subordinated loans and private equity funds. He was one of the first investment professionals of TD’s private equity fund-of-funds which grew to become Northleaf Capital. Peter’s experience with alternative investments began at OMERS pension fund where he was Senior Portfolio Manager, managing the private equity portfolio.
Peter has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Peter holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society.
Adam is the Director of Research at Prime Quadrant. He brings a unique skill set and expertise to the firm with 10 years’ capital markets and investment experience across risk management, hedge fund strategy and product development, and alternative investment sourcing and analysis.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Adam was most recently a Director of Research and Analytics at Westcourt Capital, a Toronto based private wealth management firm. He began his career in 2007 with CIBC, concentrated on capital markets trading and risk management, prior to transitioning to the bank’s asset management arm. In 2012, Adam joined CC&L Funds Inc., an affiliate company of the CC&L Financial Group, where his team was responsible for launching and developing the firm’s alternative investment funds and separately managed accounts business.
Adam holds both Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations. He obtained a Master of Finance degree from the Queen’s School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Business Communications from Brock University.
Edwin Rott is Director of Compliance at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant Edwin worked as the President, CFO and CCO of Niagara Capital Partners Ltd. an alternative investment boutique specializing in hedge funds. Before that he worked as a senior analyst in the Bank of Nova Scotia’s corporate finance department, as well as a market maker in foreign currency bonds at Friedberg Mercantile Group.
Edwin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1990. He also completed the CSI’s Canadian Securities Course, the NFA’s Series 3 Commodity Futures Exam as well as IFIC’s Officers’ Partners’ and Directors’ course.
Edwin is an avid NY Times crossword puzzler, an English language editor of his father’s memoirs, but mainly a designated chauffeur with a single private client – his eight year old daughter
Trish Wilson is Director of Client Satisfaction.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Trish spent over 10 years at RBC in Client Care Management and Private Banking where year over year she earned top scores on national client satisfaction surveys.
Outside of work Trish is deeply connected to her community and can be found hosting monthly campfires in the park, visiting museums, attending concerts, square dancing and exploring the city either on foot or bicycle. She has traveled to the Philippines to volunteer, organized clothing drives, co-chaired the Employee Giving Campaign at RBC and has mentored newcomers with TRIEC – Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Trish is thrilled to be co-captain (and head cheerleader!) of the Prime Quadrant softball team.
Reva Luft is Director of Communications at Prime Quadrant, and Program Director for our annual Prime Quadrant Conference.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Reva worked in business development at BMO Nesbitt Burns. She holds a strong background in investor relations and retail banking, having previously worked for both a small merchant bank and with Scotiabank.
Reva holds an MSc in Management from University College of London, and a BA in Economics from McGill University.
Reva enjoys being active outside of work, frequenting circuit classes and hot yoga. She is also our in house “trending restaurants” guru.
Iqbal Brar is the Controller at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Iqbal was the Controller at Sprott Capital Partners and spent 5 years as part of the audit group at PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC), serving a diverse client base that included among others, clients in asset and wealth management. Iqbal brings a strong knowledge of accounting standards including GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP, having led numerous teams through strategic business and process audits, internal control assessments and assisted with financial statement audits.
Iqbal holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and subsequently obtained his Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designations.
Iqbal enjoys spending time with his friends and family and planning his next adventure.
Stephen is the Operations Manager for Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Stephen worked with CommonWealth Fund Services as a Senior Investor Relations Associate, dealing with institutional Fund Managers & Accredited Investors. Before this, Stephen spent the majority of his career with Vision Capital Corporation, a Private Equity Fund Manager, specializing in publicly traded Real Estate Securities, catering to high net worth individuals. Stephen served as the Director of Administration & Investor Relations for Vision Capital, and throughout his career, has gained experience and expertise in dealing with the myriad of Administrative, Compliance, Systems, and Regulatory requirements of the investment business, including but not limited to both private and publicly traded securities, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, IPOs, and various alternative investment products.
Stephen graduated from the University of Toronto, with a Bachelor of Commerce, and has completed the CSC and CPH from the Canadian Securities Institute.
Outside of the office, Stephen is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys practicing yoga, weightlifting and mindfulness.
Alexandra is a Consultant at Prime Quadrant. She has over 12 years of experience working in the financial services industry, across both traditional and alternative asset classes.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Alexandra was Vice-president, Alternative Investments at TD Greystone Asset Management. As part of the client portfolio management team, her primary role was to act as a strategic liaison between the alternative investments team and the client and consultant community, ensuring that all parties were well informed on TD Greystone’s real estate, mortgage and infrastructure strategies. Prior to joining TD Greystone, Alexandra spent 8.5 years at CI Investments, working in various positions in client servicing, sales and product management.
Alexandra has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from McGill University and has her Chartered Investment Manager (CIM(r)) designation.
Outside of Prime Quadrant, Alexandra enjoys spending time outdoors, actively practices yoga and volunteers as a yoga teacher for a charitable organization in Toronto.
Zubair is a Consultant at Prime Quadrant. He has over 20 years of experience in investment counselling, portfolio management and fixed income and foreign exchange research.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Zubair was a Senior Portfolio Construction analyst at RBC PH&N Investment Counsel where he provided Investment Counsellors with advice, support and training on all aspects of discretionary portfolio management, portfolio construction and investment policy statement development.
Zubair is a member of the CFA Institute as well as the CFA Society Toronto where he has been an active volunteer and current Vice Chair of the Society’s Private Wealth Committee. Zubair has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of B.C. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Zubair lives in Toronto and enjoys being active in the community and raising his daughter.
Isaac is a Senior Research Analyst at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Isaac worked as an Investment Analyst in the Quantitative Equities Team at TD Asset Management and co-authored a research paper on the low volatility anomaly that was published by Canadian Investment Review.
Isaac graduated from the John Molson School of Business with a Bachelor in Commerce, Finance and participated in Concordia’s co-op program where he gained experience in asset management and corporate finance, having worked at Fleming Asset Management, a portfolio management firm servicing institutional clients, and IJW & Co., a boutique business valuation and M&A advisory firm.
Isaac is a CFA Level 3 candidate.
Vincent Duggan is a research analyst at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Vincent worked in fixed income at Scotiabank. Vincent graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Economics and Financial Management, which included co-op placements at ATS Automation, Sun Life Financial and the Ministry of Economic Development. He is a level 3 candidate in the CFA program, and is extremely passionate about investment research.
Vincent enjoys playing board games with his friends, watching, playing, and discussing sports, as well as reading fiction novels.
Sofia is a Senior Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Sofia was a Senior Client Management and Operations Associate at State Street Bank. She was responsible for the day-to-day servicing of client relationships, acting as a primary point of contact for client inquiries and requests. She also acted as a liaison between all internal teams to effectively meet client demands. Additionally, she proactively monitored the settlement of OTC and market trades to ensure timely execution.
Sofia graduated with a BBA with a specialization in Finance from the University of Toronto.
Sofia enjoys reading, picnicking and traveling.
Deji is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Deji was an Investment Services Representative at RBC Direct Investing. At RBC DI, he provided client support to various RBC Businesses including RBC Wealth Management and Dominion Securities. His primary functions included stock and options order executions, administration of client accounts, and the development of incremental business. Prior to RBC DI, Deji worked as a Banking Advisor at an RBC branch in both transactional and client service roles.
Originally from Nigeria, Deji attended high school in Northern BC before studying at McMaster University graduating with a B.A. in Economics in 2013. He is a CFA Level 2 candidate and has passed a number of the Canadian Securities Institute courses.
Eric Kourtis is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Eric worked in client services with a focus on investments at CIBC. He began his career working for some of the largest CIBC branches in Toronto, where he gained a strong background in client experience and retail banking.
Eric holds a diploma in Business Administration and Management from George Brown College.
Outside of Prime Quadrant, Eric can be found playing on various softball and soccer teams, reading comics, or playing video games.
Janet Taylor is a Private Client Associate and Assistant to Jeremy Rosmarin, Principal and Managing Director.
Janet brings to Prime Quadrant over 20 years of experience working with multi-family offices and ultra-high net-worth families. Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Janet worked at Scotia Wealth Management and at a private Family Office Firm, working closely with Partners, Portfolio Managers and Advisors, delivering first-class client service.
Devoted to service excellence and always interested in opportunities to learn, Janet takes ownership of every task with the goal of delivering on time, every time.
Janet graduated with a Diploma in Accounting and Secretarial from LaSalle Adult Education Centre in Montréal, Québec.
Janet enjoys serving her community, impromptu local getaways, exploring the province, family time and adventures with her granddaughter.
Jordan Cohen is a Private Client Associate, working closely with Senior Consultant and Managing Director Davee Gunn.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Jordan worked with a team servicing high net-worth individuals at Richardson GMP. His time at Wolf Capital Management allowed him to gain greater insight into the world of public markets.
Jordan majored in financial services and accounting as part of the Bachelor of Commerce program at George Brown College.
Jordan is an avid sports fan and participant, regularly playing basketball, hockey, golf and baseball. He considers himself to be the official PQ Barista, and is happy to talk all things coffee anytime.
Julian Piro is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Julian held a summer role as a Marketing Coordinator at Zeifmans and as a Customer Sales Representative with the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan.
Julian holds a BBA in Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University. During his time there, he was part of the Laurier Startup Fund where he acted as an Investment Analyst.
Outside of Prime Quadrant, Julian enjoys traveling, cycling, golfing and skiing.
Nic Vangog is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Nic was a Client Service Associate working with alternative investments at State Street Corporation. At State Street, he acted as a primary point of contact for institutional clients and was responsible for the oversight of all fund activity, as well as prioritizing and delegating inquiries among internal teams.
Nic graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics and was an ECAC Academic All-American. He has since completed the Canadian Securities Course and is a CFA level 1 candidate.
Anne Marie Espiritu is Office Manager at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Anne Marie was devoted to the Client Service experience at a private golf course in the GTA where she was responsible for achieving excellent member satisfaction.
Anne Marie also brings experience as an Operations Supervisor where she coordinated day to day functionalities to ensure the efficiency and productivity of the organization while leading the service team.
Anne Marie has a Hospitality Degree from George Brown College.
Ashley Faintuch is Executive Assistant to the CEO and a Communications Associate.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Ashley worked for the President of the Treasury Board of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys volunteering in her community, being the social coordinator amongst her friends, and learning as much as she can on topics of interest.
Uri is a Research Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Uri graduated from Touro College in New York with a Bachelor of Finance. Uri gained experience in the industry performing research for a wealth manager in Toronto. Uri has completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Bloomberg Market Concepts Course, and is a CFA level 1 candidate.
Uri is an avid reader, enjoys exercising, and playing tennis.
Dennis Ly is an Operation Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Dennis was an associate at State Street Corporation where he was responsible for daily trade management, managing risk and preparing evaluation reports for alternative investment vehicles. He also acted as a liaison between internal teams and a primary point of contact for institutional clients to address inquiries and requests.
Dennis graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Conduct and Practices Handbook Course. Dennis is a CFA level 1 candidate.
Dennis grew up playing a variety of sports and remains an avid runner. When he isn’t working, Dennis enjoys playing golf, hockey and trying out new restaurants.
Jimmy Huang is an Operations Associate at Prime Quadrant. Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Jimmy was a Fund Accountant with CIBC Mellon in Toronto. At CIBC Mellon, he was responsible for the daily net asset valuation calculations as well as the preparation of financial statements for multiple fund clients.
Prior to CIBC, Jimmy was with Ryerson University Financial Services, where he created in depth financial literacy courses to all students in undergraduate and continuing education programs.
Jimmy is a graduate of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson where he earned his BComm, majoring in finance and communications.
Shaloke Kaunds is an Operations Associate at Prime Quadrant.
Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Shaloke worked at Integral Wealth Securities where he was the central point of contact for advisor inquiries and requests, and at TD as a Credit Analyst.
Shaloke graduated from Western University with an Honors degree in Global Economics, has completed his CSC, all CAIA exams and is a CFA level 2 candidate.
Outside of Prime Quadrant, Shaloke enjoys playing basketball, soccer and golf.
Ian is the Chairman Emeritus of Prime Quadrant. He has been assisting wealthy families with their financial strategies, investing and structuring for over 30 years.
A graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Ian placed first in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Final Qualifying Examination in Auditing. Ian is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, a Certified Investment Management Analyst, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Ian has a distinguished track record as an entrepreneur having successfully established, purchased, run and sold several businesses. He was a senior officer at Henry Schein, the world’s largest company serving in-office health-care practitioners, where he established Henry Schein Financial Services and was responsible for the practice management software division, which serves more than 50,000 professional health-care practices in the United States.
Besides serving on several corporate boards and the board of an Alberta-based chartered trust company, Ian is actively involved with a number of charitable organizations, and serves as the chair of CFHU’s investment committee.
William A. Moir was most recently Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of Tim Hortons, a position he held from March 2008 until May 2014. Bill continues to serve as the President of the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation. Mr. Moir joined Tim Hortons in 1990 as Vice President of Marketing and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing in 1997. Prior to joining Tim Hortons, Mr. Moir gained extensive marketing management experience, holding key positions with K-Tel, Shell Oil and Labatt Breweries. In addition to his role at Tim Hortons, Mr. Moir is a Director and past Chairman of the Coffee Association of Canada. Mr. Moir holds an Honors Business degree from the University of Manitoba.
Brian Shaw, CFA, is a financial industry executive with particular expertise in capital market and investing activities, and is a private investor and corporate advisor. Brian was the Chairman and CEO of CIBC World Markets from 2005 through 2008 and prior to that managed the Global Equities Division for a number of years. He is currently a Corporate Director for Encana Corporation, as well as NuVista Energy Ltd. (an oil and gas resource company), Manulife Bank of Canada (a private chartered bank), Manulife Trust Company (a private trust company) and Ivey Canadian Exploration Ltd. (a private exploration company). Brian has also served on the boards of Patheon Inc., PrairieSky Royalty Ltd., and was the Chairman of TMX IP Governance Committee.
David Schroeder was, most recently, the Chief Executive Officer of DBRS, the fourth largest bond rating agency in the world. Prior to taking the reins of the company, he served as its Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2008. Before assuming his two most recent positions on the Executive Committee, David headed up the Consumer Products, Food Retail, Merchandising, and Grain groups and, prior to that, was a member of a variety of analytical groups on the fundamental side of the business since 1993. Upon exiting DBRS, David now serves as President & Chairman of Colonial House Capital Limited, and focused on running his family office.
As co-founder of LaBarge Weinstein LLP and the former Managing Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Debbie has 30 years of experience acting on behalf of public and private companies, venture capital funds, and investment bankers. She has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous Canadian and U.S. public offerings including JDS Fitel Inc., GSI Lumonics Inc., JetForm Corporation and MOSAID Technologies Limited. Debbie has taken the lead role in well over 160 M&A’s, including the sale of companies to Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM, Salesforce.com, PMC-Sierra, and Alcatel Lucent. Debbie is a recipient of numerous industry awards and sits on a number of corporate boards, including Open Text Corporation, ZIM Corporation, and Spotwave Wireless Inc., along with a number of non-profit boards.
Guy Burry is the Chair of Craigellachie Corporation and serves as a director for several organizations, including Greenchip Financial Corporation; Axsium Group; St. George’s College Foundation Chair; The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund; and Enactus Canada. Guy chairs York University’s Pension Fund Investment Committee and is former Chair of the University’s Investment Committee. He was formally a Governor of York University (including Executive Committee), Vice Chair of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Chair of TAF’s Finance and Investment Committee; Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions (Chair of Talent and Compensation Committee – former Chair of Finance and Audit); a Governor on the Royal St. George’s College Board and Vice Chair of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare.
Larry Torkin was the founding partner of the law firm Torkin, Manes LLP, serving as its managing partner and chief financial officer. In that capacity, he was actively involved with the growth of the firm from its inception in 1974 till 1997, when it comprised of 40 partners and associates and 65 staff members. He was awarded a Q.C. designation in 1987. After his retirement, Larry served a leadership role in the Real Estate Capital Markets Division of a publicly traded securities firm, where he was involved in the securitization and public distribution of real estate investments in Canada, and assisted with several underwritings of real estate companies and REITS. Larry A. Torkin graduated with honours from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1971 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1973.
After retiring from heading Dylex, Lionel Robins has devoted time and energy to many philanthropic causes, raising millions of dollars over the years to help those in need. An active member of the community, Lionel has served on the Board of Directors of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation for ten years as well as four years as Chairman of the Foundation. He is a past board member of the Betel Centre for Geriatric Care, the Board of Governors of Mount Sinai Hospital, the Board of Governors of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and a member of the executive Group of the UJA Federation. Lionel is currently President of a private investment firm. He has been actively involved in the development and management of several real estate ventures over the past 25 years.
Richard J. G. Boxer has been President of Buckingham Capital Corporation since October 1992. Richard is currently the Director of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Manitou Capital Corporation, Member of Advisory Council at Roundtable Capital Partners, and has served as Director of Nerium Biotechnology, Dynamic Oil & Gas Exploration., AlarmForce Industries, Schneider Power, Brass Capital Corp., Chrome Capital, Dominion Energy, Lingo Media Inc. and Lingo Media Corporation, CDI Education Corporation, Blacksteel Energy Inc. and Water Capital Inc. Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queens University in 1971, and MBA from York University, and is a Chartered Accountant.
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