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Executive Team

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Mo Lidsky

Principal & Chief Executive Officer
Mo Lidsky
Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Mo Lidsky is the Chief Executive Officer of Prime Quadrant and is the chair of our Executive Committee.

Prior to Prime Quadrant, Mo founded and led organizations in industries as diverse as education, auto restoration, e-commerce and microfinance.

Philanthropically, Mo is the current Chairman of CAF Canada, the Prime Quadrant Conference and the Prime Quadrant Foundation. Mo also sits on the boards of several non-profit organizations including, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Hebrew University and Holland Bloorview Hospital.

Mo has served on numerous investment committees and had a five-year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of Yeshiva University (Canada), where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of strategic development, recruitment and managing the Canadian endowment.

Mo has also authored or co-authored four books including, Partners in Preservation: How to Know Your Advisor Is Truly Protecting Your Wealth, The Philanthropic Mind: Surprising Discoveries from Canada’s Top Philanthropists, In Search of the Prime Quadrant: The Quest for Better Investment Decisions, and Selling Snake Oil: Investment Lessons from the World’s Greatest Frauds.

In recognition of Mo’s contributions to the community and innovative leadership, Mo has been selected as the recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. However, his greatest distinction continues to be his extraordinary wife and five adorable children.

Mo holds multiple degrees, Magna Cum Laude, from Yeshiva University, and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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Jeremy Rosmarin

Principal & Managing Director
Jeremy Rosmarin
Principal & Managing Director

Jeremy Rosmarin is a Principal and Managing Director of Prime Quadrant. His responsibilities include overall management and strategy for Prime Quadrant's consulting team and working with client families.

Jeremy is a member of our Executive Committee and chairs our Investment Committee.  

Since joining Prime Quadrant, Jeremy has developed or managed a broad range of areas at the company, including investment research, portfolio reporting, trade execution, client service and our family office services.  

Jeremy graduated from McGill University, earning a degree in economics with distinction, and is a CFA Charterholder.

He has led workshops on various investment-related subjects, including Value Investing, Manager Selection, and Investor Education. He is co-author of In Search of the Prime Quadrant: The Quest for Better Investment Decisions.

When he is not with the Prime Quadrant team, Jeremy enjoys time with his wife, Leore, and three young children.

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Andrew Doman

Principal & Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Doman
Principal & Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Doman is a Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Prime Quadrant.

Andrew is a member of our Executive Committee.

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.

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Mark Roth

Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Risk Officer
Mark Roth
Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Risk Officer

Mark Roth is the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Prime Quadrant.

Mark is a member of our Executive Committee and chairs our HR Committee.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Mark held the role of Co-President, Operations & Strategy and CCO for Forthlane Partners and served as the Managing Director, Head of Business Management for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Prior to moving to Canada, Mark spent eight years at Morgan Stanley in New York where he held the successive roles of Head of Capital Markets Risk and then Chief Global Market and Operational Risk Officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Mark has also occupied CFO, CAO and COO roles for Bassini Playfair Wright LLC in New York and Sao Paolo, and Deutsche Asset Management in the US and UK.

Mark earned his BA in Economics from Yale University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

In his spare time, Mark is occupied with a growing family, and also serves as past National President and current Board member of Hadassah Associates, a 30,000 member US-based organization committed to advancing medical care, healing and education around the world.

Management Team

Jamie Spinner

Jamie Spinner

Principal & Senior Consultant
Jamie Spinner
Principal & Senior Consultant

Jamie Spinner is a Principal and Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant. Jamie provides investment consulting advice and serves as a trusted advisor to families. Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Jamie was an Investment Manager with a single family office in Toronto and a Senior Manager in Corporate Finance at Grant Thornton where he led private M&A transactions. Jamie has also worked in equity research for Blackmont Capital, covering publicly listed consumer product companies.

Jamie has a diverse background in financial services. His 20+ year career spanning wealth management, institutional equity research, corporate finance and private market M&A provides him with a unique lens in advising families. 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 is a CFA charterholder 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.

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Terry Vaughan

Terry Vaughan

Principal & Senior Consultant
Terry Vaughan
Principal & Senior Consultant

Terry Vaughan 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 CFA Institute as well as CFA Society Toronto where he has been an active volunteer – most recently as Chair of the Society’s Private Client Committee. He has also taught 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 is a CFA charterholder. He currently serves on the Investment Committee at The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) 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.

Dijana Ebach

Dijana Ebach

Chief of Staff
Dijana Ebach
Chief of Staff

Dijana Ebach is the Chief of Staff at Prime Quadrant and sits on the HR, Business Development, and Social & Communications committees.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Dijana was the Chapter Manager for one of the largest Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) chapters in the world. She is an expert in organizational engagement & Board operations, curating the highest quality of executive learning and programming, as well as strategic partnerships.

Prior to YPO, Dijana served as the Customer Experience Director for one of Canada’s oldest HR providers.

Dijana holds a diploma in film and television production from the Toronto Film School and is a serial volunteer.

She enjoys running, the arts, the Toronto food scene, and above all, spending time with her young family.

Wayne Edelist

Wayne Edelist

Senior Consultant
Wayne Edelist
Senior Consultant

Wayne Edelist 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 focused 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 CFA charterholder.

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.

Joel Ferkul

Joel Ferkul

Associate Director of Information Technology
Joel Ferkul
Associate Director of Information Technology

Joel Ferkul is an Associate Director of Information Technology at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Joel worked in data analytics at Westcourt Capital aggregating their data collection procedures and standardizing their reporting process. He has a strong background building, implementing, and integrating analytics solutions in a range of industries and brings a diverse toolset to help scale and automate business processes.

Joel graduated from Ryerson University, with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Business Technology Management.

Joel enjoys being outdoors biking or playing hockey. Outside of being active he enjoys watching new films and exploring innovative trends in the technical space.

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Peter Fink

Peter Fink

Senior Consultant
Peter Fink
Senior Consultant

Peter Fink is a Senior Consultant 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

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Peter Friend

Peter Friend

Senior Consultant
Peter Friend
Senior Consultant

Peter Friend 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 is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society.

Zubair Ladak

Zubair Ladak

Senior Consultant
Zubair Ladak
Senior Consultant

Zubair Ladak is a Senior 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 is a CFA charterholder.

Zubair lives in Toronto and enjoys being active in the community and raising his daughter.

Jim Geoghegan

Jim Geoghegan

Deputy Head of Investments
Jim Geoghegan
Deputy Head of Investments

Jim is the Deputy Head of Investments of Prime Quadrant.

Jim joins us with a wealth of experience gained from his 15-year tenure at CPP Investments as well as from his recent position as a Visiting Researcher at Bodhi Research Group. While at CPP Investments in Toronto and Hong Kong, Jim gained broad and diverse experience across several areas including investment research and due diligence, asset allocation, portfolio construction, financial modeling, relationship management and business planning. A notable highlight of Jim’s CPP Investments tenure was his experience building and managing a variety of global investment portfolios, and he was a key contributor to the growth of the firm’s emerging market portfolio. Jim’s investment experience spans both public and private markets.

Jim received a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey Business School and holds the CFA charter.

Outside of work, Jim can be found paddle boarding, cycling with his family, or attending Paw Patrol concerts with his young daughters. He has also enjoyed supporting efforts to expand life-saving stem cell donations.

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Alex Gould

Alex Gould

Director of Leadership & Family Dynamics Consulting
Alex Gould
Director of Leadership & Family Dynamics Consulting

Alex holds over 8 years of experience dealing with communication, leadership, and culture coaching and consulting. Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Alex worked for an entrepreneurial coaching consulting company where he worked with over a thousand entrepreneurs to build their team, strengthen their communication, and improve trust amongst their client relations.

Before joining Prime Quadrant, Alex applied his expertise with Creaghan McConnell Group where he helped build a new area of focus on servicing and connecting the Next Generation of Canadian Business Leaders and growing attention to company culture.

Alex holds a BA in Political Theory and a minor in Art History from the University of Guelph. He also holds certificates in training and communication tools such as Kolbe, and DISC profiles.

Alex enjoys being just as creative outside of work, often found playing volleyball and tennis as well as reading and drawing. He loves to explore new cities and is always looking for great new restaurants and attractions.

Deborah Lee Chang

Deborah Lee Chang

Senior Consultant
Deborah Lee Chang
Senior Consultant

Deborah Lee Chang is a Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant. She is a seasoned investment professional with over 25 years of experience managing investments for both institutional and private clients.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Deborah was Lead Portfolio Manager in Institutional (Mutual and Pension) funds and strategies following a Value mandate at TD Asset Management.  Deborah started her career in Equity Research at Jones Heward Investment Management (now part of the Bank of Montreal) before becoming Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities.

Deborah has a long-standing relationship with CFA Society Toronto having served as its President (Chair) of its Board of Directors as well as Chair of its Governance and Membership Committees.  She founded the Mentorship program, which won the CFA Institute’s Award for Innovation.  Most recently, she was an Adjunct Lecturer for the Master of Finance program at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.

A graduate of the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Deborah is a CFA charterholder and has experience as a registered Commodity Trading Manager (CTM).  

An avid traveler, she is a member of the Travelers’ Century club and enjoys scuba diving with her family.   When not in the office or travelling, Deborah enjoys fencing with either a “shinai” (Kendo) or an epee.

Isaac Lempriere

Isaac Lempriere

Associate Deputy Head of Investments
Isaac Lempriere
Associate Deputy Head of Investments

Isaac is the Associate Deputy Head of Investments at Prime Quadrant and a longstanding member of the team having joined in 2014.

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 is a CFA Charterholder. At John Molson, Isaac participated in Concordia’s co-op program where he gained experience in asset management and corporate finance before joining TD Asset Management.

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Reva Luft

Reva Luft

Director of Communications
Reva Luft
Director of Communications

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.

Nancy Marshall

Nancy Marshall

Head of Family Office Services
Nancy Marshall
Head of Family Office Services

Nancy Marshall is the Head of Family Office Services at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Nancy worked with ultra-affluent families at BMO Private Wealth and at Scotia McLeod. She also worked in capital markets and corporate finance both in New York and Toronto for JPMorgan Chase.  

Nancy holds an MBA in Accounting from Saint Mary’s University and a BComm in Marketing and Management from Mount Allison University. She also holds the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation.  Aside from being busy with her husband and three teenagers, Nancy is also a competitive equestrian and an active board member of Action Against Hunger – Canada.

Mikhail Pozdniakov

Mikhail Pozdniakov

Head of Operational Due Diligence
Mikhail Pozdniakov
Head of Operational Due Diligence

Mikhail Pozdniakov is the Head of Operational Due Diligence at Prime Quadrant.

Before joining, Mikhail was a Senior Operational Due Diligence Analyst at Albourne Partners. He holds an MA in Theory & Criticism from Western University and a BA in English from York University. Outside of work, Mikhail enjoys acoustics and sound engineering, as well as film, music, literature and games.

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Ginger Rothenberger

Ginger Rothenberger

Corporate Controller
Ginger Rothenberger
Corporate Controller

Ginger Rothenberger is Corporate Controller at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Ginger worked as Director of Finance at panCELLa Inc. She brings 15 years of experience in senior-level accounting within the financial services industry, having worked with companies that provided hedge funds to both private and institutional investors.  Ginger holds a CPA, CGA designation, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University.

Ginger enjoys spending time with her fur babies and family outside of work. She also enjoys relaxing by trying new recipes on her family and friends.

 

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JP Shallow

JP Shallow

Operations Manager
JP Shallow
Operations Manager

JP Shallow is an Operations Manager at Prime Quadrant.

JP comes to us from State Street where he was a Senior Operations Associate, working with one of their largest clients providing custody, accounting and treasury services. JP holds a B.A. Honours degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Guelph. In his spare time JP enjoys playing hockey, camping across Ontario and reading anything by Stephen King.

Angela Smith

Angela Smith

Director of Family Office Services
Angela Smith
Director of Family Office Services

Angela Smith began her career as an articling student at Deloitte in Calgary. Angela worked with both the audit and tax teams throughout her twelve years with the firm, and rounded out her tenure as a Senior Tax Manager in the Private Company Services group. Angela was a trusted advisor working closely with her clients through corporate reorganizations, the implementation of strategies associated with estate and succession planning, and the completion of corporate, trust, and personal tax compliance.

Angela then transitioned into her role as the Director of Tax and Accounting at Canadian Family Futures. As a multi-family office specializing in the successful transition of wealth over generations, she worked closely with high net worth families as their Chief Financial Officer. Angela focused on reducing complexity and preserving capital to achieve the family’s financial goals. She provided proactive management and oversight of her client’s financial affairs including tax planning, cash flow management, budgeting and credit needs as well as financial education for the next generation.

Angela graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Professional Accounting. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has completed levels I and II of the In Depth Tax Program.

When she’s not at the hockey rink, football field or music studio with her young family, Angela enjoys travelling and spending time in the outdoors.

Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith

Head of Strategy and Development
Charlie Smith
Head of Strategy and Development

Charlie Smith is the Head of Strategy and Development at Prime Quadrant.  In his role, Charlie oversees the firm’s business development and marketing efforts, and identifies partners, investment opportunities, projects and relationships that drive Prime Quadrant’s long-term strategic plan.

An experienced wealth management and family office executive, Charlie was most recently the Director of Family Office Services and Corporate Development at Cidel, a leading Canadian private bank. Prior to Cidel, he was a founding partner of multi-family office Forthlane Partners, where he was Head of Business Development and a member of the firm's executive and investment committees.

Charlie is a graduate of Miami University, where he was a member of the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey team. Charlie, his wife and two children reside in Toronto, and he is a member of the Leadership Counsel of Capitalize for Kids, a children's mental health charity. In his free time, he is an avid golfer and runner.

Steve Theriault

Steve Theriault

Senior Consultant
Steve Theriault
Senior Consultant

Steve Theriault is a Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant, bringing to clients over 20 years of investment industry experience in equity research, relationship management and credit research.

Steve began his career at Bank of Montreal in equity and corporate debt research, moved to Bank of America Merrill Lynch to become the lead Canadian financial services analyst and most recently was a Principal and Director of Research at Eight Capital. Steve has advised and serviced many of the largest investors across the global pension fund, hedge fund and long-only institutional community.

Steve graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honors Bachelor of Mathematics Degree in Actuarial Science and Economics, with a specialization in Finance and a minor in Statistics. He is a CFA charterholder.

Steve is an avid hockey and squash player, enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling with his family.

Trish Wilson

Trish Wilson

Director of Engagement
Trish Wilson
Director of Engagement

Trish Wilson is Director of Engagement at Prime Quadrant.

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.

Team Members

Sharlene Ackerl

Sharlene Ackerl

Private Client Associate
Sharlene Ackerl
Private Client Associate

Sharlene Ackerl is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to Prime Quadrant, Sharlene was a Junior Research Analyst and a Summer Associate at Spartan Fund Management where she worked under senior fund managers researching public equities.

Sharlene graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Management Organizational Studies, specializing in Finance.  She was part of several clubs, her most substantial role being the Finance Executive of the Wildlife Conservation Society. She is a CFA Level 1 candidate.

Sharlene spends her time on hikes with her puppy, goes to the gym and plays soccer with her friends. She has recently picked up snowboarding and is self-teaching to play guitar.

Dana Cardozo

Dana Cardozo

Risk & Compliance Associate
Dana Cardozo
Risk & Compliance Associate

Dana is a Risk & Compliance Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Dana worked as a KYC specialist in Scotiabank’s Global Banking & Markets unit in both Colombia and Toronto. Dana also has experience in international banking and Client Service, also at Scotiabank. Dana holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance and International Affairs from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.  

In her spare time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family, baking cakes, and reading novels.

Cameron Clasper

Cameron Clasper

Private Client Associate
Cameron Clasper
Private Client Associate

Cameron Clasper is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Cameron was a Funding & Liquidity Planning Associate at RBC where he led the funding and liquidity forecast automation project to standardize monthly balance sheet estimates for the Corporate Treasury team. Prior to RBC, Cameron worked as a Junior Analyst at Optima Capital Canada where he executed stock and options orders and prepared daily reports for their senior traders.

Cameron holds a BBA from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course.

Outside of work, Cameron enjoys playing hockey, spending time with his family and friends, and trying out new restaurants.

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Bailey Cochrane

Bailey Cochrane

Senior Private Client Associate
Bailey Cochrane
Senior Private Client Associate

Bailey Cochrane is a Senior Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Bailey worked for an independent Investor Relations and Capital Market Advisory firm. While he was there, he supported high growth Canadian companies across various sectors with shareholder communication, investor roadshows, and establishing their investment thesis. Prior thereto, Bailey worked as a Management Consultant with the Goodman Group.
Bailey holds a BBA Honours degree with a concentration in Finance from Goodman School of Business. He also graduated from Niagara College School of Business & Management as a 2-time CCAA Academic All-Canadian.

Outside of work, Bailey enjoys traveling, trying new food, and watching sports.

Joshua Corn

Joshua Corn

Associate Consultant
Joshua Corn
Associate Consultant

Joshua is an Associate Consultant at Prime Quadrant.  

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Joshua was an Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities.  He was responsible for prospecting for new business, building and implementing financial plans, and managing clients’ investments.  Joshua built and managed customized portfolios for clients based on their risk tolerance, goals, and objectives.  He holds a strong background in investment management, having worked at multiple firms in New York City.

Joshua has a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a CFA charterholder.  

Joshua is an avid tennis and golf player, and a passionate New York Giants fan. He enjoys long walks with his dog Cooper, and values quality time with his wife, family, and friends.

Jacob Darlington

Jacob Darlington

Associate Consultant
Jacob Darlington
Associate Consultant

Jake Darlington is an Associate Consultant at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Jake was an investment banking analyst at CIBC World Markets where he assisted companies in the consumer, industrial and telecommunications industries on accessing the capital markets and executing on mergers & acquisitions. Prior thereto, Jake worked alongside management teams to plan and implement various strategic initiatives as a member of PwC’s management consulting practice.

Jake holds a BBA with high distinction from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, and a minor in psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. He was a member of the Laurier Student Investment Fund and has completed the CFA level I exam.

In his spare time Jake enjoys travelling and staying active by playing a variety of sports, including football, basketball, tennis and golf.

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Anne Marie Espiritu

Anne Marie Espiritu

Office Manager
Anne Marie Espiritu
Office Manager

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

Ashley Faintuch

Executive Assistant & Communications Associate
Ashley Faintuch
Executive Assistant & Communications Associate

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.

Asad Fazla

Asad Fazla

Private Client Associate
Asad Fazla
Private Client Associate

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Asad worked as a Middle Office Associate at MUFG Investor Services. He has a strong background in fund administration and reporting, having previously worked with both a transfer agency and MUFG.

Asad holds a B.Math in Math/ Business Administration from University of Waterloo and is currently a Level 3 candidate for the CFA Program.

Outside of work, Asad enjoys playing and watching soccer. Asad also has a passion for investing and is currently exploring the cryptocurrency and DeFi space.

Adrianna Garisto

Adrianna Garisto

Private Client Associate
Adrianna Garisto
Private Client Associate

Adrianna Garisto is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Adrianna worked as an Accounts Payable Analyst and Dividend Analyst for UBS Securities Canada. While there, she provided support for the Senior Analysts, assisted in year-end tax and audit processes, and created new, more efficient strategies.

Adrianna holds an MBA in Business Analytics and BBA in Finance from the Goodman School of Business at Brock University. She was a member of the Brock Finance and Investment Group and has completed the CFA Level I exam.

Adrianna enjoys being active outside of work by going for runs, playing squash and going golfing. She also loves to travel and tryout new restaurants and is a super fan of most professional sports.

Mussie Hailu

Mussie Hailu

Associate Consultant
Mussie Hailu
Associate Consultant

Mussie Hailu is an Associate Consultant at Prime Quadrant.

Before joining Prime Quadrant, Mussie was an Analyst at Fiera Capital on the Private Markets team, where he supported the construction of diversified pooled funds allocating across the alternative investment spectrum. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Mussie worked at a single-family office, where he supported in evaluating and monitoring external managers and served as the lead for the family’s angel capital fund.  

Mussie earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.  

Outside of work, Mussie enjoys reading, frequenting museums and cultural events, and maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Kristopher Hymovitch

Kristopher Hymovitch

Systems Administrator
Kristopher Hymovitch
Systems Administrator

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Kristopher was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in New York. He specialized in trading US financial and energy equities. Kristopher also worked as a Financial Analyst at CIBC Capital Markets with the Securitization and Structured Products team.

Kristopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, Kristopher enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and reading history.

Anna Ivanova

Anna Ivanova

Operations Associate
Anna Ivanova
Operations Associate

Anna Ivanova is an Operations Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Anna worked as a Customer Service Representative for BMO. She focused on building long-term relationships with clients, meeting their needs in the most efficient way. Anna also participated in pro-bono consulting projects that helped non-profit organizations.

Anna holds a BA in Economics and International Relations with a minor in Spanish from the University of Toronto. During her time in university, Anna served as an Operations Executive for the Females in Finance club, where she helped female students explore career opportunities in the finance industry.

Anna enjoys vintage shopping, going to contemporary art exhibitions and taking pictures with a film camera or Polaroid.

Aditi Jetly

Aditi Jetly

Consultant
Aditi Jetly
Consultant

Aditi has had a wide range of experiences and roles in the investment advisory industry, in both larger organizations and a start-up, over her 16+ year career. She has a strong background in client relationship management, analytics, and investment-related tax and structuring for individual and institutional investors through her experience at IIFL Wealth Management and Merrill Lynch Global Private Client in India. She also brings international experience with a brief stint in New York to set up and expand IIFL Wealth Management’s North American offering.

Aditi is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Finance from the University of Mumbai.

Outside of work, she has a keen interest in music, traveling, and hiking.

Parnia Kahrizi

Parnia Kahrizi

Private Client Associate
Parnia Kahrizi
Private Client Associate

Parnia Kahrizi is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Parnia worked at Optimize, a wealth management firm, as a Senior Associate. She received an Honors in Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics and Statistics.

Parnia enjoys learning new recipes and spending time outdoors with her friends, and loves to find new restaurants to try out on the weekends.

 

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Dennis Ly

Dennis Ly

Investment Analyst
Dennis Ly
Investment Analyst

Dennis Ly is a Senior Investment 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 2 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.

Mujahid Masood

Mujahid Masood

Associate Consultant
Mujahid Masood
Associate Consultant

Mujahid Masood is an Associate Consultant at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Mujahid worked in investment banking for six years at Raymond James Ltd., where he assisted corporate clients across multiple industries on mergers and acquisitions. Prior thereto, Mujahid worked with high-net-worth private clients at Foyston, Gordon & Payne.

Mujahid holds a Master of Finance from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, and a BCom (Hons. Finance) from York University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Outside of work he enjoys home improvement, volunteering for various causes, and traveling the world with his wife, Fatima.

Stefan Mitchell

Stefan Mitchell

Client Service Associate
Stefan Mitchell
Client Service Associate

Stefan Mitchell is a Client Service Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Stefan was an Analyst at Scotiabank Global Wholesale Operations Middle Office. He has also held various Client Services roles at Fidelity Investments and Dynamic Funds.

Stefan holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University.

Outside of the office, Stefan enjoys running, travel, reading, and trying new restaurants.

Tara Moreiko

Tara Moreiko

Family Office Associate
Tara Moreiko
Family Office Associate

Tara Moreiko is an Associate providing Family Office Services for client families.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Tara was a Manager at a Corporate Family Office where she provided financial planning services, tax and estate planning, as well as technical expertise in the areas of tax and financial reporting.  

Prior to that Tara worked at Scotiabank as a Senior Financial Planning Associate. Tara obtained her CFP in 2001; she has completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Investment Management Techniques course with the Canadian Securities Institute and is currently enrolled in The Law of Trusts with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  

Tara is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Halton, and a seniors-focused networking group.  Outside of work Tara enjoys spending her time volunteering with an animal rescue organization and reading.

Gabriel Morettin

Gabriel Morettin

Accounting & Finance Associate
Gabriel Morettin
Accounting & Finance Associate

Gabriel Morettin is an Accounting & Finance Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Gabriel worked as a Staff Accountant for Berg Chilling Systems where he maintained full cycle accounting, prepared month end reports, and assisted with year end audits. Prior to Berg Chilling Systems, he was a Staff Accountant with TPS Accounting Professional Corporation primarily focusing on compilations and the preparation of tax returns for small to medium sized corporations. Gabriel holds a Business Administration – Accounting Diploma from Sheridan College and a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Brock and is currently pursuing his CPA designation. Outside of work, Gabriel enjoys an active lifestyle such as hockey, cycling, tennis, and all things outdoors.

Cameron Piening

Cameron Piening

Senior Investment Analyst
Cameron Piening
Senior Investment Analyst

Cameron Piening is an Investment Analyst at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Cameron worked as an Investment Analyst at HSBC Alternative Investments Group in London. He was responsible for performing quantitative due diligence on hedge funds, in addition to assisting in the portfolio management of the open-ended commingled hedge fund offerings. Prior to that he was an Analyst on the Global Graduate Programme at HSBC Global Asset Management, gaining experience in Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Multi-Asset, and Corporate Strategy.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and is a CFA Level II Candidate. He also holds the Canadian Securities Course and Investment Management Certificates.

Outside of the office, Cameron enjoys cooking, travelling, and staying active through playing basketball, football, or running.

Jessica Quinn

Jessica Quinn

Business Development Associate
Jessica Quinn
Business Development Associate

Jessica Quinn is a Business Development Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Jessica obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from Dalhousie University. Through her program, she completed three co-op terms at Prime Quadrant and RBC.                                        

During her time at Dalhousie, Jessica was a member of the Women in Business Association and the Dalhousie Investment Society. She was also a mentor to younger students in their first year of the commerce program. Jessica has successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys going for walks and skiing, and is an avid reader.

Zarlasht Roeen

Zarlasht Roeen

Senior Client Service Associate
Zarlasht Roeen
Senior Client Service Associate

Zarlasht is a Senior Client Service Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Zarlasht worked in fund administration as a supervisor at Citco, and has several years of experience in investor relations and client service. She was responsible for investor requests, documents and communications, as well as training junior team members on providing optimal client service.

Zarlasht holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, reading and trying new restaurants.

Jonah Shinder

Jonah Shinder

Private Client Associate
Jonah Shinder
Private Client Associate

Jonah Shinder is a Private Client Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Jonah worked in the Toronto Audit Group at Ernst & Young as a Staff Accountant. Jonah has a strong background of financial reporting and taxation, having previously worked for both a midsize accounting firm and with Ernst & Young.

Jonah graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting. Jonah has also completed his Canadian Securities Course.

Outside of work, Jonah enjoys playing golf, hockey, rugby, and is a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan. Jonah also values the time he spends with his friends and family and enjoys travelling to new places.

Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith

Senior Operations Associate
Spencer Smith
Senior Operations Associate

Spencer Smith is a Senior Operations Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Spencer worked as a Banking and Investments Administrator in the Back Office of Cidel Bank & Trust Inc., working with Alternative Investments and Private Equity administration.

Spencer holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business from John Molson School of Business.

Spencer enjoys playing sports, mainly golf. He also enjoys reading, strategy games, and discovering new and intriguing things.

Tom Sutey

Tom Sutey

Associate Consultant
Tom Sutey
Associate Consultant

Tom Sutey is an Associate Consultant at Prime Quadrant

Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Tom was an Internal Wholesaler with CI Global Asset Management, one of Canada’s leading asset management firms. Tom was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with financial advisors by recommending investment strategies, marketing ideas and support to help them grow their business and present the best possible investment solutions to clients.

Tom holds a BA from the University of Guelph where he studied economics. He has also earned his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.

In Tom’s spare time he enjoys playing guitar, golfing, and snowboarding in the winter months.

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

Senior Private Client Associate
Janet Taylor
Senior Private Client Associate

Janet Taylor is a Senior Private Client Associate and Assistant to Jeremy Rosmarin, Principal and Managing Director.

Janet brings to Prime Quadrant over 25 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.

Nic Vangog

Nic Vangog

Senior Operations Associate
Nic Vangog
Senior Operations Associate

Nic Vangog is a Senior Operations 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.

Mariana Vargas

Mariana Vargas

Marketing & Communications Associate
Mariana Vargas
Marketing & Communications Associate

Mariana is a Marketing & Communications Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Mariana holds a BCom with a specialization in Marketing Management from Ryerson University. Through her program, she has completed 4 meaningful co-op work terms including one at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

Beyond these experiences, Mariana was an active member of her student body where she volunteered as a student mentor and provided marketing planning for a startup.

In her spare time, Mariana enjoys biking, reading, and trying out new restaurants.

Ciara Wang

Ciara Wang

Manager of Access Fund Operations
Ciara Wang
Manager of Access Fund Operations

Ciara Wang is the Manager of Access Fund Operations at Prime Quadrant. Prior to joining Prime Quadrant, Ciara worked as a senior associate at Apex Fund Services Canada. She brings a strong background in fund accounting and investor operations, having previously worked with large fund administrators, Apex and Citco, and has extensive experience in both hedge funds and private equity.

Ciara holds a Master’s Degree of Applied Economics from University of Windsor and a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ciara is a fitness enthusiast and loves spending time at the gym outside of work. She also plays badminton to stay active.

Alexandra Worth

Alexandra Worth

Client Service Associate
Alexandra Worth
Client Service Associate

Alexandra Worth is a Client Service Associate at Prime Quadrant.

Prior to joining PQ, Alexandra spent 5 years in client-facing roles at Ford and BMW where she built lasting relationships by always focusing on successful customer outcomes.

Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Management & Organizational Studies from Western University. She is fully bilingual and attended Université de Lausanne while living in Switzerland.

In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys playing piano, reading, snowboarding, hockey, and travelling.

Sofia Zuniga

Sofia Zuniga

Associate Consultant
Sofia Zuniga
Associate Consultant

Sofia Zuniga is an Associate Consultant 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.

Advisory Board

Richard Boxer

Richard Boxer

Advisory Board
Richard Boxer
Advisory Board

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.

Guy Burry

Guy Burry

Advisory Board
Guy Burry
Advisory Board

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.

Davee Gunn

Davee Gunn

Advisory Board
Davee Gunn
Advisory Board

Davee Gunn was a Senior Consultant at Prime Quadrant and is a veteran of the securities industry in Canada having held a number of senior executive positions over the past 30+ years.

Prior, Davee was President & CEO of Hahn Investment Stewards & Company Inc. (acquired by Industrial Alliance in 2012). Davee started her career in financial services 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.

Davee currently serves as a Director of the Prime Quadrant Foundation and on the Investment Committee for the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was a former 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.

Bill Moir

Bill Moir

Advisory Board
Bill Moir
Advisory Board

As Chief Brand and Marketing Officer Bill led the marketing & brand strategy for Tim Hortons for almost 25 years – January 1990/August 2014 – and played a key role in developing the brand to its iconic status in the Canadian market. He was responsible for the overall strategic brand planning and execution of the chain marketing programs; including national brand advertising, regional/local marketing, sponsorships and consumer research. In addition Bill was responsible for menu/product research and development, quality control, corporate communications, and corporate social responsibility.

In 1997, Bill was chosen as Marketer of the Year by Marketing Magazine. In 2005, US based Advertising Age selected Bill as one of the Top 10 Marketers World-wide; and in 2010 Strategy Magazine chose Tim Hortons as Brand of the Decade. In 2014 the Association of Canadian Advertisers selected Bill as its Gold Medal recipient.

In 2012 Bill was a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Prior to joining Tim Hortons, Bill gained extensive sales and marketing management experience with K-Tel, Shell Oil and Labatt Breweries.

In addition to his role as CMO, Bill was also President of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation from 2008 to 2015.

Bill sits on a number of for profit and not for profit Advisory Boards. And is the Chairman /Partner of a marketing agency called Upstream Content Creation.

Chiko Nanji

Chiko Nanji

Advisory Board
Chiko Nanji
Advisory Board

Chiko Nanji is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Metro Supply Chain Group. Metro operates approximately 45 logistics centers totaling in excess of 12mm sq. ft in North America and Europe and employs over six thousand people. Mr. Nanji is also Chairman of LDC Logistics Development Corporation, a leading real estate, development, and investment company.

Lionel Robins

Lionel Robins

Advisory Board
Lionel Robins
Advisory Board

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.

Ian Rosmarin

Ian Rosmarin

Chairman Emeritus
Ian Rosmarin
Chairman Emeritus

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.

David Schroeder

David Schroeder

Advisory Board
David Schroeder
Advisory Board

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 focuses on running his family office.

Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

Advisory Board
Brian Shaw
Advisory Board

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.

Walied Soliman

Walied Soliman

Advisory Board
Walied Soliman
Advisory Board

Walied Soliman is the Canadian chair of Norton Rose Fulbright. He is also co-chair of the Norton Rose Fulbright Canadian special situations team, which encompasses Canada’s leading hostile M&A, shareholder activism and complex reorganization transactions. Over the past several years, Mr. Soliman has been involved in almost every major proxy battle in Canada, acting for both issuers and activists. He is widely regarded as one of the leading special situations practitioners in Canada. In addition, his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance and structured products.

Mr. Soliman was the only lawyer recognized in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine Power 50 list for 2017; designated as a “Star Lawyer” by Acritas in 2017 for ranking in the top 28 lawyers globally (over 5,000 lawyers) as selected by a panel of over 3,000 senior in-house counsel; was ranked as a leading Canadian corporate lawyer by both Chambers Canada and Lexpert Canada since 2016; was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2014; ranked by Best Lawyers in Canada since 2013; and was ranked as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Canada by Lexpert magazine in 2009. Among other philanthropic endeavours, Mr. Soliman is a board member of the Toronto SickKids Hospital Foundation.

Larry Torkin

Larry Torkin

Advisory Board
Larry Torkin
Advisory Board

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.

Debbie Weinstein

Debbie Weinstein

Advisory Board
Debbie Weinstein
Advisory Board

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.