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Bill’s Buzz October 2020 Moves

October 1, 2020  

Cormark Securities actioned it’s long planned succession strategy promoting Chris Shaw to CEO this week as Scott Lamacraft becomes Executive Chair after 20 years at the helm.

Jay D’Souza joins Agentis Capital in Toronto as a Director from National Bank of Canada.

A number of moves at ATB Capital Markets this week. Kerk Hilton will become Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales & Trading, previously Co-head. Chris Petrow was promoted to Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales, and David Parsons will be joining from Canaccord as a Managing Director, Institutional Sales out of Toronto.

Dream has appointed Deborah Starkman CFO from GMP Capital.

iA Securities hires Frederic Blondeau in Montreal as Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst, Real Estate and REITs from Echelon Wealth Partners where he was Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Research.

FrontWell Capital Partners hires the following:

·  Aubrie De Sylva as Vice President, Originations. Aubrie was previously Senior Vice President at BAML;

·  Kevin Freer as Vice President, Underwriting and Portfolio Management from Wells Fargo where he was Vice President; and

·  Andrew Isaac as Assistant Vice President, Underwriting and Portfolio Management from Dream where he was Manager, Debt – Real Estate Finance.

Raveel Afzaal is now President of Next Hydrogen. Raveel was previously Director, Equity Research Analyst at Canaccord Genuity.

Waratah Capital Advisors appoints Michael Ceccarelli Executive Vice President. Michael was previously Managing Director, Client Wealth Management at Gluskin Sheff + Associates.

In Montreal, Etienne Durocher-Dumais joins Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec as a Senior Analyst, Consumer. Etienne was most recently a Portfolio Manager, Asian Markets at Hexavest.

Also in Montreal, SNC-Lavalin hires Investor Relations Senior Analyst, Catherine Brunet from Gildan where she was an Analyst, Corporate Development.

White Star Capital hires recent grad, Ryan Chiu as a Venture Capital Analyst.

Recent grad, Jack Heinzl, joins Barclays as an Investment Banking Analyst, DIG.

Fort Capital hires Thunderstone Capital’s Founder and President, Brian Petersen, as Managing Partner in Calgary, joined by Roman Shcherbakov, previously an Associate at Thunderstone Capital. And joining in Toronto are Derek Webb as Managing Partner, Capital Markets Advisory and Martin Hubbes as Senior Advisor, Alternative Investments.

Connor Teskey has been appointed CEO of Brookfield Renewable Partners, replacing Sachin Shah who is now CIO for Brookfield Asset Management.

Former Canaccord Genuity Managing Director – Global Head of Energy Sales, Simon Akit, joins Echelon Capital Markets as Head of Institutional Sales & Trading.

Also previously with Canaccord, Neil Duffy joins Corner Pocket Consulting as CEO. Neil was previously Managing Director, Investment Banking in Calgary.

Sam Lee joins NorthIsle Copper and Gold as CEO. Previously, Sam was Managing Director, Investment Banking, Mining at CIBC World Markets in Vancouver.

IMCO hires Tony Algar as COO from CPP Investment Board where he was Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations.

Ian Bateman joins LaurelCrest Partners as Head of Investor Relations from Lynwood Capital Management.

Recent grad, Harry Marshall, joins ATB Financial as an Investment Banking Analyst.

Carlo Di Girolamo, previously an Executive Director at Moelis & Company in New York, has joined Desjardins Capital Markets as Managing Director, Private Capital Advisory & Restructuring in Toronto.

Mike Lorimer and Doug Loe join Leede Jones Gable in Toronto to head up Healthcare and Biotechnology Investment Banking and Research from Echelon Wealth Partners.

In Vancouver, CIBC Capital Markets hires Investment Banking Analyst, Paul Hans, from Gravitas Securities.

Joining Gravitas Securities is Joshua Wong as a Senior Analyst, Global Investment Banking from Scotiabank where he was an Investment Banking Analyst, Global Mining & Metals, and recent grad, Gary Sidhu, as an Investment Banking Analyst.

DIF Capital Partners hires Cameron Santoni as an Associate from BMO Capital Markets where he was an Investment Banking Associate, Infrastructure & Project Finance.

Laurentian Bank of Canada has appointed Rania Llewellyn CEO. Rania most was most recently Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments at Scotiabank.

Jamie Riff joins Mackie Research Capital as Director, Equity Sales. Jamie was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development at Indiva.

Joining Cormark Securities’ Institutional Equity Sales desk is Dallas Clancy, most recently an Investment Banking Associate at Haywood Securities.

Recent grad, Thomas Tran, joins Canaccord Genuity – Global Capital Markets as an Analyst, Investment Banking, Metals & Mining.

First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust appointed Neil Downey as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategies & CFO. Neil was Managing Director covering Canadian real estate and Associate Director of Canadian Research at RBC Capital Markets.

Silicon Valley Bank appoints Caterina Papadakos Director of Technology Banking, Western Canada. Previously, Caterina was Director, Venture Debt Deal Origination at Espresso Capital.

RBC has appointed Jonathan Hunter Head of Global Markets, previously Global Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities. Jonathan is replacing Mike Bowick who is retiring.

Fonds de Solidarité FTQ names Christian Brosseau Vice President, Investment, Strategic Capital, Energy and Environment. Previously, Christian was Executive Project Director/Corporate Development at Solargise Canada Inc.

Christian Sgro joins Mackie Research as a Technology Analyst. Christian was previously an Equity Research Associate, Technology at Canaccord Genuity.

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