John’s primary goal is to lead a management team dedicated to ensuring superior outcomes for the capital raising, trading and wealth management needs of the firm’s institutional and retail clients.
He has extensive experience in the development and integration of business processes and tools, focusing on execution and client experience, as well as in providing trade execution, clearing and custody services to introducing brokers and independent portfolio management firms. Over the course of his more than 25 years in the industry, John has worked with various small- and mid-sized companies, helping them develop strategy, achieve operational efficiency and realize business objectives.
John was previously Senior Vice-President of Qtrade Financial Group, which provides wealth management services to the retail public and customers of hundreds of financial institutions. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Penson Financial Services Canada, which was Canada’s largest clearing firm, providing trade execution, clearing, and back office services to over 100 corporate clients. John has also held management roles at TD Waterhouse Institutional Services.
John is a CFA charterholder and earned a B.A. in Economics from York University. He is a member of the board of directors at Invisor Financial Inc. and Forstrong Global Asset Management Inc.