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Scott Lamacraft, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
Education: B.A., Economics, Queen's University, 1993; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 1999.
Experience: In the investment business since 1993; Mr. Lamacraft began at Sprott as a Research Associate, became a Research Analyst in 1994 and Director of Research in 1996. He was appointed as President of Sprott Securities in May 2000 and CEO in September of 2001.


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Jim Kofman
Vice Chairman
Education: B.Comm Queen's University, 1978; L.L.B. Queen's 1982, qualified solicitor in Ontario and in England & Wales.
Experience: Previously Vice Chairman and Managing Director of UBS Securities Canada and prior to that a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto and in London, England. A leading advisor on mergers & acquisitions and complex financings in Canada.


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Peter Charton
Vice Chairman, Managing Director Sales
Education: B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1986; MBA, University of Western Ontario 1993.
Experience: In the investment business since 1989; with Sprott Securities since 1997. Previously with CIBC Wood Gundy, Midland Walwyn and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.


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Jeff Kennedy, CA
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets and Operations
Education: B. Comm., McMaster University, 1981; Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1983.
Experience: In the investment business since 1987; with Cormark/Sprott Securities since 1998. Previously with Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon (Chief Financial Officer). Past Chairman, Capital Formula Subcommittee, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), member since 1999. Past Chairman, Financial Administrators Section of IIROC. Member Investment Banking Committee, Investment Industry Association of Canada.


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Susan Streeter, CFA
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer
Education: B.A., Dalhousie University, 1990; Graduate Business Studies Diploma, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1991; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 1997.
Experience: In the investment business since 1991; with Sprott Securities since 1999. Previously with TD Securities.


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Chris Roy, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Sales
Education: BBA with Distinction, Bishop's University, 1995; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 2000.
Experience: In the investment business since 1995; with Sprott Securities since 2000. Previously with Thornmark Asset Management and BPI Mutual Funds.


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Tim Foote
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Trading
Education: B.A Psychology, McGill University, 1991.
Experience: In the investment business since 1993. Previously spent 4 years on the buy side at FGP and Trimark Investments. Spent the last 9 years a a sell side trader at Merrill Lynch and most recently as a Managing Director at CIBC World Markets.


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Chris Shaw
Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking
Education: B.Comm., Honours, Queen's University School of Business, 2005.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2008. Previously worked at Desjardins Securties Inc. in Toronto (Investment Banking) and Westwind Partners Inc. in Calgary (Energy Investment Banking).


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Jeff Fenwick, M.Phil, MBA
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Research
Education: Hons. BA, University of Guelph, 1996; M.Phil., University of Cambridge (U.K.), 1997; MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2004.
Experience: Joined Sprott in 2006. Previously with CIBC World Markets (Commercial Banking) and Purolator Courier (Strategy & Corporate Development).


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Meny Grauman, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Research
Education: Hons. BA, (Economics and Medieval History) University of Toronto, 2001; Master of Arts (Financial Economics), 2003. CFA Charter in 2008.
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in 2013. Previously with CIBC World Markets, Scotia Capital and the Bank of Canada.


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Research

Amir Arif, CFA
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Oil & Gas
Education: BSc in Petroleum Engineering with Distinction, University of Alberta, 1994; MBA Finance, University of Calgary, 1999; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 1999.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2014. Previous investment experience with Stifel, Friedman Billings Ramsey, and Waterous Securities. Previous engineering experience with Fletcher Challenge, Koch Exploration, and Norcen Energy.


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Tyron Breytenbach, P.Geo
Director, Institutional Equity Research
Mining
Education: BSc (Hons) Geology, University of Johannesburg, 2004.
Experience: Mr. Breytenbach joined Cormark Securities in May 2012. Previously with Detour Gold, Forbes Manhattan and Liberty Mines.


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Mark Deriet, CFA, CMT, MA Economics
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Quantitative & Technical Analysis
Education: B.Comm, University of Toronto, 1993; M.A. Economics, University of Ottawa, 1995; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 1998; Chartered Market Technician, CMT, 2004.
Experience: In the investment business since 1996; with Sprott Securities since 2006. Previously with Scotia Cassels Investment Counsel since 1999.


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Gavin Fairweather, CFA
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Technology
Education: BComm, Finance, Dalhousie University, 2009, CFA.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2012. Previously worked in the institutional sales group at TD Asset Management.


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Tania Gonsalves
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Healthcare
Education: B.Sc. (High Honours, Molecular Biology), University of Toronto, 2010; CFA Charter in 2016.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2016 as a Financial Services Research Associate. Previously with Raymond James Ltd. in Institutional Sales and Gavin Management Group as an Investment Analyst.


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Richard Gray, CFA
Director, Institutional Equity Research
Mining
Education: B.A.Sc. (Geological Engineering) University of Toronto, 1997; CFA Charter in 2004.
Experience: In the investment business since 1997; joined Cormark Securities in January 2010. Previously with Scotia Capital, Westwind Partners and Blackmont Capital covering the gold sector.


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Stefan Ioannou, Ph.D.
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Mining
Education: BASc (Mining Engineering) University of Toronto, 1998; PhD (Economic Geology) University of Toronto, 2004.
Experience: Joined Cormark in December 2016. Previously in Equity Research with Haywood Securities since 2003 (base metals analyst since 2006), and prior to that worked as an exploration geologist in Nevada and throughout the Canadian Shield.


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Maggie MacDougall
Director, Institutional Equity Research
Diversified Industries
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, St. Francis Xavier University, 2004.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2009 as a Special Situations Research Associate. Previously with Goodman & Company Investment Council as an Analyst.


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David McFadgen, CFA
Director, Institutional Equity Research
Communications, Gaming & Cryptocurrency
Education: HBA, University of Western Ontario, 1988 CFA, 1994
Experience: In the investment business since 1994; joined Sprott Securities in January 2003. Previously with National Bank Financial, HSBC Securities (Canada), Griffiths McBurney & Partners and Marleau Lemire.


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Kyle McPhee, CFA
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Consumer Products & Agriculture
Education: BComm. (Honours), Queen's University, 2007; Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2011. Previously with NCP Northland Capital Partners in Equity Research and Scotia Capital in Investment Banking.


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Jesse Pytlak, CFA
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Cannabis
Education: B.Comm (Hons), McMaster University, 2007; MFin, Queen's University School of Business, 2013.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2013. Previously with Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners and State Street.


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Garett Ursu, CFA
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Oil & Gas
Education: B. Comm., University of Calgary, 1997; Chartered Financial Analyst, AIMR, 2001.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2008. In the investment business since 1997; previously with Origin Capital Management Ltd., Raymond James Ltd. and FirstEnergy Capital Corp.


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Brent Watson
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Oil & Gas
Education: B.A., University of Calgary, 1998.
Experience: In the investment business since 1998; with Sprott Securities since 2001. Previously with Peters & Company Limited and Nexen Inc.


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MacMurray Whale, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Analyst, Institutional Equity Research
Industrial Technology
Education: B.A.Sc. University of Toronto, 1990; S.M. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA 1992; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1997; Diplome en Gestion (MBA), College des Ingenieurs, Paris, France; P.Eng., APEGBC, 2001.
Experience: In the investment business since 2001; joined Sprott Securities in February 2004, previously with National Bank Financial; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, 1998-2001.


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Institutional Sales

Brady Griffin, CFA
Director, Institutional Equity Sales
Education: B.A. (Honours) University of Western Ontario, 1992.
Experience: Started with CT Securities in 1996 and worked with Octagon Capital, before joining Sprott Securities in 2003.


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Keegan McCormick
Institutional Equity Sales
Education: B. Comm. with Honors, specialization in Finance, University of Ottawa, 2007.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2014. Previously with National Bank Financial as an Associate Analyst in Equity Research covering Special Situations since 2010. Previously with London Life.


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Ryan O'Flanagan, CFA
Institutional Equity Sales
Education: B.A Biology, Colby College, 2006, Minor in Administrative Science. Completed level 3 of CFA.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2009. Previously with State Street Global Markets Canada.


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Wayne Phipps, CFA
Institutional Equity Sales
Education: B.A. University of Western Ontario; MBA Schulich School of Business, York University 1999.
Experience: Joined Cormark in Feb 2013. Previously spent 6 years with CIBC in Institutional Equity Sales. Prior to that worked at Clarus Securities and LOM.


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Laurenn Russell, CFA
Institutional Equity Sales
Education: B.Comm, Royal Roads University, 2008; Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2018. Previously with Teck Resources (Business Development) and Dundee Securities (Mining Equity Research).


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Jennifer Samarzija, MBA
Institutional Equity Sales
Education: B. Arts (Honours) in Business Administration, University of Western Ontario, 1996; Masters of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario, 2000.
Experience: Previously with CIBC World Markets (Equity Sales); CIBC (Investment Banking; Corporate Strategy; Investor Relations) and A.T. Kearney Ltd. (Management Consulting).


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Jeff Shanta
Institutional Equity Sales
Education: Education HBSc, University of Toronto, 1997; MBA, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 2007.
Experience: Capital markets experience in structured finance and project finance since 1997; Previously with Northern Securities and NCP Northland Capital Partners.


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Kevin Williams, MBA
Director, Institutional Equity Sales
Education: B. Arts (Honours) in Business Administration, University of Western Ontario, 1996; Masters of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario, 2001.
Experience: In the investment business since 1996; with Sprott Securities since 2001. Previously with J.P. Morgan and First Marathon Securities.


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Natalie Wright
Institutional Equity Sales
Education: HBA, University of Toronto, 2006.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2011. Previously with Canaccord Genuity, Assante Capital Management and Assante Wealth Management.


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Institutional Trading

Jay Bakker
Institutional Equity Trading
Education: Diploma in Business Administration, Sheridan College, 1996.
Experience: In the investment business since 1996, with Sprott Securities since 2001. Previously with Great West Life Investment Management.


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Mathieu Capozzo
Institutional Equity Trading
Education: Diploma in Social Science, Centennial College, 2003.
Experience: In the investment business since 2004, with Cormark Securities Inc since 2010. Previously with Mackie Research Capital and Canaccord Adams.


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Jonathan Hill
Institutional Equity Trading
Education: BAH Economics Queen's University, 2003
Experience: Previously with Paradigm Capital, most recently Managing Director, Trading


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John Lambert
Institutional Equity Trading
Education: B.A. Economics, Bishop's University, 1995.
Experience: In the investment business since 1996. Previously with CIBC World Markets and TD Securities.


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Sean McCowan, CFA
Director, Institutional Equity Trading
Education: B.A Economics/Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, 1992; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 2001.
Experience: In the investment business since 1994, previously with J. Zechner Associates before joining Newcrest Capital (an investment dealer acquired by TD Securities in 2000) for 5 years as an institutional equity trader. Spent 2000-2007 at TD Securities, most recently as Managing Director, Institutional Equities.


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Investment Banking

James Austen
Director, Investment Banking
Education: BA (Hons.) from York University, 2008; MBA from Queen's University School of Business, 2013.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2016. Previously worked in Investment Banking and Institutional Equity Sales at Dundee Capital Markets.


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Alfred Avanessy, CFA, LL.B.
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Education: J.D., University of Toronto, 2003, qualified in Ontario and New York; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 2007.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2016 after 10 years at GMP Securities in Toronto (Investment Banking). Previously a Corporate Securities lawyer at Torys LLP.


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Ian Colterjohn, MBA
Vice President, Investment Banking
Education: MBA, Schulich School of Business (York University), 2012; BMOS (Finance and Accounting), Western University, 2009
Experience: Joined Cormark in July 2018 after spending 4+ years working with the Mining Investment Banking team at Raymond James Ltd. in Toronto.


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Dion Degrand, CA, CFA
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta, 1995; Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, 1998; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 2002.
Experience: In the investment business since 2000; joined Cormark in 2009. Most recently, Mr. Degrand was Director, Oil and Gas Investment Banking with National Bank Financial Inc. and prior thereto with Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Goldman Sachs and Peters & Co. Ltd.


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Michael Flynn, CA
Vice President, Investment Banking
Education: B.Comm. (Hons.), Queen's University School of Business, 2010.
Experience: Joined Cormark in May 2013. Previously a Senior Accountant with KPMG LLP's Energy and Natural Resources audit practice in Toronto.


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Ryan Mooney, P.Eng., CFA
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Education: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering with a Specialization in Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, 2008; Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), APEGA, 2013; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute, 2014.
Experience: In the investment business since 2008; joined Cormark in 2016. Most recently, Mr. Mooney was a Director, Energy Specialist, Capital Markets with Dundee Capital Markets and National Bank Financial, and prior thereto an Energy Research Analyst with National Bank Financial. Mr. Mooney worked previously in Energy Research at Macquarie Capital Markets, Private Equity at KERN Partners and in Exploitation Engineering at Devon Canada. Ryan previously received the Brendan Wood TopGun Sales Professional award, and was historically ranked as a Research Analyst.


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Paul Nieznalski, MBA
Director, Investment Banking
Education: M.B.A., Richard Ivey School of Business, 2009; B.Comm, University of Toronto, 2005.
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in 2009. Previously an Associate with Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. in Toronto(Investment Banking).


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David Sadowski
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Mining
Education: B.Sc. Geology, University of British Columbia, 2006
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in June, 2016 after eight years at Raymond James as a top ranked Equity Research Analyst (Mining). Previously with Abacus Mining & Exploration.


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Darren Wallace, CFA
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Education: Honors Business Administration, University Of Western Ontario - Ivey School of Business, 1993; Chartered Financial Analyst, Association for Investment Management and Research, 1998.
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in 2001. Experience working at other independent investment dealers; started investment banking career in 1994.


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Associates

Jay Brown
Analyst, Investment Banking
Education: Honors Business Administration, Ivey Business School, Western University, 2017
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in September 2017. Previously a summer associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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Mark Chiang
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Diversified Industries, Industrial Technology & Alternative Energy
Education: Honours BBA (Finance) & Honours BA Financial Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2018
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2018. Completed internships as an equity analyst at CI Investments and as an equity research associate at Gluskin Sheff + Associates


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Siddhant Dilawari
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Communications, Gaming & Cryptocurrency
Education: BBA (Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2016
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in May 2018. Previously worked as an Analyst at Accenture


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Nicolas Dion, CFA, M.Sc.
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Mining
Education: BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013; M.Sc. (Finance), Queen's University School of Business, 2014; Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute, 2017
Experience: Joined Cormark in July 2017. Previously an associate analyst at Hamilton Capital Partners. Prior to that had internships at TD Securities and Waratah Advisors.


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Steve Dobbin, CPA
Analyst, Investment Banking
Education: BBA. (Accounting) with Distinction, Okanagan College, 2015; Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA Western School of Business, 2018.
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in June 2018. Previously a Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCooper’s assurance group.


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Warren Duncan, CPA, CA
Associate, Investment Banking
Education: B.Comm. (Hons.), Queen's University School of Business, 2012.
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in July 2016. Previously with Ernst & Young LLP in audit and transaction advisory services.


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Sam Fraser
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Cannabis
Education: Bachelor of Arts (Queen’s University), Economics, 2017. CFA Level II Candidate.
Experience: Joined Cormark in October 2018. Previously worked as a Research Analyst at Scotiabank Economics.


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Alex Hunchak, P.Geo
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Mining
Education: B.Sc. (Hons) (Geological Sciences) University of Saskatchewan, 2012
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in October 2017 after 5 years with De Beers - Exploration Canada. Previously worked at Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.


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Joo Ho Kim
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Financial Services
Education: HBSc (McMaster University), 2009; MMPA (University of Toronto), 2012
Experience: Joined Cormark in September 2017. Previously with TD in the rotational program and KPMG in financial services audit.


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Matthew Liberman
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Financial Services
Education: BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2017, CFA Level II Candidate
Experience: Joined Cormark in May 2018. Previously worked as a Co-op Analyst at BMO Capital Markets, Gluskin Sheff + Associates and AIG


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Yakun Liu, M.Sc.
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Mining
Education: Hon.B.Sc. (Geology) University of Toronto, 2013; M.Sc. (Economic Geology) University of Toronto, 2014.
Experience: Joined Cormark in March 2017. Previously worked as an exploration and mining geologist with De Beers Canada.


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Alex MacIsaac
Analyst, Investment Banking
Mining
Education: BASc (Civil Engineering), University of Windsor, 2013; MBA, University of Windsor, 2015
Experience: Joined Cormark in April 2018. Previously an Equity Research Associate covering metals and mining at Industrial Alliance Securities.


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Adrian Mok, P.Eng., CFA
Associate, Investment Banking
Education: Bachelors of Engineering, University of Victoria, 2008; Professional Engineer, APEGA; Chartered Financial Analyst.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2015. Previously with Baker Hughes Canada and TransAlta Corporation.


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Michael Mueller
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Oil & Gas
Education: Bachelor of Science, Geology, University of Regina
Experience: Joined Cormark in November 2017. Previously a wellsite geologist with experience throughout Western Canada.


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James Neal-Ellis
Associate, Investment Banking
Mining
Education: Honours in Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2016.
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in April 2016. Previously a summer analyst at CIBC World Markets.


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David Ocampo
Associate, Institutional Equity Research
Transportation & Industrial Products
Education: BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2011; Has passed all three levels of the CFA program.
Experience: Joined Cormark in June 2015. Previously with Gavin Management Group as an Investment Analyst.


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Alexa Quint
Analyst, Investment Banking
Education: B.Comm. (Hons.), Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, 2018
Experience: Joined Cormark in June 2018. Previously a summer analyst at Cpoint Capital.


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Olga Rechytska
Analyst, Investment Banking
Education: B.Comm. (Finance) with Distinction, University of Calgary, 2017
Experience: Joined Cormark Securities in June 2018. Previously an Investment Banking Analyst with Peters & Co. Limited’s corporate finance team.


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Pearce Wildi
Associate, Investment Banking
Education: B.Comm. (Hons.), Queen's University School of Business, 2016
Experience: Joined Cormark in August 2016. Previously a summer analyst at Picton Mahoney Asset Management and CIBC World Markets.


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Operations

Julie Eisenstat
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer
Education: BBA, York University, 1987; MBA, Queen’s University, 1991.
Experience: Joined Cormark in 2018 with more than 20 years as a compliance professional in the financial services industry. Previously held CCO roles with RBC Capital Markets, National Bank Financial, Westwind Partners Inc. and Wells Fargo Canada.


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Karly Healey, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Education: Honors in Business Administration (HBA), Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 2001; Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Ontario, 2003.
Experience: In the investment business with Sprott/Cormark since 2005. Elected representative on the Capital Formula Subcommittee, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Previously with Ernst & Young LLP.


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