David joined the firm in 2020, bringing over 30 years of industry experience. He is responsible for all Capital Markets functions across Equities, Fixed Income and FX, including Research, Sales & Trading, Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets, as well as coverage on major clients.
David has held key leadership roles at several organizations. Before joining iA Capital Markets, he was Vice-Chairman of Echelon Wealth Partners, where he helped manage the firm’s growing investment banking division. Prior to Echelon, David was a founder and Vice-Chairman of Dundee Securities, where he managed the firm’s investment banking and capital markets activities for more than 15 years. During this period, he was directly responsible for managing more than $18 billion of equity financing, focused primarily in the resource and real estate sectors, and for initiating approximately 50 significant M&A initiatives involving both domestic and international organizations and investors. In addition, David helped launch a number of structured products that have provided attractive returns for participating retail investors.
David began his financial career with the National Energy Board of Canada in Ottawa. He later joined Amoco Production Company and held progressively senior positions in the organization’s Calgary, Houston and Chicago offices, during which he played key roles in the company’s global M&A division. Following the sale of Amoco to BP Petroleum, David returned to Canada as an investment banker with Midland Doherty.
David earned a B.A. (Economics) and MBA from the University of Manitoba, and has held a number of board and audit committee positions with NYSE- and TSX-listed companies.