Our Team

Our Team

"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity"

– Douglas Adams
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AllBoard of DirectorsOperations Finance & AdministrationExecutive TeamInvestment Management & ResearchInvestment Counselling

Independent Director

Richard Boxer

Richard Boxer has been associated with Manitou since 1999 as an investor and a director. He obtained a BA from Queen’s University, an MBA from York University and is a CPA, CA. Richard has extensive business experience, as both an owner-operator and an investor. He began his career working in the manufacturing sector for 15 years. Following that, and over the past 20 years, he has served as president of Buckingham Capital Corporation, a company that invests in early stage Canadian businesses. Richard has served on the Boards of various public and not-for profit companies including CDI Education, Alarm Force Industries, International Pursuit Corp., the Toronto Public Library, Toronto Rehab Hospital and the Canadian Paraplegic Association. He is currently Chair of the Mount Pleasant Group of companies.

Direct Line: 416.214.1413
Email: [email protected]

VP Client Service & Business Development

B.C. Douglas

Bryce C. Douglas joined Manitou in 2013 and is a Vice-President of Client Service and Business Development.  He has been in financial services for 26 years in both New York and Toronto.  Most recently, he was a partner at Genuity Capital Markets where he helped found the New York office and build the US sales and trading operation.  Prior to that, he held several roles at TD Newcrest, the last of which was Managing Director in institutional equities.  Bryce attended McGill University, studying economics and has held several securities licenses, including the US Series 24, Series 55, Series 7 and Series 63, as well as the Partners, Directors and Officers in Canada.

Direct Line: 416.628.6946
Email: [email protected]

President

Mark Gaskin

Mark Gaskin joined Manitou in 2009 and serves as President and Chairman, in addition to supporting the firm’s research and portfolio management activities.  Mark co-founded Cranston, Gaskin, O’Reilly & Vernon Investment Counsel in 1995 and retired in July 2008. Prior to working at CGOV, Mark spent approximately five years as a partner and Vice-President of Beutel, Goodman & Company.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has been a board member and trustee of several charitable organizations and private companies including Branksome Hall, The Appleby College Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association, Consolidated Energy Solutions and Canadian General Tower Limited.  He presently serves on the Board of Governors of Appleby College.

Direct Line: 416.628.6512
Email: [email protected]

Investment Analyst

Michael James

Michael James joined Manitou in 2016 as an Investment Analyst. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and History from the University of Toronto followed by an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto.  Prior to joining Manitou, Michael completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst exams and is qualified to receive the CFA designation after having completed four years of financial services employment.

Direct Line: 416.628.6501
Email: [email protected]

Operations Administrator

Daniel Lung

Daniel Lung joined Manitou in 2018 as an Operations Administrator.  Prior to joining the firm Daniel graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University in 2018. Daniel also spent twelve months supporting the Operations team at CGOV Asset Management (subsequently acquired by Fiera Capital) from September 2016 to September 2017 as part of McMaster’s co-op program. Daniel is a candidate for Level 3 CFA in June 2021.

Direct Line: 416.628.6520
Email: [email protected]

EVP, Director of Investment Management & Research

Alanna Marshall

Alanna Marshall joined Manitou in 2016 as Director of Investment Management and Research.  Alanna’s primary responsibilities are leading Manitou’s Research Team as well as managing the research process and priorities while also delivering specific company research reports.  She is a Portfolio Manager involved in the management of all Manitou Mandates, particularly the International and Global funds.  Alanna is also a member of Manitou’s Executive Team.  Prior to joining Manitou, Alanna spent 20 years at Sprucegrove Investment Management serving in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility; most recently as Director of Research and Portfolio Manager.  Alanna graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, followed by a MBA (Finance) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona.  Alanna is a CFA charterholder.

Direct Line: 416.628.6511
Email: [email protected]

EVP Operations & Fund Administration

James Meadows

James Meadows joined Manitou in 2015 and is Manitou’s Executive Vice-President of Operations and Fund Administration. He began his career at Ernst & Young LLP in 1996 and qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA in 1999. He spent 8 years at Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. where he focused on operations, compliance and fund accounting including serving as Vice President, responsible for the Canadian operations. James spent 4 years at AGF Investment Inc. as Vice President of Investment Administration conducting investment management analytics, quality assurance and best practices. James received his Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. He currently sits on the Board at United Way Toronto and York Region.

Direct Line: 416.628.6522
Email: [email protected]

VP Client Service & Administration

Kathy Moodie

Kathy Moodie joined Manitou in 2001 and is Vice-President of Client Service and Administration.  Kathy also assists clients with all administrative matters relating to their accounts.  Prior to Manitou, she was manager of sales at Maxxum Financial Corporation.  A graduate of Queen’s University with a degree in mathematics and economics, Kathy is also a Certified Financial Planner and has obtained the Chartered Investment Manager and Personal Financial Planner designations.

Direct Line: 416.628.6541
Email: [email protected]

VP, Investment Analyst & Portfolio Manager

Van-Khanh Nguyen

Van-Khanh Nguyen joined Manitou in 2012. Van-Khanh supports the research team as an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Manitou, Van-Khanh spent three years as a Research Analyst at Bonavista Asset Management covering North American equities. Prior to her employment at Bonavista, Van-Khanh spent five years at AIC Investment Services, where she held Analyst and Portfolio Management positions on international equity mandates. Van-Khanh graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, followed by an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto. Van-Khanh is a CFA charterholder.

Direct Line: 416.628.6516
Email: [email protected]

CFO, CCO & Corporate Secretary

Debbie O’Reilly

Debbie O’Reilly is Manitou’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Debbie is also an Associate Investment Counsellor working with clients to customize portfolios that reflect both their return objectives and risk tolerance levels. Before joining Manitou in 2001, Debbie served as Chief Financial Officer of Financial Concepts Group and Chief Operating Officer of 20/20 Funds. Debbie is a CPA, CA and a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Direct Line: 416.628.6523
Email: [email protected]

Manager Client Services & Administration

Linda Pinheiro

Linda Pinheiro joined Manitou in 2013 and serves as Manager of Client Services and Administration. She is a key member of Manitou’s client team, coordinating all forms of client reporting—from written quarterly reviews to our website. Prior to joining Manitou, Linda ran the office of a professional practice. She is a graduate of Ryerson University, holding a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science, Project Management.

Direct Line: 416.628.6518
Email: [email protected]

VP & Investment Counsellor

John Platt

John Platt joined Manitou in 2016 and is a Vice-President and Investment Counsellor. Prior to joining Manitou he was a principal at HighView Financial Group for eight years and prior to that John held a senior management position in BMO Nesbitt Burns’ Private Client Group. John is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University and holds the Chartered Investment Management (CIM) designation. John is also very active in his community serving on the boards of a number of charitable organizations. He currently serves as the Chair of the Appleby College Foundation and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), is a member of the Finance Committee of The Lighthouse (Program for Grieving Children) and is a trustee for the Knox Church of Oakville’s Legacy Fund.

Direct Line: 416.628.6514
Email: [email protected]

SVP & Investment Counsellor

Talia Rovinski

Talia Rovinski joined Manitou in 2005 and is Senior Vice-President and Investment Counsellor.  Talia works with clients to customize portfolios that reflect their overall return objectives, cash flow needs, and risk tolerance levels. Prior to Manitou, Talia spent a number of years at TD Bank, the last seven of which were at TD Private Investment Counsel.  She holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from McGill University and an MBA from York University.  Talia has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and has obtained the Chartered Investment Manager designation. Talia is currently on the board of The Toronto Jewish Film Foundation.

Direct Line: 416.628.6519
Email: [email protected]

Research Associate

Nate Salzman

Nate Salzman joined Manitou in July 2018 as a Research Associate.  In 2011, prior to attending Queen’s University where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in April 2018, Nate co-founded and actively managed a team of up to 15 employees at A+ Window Cleaning, a sales and marketing business based in Toronto.  He sold his stake in 2014 to focus on his studies. Nate is a candidate for Level 3 CFA in June 2021.

Direct Line: 437.317.5492
Email: nsa[email protected]

Co-Founder, Independent Director

Steve Scotchmer

Steve Scotchmer is a co-founder and Director of Manitou and was the original lead manager of the Manitou Global Equity Fund. In addition to sitting on Manitou’s Board, Steve is an ex-officio member of our Research Group. With a degree in Engineering from Queen’s University, Steve has extensive experience as a business executive, owner-operator and investor. From 1982 to 1987, he served as President of Bay Mills Ltd., a former TSX-listed company that was sold in 1987. Steve has served on the Boards of such publicly traded companies as Cognos and Gennum Corporation. In addition to Manitou, he currently serves on the Board of Constellation Software Inc.

Direct Line: 416.628.6517
Email: [email protected]

Investment Analyst

Pravin Subramanian

Pravin Subramanian joined Manitou in June 2018 as an Investment Analyst after having completed an internship at Manitou during the summer of 2017.  Pravin graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Dubai with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2011.  His work experience includes employment at DCL Engineering first as a Controls Engineer from 2012 to 2014 and then as a Project Engineer from 2014 to 2016.  Pravin completed an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in 2018. Pravin is a candidate for Level 3 CFA in June 2021. 

Direct Line: 437.317.5483
Email: [email protected]

SVP, Investment Analyst & Portfolio Strategist

Sean Yuile

Sean Yuile joined Manitou in 2005 as an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager for North American equities.  He left the firm in late 2014 to join Cumberland Private Wealth, where he was a Portfolio Manager, conducting research on Canadian and select US equities.  He rejoined Manitou in 2019 as an Investment Analyst and Senior Vice-President of Institutional Client Service.  Prior to Manitou, Sean spent nine years at TD Private Investment Counsel as a Senior Portfolio Manager.  Sean earned a Bachelor degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA charterholder.

Direct Line: 416.628.6513
Email: [email protected]

Investment Counsellor & Analyst

Joanna Wolff

Joanna Wolff joined Manitou in 2020.  Joanna is an Investment Counsellor and supports the Research Team as an Investment Analyst.  Prior to joining Manitou, Joanna spent eight years at Fairbank Investment Management Limited followed by one year at Patient Capital Management.  Joanna was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst.  She conducted equity research across various industries and worked closely with a significant number of clients.  In addition to her investment management experience, Joanna spent three years at Clarity Systems as a Project Manager responsible for implementing accounting software solutions.  Joanna graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering, the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University with an MBA and is a CFA charterholder.

Direct Line: 416.628.6521
Email: [email protected]

Consultant

Dean Prodan

Dean Prodan became a consultant to Manitou in January of 2017.  He is the Director, Priviti Capital Corp. and President of Jowidana Hotels Ltd. (Hyatt Regency Calgary).  Currently he has board positions on several private companies including Chair of the Board for CoolIt Systems Inc., Jowidana Hotels Ltd., Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges Ltd. and Castle Mountain Resort. Also active on the Advisory Board of Priviti Capital Corp.  Other board and volunteer activities in the not-for-profit sector include a current position as a Director of The Palix Foundation, Chair and Director of The Calgary Arts Foundation, a Director of the Calgary Stampede Foundation, member of the Investment Committee for the Max Bell Foundation, a member of the Alberta Regional Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as well a member of the NCC Endowment Investment Committee.

Investment Analyst

Stuart Baker

Stuart Baker joined Manitou in 2021 as an Investment Analyst. Stuart graduated from Queen’s University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. His work experience includes employment at Smith + Andersen Consulting Engineers as a Mechanical Design Consultant from 2017 to 2019. Stuart completed an MBA with a specialization in finance from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in 2020.

Direct Line: 647.646.9616
Email: [email protected]