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The Toronto Chapter was founded in 2006 by Richard Lam and Daniel Forest. Over the years, the Toronto Chapter has hosted distinguished speakers such as: Michael Lee-Chin, founder and Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc.; Calvin McDonald, Former-President and CEO of Sears; Tony Fell, Former Chairman of RBC Capital Markets; and Michael Wilson, Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada.

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Paul McKinlay (Co-President)

Paul is a Business Development Manager for Wellington Financial LP, a specialty private venture finance fund. He is a CFA and CAIA Charter holder and is a Bachelor of Commerce from Ted Rogers School of Management from Ryerson University.

Ronan O’Keane (Co-President)

Ronan is a private equity professional at OMERS Private Equity. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean’s List) from Queen’s University.

Jeremy Abitbol

Jeremy Abitbol is an Analyst at Gluskin Sheff & Associates working with the Client Wealth Management team, a member of the Firm's Asset Mix team and a registered Associate Portfolio Manager. Mr. Abitbol received a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from McGill University. He is also a candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in 2015, Mr. Abitbol held client service and corporate finance positions at CI Financial.

Jake Irwin

Jake is a Corporate Finance and M&A Associate at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. He completed a BA (Honors) in International Relations at Trinity College University of Toronto and a JD at Queen’s University.

Jada Neumann

Jada was until recently an Investment Banking Associate at Cormark Securities, is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from Queen's University.  She will be spending 2016 in France and Singapore while pursuing an MBA degree at INSEAD.

Dominique Vignet

Dominique is an associate at Burgundy Asset Management, she is part of the institutional clients groupe. Previously, she was a buy-side equity analyst at Eterna Investment Management, a Montreal base investment firm where she developed an expertise for Quebec public companies in the staples, discretionary, communication and special situation sectors. Dominique began her career as an M&A Analyst at Elkin Consulting Group where she strategically advised small- and medium-sized businesses. Dominique received a bachelor of commerce in finance from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University.