Don began his finance career with Citibank in 1984 and spent 15 years in various corporate finance roles in Toronto, Montréal and Stockholm. He developed an in-depth knowledge of capital markets as well as strong analytical skills. More recently, he focused on resource-sector investment structures with a Vancouver firm. Don’s finance background is complemented by business experience in owner/manager roles in retail, recreation and fine furniture.
He holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. In addition, Don has earned specialized finance designations that include Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).
Don is an award-winning ski instructor and coach. He has taught and coached in Québec, Chile, New Zealand, and Whistler Blackcomb. His clear and patient style has helped hundreds of skiers achieve their personal best. He has also trained many ski instructors.
Don is the father of three young adult children. He has served as Trustee on the Howe Sound School Board. He is an avid woodworker, mountain biker and amateur astronomer.