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We are pleased to announce the appointment of three department heads in our Capital Markets Division.

Jim Danis,
B.Sc. (Honors)

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales and Trading

Jim joined PI Financial in 2009 and has been acting in this position for the last five years. He is in charge of a team of twelve professionals in Vancouver and Toronto. Jim has some 34 years of experience in institutional sales. Since 1980, Jim has maintained institutional sales, management and partnership roles with a number of international, national and regional investment firms.

Sheila Broughton,

Managing Director, Head of Research

Sheila joined PI Financial in 1999 as a Consumer Products and Special Situations analyst. She will continue to cover her sectors while assuming the increased responsibility of heading the department and providing oversight over the entire research team consisting of analysts and associates in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Sheila’s past experience includes financial risk management, corporate banking and structured finance.

Rick Vernon,

Managing Director,
Head of Investment Banking

Rick joined our Toronto office in February 2014 and brings over 20 years of national resource-focused investment banking experience to the firm. He was most recently Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Stonecap Securities Inc. and previously spent over 10 years at TD Securities in Toronto and ABN Amro in Los Angeles. He will be supervising nine professionals in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.