Born and raised in Toronto, educated at the University of Waterloo, Jim’s career has been driven through his home base in Calgary and today he is recognized as one of the most distinguished business leaders in Canada.
Most recently Deputy Chairman of GMP FirstEnergy, Canada’s leading energy-focused investment bank, Jim retired from his role in October 2018. As co-founder of FirstEnergy in 1993, Jim focused on building a customer-centric team to become the world’s premier choice for energy sector investment banking.
His ability to lead through example and open-minded collaboration ensure that his perspective is always in high demand in business, community, and political arenas. The national media often call upon Jim for his expertise in business, energy, and investment banking.