Gord has over 30 years financial services experience with his last role as President of Cidel Trust Company, a national trust company and asset management firm. Other senior roles with CIBC and RBC included senior leadership, corporate strategy, governance, sales management, investment management, fiduciary services, philanthropic planning, cross border structuring, risk management and training and development.
As President of Cidel Trust, Gord lead the creation of a national trust company, was responsible for institutional asset management for Western Canada and also created a national indigenous strategy as well as building out strategic relationships with ATB and Richardson GMP.
At RBC, Gords last role was Joint Head of the Caribbean (Barbados, Cayman and the Bahamas) for RBC International Wealth Management responsible for discretionary asset management, RBC Dominion Securities, global custody, captive insurance, and fund administration, as well as trust services based out of Barbados.
At CIBC for over fifteen years, Gord started in commercial lending before launching CIBCs mutual fund and discount brokerage for Alberta and the NWT, then moved over to CIBC Asset Management as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager and finally working with CIBC Global Private Banking, responsible for all cross border structuring and transactions in Western Canada.
Gord currently is a shareholder and advisor to a number of life science and diversified start ups, assists ultra high net worth families with impact philanthropy and also consults directly with indigenous communities across Canada on economic development.
Gord serves on several for profit and not for profit boards and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA), and Corporate Director (ICD.d).