CFA Societies Canada



Top Row: Frederick Chenel, CFA,  Dan Lavallee, CFA, David Smith, CFA, Daniel Spencer, CFA, Robert Luck, CFA
Bottom Row: Shaila Ekramoddoullah,​ CFA, Jessie Bobinski, CFA, Gordon Fawcett, CFA, Ty Saunders, CFA, Mathieu Doucet, CFA, Johann Kuntze, CFA, Wesley Blight, CFA
Absent: Johanna Salloum, CFA, Rodney​ Babineau, CFA
​2018-2019 Board of Directors

David Smith, CFA - Chair and Presidents Council Representative
Ty Saunders, CFA - CFA Society Atlantic Canada
Daniel Spencer, CFA - CFA Society Calgary
Rodney Babineau, CFA - CFA Society Edmonton
Frederick Chenel, CFA - CFA Montréal
Gordon Fawcett, CFA - CFA Society Okanagan
Wesley Blight, CFA - CFA Society Ottawa
Mathieu Doucet, CFA - CFA Qué​bec
Johanna Salloum, CFA - CFA Society Saskatchewan
Daniel Lavallee, CFA - CFA Society Toronto
Jessie Bobinski, CFA - CFA Society Vancouver
Johann Kuntze, CFA - CFA Society Victoria
Shaila Ekramoddoullah,​ CFA - CFA Soci​ety Winnipeg
Robert Luck, CFA - CFA Institute​​

 Staff Directory

Michael Thom, CFA
Managing Director

Michael Thom, CFA is the Managing Director for CFA Societies Canada. He leads the strategic direction of CFA Societies Canada and advocates the highest standards of integrity and ethics for the ultimate benefit of Canadian investors, while building brand awareness of the CFA designation. Michael comes to CFA Societies Canada with over 12 years of experience in a variety of capital markets positions. His most recent role was as an executive at a Toronto-based hedge fund manager. Previously his career was focused in equity trading and portfolio management at firms in Toronto and Vancouver. Michael brings many years of volunteer leadership experience in advocacy to this role. He has served as a director of CFA Society Toronto’s board, has volunteered in multiple capacities for CFA Institute, and as a member and former chair of the Canadian Advocacy Council. Michael is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a CFA charterholder.

Candice Szpruta (Spencer)
National Project and Relationship Manager
Candice is responsible for managing an​d executing projects undertaken by the entity on behalf of the twelve CFA Institute member societies in Canada. She is also responsible for the day-to-day business operations of CFA Societies Canada’s office. Working alongside the Managing Director and relevant volunteers, Candice will liaise with key stakeholders and execute and oversee activities related to implementation of the strategic objectives of the organization.​
Candice has a Diploma in Business Administration Management from George Brown College.