BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wesley Blight, CFA
Wesley is a Portfolio Manager with MD Financial Management Inc. (MDFM). His responsibilities include being lead manager for the MDFM fixed income and balanced investments, including the Canadian Equity Segregated Portfolio within MD Private Investment Counsel. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with an Honours degree in Finance and Human Resources. Wesley was previously the CFA Society Ottawa’s Vice President and has been a volunteer since 2011. Wesley is a CFA Charterholder and has earned the CIM and FCSI designations.
Sean Kulik, CPA,CA,CFA,CAIA
Sean has been a CFA Institute member since 2011. He is the Chief Financial Officer at Nunavut Trust, a closed endowment based in Ottawa. Sean focuses on overall asset allocation, manager selection, risk management, and portfolio monitoring. Sean is actively involved in the CFA Society of Ottawa, the CAIA Canada Chapter, and he currently sits on the investment committee for the University of Ottawa Telfer Capital Fund, and the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library. Sean holds a BComm from the University of Ottawa, is a CFA Charterholder, a CAIA Charterholder, and also a Chartered Accountant
Ian Taylor, CFA
Ian is responsible for managing strategic and tactical asset allocation for more than $20 billion in MD portfolios, its Fund of Funds, and alternative investments. He also leads the research and analyses behind MD’s investment views. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a commerce degree specializing in management economics in industry and finance. Ian is a CFA Charterholder and is currently the Education Chair for the CFA Society Ottawa.
Alex Taryshkin, CFA
Alex Taryshkin, CFA works on the trading desk of the Bank of Canada. As part of the team, he carries out the Bank's trading activities related to funds management and implementation of the monetary policy. Alex is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and is a CFA Charterholder. Alex has been a volunteer with the Society since 2014, most recently serving as the Communications Chair.
Bernhard Eichenlaub, CFA, MA
Bernhard Eichenlaub is a Senior Risk Analyst at Export Development Canada where he is responsible for the credit risk assessment of a portfolio of companies in the infrastructure and clean technology sectors. Bernhard has 20 years of finance experience, both at the individual contributor and leadership level, including roles in quantitative credit risk and decision support modeling, technology and economics. He holds a MA in economics from Queen’s University and completed his CFA Charter in 1998. Bernhard joined the Society’s board in 2013.
Program Chair: Roxana Lund
Program Volunteer: Charles Abraham, CFA
Education Chair: Yuriy Zabolotnyuk, Phd, CFA, FRM
,Membership Chair: Graham Edwards, CFA
Communications Chair: Michael Maltsev
Employer Outreach Chair : Kevin Pei
Programming/Administration: Trevor Mulligan