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David Kassie

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Chairman, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

David Kassie has been Chairman of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. since May 2010 and was Chairman and CEO from April to October 2015. David was Principal, Chairman and CEO of Genuity Capital Markets (November 2004 to May 2010) at which time Genuity was acquired by Canaccord Financial. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC World Markets and the Vice Chairman of CIBC (1979 – 2004).

Mr. Kassie has extensive experience as an advisor, underwriter and principal. He sits on a number of corporate boards and is actively involved in community and charitable organizations. He is the former Chairman of Baycrest Health Sciences and was formerly on the Boards of the Toronto International Film Festival Group, the Hospital for Sick Children and Ivey Business School.

Mr. Kassie is an experienced angel investor and has worked as Chairman and a lead investor with many entrepreneurs including female CEO entrepreneurs.

Mr. Kassie holds a B.Comm. (Honours) in Economics from McGill University (1977) and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario (1979).



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