Colin White is SVP, Sales. Colin got his start in the Investment Industry in the early 90’s. Prior to joining First Trust, April 2016, he held positions primarily in the mutual fund industry. He was Supervisor of Investment Services at Altamira. Following his tenure at Altamira, Colin joined AIC where he held the following positions, Co-Head of Marketing, Head of Inside Sales, Head of Customer Service and Dealer Relations. Additionally, he was a Wholesaler for AIC in the BC Region and was Vice President of Sales for AIC Barbados. During his tenure at AIC Colin reported directly to the Chairman.
Mr. White holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University and has completed his CSC, CFE and LLQP.
VP, Sales (BC/Saskatchewan/Alberta)
Jonathan Cameron is Vice President, Sales. Mr. Cameron has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining First Trust, he was Director of Regional Sales at Renaissance Investments where he was responsible for building sales and relationships with advisors in British Columbia. Previous to that he was with Fidelity Investments and Royal Bank of Canada working on the retail and sales side of the financial industry.
Mr. Cameron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Providence College and has completed his CSC and IFIC Mutual Funds Course.
VP, Sales (Quebec)
Prior to joining First Trust, Marco Manocchio was the Vice President Sales for Quebec at Aston Hill. Mr. Manocchio joined Aston Hill in early 2014 and was responsible for all sales, business development and marketing efforts in the region. Prior to joining Aston Hill, Mr. Manocchio was Vice-President, Regional Sales at BMO Global Asset Management from 2008 to 2014. His previous experiences include sales roles at Montreal-based fund companies OpenSky Capital and TAL Fund Management. Mr. Manocchio has more than 20 years of experience within the Canadian financial services industry, specifically in ETFs, mutual funds and structured products.
Mr. Manocchio is a graduate from both McGill University and l’Université de Laval. Mr. Manocchio received his Financial Planning designation from L’Institut Québécois de planification financière and holds the Chartered Investment Manager designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.
VP, Sales (Ontario)
Renat Memedovski is Vice President, Sales in Ontario. Mr. Memedovski has over 15 years of experience within the Canadian financial services industry, with the majority of his experience in the sales/marketing of ETFs, mutual funds, closed-end funds and structured products. Prior to joining Frist Trust, Renat was Regional Vice President, Sales at Invesco ltd.. Mr. Memedovski joined Invesco ltd. in 2009 and was responsible for all business development, sales and marketing efforts in the region. Previous to that, Renat was Director of Sales at AIC ltd. from 2006 to 2009, responsible for the all aspects of his territory in Ontario. Previous experience also includes sales and analytical roles at London Life and CitiFinancial.
Mr. Memedovski is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Economics and French. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course and holds the Chartered Investment Manager designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.
AVP, Business Development
Thomas Lee is AVP, Business Development for Richmond Hill and Markham in the Greater Toronto Area and the province of Manitoba. Thomas joined First Trust Portfolios Canada in 2013 as Regional Sales Manager for Western Canada prior to his current role. Previous to that, he held a client service and business development role at BMO Nesbitt Burns.
Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Financial Services Management from Seneca College and holds the Chartered Investment Manager Designation (CIM®).
Business Development Manager
Janet Tran is Business Development Manager, Southwestern Ontario region. Prior to joining First Trust, Janet worked as a client associate at ScotiaMcLeod and CIBC Wood Gundy providing wealth management client servicing.
Ms. Tran holds a business diploma from Sheridan College and has also completed her CSC, IFIC, and CPH.
Business Development Manager
Harvey Wang is a Business Development Manager, Toronto region. Mr. Wang worked in sales and executive placement for an international recruiting firm prior to joining First Trust. Prior to that, he worked in capital markets and fixed income for Central 1 Credit Union.
Mr. Wang holds a Master’s degree in Accounting, and a Bachelor’s in Finance from University of Waterloo.