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MichaudPaul Michaud is a Toronto based Partner and Regional Head of Canada for CMA. Paul has expertise in all aspects of Trading, Transaction Processing and Risk Management from both the business and technology perspectives. Prior to joining CMA, Paul was responsible for Financial Market Industry Solutions at IBM and has held senior executive and consulting roles at IBM and PwC as well as directly for various Banks, Asset Managers and Energy Companies in both North America and Europe. Paul has extensive knowledge of all traded financial and energy products with particular expertise in complex OTC Financial and Energy transactions. Paul is recognized as a leading Subject Matter Expert for both the Financial Markets and Energy Sectors and has been an invited speaker and author on a wide range of issues facing these sectors over the years.

In addition to his deep product and business knowledge in the Financial Markets and Energy sectors, he also has deep technical knowledge in the areas of Enterprise and Application Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture and High Performance Computing as well as a wide array of other technologies. He has designed large trading and risk systems for a number of exchanges as well as Buy and Sell side Financial Institutions and various Energy companies. Paul continues to advise Investment Banks, Assets Managers, Hedge Funds, Brokerages, Exchanges, Energy Companies and other large enterprises around the world on a wide range of business and technology issues.

Paul has a BA in Economics and Mathematics, and MA in Economics and an MSc in International Securities, Investments and Banking.

Don Mcfarlane

Donald McFarlane is the Director, Talent Acquisition, Canada and USA for CMA, based out of Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Capital Markets Advisors in New York, Donald held various recruiting roles and previously held various management roles in his 28 years in Financial Services. He has managed large sales, compliance and administration teams and spent almost 14 years as an investment advisor. He also has extensive experience in compliance acquiring such skills as the Chief Compliance Officer qualification and the special Certification in Investment Dealer Compliance.

Donald is focused on candidate sourcing the most qualified talent and matching them with the most respected companies in the GTA, across Canada and the United States. Donald specializes in middle and senior Compliance, Management, Sales and Administration positions in the financial services industry. He is passionate about finding the “right fit”.


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