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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.


Brett Evans is a partner, responsible for Recruiting and Business Development, at CMA.

Brett has sat on trading floors in schedule A & B banks and boutiques with over twenty years of Capital Markets trading, treasury, currency, options and payments experience before getting into recruiting. He has extensive experience in options trading, client relationship consulting and risk, and sales management, including P&L responsibility for these business lines. Credit and credit management and compliance have been a large part of his experience. He has traded at schedule A & B banks and built a boutique firm in the treasury space and has managed a team of traders. Business development and strategic partnerships have been a large part of his focus and he has managed and mentored sales/trading teams in this specific industry as well. His experience has been an integral part of the growth of several new initiatives within Capital Markets. Brett’s experience has allowed him to work and trade on many different platforms that support these types of transactions and he has a very good sense of the global marketplace and particularly the competition.

A proven business development sales strategist with over twenty years’ experience in sales & managerial roles. He has built high performing sales teams in all areas of Capital Markets.  An excellent communicator, motivator and team player that interacts well with others and continually demonstrates a positive attitude. A well-organized professional with extensive fundraising and public speaking experience and a large network in the North American business community. With high personal drive and motivation Brett thrives on generating new business.

Some of the areas of concentration Brett has specialized in are Financial Services recruiting (contract & full-time) including trading, sales, capital markets, investment banking, wealth (HNW), private client, institutional sales & treasury, payments, FX, insurance, compliance AML, risk, settlements, operations (back & front office) & IT within North America. Brett has helped a wide range of firms buy and sell books & build high performance teams. He has done many placements in HR and IT focused on end-to-end IT, Digital, Finance, Risk, Software & Hardware Engineering, and Big Data Analytics. Brett also has a proven track record of successful placements in the Agile space (Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, UI Designers / Developers, Data Scientists, DevOps resources and Full Stack Developers).  Brett’s specialty in Finance, Investment Services and Digital is showcased in placements for Fintech Startups, major banks, financial institutions & Fintech with Venture Capital firms.  His experience in the last 7 years has been focused on recruitment within Capital Markets all over North America, Europe & UK.

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