Management Team


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Blair

Blair Cooper

President and CEO. Blair was appointed President and CEO on January 1, 2010. He joined Tradex as a Vice-President in August 2000, following years of increasing responsibilities with the Bank of Montreal. At the time of leaving the bank, he was Community (Group) Manager in the North Bay area. Blair is a CFA Charterholder. He is an MBA graduate from Queen’s University (1987) and also holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Brien

Brien Marshall

Senior Vice-President and COO. In January 2010, Brien was appointed Chief Operating Officer in addition to his Senior-Vice President responsibilities. He joined Tradex in January 1991, having gained valuable mutual fund experience with a large national dealer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University (1988) and is a Certified Financial Planner. Outside of Tradex, Brien is President of Atlantic Voices The Newfoundland and Labrador Choir of Ottawa.

Debby

Debby Wright

Vice-President of Operations, joined Tradex in November 1996, having gained extensive experience in customer service and office management with a large Canadian life insurance company. Of interest, Debby lives in Gatineau (Aylmer), Quebec and is very proud of the fact that she is a direct descendant of Thomas Wright, the older brother of Philemon Wright, the founder of Hull. Debby’s husband Michael served as a member of the Canadian Forces until his recent retirement.

Luc

Luc Bisaillon

Investment Advisor, joined Tradex in May 2007 upon graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Finance, from the University of Ottawa. After completing the Canadian Investment Funds Course during the summer, Luc became a licensed Investment Advisor in September 2007. He works closely with Blair and Brien in providing service to Tradex members. Luc was born and raised in Ottawa and attended Franco-Cité High School.

Beth

Beth Bouffard

Trading Associate, joined Tradex in December 2014. Beth moved to Ottawa from Nova Scotia in 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce. She works closely with the Tradex Team in providing service to Tradex members.

Jane

Jane Ruttkayova

Advisor’s Assistant, joined Tradex in March 2012. Jane is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Arts. Born in Slovakia, Jane moved to Canada with her family in 2000.

Dave

Dave Encarnacao

Advisor’s Assistant, joined Tradex in August 2014. Before joining the team, Dave spent the last ten years gaining valuable experience in the financial services industry working for various financial institutions in Canada. He is passionate and committed to making a difference in people’s lives in regards to their finances. He works closely with Blair, Brien and Luc in providing service and overall support to Tradex members.

Our staff members are not on commission — they are all salaried employees. They are experienced and knowledgeable investment specialists, with over 80 years of combined service in the financial industry. Their goal is to provide you with the best professional client service available based only on your needs. Our mandate is to operate on a not-for-profit basis, with the benefits going to our investors.