John brings 50 years of distinguished service in the capitals markets to his role as Chairman of Celernus. Following graduation, he joined CIBC Wood Gundy where he had an extensive and progressive 30 year career in the retail brokerage business in both the Canadian and global marketplaces. As a member of the CIBC Wood Gundy privatization team in London, England during the mid-1980s, he consulted for the British government with regard to the structure and distribution of issues of initial public offerings of government owned enterprises. He became National Sales Manager and Executive Vice President of CIBC Wood Gundy in 1989, and subsequently was named President and CEO of CIBC Investment Management Corporation. Between 1990 and 1995, John also acted as Chairman of CIBC (Suisse) s.a. In 1998, he joined Dundee Bancorp, and was appointed President of Dundee Securities Corporation. Seconded to Goodman Private Wealth Management in July 2003, he assumed the role of President. In 2010 he was appointed Vice Chairman of Dundee Capital Markets. He has served on the Board of many public companies and charitable organizations including Heart and Stroke Foundation and the M.S. Society of Canada.