Joseph Lafleur, Investment Advisor

With over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Joe Lafleur started his career at Walwyn, Stodgell, Cochran and Murray (later called Midland, Walwyn) thereafter working for TD Evergreen and Canaccord Capital.  Mr. Lafleur has built a practice in financial advice and corporate finance, working with high net worth individuals as well as institution clientele.  Joseph studied business at Wilfrid Laurier University and takes pride in his involvement in many associations and charitable groups in the Waterloo Region. 

Janet Toffolo, Executive Assistant
Janet Toffolo has over 25 years of experience in the investment community, having served in various financial roles. Prior to joining Kernaghan & Partners Ltd., Ms. Toffolo was an Institutional Trading Assistant at Union Securities Ltd, Assistant Vice President and Trader at Brompton Funds and Head Trader, Manager at AGF Funds Inc.

Mark Van Remortel, CEO, Head of Equity Capital Markets
Mark became vice president of his families international business after working on a Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree at York University in Toronto. After selling his interest in the family business in 2000, Mark contributed to the successful expansion of the institutional equity trading desk at MGI Securities as an institutional trader. Then in 2008 he was hired on as Head of Institutional Equity Trading at Union Securities to create an institutional trading desk in Toronto. Currently Mark is the CEO of Kernaghan & Partners Ltd. and Head of the Institutional Department.

Edward H. Kernaghan, Executive Vice President, CCO
Edward Kernaghan has over 15 years of experience in the financial services business. He held the position of Executive Vice-President at Kernaghan Securities, a firm he started along with his father, Ted Kernaghan, in 2001. He is currently a partner at Kernaghan & Partners and also serves on the board of several TSX Listed Companies. Edward is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Theoretical Physics, and he has a Bachelor of Science, Honors degree from Queens University.

Edward J. (Ted) Kernaghan, Senior Investment Advisor
Mr Kernaghan has over 45 years of business experience in the financial services sector. He, along with his son Edward Kernaghan, opened Kernaghan Securities in 2001. Kernaghan Securities was later sold in 2012.  Ted currently works at and is an advisor to Kernaghan & Partners. Ted has an Honors B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and he was past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Thomson Kernaghan & Co. Ltd. He has been a past Governor at York University, The Toronto Stock Exchange and the IDA (now IIROC). He is also involved with Joseph L. Rotman School of Business Management as a value Investor in Residence.

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Gord Baker, Institutional Trader

Gord has over 25 years of trading and investment experience within the financial services industry.
He worked at Octagon Capital Corporation for 10 years and was most recently Head of Trading at Pope & Company.  Gord joined Kernaghan & Partners in late 2015 and has Institutional and other high net worth clients in Canada and Europe. Gord Baker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics from York University.

Aaron Laidlaw, Senior Fixed Income Trader

Aaron has 8 years of experience in the Canadian fixed income market in various trading capacities.  He has led the creation and development of a successful institutional fixed income trading desk at a boutique investment dealer.  Aaron holds a B.A. Honours in Economics from Carleton University and the Chartered Investment Management designation.

David Tawaststjerna, Senior Investment Advisor

David joined Kernaghan and Partners in April 2016 and has over 25 years of experience as a registered investment advisor providing advisory services to high net worth clients. David began his career in finance in 1987 at McLeod Young Weir and since that time has had the pleasure of working with Pemberton Securities (now RBC Dominion Securities Inc.), Bank of Montreal, McDermid St. Lawrence Securities (now Raymond James Ltd.), Thomson Kernaghan, Mackie Research Capital, and most recently as SVP of Aston Hill Securities. David brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of trading, sales, research, and most importantly, client-facing interaction. David is a graduate of Bishops University (BBA 1987) and Saint Mary's University (MBA 1993).