Maria G. Amaral-Ryves is a Manager, Private Client Associates and a member of the KJH Private Client Service Team. Maria has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2002, Maria worked at Connor Clark Ltd. where she was an Executive Assistant working to provide exceptional service for all of Jim Harrison’s clients.
Maria is actively involved in her church community and is a member of their L.I.F.E. (Learning, Inspiring, Friendship, Encouraging) Group. Maria has a passion for the welfare and rights of children and the elderly. Maria has had the privilege of sponsoring children with World Vision and the Catholic Children’s Aid Society for the last 20 years.
Glenys Figueiredo is a Senior Private Client Associate and a member of the KJH Private Client Service Team. Glenys has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, providing support to senior executives and their clients. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2014, Glenys worked at Cumberland Private Wealth Management as an Executive Assistant & Registered Representative. Past experience also includes two years at Scotia Capital as an Investment Associate and four years at Connor Clark Ltd. as a Registered Representative & Executive Assistant.
Glenys is involved with her church community and participates in church ministries, activities and the church choir. She is also a “Zumba” enthusiast, a voracious reader and enjoys movies and concerts at the TSO.
Jackie Hayes is a Senior Private Client Associate and a member of the KJH Private Client Service Team. Jackie has over 20 years experience as an executive assistant, providing support to executives primarily in the financial services industry. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2013, Jackie was at Primaris Management Inc. for four years as an executive assistant also includes eight years with Northwater Capital Management Inc. and seven years with Deutsche Bank. Jackie is working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto. She has also completed several investment industry related courses. Jackie volunteers her time with Sickle Cell Association and Camp Jumoke.
Paige Hyatt is a Private Client Associate and member of the KJH Private Client Service Team.
Before joining KJ Harrison Investors, Paige worked in the Client Administration department at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, where she focused on Transactions and Onboarding for clients. She holds a bachelor of Psychology Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Paige is an Investment Representative and is currently working towards obtaining her CFP.
When Paige is not in the office, she enjoys spending time reading, travelling and staying active.
Anthony Fernandes is a Trading and Onboarding Specialist and member of the KJH Private Client Service Team. In this role, Anthony works closely with other members of the Private Client Service Team to manage the client onboarding experience and offer exceptional client service.
Anthony has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, providing support to IIROC Dealer Members with an emphasis on accounting and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors, Anthony worked with National Bank Independent Network in their accounting area.
Anthony received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and has obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 2008.
Anthony is involved with his church community and is active with a number of different charities.
Jim Harrison founded K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc. in 2001. He currently holds the role of Chairman. Jim manages the KJH Sweet Sixteen Fund and the KJH Energy Partners Fund. Prior to founding KJ Harrison Investors, Jim was the Chief Executive Officer at Connor Clark Ltd., a publicly traded financial services company. In 1999, Jim led the sale of the firm to Royal Bank of Canada.
Jim was a director of Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd from 1995-2017, and was Chairman of the Board between 2005-2017. Jim is a Director of Sifton Properties, a diversified real estate company in London, Ontario. Jim is a former member of the Board of Dundee REIT and the Development Steering Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Jim was a gold medalist graduate in the LL.B., M.B.A. program at the University of Western Ontario.
Peter Barlas is Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager and a Director. Peter manages the KJH Opportunities Fund and the KJH High Yield Fund. Peter has over 12 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2003, Peter worked at KPMG as a senior accountant and in finance at Corby Distilleries.
Peter received a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey Business School, is a CFA® charterholder and has earned his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation.
Philip Olsson is a Director, Portfolio Manager and a member of the KJH Investment Team. Philip has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, not only as an investor but also as an investment banker (including his role as Vice Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities), commercial banker and private equity principal. Over the years he has spent in finance, Philip developed strong convictions about how value is created and destroyed in the capital markets. At KJ Harrison Investors, Philip has the opportunity to apply those convictions on behalf of clients.
Philip is active in civic and government affairs and has served as the Chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and was the Chair of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation from November 2013 to November 2016.
Reza Samahin is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the KJH Investment Team. Reza focuses exclusively on investing in global technology companies. Reza has over 20 years combined experience in capital markets and the technology industry. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2011, Reza was a Portfolio Manager at Natcan Investment Management Ltd. and Altamira Management Ltd. where he was a Lipper Fund Award recipient in the Technology category. Reza is a Professional Engineer and has held management positions at Amdocs Inc., Algorithmics Ltd. and IBM Labs.
Reza received a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering Science) from the University of Toronto.
Ashley Kennedy is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the KJH Investment Team. Ashley manages the KJH Select Fund and has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2016, Ashley was involved in managing various alternative investment products. He has held roles at a boutique dealer and was a member of award winning portfolio management teams at Sentry Investments (Sentry Market Neutral, Diversified Total Return) and Sprott Asset Management (Sprott Opportunities Fund). Ashley received a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.
Andrew Csumrik is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the KJH Investment Team. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors full time in August 2013, Andrew spent three co-op terms with the firm as a research associate as part of his university program. Andrew was a member of the Laurier Student Investment Fund (LSIF) as a Financial Analyst.
Andrew received an Honours Bachelor of Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Christine Fulsang is the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director at KJ Harrison Investors. Christine has over 20 years of public accounting experience providing a broad range of audit, finance and business advisory services to private enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2008, Christine was an Associate Partner in KPMG’s Enterprise practice.
Christine received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Chartered Accountancy Studies – Co-operative Program) and a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo. She also earned her CPA, CA designation in 1990.
Christine volunteers with the Alzheimer Society. She is a past Director and past Treasurer of the Toronto Chapter. At the Provincial level, she is the past Chair of the Audit Committee and a past member of the Finance Committee.
Sindy Jagger is the Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the KJH Operations Team. Sindy has over 20 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors in 2003, Sindy worked for Royal Bank of Canada providing financial accounting expertise to the bank’s venture capital and merchant banking subsidiaries.
Sindy earned her CPA, CGA designation in 1992.
Sindy is actively involved in a variety of regulatory and industry groups focused on issues affecting clients and the investment industry.
Martha Gill is a Controller and a member of the Operations Team. Martha has over 5 years of experience in the financial services industry and over 10 years of experience in public accounting providing high quality accounting and tax services to professional athletes and high net worth families. Prior to joining KJ Harrison in 2014, Martha was a Senior Accountant at Clark & Horner LLP.
Martha has achieved an Accounting Business Management diploma from Humber College and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Accounting major, Finance minor from Ryerson University. She also earned her CPA, CGA designation in 2015.
Adélia Amaral is an Administrative Assistant and member of the KJH Operations Team. In this role, Adélia is responsible for reception, administrative support, client communications and event planning. Adélia has over 15 years experience in fashion design, marketing and event planning.
Adélia received a TESOL certificate and is working toward a teaching degree at Ryerson University. She volunteers her time tutoring.
Sachin More is a Controller and a member of the Operations Team. Sachin has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry and private enterprise space. During that time, Sachin gained valuable experience in the areas of accounting, planning, forecasting, financial analysis and financial reporting. Prior to joining KJ Harrison in 2020, Sachin was at BMO Financial Group as a Senior Financial Analyst.
Sachin received a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from India. He also earned his Certified Public Accountant (US) designation in 2012 and Certified Public Accountant (Ireland) designation in 2013.
Brent Keen is a Private Client Analyst and a member of the KJH Private Client Team. Brent has over 3 years experience in the financial services and investment industries. Prior to joining KJ Harrison in 2019, Brent was an Associate at Investment Planning Counsel.
Brent received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph and a Master of Business Administration from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Shant Hannivan is a Private Client Associate and a member of the KJH Private Client Services Team. Shant has over 10 years experience in the financial services and investment industries. Prior to joining KJ Harrison in 2019, Shant held roles as an Investment Representative with CIBC Investor Services Inc., a Portfolio Associate with CIBC Capital Markets and, most recently, as a Discretionary Investment Management Consultant with CIBC Wealth Solutions.
Shant received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from York University. He earned the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation.
Amir Mustafa is a Trading and Onboarding Specialist and a member of the KJH Private Client Services Team. Amir has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining KJ Harrison in 2019, Amir was at National Bank Independent Network (NBIN) as a Senior Administrator in the Transfers Department.
Amir received a Bachelor of Commerce and a post graduate diploma in Banking & Finance from Pakistan. He also earned a post graduate diploma in Financial Services Underwriting from Seneca College.