Officers and Directors of the Manager
Frederick T. Pye
President & CEO
Frederick T. Pye is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of 3iQ Corp. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.
Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.
He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.
Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University and is a member of the Board of the Anglican Funds and the West Island Youth Residence.
Howard J. Atkinson, CFA, CIMA®, ICD.D
Howard J. Atkinson was President of TMFD Financial (TMFD), focusing on business development and corporate strategy. Prior to joining TMFD he was a founder and president of Horizons ETFs Management Inc. and over his three decades in financial services has held executive positions with Mackenzie Financial Corporation, CI Funds and Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd.
His board experience spans public and private companies as well as non – profit organizations. He is the past founding chair of the Canadian ETF Association and a past president of CFA Society Toronto.
He is the author of four books including The New Investment Frontier III: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians, (Insomniac Press, 2005). Mr. Atkinson holds the CFA, CIMA® and ICD.D designations.
Chief Investment Officer
Shaun Cumby has worked in trading and portfolio management for over twenty years across many asset classes, including asset back securities, mortgage backed securities, credit default swaps, bank loans and equities and related derivates.
His roles prior to joining 3iQ included being the Chief Risk Officer of Dundee Bank of Canada and co-head of the TD Securities corporate loan portfolio. Mr. Cumby earned an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.
Chief Financial Officer
John is the Chief Financial Officer at 3iQ Corp. and is responsible for overseeing all the aspects of operations, finance, as well as assisting with sales & marketing and strategic planning.
John brings over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, ranging from public accounting to finance and operations with multi-national corporations to finance and sales and marketing and strategic planning with a number of investment management firms.
John started his investment industry tenure at Fidelity Investments where he became Chief Financial Officer before starting his own business specializing in assisting companies launch themselves into the mutual fund market.
Prior to 3IQ, John was EVP & CFO at Qwest Investment Fund Management, helping grow the business into a profitable IFM/PM platform. Prior to Qwest, John was Senior Vice-President, Partner & head of the Private Client Division at Hillsdale Investment Management, responsible for Sale & Marketing to investment advisors and high net worth individuals. During his time at Hillsdale the firm’s assets grew from $12 million to over $500 million.
John is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Bachelor of Mathematics).
Anthony Cox, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Tony Cox has more than 15 years’ experience in Canada and the United Kingdom with major accounting firms and over 25 years of experience in the investment fund industry in Canada.
Tony’s background includes: eleven years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Spectrum United Mutual Funds Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada) from its inception in 1987 to $7 billion of assets under management in 1998; eleven years as Director and Chief Operating Officer of NBF Turnkey Solutions Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank Financial Inc).
Prior to joining 3iQ, Mr. Cox also served as President of Canadian Fund Management Inc. and provided consulting and contract services to investment fund managers, including Purpose Investments and CIBC Mellon.
Tony has been very active in the industry, serving on many Investment Funds Institute of Canada committees and is a past director of FundServ Inc.
Tony is currently a member of the Independent Review Committees of PIMCO Canada Funds, WisdomTree ETFs (chair), and Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds. He is also the President and a Board Member of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Ontario. He is a CPA, CA and holds the ICD.D designation.
Bruce Smith, CPA
Bruce Smith is a corporate director and Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at VanEck. Bruce joined VanEck back in 1983, and has been a director of various VanEck related entities such as the Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, and the Van Eck Absolute Returns Advisers Corporation.
Prior to joining VanEck, Bruce served as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He holds FINRA Series 7, 27 and 63 Licenses, and has received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University in 1977 and a CPA designation in 1980.
Thomas G. Staudt
Tom has been with ARK Investment Management (New York) for almost 3 years, and currently serves as the Interim Chief Operating Officer, managing the daily operation of ARK’s products and strategies, in addition to managing the strategic operations of the firm. Tom also serves as Director of Product Development, evaluating and implementing ARK’s product portfolio.
Prior to joining ARK, Tom worked in a media sales and consulting role for WILX. Before WILX, Tom spent time with Fidelity Investments in their mutual fund department, and he has also consulted on Millennial investing behavior to TIAA-CREF.
Tom received his Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Policy from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in New Media Management from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Tom is also currently the President of the ARK ETF Trust.
Richard Strauss has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. securities industry. Most of his career was spent at Goldman Sachs where he was a Senior Financial Services Analyst in charge of Investment Management, Brokerage, Investment Banking and Money Center Bank research coverage.
While at Goldman, he also played an important role in marketing the Firm’s 1999 IPO to institutional investors worldwide. After leaving Goldman, Richard was a Director at Deutsche Bank covering Financial Services. Earlier, he had been at Salomon Brothers, covering superregional and regional banks.
Currently, he is President and managing member of Kensington Partners, a trading operation, Richard holds both an MBA and BA from Cornell University.
Daniel is a leader in the real estate industry; he possesses over 30 years of experience in acquisition, integration of real estate assets and real estate corporations, as well as asset management and financial structuring. Mr. Dorey is Managing Director of OneCap Financial Corp.
Daniel occupied the position of Senior VP at Canada Lands Corporation where he was responsible for the development of Crown Lands in the province of Quebec and the overall operations of La Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal. Previously, he was President of Oxford Quebec, where he was involved in the acquisition of real estate assets valued at $1 Billion and directly responsible for managing the real estate portfolio.
Prior to Oxford, Mr. Dorey founded Koral Properties, which became one of the largest property management firms in Quebec within a 5-year period. He has also worked for Trust General’s Institutional-Commercial-Industrial property brokerage division, for Edgecombe Realty Advisors and for Mercantile Bank-National Bank.
Mr. Dorey sat on the boards of the Youth Protection Division Foundation (DPJ), past chairman, Urban Development Institute; board of the Montreal Economic Institute (presently on the Governors board), World Presidents’ Organization (WPO); and the Quebec Board of Directors of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
He holds a MBA from McGill University and a Bachelor’s degree from Bishop’s University.
Tanvir S. Sodhi
Vice President of Operations
Tanvir is the Vice President of Operations of 3iQ Corp.
Prior to joining 3iQ Corp., Tanvir was Director of Operations at Questrade Wealth Management Inc., where he developed operational excellence across the firm in addition to building high performance teams, process and infrastructure in the areas of compliance, trading, technology and investment operations. He played an integral role in successfully setting up and launching eight exchange traded funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
In the course of his career, Tanvir has held senior roles in fund administration, product development, operations and compliance with some of the top Canadian bank owned securities firms, custodians, administrators and asset management companies. He is an innovative and leading industry executive who brings a wealth of successful experiences in growing businesses and processes.
Katrina Chua Ginsburg
Vice President Business Development
Kay has been on the forefront of traditional and innovative investment products for over 10 years while managing client relationships and accounts for ultrahigh net worth individuals. Her expertise covers the full investment management cycle for both institutional and retail investors. Her success in this is rooted from a deep understanding of processes in investor relations and business integration for private enterprises, publicly traded companies, and not-for-profit organizations.
Prior to joining 3iQ Corp., Kay has had a diverse range of experience including client services and inside sales at RP Investment Advisors, a preeminent Canadian fixed-income hedge fund with over $4 billion in assets under management, where she also mentored several associates. Kay has also gained valuable experience its alternative investment platform. Her professional network has continually expanded from collaborating with Chairman council member teams of traditional wealth management firms such as ScotiaMcLeod, to independent investment dealers such as GMP Private Client, Macquarie Private Wealth, and Dundee Goodman Private Wealth.
Kay holds an Honours Bachelor in Administrative and Commercial Studies degree from the University of Western Ontario, with a specialty in finance and administration. She is an active member of a women’s volunteer organization, the Junior League of Toronto, under the umbrella of the Association of Junior Leagues International.
Senior Advisor, Business Development and Strategy
Tony is an investment executive with over 23 years of trading, sales, and leadership experience in financial technology, alternative investments, and capital markets.
Tony’s career includes 17 years at BMO Capital Markets where he played an instrumental role in building BMO Capital’s fixed income trading, distribution, and research capabilities across Canada, U.S. and Europe. In 2011 Tony moved on to become Managing Director and Head FICC Sales for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Canada. During his time at BAML Tony played a leadership role in growing the Canadian franchise, and was part of the firm’s operating committee responsible for strategic planning.
An increased interest in alternative investments, financial technology (Fintech), and entrepreneurship eventually led Tony to senior management teams at Dundee Global Investment Management, fintech startup Overbond, and then to founding his own consultancy firm, TRIACS Capital Advisors. In addition to providing business development services to asset managers and hedge funds, TRIACS provides strategy, marketing, and financial advisory services to early-stage organizations in areas such as the technology, health care, and clean energy.
Tony’s strong financial background is complimented by a background in sciences. His passion is to help nourish innovation and provide investors with new opportunities for portfolio diversification and improved risk-adjusted returns. Tony has cultivated trustworthy client relationships with key industry and government players in finance and technology, institutional money managers, family offices/HNW, consultants, hedge-funds, and non-profit organizations across Canada and internationally.
Tony holds a MBA from the Rotman School of Management where he graduated on the Dean’s List, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Physics from the University of Toronto.
Suzie Leung has over 10 years of consulting experience in creative strategy and marketing in industries including Tourism & Hospitality, IT, and Finance (most recently at O’Leary Funds where she worked in Marketing and Communications). Aside from her interest in marketing and design, one of Suzie’s passions lies at the intersection of finance and technology. She enjoys consulting for start-ups and embraces the core values of innovation and growth.
Suzie acquired a unique exposure to the international business environment having worked both in North America and Asia (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.), and applies an Agile approach to managing projects and teams. Her background also includes facilitating strategic planning, innovative thinking, and creative problem solving. Suzie has helped award-winning companies in IT and well known financial marketing firms with brand strategy development and marketing communications execution.
A graduate of Concordia University (BA, major Sociology with Marketing, minor Modern Chinese Language and Culture) and Dawson College (Graphic Design), with Project Management studies at McGill University, she understands the interconnectedness of each discipline in successful marketing and is always looking for ways to help companies improve efficiency as well as achieve their communication goals by creatively providing branding and visual solutions.
3iQ Research Group
Cryptocurrency Writer & Analyst
Philip Kwak joined 3iQ through the summer internship program in 2017 where he served as a research intern. He brings research and managerial experience to the team in addition to technical knowledge related to computer science and electrical/computer engineering. He currently serves as the Management Lead of McGill Rocket Team and placed second in Canada’s Next Top Blockchain Executive case competition.
Philip is currently a student at McGill University, working towards his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is heavily involved in Montreal’s blockchain, crypto-finance, and rocketry scenes.
Cryptocurrency Writer & Analyst
Connor joins the 3iQ team after graduating from Capilano University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. During university, Connor served as the Director of Finance for the Capilano Finance Association for three years. He independently hosted numerous investment workshops and lectured full-sized classes on managing equities, derivatives, and cryptoassets. Connor had previously worked within the TSX Venture industry, where he served as a corporate communications specialist for two years. Acting as a first-point of contact for investors, Connor would provide information about electric vehicles and the battery metals industry. Connor has also worked as a sales representative for Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Connor possesses a strong investment communications ability, particularly within emerging industries. As a futurist at heart, Connor remains optimistic about the role of cryptoassets within global macroeconomics.
Cryptocurrency Writer & Analyst
Daniel Pye joined the 3iQ team in 2017 as part of the Research Group. He is a cryptoasset investor, analyst, and researcher. Daniel is also an intern at Catallaxy, a Montreal blockchain consulting firm. He is focused on contributing to the development of the field, understanding the investment opportunity, as well as teaching others about the new asset class. He is the founder of the Cryptoasset Club at Phillips Academy Andover, where they aim to create a resource for students to learn and connect with others interested in the field. Daniel is currently studying at the University of Toronto.
Cryptocurrency Writer & Analyst
Turner Schumann is a Blockchain researcher and analyst. He covers topics related to cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology. Prior to joining 3iQ, Turner was a product manager at DigitalTown, working to decentralize smart cities across the world. While at DigitalTown, Turner helped launch CityShares, a blockchain based share transaction system that enables people to claim a digital stake in their local community. Turner is currently studying at the University of Victoria majoring in Commerce with a specialty in entrepreneurship.
Independent Advisory Committee
Doyle Capital Management
Jack Tatar is co-author of “Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond”.
Jack has over two decades of experience in financial services including as a financial advisor and executive with Merrill Lynch, and as owner of GEM Research Solutions, a leading research provider to the financial services industry.
He is an angel investor and advisor to startups in the cryptoasset community, and speaks and writes frequently on the topic.
He was one of the first financial professionals to receive certification from the Digital Currency Council and is the coauthor of one of the earliest books on Bitcoin, What’s the Deal with Bitcoins? as well as numerous books on retirement and finance.
Francis Pouliot is a Bitcoin entrepreneur, economist, researcher and industry spokesperson since 2013. Francis is also founder and CEO of Satoshi Portal, a Montreal-based fintech startup building the software and financial infrastructure for the Bitcoin Standard, notably through its two flagship applications Bylls and Bitcoin Outlet. Francis is the creator and project manager of Cyphernode, an open-source Bitcoin protocol infrastructure project.
Francis is co-founder of Catallaxy, a blockchain expertise and R&D center founded with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, acting as consultant for institutional clients including banks, crown corporations, private and public companies. Francis advises numerous government bodies including OSC’s Fintech Committee, Fintrac, and Ministry of Finance.
Francis was Director of the Bitcoin Embassy, the world’s first blockchain hub, is a visiting expert at Milan’s Blockchain lab and was board member of the Bitcoin Foundation, in addition to being founder and CEO of the Bitcoin Foundation Canada in 2014.
Francis holds a master’s degree in Public Policy obtained with distinction from King’s College London, and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Montreal. His professional background is as a policy analyst and economist for various free-market think tanks, and he currently serves as associate researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute.
Jeremy is an expert in Cryptography and Cyber Security. Jeremy Clark is an assistant professor at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo, where his gold medal dissertation was on designing and deploying secure voting systems including Scantegrity — the first cryptographically verifiable system used in a public sector election. He wrote one of the earliest academic papers on Bitcoin, completed several research projects in the area, and contributed to the first textbook.
Beyond research, he has worked with several municipalities on voting technology and testified to the Canadian Senate on Bitcoin.