Frederick T. Pye is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive 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.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kidd is the President and Chief Operating Officer of 3iQ Corp. Over the last 2.5 decades he has held various senior roles at Marquest Asset Management Inc., Artemis Investment Management Limited, 3iQ Corp., Gatehouse Capital Inc., and Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc., and Triax Investment Management Inc.
Mr. Kidd has served on several public boards over the years and is currently the CEO & Director of Logica Ventures Corp. (TSXV:LOG.P) a Capital Pool Company. Mr. Kidd was previously a director of Gold Miners Split Corp (NEO: GLC, GLC.PR.A), a split share corporation invested in gold miners.
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).
Chief Compliance Officer
Ashley Peters is the Chief Compliance Officer at 3iQ Corp. Ms. Peters is an experienced Chief Compliance Officer and compliance consultant. Her experience in the Canadian investment industry has focused in compliance in IIROC, MFDA, exempt market dealer, investment fund manager and portfolio manager rules and regulations. Ms. Peters served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Solium Financial and Ross Smith Asset Management. As Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Ms. Peters oversaw the launch the Ross Smith Cryptocurrency Fund.
Ms. Peters is a past member of various IIAC and IIROC compliance committees and the IIROC Alberta District Council. Ashley has a background in finance and compliance.
Anthony Cox, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Executive Vice President & Director
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 7 years, and currently serves as ARK’s Chief Operating Officer, managing and overseeing the strategic operations of the firm, screens financial markets for new opportunities, and evaluates and implements ARK’s product portfolio. Tom earned the asset management industry’s 2020 Rising Star Award recognition from Fund Intelligence.
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.
Chris Jouppi is a senior executive with over 40 years of progressive experience in risk management, electrical power, automation, medical device and professional services. Chris’ experience includes hands on involvement in technology, global marketing and sales, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, quality, finance, technology licensing, customer support, strategic planning and M&A.
Chris holds an MBA from Wilfred Laurier University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Ross McKee has more than 35 years of experience as a Canadian capital markets and securities regulatory lawyer, recently retired from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. During his legal practice at Blakes, Mr. McKee advised Canadian and foreign issuers, dealers, advisers, custodians, depositaries, and marketplaces on capital markets regulation and compliance issues, for traditional and new securities. His securities law experience also includes advising special committees of independent directors, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. Since 2013, he has advised developers, issuers, and brokers on cryptocurrencies and digital asset funds, token foundations and blockchain protocols. Since his retirement from Blakes in 2019, Mr. McKee has acted as a legal consultant on securities law compliance, venture capital and blockchain-related matters. Mr. McKee is a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto (BA) and Queen’s University (LLB), where he taught securities regulation for five years.
3iQ Digital Asset Management
Tanvir S. Sodhi
President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US)
Valerie Hull, CPA, CA
Manager of Trading and Operations
Francois Dionne St-Arneault
Director of Products and Sales
Digital Marketing Analyst
Anoop Dogra is a Managing Director at 3iQ, responsible for product development and syndication matters.
Prior to 3iQ, Anoop was a Director at BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for originating, structuring and distributing innovative financial products, including mutual funds, alternative funds and closed-end funds, and prior to that, Anoop was a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where he practiced securities and corporate law.
Anoop holds a Bachelor of Laws from Western University, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Guru Nanak Dev University (India), and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Tanvir S. Sodhi
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.
President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US)
Chris is the President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US).
Chris also serves as the President and Founder of the Blockchain Association of New Jersey, which advocates for innovative regulatory leadership and enterprise collaboration for the cryptocurrency space.
Prior to joining 3iQ, Chris was the Co-Founder of Crescent Crypto, an asset management firm focused on creating innovative investment solutions to bring the cryptocurrency asset class to institutional and mainstream investors. Previously, Chris was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he managed assets for the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund and Trust Company.
Tom Lombardi is a Managing Director at 3iQ, responsible for overseeing business development and marketing. Tom has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, asset management and emerging technologies, most recently focused on bitcoin.
Tom also serves as adjunct professor of finance at Pepperdine University, teaching Digital Asset Finance to MBA students. He was formerly a Director with Wave Financial, leading the digital asset investment team in Los Angeles. Previously, Tom was the Head of Growth for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, working with global companies on how to embrace blockchain technology. He started his career as an investment banking analyst with Bank of America. After business school, Tom worked at West Partners, a $500 million private equity firm.
Tom is a passionate student of financial regulations and securities laws, particularly related to digital assets. He holds Series 63, 65 and SIE active securities licenses. Tom received a B.S. in Finance from the College of Charleston and an MBA in Finance from the Graziadio School of Business & Management at Pepperdine University.
Valerie Hull, CPA, CA
Valerie Hull is the VP, Finance at 3iQ Corp. Valerie brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services and investment industry, with roles ranging from public accounting, internal audit, fund administration and finance with a number of investment management and investment firms.
Valerie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Masters of Accounting).
Manager of Trading and Operations
Kevin Jiang is the Manager of Trading and Operations at 3iQ Corp.
Kevin brings 10 years of experience in securities trading, investment, and asset management. Prior to joining 3iQ, Kevin was the Head of Fixed Income Department at Guosheng Securities Asset Management where he oversaw asset under management growth of over $1 billion. Previously Kevin was Head of Trading of Fixed Income Department at CITIC Securities.
Francois Dionne St-Arneault
Director of Products and Sales
François is the Director of Products and Sales for Canada at 3iQ Corp. Prior to joining 3iQ, François was the Co-Founder of sept24, a full-service communications & marketing agency based in Quebec. François has worked with innovative and forward-thinking companies in assisting to bring their products and services to market. François brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and sales to 3iQ. François holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Alex McDougall, 3iQ Managing Director is a seasoned investor, speaker and advisor specializing throughout the full lifecycle of companies from early stage to multi-national institutions. Starting his career as an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal, Alex led multiple projects and teams across BMO Capital Markets, including in Fintech, M&A, and Financial Institutions. Alex helped lead the charge on several of Capital Market’s early blockchain and fintech initiatives and was recognized as a leader within the Investment Bank.
Alex left BMO in early 2018 to co-found Bicameral Ventures, a platform focused on “Interconnected Investing” and building a portfolio of highly complementary projects working towards bringing new technology paradigms into reality. Bicameral’s themes generally include blockchain, interoperability, data and identity self-sovereignty, personalized AI, and Web 3.0. Alex joined the 3iQ team in Q1 2021 as Managing Director – Portfolio Management. Alex has spoken at CES, Consensus, Burning Man Virtual, World Crypto Con, and CoinAgenda as well as written for Coindesk, Toronto Star and numerous other publications. Alex is also writing a gitbook titled The Lizard and the Machine: Scaling Humanity In a Machine Speed World.
Alex earned his CFA designation in 2013 and his MBA from the Rotman School of Management where he was a Bregman Scholar and a mediocre, but enthusiastic, member of the Rotman Hockey Team.
Connor Loewen is 3iQ’s cryptocurrency analyst. Connor has been involved with bitcoin and other digital assets for over 5 years. Connor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. During university, Connor served as the Director of Finance for the Capilano Finance Association for three years, where he led student investment workshops and lectured full-sized classes on managing equities, derivatives, and digital assets. Connor had previously worked in the TSX Venture industry, and at Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Sneh Kochhar is a Data Analyst at 3iQ, responsible for data aggregation, analysis, and interpretation driving business development and marketing initiatives. Sneh has experience and certification in Data Analysis. She is a vivid follower of stock markets and has most recently focused her attention on bitcoin.
Sneh also serves as the Youth Director at a Not-for-profit Organization (ICCA) based out of Victoria and spends her time trying to educate the youth about financial independence. As a proud Indian immigrant, Sneh brings an intersectional lens, inclusive methods, and innovative approach to her work. She has worked as a Data Analyst and Marketing Analyst with two different companies as a part of her Undergraduate Co-op program. Most recently, Sneh was employed at CIBC, one of the major three banks in Canada.
Sneh received a B.Sc. in Economics, with a concentration in Business and Finance from the University of Victoria in April 2020, and is hoping to go back to school to receive her Masters in a related field.
Digital Marketing Analyst
Suhail Panali is a Digital Marketing Analyst at 3iQ. He is responsible for developing & executing integrated marketing strategies across digital & social channels.
He brings over 4 years of Marketing, Advertising & Digital Media experience in the B2B & B2C markets. Prior to joining 3iQ, Suhail served as a Digital Marketing Specialist at an early stage B2B product company in Vancouver, B.C. Back in Bangalore – the Silicon Valley of India, Suhail helped launch a new-age mall & chain of arcade arenas in a Brand Marketing role. As a Brand Services Executive at FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding), one of the world’s oldest and biggest advertising agency networks, Suhail helped national FMCG brands execute 360’ advertising campaigns.
Suhail holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Marketing from Christ University Bangalore and a Bachelor’s in Business Management, Finance from CMR Institute of Management Studies Bangalore. He also received a Full-Stack Marketer Diploma, expanding his skills into Brand, Web & App UI/UX design.
Suhail is passionate about all things marketing and technology.
Alexa Shatsky is the Compliance Coordinator at 3iQ Corp. Alexa brings over 5 years of experience working in the financial industry in client-facing, operational and administrative roles. Alexa was previously in the business of selling fixed income products, has worked in portfolio administration, and most recently has experience working in pension plan administration.
Alexa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto and is currently working towards completing her Master of Public Safety with a concentration in Countering Crime from Wilfrid Laurier University. Alexa also recently completed her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Certification and is now working towards completing the Exempt Market Proficiency Course.
Kevin is a Marketing Coordinator at 3iQ Corp. Kevin’s background includes business development, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining 3iQ, Kevin lead a national sales team in transportation and logistics, where he worked closely with the marketing team on a brand overhaul and was a licensed insurance broker with Assurance KBD. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec.
Independent Advisory Committee
Doyle Capital Management
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.
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