Officers and Directors of the Manager
Frederick T. Pye
President & CEO
Frederick T. Pye is the President 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.
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 backed securities, mortgage backed securities, credit default swaps, bank loans and equities and related derivatives.
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).
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
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.
3iQ Digital Asset Management
Mr. Kidd is responsible for product innovation at 3iQ, a role he has done over most of his career. Mr. Kidd returns to 3iQ Corp. where he was an initial hire in 2012. 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, and a director of the Gold Miners Split Corp (NEO: GLC, GLC.PR.A) a split share corporation invested in gold miners.
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.
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.
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.