'Over two decades, Jamie has developed an exceptional track record of unlocking value and driving success for companies focused on growth', said David Kassie, Chairman and CEO of Canaccord Genuity Group. 'He has significant cross-border transaction experience and is well positioned to market the firm to corporate issuers and financial sponsors in western Canada'.
Brown will be based in Vancouver and will focus on banking in the diversified industries, technology and life sciences sectors. Additionally, Brown will take an active role in supporting the firm's investment advisor-oriented transaction business, leveraging deep expertise and relationships built during his previous tenure with the firm.
Between 1997 and 2013, Brown played an integral role in the growth of Canaccord Genuity's North American business, having served in senior leadership roles in both Canada and the US and in helping to establish Canaccord Genuity as a top US mid-market equity underwriter and advisor. Since 2013, he has focused on providing investment capital and strategic advice to growth companies in the technology, media, and life sciences sectors at an independent merchant bank based in Toronto.
Brown is a graduate with distinction of McGill University, holds the Chartered Business Valuator designation and is registered in both Canada and the US. In 2014, he earned the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Over the past nine years, Brown has lived in Boston and New York and has continued to be an active member of the Vancouverbusiness community. Jamie currently serves as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of BC Hydro and as a Director of Powerex. He has served on the National Advisory Committee for the TSX Venture Exchange, is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization and in 2008, was named to Investment Dealers' Digest's '40 Under 40'.