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    Bill O'Hara

    Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales (Toronto) & Director
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    Bill O'Hara

    Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales (Toronto) & Director

    William (Bill) joined Haywood Securities in 2003 after an institutional equity sales role at Credit Suisse First Boston and National Bank Financial. Prior to that, he was an associate equity analyst in the gold sector at First Marathon Securities. Bill holds a Master of Science degree from London School of Economics, with distinction and the CFA designation. Bill currently heads the equity sales team in Toronto.

    Contact Bill: (416) 507-2321 | Assistant: Tara Lockey: (416) 507-2380

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    Dana Prince

    Corporate Secretary & Director
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    Dana Prince

    Corporate Secretary & Director

    Dana Prince is one of the founding partners of Getz Prince Wells LLP, a Vancouver law firm which concentrates its practice in corporate finance and securities law. Dana has served as the firm's managing partner since its inception in 1993. He earned his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1986 and was called to the British Columbia bar the following year. His practice is focused principally on representing and advising securities dealers, their registrants, issuers and other market participants in respect of all matters concerning securities regulation and compliance. Mr. Prince has acted as Haywood's legal counsel since 1991.

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    Darrell Bishop

    Head of Research & Director
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    Darrell Bishop

    Head of Research & Director

    Darrell joined Haywood in August 2013. Prior to joining Haywood, Darrell was a Research Analyst with National Bank of Canada (NBF) where he covered international oil & gas companies. Prior to NBF Darrell was a Senior Research Associate with Macquarie Capital Markets focused on international oil & gas companies. Darrell began his career in the industry with over 10 years experience working with CorrOcean Aberdeen, Petro-Canada East Coast and Devon Canada.

    Contact Darrell: (403) 509-1938

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    David Elliott

    Vice President & Director
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    David Elliott

    Vice President & Director

    In 1986 David joined forces with John Tognetti, David Shepherd and Rob Blanchard to purchase Haywood Securities. David works with Haywood’s management team at the firm’s Vancouver office, where he oversees trading operations. Since Haywood's inception, David has partnered with geoscientists who possess strong technical skills, and assisted them in accessing capital from retail and institutional investors for their mining and energy companies.

    Contact David: (604) 697-7111 | Assistant: Jean Oughtred (604) 697-7125

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    David Lyall

    Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
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    David Lyall

    Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

    David Lyall began his career in 1979 as an Investment Advisor. He joined Haywood Securities in 1998 and currently serves as Head of Institutional Sales and most recently became Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia.

    Contact David: (604) 697-7409 | Assistant: Corinne Elliott (604) 697-7406

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    David Shemilt

    Investment Advisor & Director
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    David Shemilt

    Investment Advisor & Director
    David joined Haywood Securities in 2003 from Raymond James Ltd., where he was one of the firm’s top producers.  He has been in the brokerage business for over 20 years and holds his Portfolio Manager’s designation. David is also actively involved in the firm’s Retail Committee, promoting the interests of retail advisors in a manner consistent with the strategic objectives of the firm. 

    David is an outstanding athlete and competitor and was on Canada’s National Swim Team from 1980-87. He competed in the ’82 Commonwealth Games and the ’84 Olympics, where he was a finalist and finished seventh in the 1500m Freestyle, setting a Canadian record.

    Contact David: (416) 507-2700  
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    Eric Savics

    Vice President & Director
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    Eric Savics

    Vice President & Director

    Eric Savics joined Haywood in 1999 with more than 25 years of experience in institutional sales and corporate finance. As a founder of First Marathon Securities, Eric earned industry recognition as a corporate finance professional and senior institutional salesperson.

    Contact Eric: (604) 697-7408

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    John Tognetti

    Chairman, Board of Directors
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    John Tognetti

    Chairman, Board of Directors

    John Tognetti is credited with guiding Haywood's growth from a regional retail investment dealer to a leading independent, full-service firm. With more than 30 years of experience as an investment adviser and trader, John has brought Haywood Securities extensive retail and institutional distribution as well as a multitude of industry contacts. John has a proven track record of providing his clients with successful and timely investment ideas.

    Contact John: (604) 697-7420 | Assistant: Cindy Schoenhaar (604) 697-7424

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    Kerry Smith

    Vice President, Senior Mining Analyst & Director
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    Kerry Smith

    Vice President, Senior Mining Analyst & Director

    Kerry Smith worked for 10 years as a mining engineer in Western Canada before completing a MBA in 1992. Kerry joined First Marathon Securities Limited as a mining analyst in 1992 and joined Haywood in 2001 as Senior Mining Analyst and Vice President. Kerry's focus is on growth oriented gold and base metal mining companies. He also coordinates the research efforts of Haywood's mining research team.

    Contact Kerry: (416) 507-2306

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    Kevin Campbell

    Managing Director, Investment Banking & Director
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    Kevin Campbell

    Managing Director, Investment Banking & Director

    Kevin Campbell joined Haywood in February 2007. Kevin has more than a decade of experience in the financial industry where he has performed a variety of roles, but since 2004 he has worked as an investment banker, focusing on the mining sector. Kevin works with mining issuers across a broad array of commodities and geographies, in both a financing and advisory capacity. Prior to joining Haywood, Kevin was Vice President, Investment Banking at Dundee Securities Corp.

    Contact Kevin: (604) 697-7103 | Assistant: Sarah Haws (604) 697-6133

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    Peter Virvilis

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Peter Virvilis

    Chief Financial Officer

    Peter Virvilis was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Haywood Securities in 2017 and is also a Director of Haywood. Prior to that, Peter served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Treasurer of Canaccord Financial where he had a very distinguished career of service since 1987.

    Peter has made important contributions to the Canadian securities industry by his service to various industry organizations, including as a Director of CDS and a member on many of its committees, as well as being Past Chairman of the IIROC Financial Administrators Section.

    Peter earned his BA Commerce degree from UBC in 1983.

    Contact Peter:  (604) 697-7187

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    Rob Blanchard

    President & CEO
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    Rob Blanchard

    President & CEO

    Rob Blanchard was appointed president of Haywood Securities in 1991, and is also a director at Haywood. Rob originally joined Haywood as a managing director in 1986. After a 3 year hiatus beginning in 1988 to pursue a career opportunity in real estate development, Rob has been leading Haywood for over 2 decades. Rob began his career in 1978 with C.M. Oliver & Company, followed by a move to Yorkton Securities in 1983. He has more than 30 years of industry experience spanning the areas of trading, administration and compliance. Rob oversees all administration, marketing and corporate development for the firm.

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    Ron Aiello

    Head of Institutional Equity Trading & Director
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    Ron Aiello

    Head of Institutional Equity Trading & Director

    Ron joined Haywood in 2004 and currently serves as the Head of Institutional Equity Trading. Ron started his trading career with Dominion Securities (now RBC) on the historic Toronto Stock Exchange Trading Floor, where he began to develop his trading finesse. He then moved over to First Marathon's (now National Bank) Institutional Trading Team. Ron has built very strong relationships with some of Canada's largest financial institutions and leading hedge funds, on a solid foundation of integrity and trust.

    Contact Ron: (416) 507-2756 | Assistant: Tara Lockey (416) 507-2380

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    Stephen Meyer

    Head of Trading, Institutional Sales Trader & Director
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    Stephen Meyer

    Head of Trading, Institutional Sales Trader & Director

    Stephen Meyer started in the investment business in 1992 at Scotia McLeod and joined Haywood in 1996. He currently serves as Head of Trading and as an Institutional Sales Trader. Stephen holds a Graduate degree in Economics from UBC and has spent many years teaching at the Sauder School of Business. 

    To contact Stephen: (604) 697-7418

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    Thomas Seltzer

    Vice President of Sales & Director
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    Thomas Seltzer

    Vice President of Sales & Director

    Tom first joined Haywood in 1990 and shortly thereafter obtained his FCSI designation. Currently Vice President of Sales, Tom holds more than 24 years experience as an investment advisor. He has been instrumental in raising capital for many companies in the resource and industrials sector. Tom's extensive industry contacts have provided his high end retail clientele with proven successful investment ideas.

    Contact Tom: (604) 697-7156 | Assistant: Dalena Blaeser (604) 697-7136

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    Tony Migliarese

    Vice President & Director
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    Tony Migliarese

    Vice President & Director

    Tony Migliarese is the Branch Manager of Haywood's Calgary office and is credited with the development and growth of Calgary's retail sales team. Tony joined Haywood in February 2003, where he continued to build its already strong client base. He has been successful in taking many start-up companies to the public market. Prior to joining Haywood, Tony worked at Raymond James and its predecessor companies for nine years.

    Contact Tony: (403) 509-1968 | Assistant: Allison Rivas (403) 509-1944 | View Tony's Website

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