Jon is responsible for the strategy, direction and leadership of ATB Financial’s presence in business markets. ATB has brought together Corporate Financial Services, Business & Agriculture and AltaCorp Capital to build on our history of being in service to Alberta businesses and to deliver value, expertise and advice to our customers. He also oversees the management and financial performance of ATB Capital Markets, a wholly owned subsidiary of ATB Financial, which provides capital market solutions for institutional and corporate clients.
Jon started his banking career with ATB over 17 years ago and has held increasingly senior roles, including Co-Head of Corporate Financial Services (CFS) and, most recently, Chairman and CEO of AltaCorp Capital.
As Executive Managing Director and Co-Head of CFS, Jon led the integration of specialized financial service professionals, including ATB Financial Markets, Equipment Finance, Loan Syndications, Project Finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Services.
In his role as Chairman and CEO of AltaCorp Capital, Jon led the growth of the firm’s geographic and market coverage, broadening access to capital for clients in industries that drive the economy today and will fuel tomorrow—energy, life sciences, and diversified industries. Jon’s focus on enhancing the team’s bench strength in investment banking, sales and trading, and institutional research helped position AltaCorp as a team of industry experts and thought leaders.
Jon believes in building strong relationships with the markets ATB serves, listening and responding to client needs, and supporting their success by providing tailored and comprehensive financial-service solutions that create a positive customer experience.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Honours) from Gonzaga University and a Master of Business Administration from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.
Paul is currently President of ATB Capital Markets and Vice President of Business, ATB Financial. Paul was previously President of AltaCorp Capital, having been with the firm out of its Toronto office since it was opened in 2011. Prior to joining AltaCorp, Paul was Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales at National Bank Financial, the Investment Banking arm of National Bank of Canada, and was also MD, Head of Institutional Sales & Trading for Rockwater Capital (Blackmont) until it was acquired by CI Financial. He has previous experience as a top-ranked institutional sales person at Merrill Lynch, Scotia Capital, and employee owned DFI Securities (purchased by Deutsche Bank).
Paul graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. He has also attained his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). With over 30 years of experience, Paul has provided advice to Institutional, Corporate, and Retail clients on both the domestic and international side of Capital Markets opportunities. He has been in charge of managing sales and trading desks for over 18 years.
Darren brings more than two decades of senior banking experience to his role as Head of Investment Banking, ATB Capital Markets, and Senior Vice President, Business, at ATB Financial. This experience, combined with his postgraduate work in economics and trade policy, enables Darren keen insight and ability to measure and manage overall customer and market risk. Darren is also a firm believer in providing a holistic, big picture perspective which helps ensure an enhanced customer experience.
Before his present role, Darren was Vice President of Corporate Financial Services at ATB Financial where his passion for clients and leadership led the teams to meet and exceed corporate goals. Outside of work, Darren remains a diehard Riders fan from growing up in Saskatchewan and is married with two daughters and a son.