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Grant Laschowski

Primary Affiliation
Raymond James Ltd.
Status
Professional
City
Toronto
Country
Canada

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WORK & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Raymond James Ltd.                                                                               

Financial Advisor                                                         

Toronto, ON

September 2016 – Current

Currently, Grant specializes in working with individuals in the sports & entertainment industry. Understanding the unique earning potential, health risks, spending habits, and lifestyle costs of professional athletes and entertainers has allowed Grant to create a business model that is tailored to the specific needs of these world class performers.  Providing an holistic approach to asset management, Grant acts much like a quaterback to his clients financial game plans. 

 

Excel Funds Management Inc.                                                                               

Senior Manager of Business Development                                                                  

Mississauga, ON

July 2014 – March 2016

As the youngest Senior Manager within the firm, Grant was responsible for business development within the downtown Toronto core and Atlantic Canada. While helping to oversee greater than $150 million in client assets, he developed into an emerging market specialist and advised some of Canada’s largest brokers on the investment opportunities that lay within various economies like; Brazil, Russia, India, China, Turkey, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

 

True North Vantage                                                                                                            

Proprietary Equity Trader                                                                                                      

Toronto, ON

April 2014 – July 2014

Served as a discretionary equity trader with focus on high volume North American securities. Specialized in technical analysis, momentum, swing trading, and risk management. Economic news, pattern recognition, Level 2 analysis and Time of Sales readings would all be used as main trade criteria. 

 

The Aspire Group – Sarnia Sting Hockey Club                                                                         

Sales Consultant         

Sarnia, ON                                                                                                    

May 2013 – April 2014

Upon graduation, Grant was recruited as part of a team tasked with overhauling the Sales Department for the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. Within Grant's first year, group attendance and flex pack sales increased 149 % and 12.5% respectfully, accounting for more than $254,000 in total sales. Paced at over 123% of annual sales quota.

           

Brock University                                                                                               

Inaugural Student General Manager Men’s Hockey                                                             

St. Catharines, ON

May 2012 – May 2013

Grant put together the first business staff for the Varsity Men's Hockey Team. Working as the program's inaugural Student General Manager, Grant oversaw most aspects of corporate sponsorship, attendance, and ticket sales all of which increased 180, 500, and 300 percent respectively.

 

Ontario Energy Savings                                                                                                                 

Sales Manager                                                                                                                       

Hamilton, ON

January 2008 – January 2009

Initially hired as a Junior Salesman, Grant was quickly promoted to become the firm’s youngest producing Sales Manager. In charge of an on the ground (door-to-door) sales team comprised of 10-20 individuals, Grant oversaw business building initiatives and client education. Compensation was 100% commission based which lent itself to naturally producing an environment filled with thick skinned, motivated, results-driven individuals.

 

EDUCATION

Athabasca University                                                     

Executive MBA                                                         

Athabasca, Alb

March 2016 - current

Athabasca University (AU) has collaborated with the Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) to develop an elite, graduate level, Executive MBA designed to elevate the business side of the game. The BHI was founded collectively by Brian Burke, President, Hockey Operations - Calgary Flames and Ritch Winter, President, Wintersports Ltd., along with an esteemed Advisory Council. 

 

Goodman School of Business, Brock University                                                            

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree                                                              

St. Catharines, ON

September 2010 – June 2013

  • Inaugural Student General Manager of Men’s Hockey
  • Brock University Entrepreneurship Club – Member
  • PEPSICO Apprentice Challenge - Competitor 
  • Brock Finance & Investment Club: “How to get a job in finance Symposium - Panel Speaker
  • Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL): Presented Business & Marketing Plan

 

Niagara College                                                                                          

Business - Sales and Marketing Diploma                                                                         

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

January 2009 – June 2010

 

CERTIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC) 
  • Hedge Fund Essentials Course 
  • Conduct and Practices Handbook Course (CPH)
  • Investment Advisor Training Program (IATP)
  • Canadian Professional Sales Association: Professional Selling Course Certification
  • Computer Skills: Bloomberg, Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Sugar, GretL, and Theatre Manager 

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Volunteer

  • Served as a Big Brother  

 

Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

Board Member

  • Integral part of the creation of the Kids Golfing for Kids signature fundraiser, which has to date raised over $150,000 to help support children and youth in Niagara.
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