Raymond James Ltd.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Business - Sales and Marketing Diploma
January 2009 – June 2010
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Child Advocacy Centre Niagara