Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President Legal
Advising Representatives (Portfolio Manager) and Associate Advising Representatives
Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager)
Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager)
Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager)
Associate Advising Representative (Associate Portfolio Manager)
Board of Directors
Sales and Business Development Team
Vice President, Director of Sales
Senior Manager, Business Development & Client Services
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Levesque is a Founder, Chairman Chief Executive Officer and Director of Qwest Investment Management Corp.
He is also Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Ultimate Designated Person and Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Heritage Bancorp Ltd.; both companies are subsidiaries of Qwest Investment Management Corp. Mr. Levesque is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Qwest Funds Corp. He is also Chairman and Director of Qwest Fund Advisory and Back Office Services Ltd.
Mr. Levesque has over 35 years of experience in the Canadian financial industry. He is recognized for his broad knowledge, skills, experience and leadership in:
- Venture capital
- Financial services
- New business formation and development
Mr. Levesque is a founder and/or director of several private and publicly-traded companies in a variety of industries.
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Sohail is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Qwest Investment Management Corp., Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Heritage Bancorp Ltd. He is President and Director of Qwest Fund Advisory and Back Office Services Ltd and Director of Finance and Director of Qwest Funds Corp. Sohail is responsible for managing Qwest’s financial affairs, including finance, accounting, performance management, capital, treasury, and taxation. As a member of Qwest’s Executive leadership team, Sohail is also responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of Qwest Group companies.
Sohail joined Qwest in 2019 bringing with him significant financial services experience. His career spans over 19 years in financial services, working in North America, Europe, and emerging markets of Asia. Prior to joining Qwest, Sohail spent 13 years working in London, United Kingdom, in leading retail and investment banking firms such as Barclays, NatWest Group and Nationwide Building Society. He has also been associated with KPMG UK’s Banking and Capital Markets division. Working with these prestigious organizations, Sohail led and is recognized for delivering various IFRS, finance regulatory and finance change projects, most notably IFRS 9. He has also led acquisition and due diligence projects and has acted as a finance and accounting advisor to senior management on various strategic matters.
Sohail is a Canadian CPA, CGA, Fellow Certified Accountant from UK and a Fellow Chartered Accountant from Pakistan. He also holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Karachi. He was trained as a CA in the financial services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Victor is the Senior Vice-President, Mutual Funds and a Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd., a subsidiary of Qwest Investment Management Corp.
Victor is also the Chief Executive Officer of AlphaDelta Management Corp., an affiliate partner of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.
Victor has been involved in the financial services industry since 1988 holding executive roles in some of the largest investment management firms in the world. He served as Vice President, Director for AGF / 2020 Group of Funds (Canada’s third largest mutual fund company), Executive Vice-President, Canada and Director Global Institutional Group for Brandes Investment Partners Ltd. (a global investment management firm), President and CEO of Therrien Wood & Co. (an investment council portfolio manager and limited market dealer) and Vice President (Ontario) of Richardson Partners Financial (Canada’s sixth largest brokerage firm).
Victor has held positions on several executive committees, investment oversight committees and long-term strategic planning and product development committees. During his tenure, Victor has launched over twenty mutual funds and investment unit trusts. In addition, Victor is a board member of AlphaDelta Management Corp., Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Qwest Funds Corp.
Gerry Hannochko, CFA
Gerry is an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager), Dealing Representative and Director with Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. He is also a Director of Qwest Funds Corp. Gerry is responsible for the portfolio management efforts, developing investment processes, monitoring existing investments, and conducting investment analysis across a wide range of industries and investment structures. Prior to Qwest, Gerry was a Director and Senior Credit Analyst at S&P Global, where he was a lead analyst for Canadian infrastructure credits – including midstream, power and infrastructure related project finance. Prior to S&P Global, Gerry was an Equity Research Analyst and Principal with Genuity Capital Markets, and over his 15 year career in equity research covered a diverse group of companies in several important sectors, including oil & gas producers, agriculture, business income trusts, and alternative energy. Gerry is a CFA charter holder.
Glenn is an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.
Glenn has more than 35 years of investment management experience. This experience comprises managing a number of mining, resource and flow-through limited partnerships including managing mining and resource funds for Sentry Investments and nine years as Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) for Sentry Investments’ NCE flow-through limited partnerships.
Glenn recently joined Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. (QIFM) as an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) for the Probity Flow-Through Limited Partnerships. Prior to joining QIFM, Glenn served as a Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) for Pangaea Asset Management Inc., and as a Managing Director an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) for Bennington Investment Management. Glenn has also been Chief Investment Officer and Senior Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) at Lawrence Asset Management Inc. (LAMI) where he managed two income and growth funds as well as a global resource fund. Glenn spent several years at Sentry Investments where he was responsible for Sentry’s Investment Group and the Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) of mining and resource funds. While at Sentry Investment, Glenn spent nine years managing and investing the NCE flow-through limited partnerships. Further experience includes being an Energy Equity Analyst with Scotia Capital Markets and HSBC Securities, where he covered integrated oil companies and a selection of petroleum companies, and six years as an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) with Imperial Life / Laurentian Financial Inc. where he managed several mineral and mining royalty positions.
Glenn is a Professional Engineer and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Glenn has been a regular contributor to BNN, GlobeinvestorGold and various other media about trends in the resource industry and investment issues in general.
Cameron is an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) with Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd and manages each of Proof’s funds. Cameron is also the Chief Investment Officer of Proof Capital Inc, which he joined in September 2019. Most recently, Cameron was the Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) & Chief Investment Officer for WealthCo Asset Management, where he helped the firm grow the AUM to approximately $500MM. Prior to joining WealthCo Asset Management, Cameron was an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) at BCV Asset Management Inc and an Associate Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) at Brownstone Asset Management. His early career included an Investment Banking Analyst role with Banc of America Securities LLC.
Don Short, CFA
Don is an Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager) with Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. He is also Director of Investments, InvestX Capital.
With Don’s 20+ years of experience in the Canadian financial sector, along with his extensive network of industry relationships, Don has developed the capacity to originate, evaluate and structure new business organizations in various sectors: technology, media, resources and renewals.
Don is also actively involved in mentoring professionals in the investment management process, identifying new investment strategies that fill a need in an evolving investment landscape and partnering with investment management firms to deliver new products.
Don holds two bachelor’s degrees with distinction — Commerce and Computer Science — at the University of Calgary. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Firas joins the Qwest team with an extensive background in institutional investment management and a particular focus on the mining industry.
Firas spent over a decade working for the BC Investment Management Corporation (BCI). There, he was responsible for the materials sector within the internally managed active Canadian equities portfolio. He also provided tactical and strategic sector investment strategies for multiple portfolios totaling approximately $11 billion. In 2018, he started his portfolio management consultancy practice, where he advised discretionary portfolio managers with approximately $300mm in AUM on asset allocation and fundamental investment processes.
Before joining the Qwest team, Firas worked in business development within the NGO sector, partnering with UNEP, UNIDO and National Resource Defense Council to develop sustainable small-scale gold mining projects in nine countries as part of the planetGOLD program funded by the Global Environment Facility.
Firas holds an MBA from UBC’s Sauder School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Vice President, Director of Sales
Victor is the Vice-President and Director of Sales for Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. Victor is responsible for business development, including support and education of Qwest’s investment solutions with our valued clients.
Prior to joining Qwest, Victor was an investment advisor guiding more than 400 families on capital growth, preservation and tax efficiency. He has also spent several years focused on the retail regulatory side of the financial services industry.
He has been in financial services for more than 20 years. He earned his double honours degree from York University in Toronto.
Denise is the Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President Legal for Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. She is the Chairperson for QIFM’s Compliance Committee.
With over 10 years of experience, Denise has provided legal, financial and regulatory advice and guidance at some of the world’s leading international corporations such as HSBC and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Denise is a Canadian lawyer and holds a CPA, CGA designation. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Law, and an ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association. Denise strongly believes in giving back and volunteers with a number of organizations dedicated to improving the well-being of those in need in the community.
Senior Manager, Business Development & Client Service
Cindy is the Senior Manager, Business Development & Client Services for Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. Cindy has over 27 successful years of business development, investor relations and client services experience in the Canadian financial sector. Cindy’s experience gives Qwest valuable industry relationships.
Along with providing client service support to investment advisors, Cindy manages marketing communications and the online digital presence for Qwest. She also manages key relationships with external stakeholders and is a member of the Operations Committee.
Prior to joining Qwest, she worked for Prism Sulphur Corporation as a Market Research Secretary and the Mark Anthony Group as Coordinator, Domestic Sales.
Cindy obtained a certificate in Marketing Communications at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and also in Desktop Publishing / Graphic Arts from McKay Technical Institute.