Investment Banking Team

Our Canadian team consists of 38 investment banking professionals. In the past 12 months, our team underwrote over 112 equity transactions, and lead or co-lead managed 11 of them.

Lucas Atkins
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Real Estate

Lucas Atkins has over 15 years of experience in real estate, including investment banking, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt origination. Mr. Atkins has been principally involved in over $22 billion of real estate transactions across multi-residential, commercial and development projects. Since joining Raymond James, Mr. Atkins has helped raise over $12 billion through public financing transactions and over $2 billion through private financing and joint venture transactions. Mr. Atkins studied Business at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and History at Huron College, and graduated with an HBA degree and as an All-Canadian Academic Athlete.

David Atkinson
Vice President, Investment Banking
Financial Institutions and Financial Technology

David joined Raymond James in 2016 from the Royal Bank of Canada where he was a member of the bank's U.S. Strategy and M&A team. While at RBC, David was a key member of the deal team that executed the bank's $5.0 billion acquisition of City National Corporation. Prior to RBC, David was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at UBS Investment Bank in New York, where he focused on financial technology, asset management and specialty finance. Prior to UBS, David was a member of the government affairs team at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, DC., where he focused on financial services matters. David is a graduate of the MBA program at the Ivey Business School and the JD program at Western University, and he obtained his BA from the University of the South (Sewanee), where he graduated magna cum laude, with honors and distinction.

Kevin Carter
Managing Director, Investment Banking

Prior to joining Raymond James in August 2010, Mr. Carter worked as an Investment Banking Analyst / Associate at Haywood for three years. He is focused on the resource sector where he has assisted in M&A, sponsorships and financing transactions. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business, as well as an Honours Degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario.

Rajiv Chail, CFA
Vice President, Investment Banking
Health Care & Technology

Rajiv joined Raymond James in 2018 and has over 10 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets. Prior to joining Raymond James, Rajiv was Vice President, Investment Banking at Cormark Securities. Rajiv has extensive experience advising on M&A and financing transactions across a broad range of clients and industries. Rajiv earned an HBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA Charterholder.

Glenn Gatcliffe
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Consumer, Agriculture/Chemicals, and Manufacturing

Glenn Gatcliffe joined Raymond James in November 2015 from BMO Capital Markets where he was a Managing Director in Investment Banking. With over 15 years of experience, Glenn covered Consumer and Industrial Products and most recently lead the global coverage of Fertilizers and Agriculture. He has a broad range of transaction experience including M&A advisory, equity financings, lending, and debt capital markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Glenn earned his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration from Babson College in Boston, and went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from McGill University.

Russell Green
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Russell Green joined Raymond James as managing director in March 2018. Prior to joining Raymond James, Russell worked for a Canadian bank-owned dealer with both coverage and execution responsibilities across industries including both M&A and equity and debt financing mandates. Russell has previously worked in New York at a large global investment bank and has been in Vancouver for the past 10 years. Russell holds an MBA from McGill University and a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA® charterholder.

Adam Kauffman, CA
Managing Director, Debt Origination & Restructuring, Investment Banking

Adam Kauffman joined Raymond James in its New York office in 2004 and moved to the Toronto office in 2007. Adam has approximately 9 years of distressed situation financial advisory experience across a broad array of industries. Prior to joining Raymond James, Adam worked as a consultant to the World Bank Group in Washington DC and in the Corporate Restructuring and Assurance Advisory groups at Ernst & Young in Toronto. Adam holds a Chartered Accountant designation, a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, where he graduated with honors.

Alan Kelly, CFA, P.Eng.
Vice President, Investment Banking
Power and Infrastructure

Alan Kelly joined Raymond James' Power and Infrastructure team in 2016 from CIBC World Markets, where he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Mergers and Acquisition team. He has advised both domestic and global clients on a broad range of transactions across various sectors including P&U, O&G, mining, engineering services, chemicals, automotive and TMT. Prior to his experience in Investment Banking, Alan worked for six years as a Systems Design Engineer and Team Lead at Thales Rail Signaling Solutions. Alan holds a professional engineering license, a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, where he graduated with honors.

Marwan Kubursi
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Heath Care, Managing Director, Technology and Blockchain

Marwan Kubursi joined Raymond James in 2018 and has 20 years of experience in investment banking. Prior to joining Raymond James, Marwan was Managing Director, Investment Banking and Head of Technology and Life Sciences Investment Banking at Cormark Securities and has prior Investment Banking experience at Global and Canadian Investment Banks. He has a broad range of advising and financing experience raising capital for and advising corporations on acquisitions and divestitures in Health Care and Technology in Canada and the United States. Marwan earned an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University.

Jimmy Leung, CPA, CA, CFA
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Cleantech and Technology

Jimmy Leung is Head of Cleantech and Technology Investment Banking. Jimmy joined Raymond James in 2005 from a bank-owned investment dealer, where he was a member of the investment banking group. Jimmy has considerable experience in financial advisory, financing and mergers and acquisitions activities, having been directly involved in over 100 successful transactions for public and private cleantech and technology companies. Jimmy is a Chartered Accountant and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.

Ian G. MacKay, CPA, CA, CBV
Managing Director, Investment Banking

For the last 20 years Ian MacKay has been actively involved in in key financings, mergers and acquisitions in the construction and engineering, industrial and forest products sectors across Canada. Transaction experience includes the $125 million sale of Anthony Forest Products to Canfor, three separate equity financings for WSP Global as the co-lead underwriter totaling $950 million, the $320 million sale of North American Energy Partners’ Piling Division to Keller Group, the $68 million investment in Clark Builders by Turner Construction, the $390 million sale of Seacliff Construction to The Churchill Corporation, the $100 million IPO of Seacliff Construction, the $150 million IPO of Lockerbie & Hole, the $155 million sale of Steeplejack to The Brock Group, four separate equity sale transactions for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers totaling $500 million, the $115 million sale of Primex Forest Products to Interfor, the $660 million purchase and restructuring of TimberWest, and the $850 million purchase of Pacifica Papers. Ian has a degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. He holds the Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations.

Daniel Magder, CPA, CA
Vice President, Investment Banking
Cleantech and Technology

Mr. Magder joined Raymond James in 2015 from FTI Consulting, where he was a member of the corporate finance & restructuring group. Mr. Magder has considerable experience in financial advisory, financing, insolvency, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions activities. Mr. Magder is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Yeshiva University.

Sean C. Martin, CFA, CFP
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Financial Institutions and Financial Technology

Sean joined Raymond James in September 2014 from TD Securities, where he was a senior member of the Financial Institutions Group, and was responsible for building TD’s Financial Technology practice. Sean brings an extensive 15-year background and deep experience earned from playing an integral role in some of the most significant transactions involving financial institutions in Canada over the past decade. He is a well-respected investment banker with a track record for building profitable and strong relationships, coupled with a keen eye for recognizing and acting upon strategic opportunities. Prior to his nine years at TD, Sean worked with Manulife Financial (Toronto and Hong Kong) and Bank of Montreal (Toronto). Sean earned his MBA from the Rotman School of Management and BA from the University of Western Ontario, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner.

Craig McDougall, CA, CBV
Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Investment Banking and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Craig joined Raymond James in 2014 from National Bank Financial, where he was Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group for the last 17 years. He was previously a Managing Director at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, and prior to that in the Corporate Finance Group at Ernst & Young. Craig has extensive experience on advising management teams and their Board of Directors over numerous industry groups in both hostile and friendly transactions. Craig is a Chartered Accountant (Ontario) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Charted Business Valuator (C.B.V.), he is past President and Board Member of the CICBV Institute.

Gavin McOuat, LLM, B.Comm
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Mining and Metals

Gavin joined Raymond James in 2013 from Barclays, where he was Global Co-Head of Metals and Mining, with senior coverage responsibility for clients based in the Americas. Gavin began his mining investment banking career with UBS in 1994 and subsequently became a Managing Director in the investment banking divisions of National Bank and Citigroup. Gavin has extensive experience advising on M&A and financing transactions across a broad range of clients, commodities, products and markets. Gavin holds a LLM in Mineral Law and Policy from the University of Dundee (Scotland) and a B. Comm from Queen's University (Kingston).

Omar Murad
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Omar Murad joined Raymond James’ M&A team in 2015 and was previously a Vice President at BMO Capital Markets Investment Banking. He has advised both domestic and global clients on a broad range of transactions across various sectors including mining, fertilizers, agriculture and chemicals. Prior to his experience in Investment Banking, Omar worked in Institutional Equity Research and Accounting. Omar earned his MBA in finance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and his BBA in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ross Prokopy
Managing Director, Investment Banking

Ross Prokopy has over 10 years of capital markets experience in Energy, Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets. Prior to joining Raymond James, Ross was Managing Director and Head, Debt Capital Markets at an independent investment bank where he created the firms Debt Capital Markets, origination and syndication platform. He has an extensive background in High Yield underwritings. Ross also served as Captain in the Canadian Forces where he excelled as a Main Battle Tank and Armoured Reconnaissance, Troop Leader. He was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal and the NATO Stabilization Force Medal. After completing his military service, Ross earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Yale School of Management . He is also a graduate of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

Matthew Sale
Vice President, Investment Banking

Matthew Sale has over 10 years of progressively more senior financial experience. He joined Raymond James in 2018 from BMO Capital Markets where he was a Vice President Investment Banking in the Diversified Industries Group. Matt covered a broad range of industries including retail, consumer, food, chemicals, industrial, airline/travel, aerospace, engineering & construction, healthcare, and financial sponsors. He was involved in over 30 transactions including M&A advisory, equity financings, lending, and debt capital markets in North America. Prior to BMO, Matt worked at Deloitte servicing public, private and not-for-profit clients. Matt earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designations.

Jim Tower
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Head of Power and Infrastructure

Jim Tower joined Raymond James in 2016 and has 25 years of experience in investment banking. Prior to joining Raymond James, Jim was Managing Director, Group Head of Power & Utilities at BMO Capital Markets. He has a broad range of expertise including raising capital for and advising investor-owned and government-owned corporations on acquisitions and divestitures of assets in Canada and the United States. Jim earned an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Accountant.

John Willett, MBA, M.Eng
Managing Director, Investment Banking

John is a well respected professional with 20 years of senior experience in mining finance and advisory work. Prior to joining Raymond James, John was a Managing Director with Haywood Securities. John holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, as well as a Masters of Engineering from McMaster University.