Wealth is the root of human flourishing.

Ken McCord, CFA

I‘ve spent my entire 30-year career in the capital markets. I had great admiration for my father and his long, successful career in financial services, which encouraged me to follow in his footsteps. I first got educated, receiving a BA from Wilfrid Laurier U, an MBA from Queens U and then the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation. From there, I dove into the asset management industry and climbed the corporate ladder into leadership positions with globally recognized names, including TD, Invesco and Horizons. Those years gave me expertise in the universe of investment strategies and insights into the management of large organizations. Eventually, I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and struck out on my own in the fascinating world of hedge funds. That experience gave me a keen insight into complex investment structures and into the mind of the entrepreneur, which prepared me to be pioneering, decisive and relationship driven. My greatest career achievement is building Red Jacket, along with my best friend, Dave, into what it is today: an innovative, boutique, advisory firm, serving like-minded and successful Canadians.

Dave Sanderson, LL.B

My 30-year career seems to have been intelligently designed for Red Jacket, but in reality it was evolution. I studied business at Ivey and law at Queens, and then learned both on Bay Street as a corporate litigator at Stikeman Elliott. I have spent the past two decades advising private clients at
BMO Nesbitt Burns and investing in new ventures, start-ups and early-stage companies. I’m currently pursuing my Masters in Law at Osgoode Hall and building an expertise in Bitcoin. As a friend and mentor says, relationships matter. That idea seems to animate our firm. We are students of human interaction and look to build rich relationships with our entire network. Ken and I are the best of friends over a lifetime. Our collective experience allows us to share our impact and influence so that our clients will flourish.