Dan Daviau was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and Chief Executive Officer of Canaccord Genuity Group Corp. effective on October 1, 2015. Mr. Daviau served as President of Canaccord Genuity’s North American Capital Markets business from February 2015. From 2012 to 2015, he was President of the firm’s US Capital Markets business, where he helped to structure the firm’s investment banking, research, sales and trading operations in the region and improve cross-border capabilities. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Daviau was Head of Investment Banking for Canaccord Genuity and was actively engaged in improving the firm’s sector diversification capabilities and contributing to its global growth strategy. Before the Canaccord/Genuity merger that was announced in 2010, Mr. Daviau was a Principal and Founder of Genuity Capital Markets, where he held a variety of senior roles since 2005.
Before 2005, Mr. Daviau was Co-Head of Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets, a firm he joined in 1991. While at CIBC World Markets, Mr. Daviau also served as the Head of the Media and Telecommunications Group since 2000 and Head of the Technology Investment Banking Group in Canada since 1997.
Having started his career as a securities lawyer with Goodman & Co., Mr. Daviau has extensive experience in a broad range of financing transactions and M&A assignments. His equity offering experience includes public and private financings for a number of leading global technology, online gaming, media and telecom companies. In the M&A space, Mr. Daviau has advised in excess of US$50 billion of transactions.
Mr. Daviau is based in Toronto, Canada. He holds an MBA from York University, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall/York University and a B.A. (Math and Statistics) from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Daviau is not currently a director of any other public companies.