Market volatility is nothing compared to the constantly shifting weather during Jeff’s childhood in Manitoba. He claims he moved to Ontario to pursue a career in the investment industry, but we think it was to get slightly closer to a coast so he could get fresher oysters. Looking for bargains is more than a job for Jeff, it's a lifestyle. Being able to buy something for less than it's worth is important, whether it’s a business, clothes or flight deals. This comes in especially handy when he pairs two of his biggest passions in life – travel and spending time with his wife and three kids. While Jeff enjoys hiking with them through various U.S. national parks or going somewhere warm, their regular weekend movie nights (a.k.a. “pyjama parties”) show that it’s more about the “who” than the “where” for him. Jeff, Tye and Geoff have worked together at two prior firms and have known each other for over 20 years. (And despite doing things like occasionally calling at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning to go skeet shooting, they STILL want to work with him.)
Prior to joining EdgePoint, he was a portfolio manager at Invesco Trimark and an investment analyst at Ontario Teachers' Pension plan. He earned his B.Comm. with a double major in Finance and Accounting from the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder.