INSIGHTS

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Sean Debotte, President & CEO

Sean has been a contributing member of the securities industry for the past 17 years and has held several roles within the industry, including as a proprietary trader, derivatives strategist, business development officer, and has served as the CEO of two Canadian equities marketplaces. He currently serves as the CEO of Independent Trading Group (ITG), a Toronto based IIROC broker/dealer focused on liquidity provision and DMA trading.

SeanDebotte@itg84.com

Dave Houlding, Chairman

Dave has held positions as a Senior Institutional Equity Trader and as a Registered Trader on the Floor of the TSX. He served as a Floor Governor until the floor closed in 1997.  He joined ITG in 1997 as a Registered Trader and Managing Partner.  He has served on the Equities Procedure Committee; the Trading Policy Committee; and as Vice Chair of the Market Making Advisory Committee.

 DaveHoulding@itg84.com

Danielle Verbrugge, Senior Vice President – Financial Accounts and Control

Danielle is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who, before joining ITG in 2017, began her career in public practice with Deloitte LLP specializing in real estate and public mining clients for over four years. She moved on to industry and spent a year with a publicly traded silver producing mining company with operations in Mexico, and then spent eight years as a senior finance manager for a large gas utility, FortisBC Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., which is a publicly traded company on both the TSX and NYSE. Danielle has broad experience providing strategic consulting and advisory services for public and private enterprises in areas including financial reporting, government and banking compliance, internal controls and SOX compliance, and financial due diligence for acquisitions.

 DanielleVerbrugge@itg84.com

Rob Russell, Partner

Rob worked as a Registered Trader for 25 years. When the Floor closed in 1997, Rob joined ITG as a Registered Trader and Managing Partner. Rob has been instrumental in developing the Firm’s Policies and Procedures, working closely with regulatory bodies and earning their trust and respect. Rob’s leadership and training to the ITG staff consistently results in high performance.

 RobRussell@itg84.com

 

Nick Savona, Chief Compliance Officer

Nick has over two decades of experience as an equity trader, including executive roles in sales and service at various firms, from traditional broker-dealers—large-scale and boutique firms–to electronic crossing networks with global reach. As Head of Sales at a global institutional block trading network, Nick contributed to the development of products to facilitate block trading and managed relationships with some of Canada’s top asset managers. Nick’s leadership in international trading includes building and managing the “Cross Border/Northbound” trading desk at bank owned dealer. Nick has served as a Governor of the STA and as well as several roles on the CSTA board. Recently, Nick has been a guest contributor for Traders’ Magazine and Markets Media on market structure. He has been a quest lecturer for Moody’s Analytics and has co-written continuing education modules on best execution for IIROC registrants. Nick is currently an LL.M. candidate with a major in securities law at Osgoode Hall Law School.

NickSavona@itg84.com

 

Jake Schonenberger, Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining ITG, Jake was at DV Trading, an affiliate of ITG, and worked with the finance, treasury, risk, and operations teams focusing on internal management reporting. Jake is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and started his career in public practice with KPMG LLP, where he specialized in financial services clients such as banks and IIROC broker/dealers. Jake brings a variety of skills and experience encompassing financial reporting and internal controls, as well as financial analysis and due diligence.

JakeSchonenberger@itg84.com 

 

 

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370 King St W
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Head Office
370 King St W
Suite 701
Toronto ON, M5V 1J9
Burlington
460 Brant St
Suite 211
Toronto ON, L7R 4B6

Tel: 416.583.5987
Email: info@itg84.com

Burlington
460 Brant St
Suite 211
Toronto ON, L7R 4B6