Meet Our Team

Michael W.M. Rudd

Michael W.M. Rudd

Michael W.M. Rudd CFA

President, CEO & Portfolio Manager
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Mike has 25+ years of investment experience as a portfolio manager and analyst employed with investment managers, global banks, and independent research firms.

In addition to leading the firm’s North American Equities and International Fund Investment Teams he is responsible for all facets of Pathfinder’s business operations. Mike graduated from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Did you know...

Mike spent two years in Japan studying martial arts under an 8th dan master who was the last live-in student of the founder of Aikido. In addition to receiving his black belt, he also lost 50 pounds and met his future wife (who is reportedly unhappy that he gained the 50 pounds back!).

Nick Karliychuk

Nick Karliychuk

Nick Karliychuk CIM, CFA

Vice President & Portfolio Manager
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Mr. Karliychuk joined Pathfinder in 2020 as Vice President & Portfolio Manager. He is a member of management team contributing to overall business strategy and is responsible for firm’s Operations, Trading, Client Services and Technology. Nick is passionate about helping families, professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs grow and preserve their wealth. Being long-time volunteer, he is serving as President on board of CFA Vancouver Society and as Vice President with South Galiano Volunteer Fire Department board.

Did you know...

Nick traveled extensively and visited over 40 countries around the world. At some point Nick realized that he has a green thumb and nowadays, in his spare time, he could be found tending to a permaculture food forest, propagating and planting trees and bushes from seeds and cuttings with great success.

Douglas B. Johnson

Douglas B. Johnson

Douglas B. Johnson

Chairman
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Doug is the founder of Pathfinder Asset Management Ltd. He has been Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Canfund Ventures Corporation, a private investment company and Pathfinder’s predecessor family office, since 1982. Doug has been investing in public and private companies for over 35 years.

Did you know...

Doug has been educated in the school of hard knocks. He worked for the family construction company from 1971 through 1975 where he learned value of “a good day’s work”. When asked about his education, he often refers to his “PhD” in Plumbing, Heating, and Drainage.

Nigel L. Andison

Nigel L. Andison

Nigel L. Andison CIM, CFP

Investment Counsellor
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Nigel joined Pathfinder in 2012 having previously worked for a multinational wealth management firm as a financial advisor. With approximately 14 years work experience, Nigel has worked in the areas of investment management, business development, and insurance. He graduated from Mayville State University with a B.Sc. magna cum laude.

Did you know...

While attending university, Nigel played varsity baseball and was a Dakota Athletic All-Conference Athlete, an Academic All-Conference Athlete, and an NAIA Academic All-American.

Terry Salman

Terry Salman

Terry Salman

Advisory Board Member
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Terry has over 43 years of experience, beginning at Nesbitt Thomson’s head office in Old Montreal in 1973, as a Research Analyst. He spent 20 years with Nesbitt Thomson, ultimately becoming Executive Vice-President, responsible for the firm’s corporate and government finance activities in British Columbia, the Pacific Rim, and Western United States. In September of 1994, he started Salman Partners, a research driven investment firm. Currently, Terry is President and CEO of Salman Capital Inc., an investment advisory firm capitalizing on the extensive network and relationships he has built in the investment business.

Did you know...

He is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation, following 16 years as Foundation Chairman. In recognition of his years of service, Terry was honoured with a Hillcrest Library Branch name dedication.

Mark Ouellette

Mark Ouellette

Mark Ouellette

Trading
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Mark joined Pathfinder’s family office predecessor, Canfund, in 2007 and has over 25 years trading experience. He began his career as a floor trader in 1985, and eventually moved to desk trading at a regional securities firm where he spent 20 years trading equities, fixed income, and options before moving to Pathfinder.

Did you know...

Mark caught a 50lb spring salmon, a 20lb coho salmon, and an 8lb baby boy all in the same week.

Rob Ballard

Rob Ballard

Rob Ballard CFA

Portfolio Manager
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Rob joined Pathfinder in 2012 with previous experience as a hedge fund research analyst. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Queen’s University, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Did you know...

Rob was a Canadian National Rowing Champion and once set an unofficial record for the number of boats crashed in a single season for the Queen’s rowing team.

Bill Lineker

Bill Lineker

Bill Lineker CPA, CA

Managing Director
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Bill became a Chartered Accountant in 1982, working with an international CA firm in Edmonton for 10 years before opening his own public accounting and tax practice.  Bill joined Pathfinder in early 2019 after transitioning his successful CPA practice to the next generation. His experience in taxation, retirement planning and business operations make him the ideal fit to assist Pathfinder clients with financial and tax decisions relating to estate planning and retirement.

Did you know...

Winter evenings are often spent at Rogers Place where Bill has been employed for 25 years as an NHL Off Ice Official, recording game statistics such as goals, assists, blocked shots etc.

Christian Anthony

Christian Anthony

Christian Anthony CFA

Portfolio Manager
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Christian began his career in 2006 in equity research at GMP Securities. In 2010, he joined Philips, Hager & North Investment Management as an analyst on the Canadian Equity team.  Christian joined Pathfinder in 2013 where he manages the Pathfinder Real Fund, chairs our investment committee, and works with select clients. Christian is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chairman of the Fraser Academy Foundation.

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Christian is a proud graduate of Gonzaga University and West Point Grey Academy. In high school, he was captain of the Varsity basketball and soccer teams and was taught by current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Fang Zhou

Fang Zhou

Fang Zhou CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager
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Fang joined Pathfinder in 2013 having worked as an equity analyst and assistant trader for a highly specialized equity trading firm. He holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Saint Mary’s University and was recognized by the international honour society, Beta Gamma Sigma, for graduating in the top 20% of his class. Fang also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Did you know...

Fang has a lesser-known career in Canadian film (breakthrough role: guest in a restaurant with beautiful girlfriend, “Christmas with Holly”, 2012). His home province in China is also the ancestral home of the panda bear.

Vivian Lu

Vivian Lu

Vivian Lu CIPM

Office Manager
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Vivian Lu is the Fund and Office Administrator at Pathfinder. She joined Pathfinder in March 2016.  Vivian has over 10 years of industrial experience and previously worked as an analyst at an independent financial consulting firm. She holds a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement designation (CIPM).

Did you know...

Did you know that Vivian’s major was Chemical Engineering?  As a junior chemical engineer, she used to work with pumps, tanks, and towers.

Brett Festerling

Brett Festerling

Brett Festerling

Associate, Business Development
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Brett joined Pathfinder Asset Management in September 2020 while transitioning from professional hockey. During his 13-year career he played in the NHL for Anaheim and Winnipeg and has spent the last 8 seasons playing in Germany. He completed his CSC as well as attending BCIT online while overseas and is now working towards his CIM designation. 

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Brett was the captain of the Memorial Cup winning Vancouver Giants in 2007 when the tournament was held in Vancouver. 

Lucas Isola

Lucas Isola

Lucas Isola CIM

Associate Investment Counsellor
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Lucas joined Pathfinder Asset Management in January of 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and is working towards the CFP designation. Throughout his university career he was a valued member of the UBCO Heat Men’s Rugby varsity team.

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Lucas has travelled to more than twenty countries, the majority of which with only a backpack. He hopes to achieve the elusive “thirty by thirty” goal.

Gary Sidhu

Gary Sidhu

Gary Sidhu MBA

Analyst
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Gary has been involved in the mineral exploration industry for almost 20 years. Early in his career he gained extensive technical experience with “boots on the ground” knowledge of early to advanced stage projects including mapping, drilling, milling and mining experience. Until recently he worked as a sell side analyst focusing on early to advanced stage junior exploration companies. Gary graduated from the University of Victoria and also holds an MBA from Simon Fraser’s Beedie School of Business.

Did you know...

Gary and his wife rode across Canada on their bicycles, a distance of nearly 7,000 km, camping along the way and only training for a single day prior to their journey.

Victor Chan

Victor Chan

Victor Chan

Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary
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Victor has over 10 years of compliance experience in the securities industry.  He was previously Chief Compliance Officer at a sell-side boutique brokerage firm serving institutional clients in Canada, in the United States and abroad. Victor graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelors of Arts (Philosophy) degree.

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Victor joined the work force at age 13 but was repeatedly told “wait until you get a real job”. He obtained his first “real” job at a Canadian chartered bank after graduating from university.

Kitaek Kim

Kitaek Kim

Kitaek Kim

Associate
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Kitaek joined Pathfinder in 2020, having previously worked in sales and trading at a boutique investment firm. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Political Science and has passed Level II of the CFA Program.

Did you know...

In his heyday Kitaek backpacked from London to Istanbul in 3 months, passing through 18 other cities in between. He relates his fondness for the markets to his time spent bargain hunting at the Grand Bazaar.

Jared Fehr

Jared Fehr

Jared Fehr P. Eng

Analyst
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Jared joined Pathfinder in 2019 having previously worked as an equity research associate and professional engineer in the oil and gas sector.  He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.

Did you know...

Jared’s team “Top Gun Engineering” took first place in the University of Alberta’s Design and Manufacturing competition.  During the award ceremony, the presenter revealed the winners by using the “best of the best” speech from the Top Gun movie.

Alex Filkov

Alex Filkov

Alex Filkov

Application Developer and IT Manager
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During his long IT career, Alex was exposed to the Software Development, Systems Administration, Database Administration and Project Management. He likes to combine all those activities, so he never gets bored at work.

After receiving his Project Manager Professional designation, Alex strongly believes that thoughtful preparation and planning is the key for the successful implementation of any project. Therefore, he applies project management skills to all the tasks and projects he implements.

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Alex enjoys travelling in Europe, having fun with grandkids, and windsurfing.

Grant Ouellette

Grant Ouellette

Grant Ouellette

IT Administrator
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Grant joined Pathfinder in July 2020. He is a recent graduate of the Computer Information Systems Administration program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and is working towards earning his CCNP and Microsoft certifications.

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Grant is an aspiring home chef and enjoys cooking traditional French, Sichuan and Japanese dishes, and makes a pretty decent crème caramel. He has on-hold travel plans to go around Europe and experience all the cuisine it has to offer.

Douglas Go

Douglas Go

Douglas Go

Associate
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Douglas joined Pathfinder in 2020, having previously worked as a corporate banking analyst at an international bank. He graduated with Honors in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and is currently working towards his CFA.  

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Douglas is a 4th generation Canadian, who’s family has lived in the same home for over 3 generations.

Lisa Liu

Lisa Liu

Lisa Liu BBA

Operations Assistant
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Lisa joined Pathfinder team in 2021. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business degree, concentrating in Human Resource and Management Information System.

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Lisa enjoys gardening, cooking, and reading, with a fondness for Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, and Sir Terry Pratchett.

Tenisha Ali

Tenisha Ali

Tenisha Ali MBA

Associate
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Tenisha has over 10 years of proven experience in the asset and investment management industry. She was previously the Investment Manager for a portfolio of mutual funds and pension plans based in the Caribbean. Tenisha graduated from the University of New Brunswick and holds an MBA from the Heriot-Watt University.  

Did you know...

During her first month in Vancouver, Tenisha casually walked onto a movie set and the crew thought she was one of the producers.

Brayden Toullelan

Brayden Toullelan

Brayden Toullelan BBA

Associate
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Brayden joined Pathfinder in September of 2021. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Commerce and is working towards his CFA.

Did you know...

Brayden gambled for a living? Well not quite, but prior to joining Pathfinder he worked as an analyst in the sports betting industry, collecting stats and living vicariously through Rafael Nadal.

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