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 holds almost 20 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager and analyst with multiple investment firms, global banks, and independent research houses. Since joining Pathfinder in 2011 he has been responsible for firm’s Core mandates, as well as senior management duties. Michael graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree 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!).

Douglas B. Johnson

Douglas B. Johnson

Douglas B. Johnson

Chairman
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Doug is the founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.

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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.

Ken F. Bancroft

Ken F. Bancroft

Ken F. Bancroft CFA

Advisory Board Member
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Ken has over 35 years of institutional portfolio management and analyst experience. Prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer for the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board, he held senior management responsibilities as Director of Pension Investments for one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, and spent twelve years as a portfolio manager and analyst in the investment management department of a national securities firm. Ken graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a past president of the Winnipeg CFA Society, a past director of the Pension Investment Association of Canada, a former member of the Investment Committee of the University of Alberta Board of Governors, and a former director of the University of British Columbia Investment Management Trust.

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Ken has read the complete works of James Lee Burke and was the first of his friends to eat sea urchin!!

Christian Anthony

Christian Anthony

Christian Anthony CFA

Portfolio Manager
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Christian brings approximately 10 years of investment industry experience to Pathfinder. He began his investment career in 2006, providing sell-side equity research for a major Canadian investment bank. In 2010, he joined the largest investment manager in Canada where he was an analyst on the Canadian equity team. Since joining Pathfinder in 2013, Christian contributes to the entire investment process and is responsible for the management of the Partners’ Real Return Plus Fund. Christian holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a proud graduate of Gonzaga University.

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Christian is diverse in ethnicity, activity, and geography. He comes from Filipino, Chinese, Scottish, Irish, and Polish descent; actively plays basketball, golf, soccer, and football; and has lived in Vancouver, Calgary, Spokane, Florence, and Manila.

Nigel L. Andison

Nigel L. Andison

Nigel L. Andison CIM

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 10 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Alex Filkov

Alex Filkov

Alex Filkov

Application Developer and IT Management
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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.

Kyle de Jong

Kyle de Jong

Kyle de Jong

CEO, Intrynsyc Capital Corporation
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Kyle is CEO of Intrynsyc Capital Corporation, having joined the firm in 2015 and became CEO in 2016. He has extensive experience in investment and corporate finance, having worked in the Vancouver office of an international merchant bank before founding and serving as CEO of an exempt market dealer with a similar focus to Intrynsyc.  In those roles, Kyle has financed and advised a variety of companies spanning multiple sectors, including technology, healthcare and natural resources. While Kyle is a generalist, he has a particular focus on technology and innovation.  He has developed a strong domestic and international network of institutional investors, family offices, high net worth individuals and industry veterans that can add value to any mandate. 

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Kyle financed travelling the world for two years though playing online poker.

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.

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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.

Jake Bouma

Jake Bouma

Jake Bouma CIM

Vice President, Intrynsyc Capital Corporation
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Jake joined Pathfinder Asset Management in March 2016 having previously worked at two Canadian investment dealers. He has over 5 years of investment industry experience working with institutional, corporate and retail clients in Canada and the U.S. Jake has also earned his Chartered Investment Management designation (CIM). Jake transitioned to Intrynsyc from Pathfinder in 2017 where he works closely with investment banking and advisory corporate clients.

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Jake played both junior and university hockey and while in his last junior season he had 16 fighting majors in only 45 games played.

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.

Fang Zhou

Fang Zhou

Fang Zhou CFA

Associate 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.

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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.

Ronald A. Kruschen

Ronald A. Kruschen

Ronald A. Kruschen ICD.D

Advisory Board Member
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Ron has over 45 years of experience in business and government of which the last 30 years was spent in investment consulting, serving institutional investors such as foundations and pension plans. As President and Managing Director of API Asset Performance, he worked with clients to develop and implement investment strategies focused on meeting clients’ financial objectives and spending needs. Ron earned a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. He is also a holder of the Institute of Corporate Director (ICD.D) designation.

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Ron currently serves as a director of the University of Northern British Columbia Investment Management Trust, and is Vice President of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre.

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.

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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.

Vivian Lu

Vivian Lu

Vivian Lu CIPM

Office and Fund Administration
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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).

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

Agnes Simon

Agnes Simon

Agnes Simon BA

Receptionist
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Agnes joined the Pathfinder team in 2019 as our receptionist, shortly after graduating from SFU where she received her bachelor’s in communication.

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Agnes spent over ten years training in the classical Indian dance forms of Kathak and Bharatanatyam. She was the youngest in her class, starting at the age of three.

Philip Wong

Philip Wong

Philip Wong BA

Associate
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Philip joined Pathfinder in 2018 with 5 years of experience as an Associate at boutique wealth management firms. He holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a CFA level 3 candidate.

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Philip used to work as a boxing trainer but put his gloves down after realizing that taking punches repeatedly would be a bad long-term investment.

Lucas Isola

Lucas Isola

Lucas Isola BBM

Business Development Associate
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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 has completed the Canadian Securities Course. Throughout his university education 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. Despite this he has never been to Mexico.

Jared Fehr

Jared Fehr

Jared Fehr P. Eng

Associate
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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.

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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.

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