Heading the executive management team are Earl Evans, Head of BFS North America, Deputy Global Head, Macquarie Private Wealth; and Chris Salapoutis, President and Chief Operating Officer.
Earl is a senior member of the Macquarie Group, CEO and Head of Macquarie Private Wealth in Canada, Head of Macquarie Banking and Financial Services Group North America and Deputy Global Head of Macquarie Private Wealth. He has been in the investment industry for more than 20 years.
Earl worked closely with our clients, Investment Advisors and management team to successfully transform the predecessor company into Macquarie Private Wealth in 2010. Under his tenure, the firm has become the fastest growing brokerage firm in the country, opening new offices and growing significantly to become the highest-ranked independent advisory firm in Canada. For the past two years, we have proudly achieved exceptional ratings in the categories of stability, strategic focus, corporate culture, ethics, and marketing in the Investment Executive Brokerage Report Card.
This is not surprising given that, as National Head of Broking, Earl led Macquarie Private Wealth’s Australian business to be number one in the country and among the most respected investment houses in the marketplace through a platform of client focus, integrity and trust.
Earl is a highly regarded member of the Macquarie Group, sits on several committees including the Vice Chair of the Macquarie Foundation for North America, and is a Board Member of MPW Canada and sits on the global Executive Committee of the larger Banking and Financial Services Group. He is also a director on the board of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC).
Earl strongly believes in giving back to the community and is heavily involved in charity work, both personally and through Macquarie. In Canada, he is a member of the board of Second Harvest, a Toronto-based food rescue program.
Chris Salapoutis is President and Chief Operating Officer for Macquarie Private Wealth. Chris also consults with Macquarie’s Canadian institutional business in areas related to the COO function.
Before assuming his current role, Chris worked with Macquarie Capital Markets Canada and Macquarie Securities, where he worked to build the firm’s very successful institutional businesses.
Chris has over 25 years of financial services industry leadership experience, including high-level executive positions at some of the most respected firms on Bay Street—Midland Walwyn Capital Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Fidelity Investments Canada. He also served for five years as COO of the institutional firm Orion Securities Inc. prior to its acquisition by Macquarie in 2007.