"An investment team with over 65 years of combined experience."
AJ Sull CFA MBA CMT
President & Chief Investment Officer
After completing his Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics degree from Simon Fraser University, AJ began his investment career with a leading national mutual fund company. From there, AJ was recruited to the Bank of Montreal and subsequently to BMO Nesbitt Burns. Soon after AJ became a portfolio manager at a local investment firm and went on to complete his MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business. AJ holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations and possesses more than 12 years of experience within the finance industry. As part of his role at Pacifica Partners, AJ provides a periodic column for the Financial Post and provides financial market commentary on the Business News Network (BNN).
Paul Bains CFP MBA CIM
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Paul completed his MBA in Finance and Risk Management at the Edinburgh Graduate School of Business. Paul is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and has been particularly active in providing financial planning within the medical professional community. In addition, Paul is a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), possesses over twenty years of experience within the investment industry, and has completed level I of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) program.
Naveen Gopal MBA CIM
Vice President Client Services
& Associate Portfolio Manager
Naveen has varied experience in the investment industry, having been employed with a leading Canadian hedge fund firm as well as operating independently as a successful Investment Advisor at a leading British Columbia investment firm. Naveen completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, as well as an MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business. Naveen has completed the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I exam and is a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM).
Aman Bhangu MBA CFA BSc (Math)
Vice President Research
Aman completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Simon Fraser University, as well as an MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business. Aman is also a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and possesses several years of experience in the construction and utilization of quantitative and financial modeling. He has been employed as a Statistical Analyst for Simon Fraser University, and as an Investment Analyst & Equity Trader for a Vancouver based institutional investment firm. In addition to his professional experience, Aman has served on the Simon Fraser University Alumni Board of Directors, has studied visual arts at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and enjoys working with community organizations.
Marc Vella BA CFP CIM
Associate Portfolio Manager
Marc completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Aquinas College in California and worked as an Investment Advisor for both Canadian and US-based investment firms. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), and has completed Level I of the CFA program. Marc has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, prior to which he was a journalist for both the BC and Alberta Report magazines. In addition to his professional experience, Marc served on the boards of the Abbotsford Symphony Orchestra and the Westbrook Education Fund. Marc’s focus is on small business owners in the Fraser Valley. He is married with four children and resides in Abbotsford.