Board of Directors

Robert M. Goodish

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Bob began his financial industry career working as a stockbroker in Toronto in 1986. After the market crash in 1987, he became a wholesaler for Spectrum mutual funds and helped grow the company from $110 million to over a billion in seven years.

In 1995 Bob founded FundEX Investments a mutual fund dealership in Toronto and pioneered the “flat fee” concept in Canada. He was President and managed FundEX for seven years.

Bob retained the key advantages of a flat fee firm and strengthened the independent aspect in the flat fee model when he created Equity Associates in 2003. Today, backed by an accomplished management team, he leads a firm of more than 200 Advisors with over $2 billion in AUA in five provinces.

 

 

Daniel R. Clarke

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Since joining the Financial Services industry in 1995 Dan has held a number of Senior Management positions in the organizations he has served. He has been fortunate to have played key roles in the building of two successful Mutual Fund dealers in Canada.

As the Vice President of Operations Dan successfully guided the operations of FundEX Investments from 1995 until 2002 when the company grew from a startup to becoming one of the premiere Mutual Fund Dealerships in Canada when it was sold to Industrial Alliance. During his time with FundEX the company grew from a regional dealership with 6 advisors and $60 Million in AUA to a National dealer with over 400 Advisors and $4.5 Billion in AUA.

In 2002 Dan Co-Founded Equity Associates. In his role as President and Chief Compliance Officer from 2002 to 2009 he played key roles in helping build the company from a startup to becoming one of the top flat fee dealers in Canada with over $2.0 Billion in AUA and over 120 Advisors.

In the past Dan has been an active member in a number of industry initiatives and committees with both FundSERV and IFIC. He was also one of the initial members of the MFDA Regional Council for Ontario.

In his current role as Vice President of Business Development for Arius Software Corporation Dan continues to build upon his industry experiences as he works with industry participants across North America to build and implement solutions to meet the needs of Investment professionals today and well into the future.

 

T. P. (Ted)  Mills

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Ted Mills has 28 years of experience in the Mutual Fund industry. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science ( B.A.Sc) in Industrial Engineering, Ted went on to gain his Masters of Business Administration ( M.B.A.) in 1983. In 1990 Ted completed his Chartered Financial Planner Certification. 

Ted has an abundance of experience in the Mutual Fund industry, beginning in 1964 as a registered representative for United Investment Services Ltd. In 1986 Ted returned to the industry to become a registered representative of Mutual Invesco / Mutual Life of Canada. In 1988 Ted became a Branch Manager for DeThomas Financial Inc. In 1991, Ted became President of MII Managed Investment Inc. / First Managed Investments (“The Very Independent Mutual Fund Dealer”). In 2003 Ted joined the Equity Associates team as Branch Manager in Guelph, Ontario.

A former ski school director, Ted is a Lifetime Member of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance. 

 

Board Composition

The seven member Board will be comprised of:

  • Two from management: Bob Goodish and Dan Clarke
  • Two elected from the Partners and responsible to all Partners
  • Three professionals to provide outside expertise to the firm

All Partners are encouraged to contribute their expertise to increase the strength and growth of the company through participation on board committees

 

 

 

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