Leadership Team

Michael Smith

President & Chief Compliance Officer, iA Private Wealth USA

Michael’s career has spanned more than 25 years in financial services with a focus on retail and institutional wealth management. He has worked for both Canadian and U.S. firms and is licensed with FINRA in the U.S. and the CSA in Canada.

Michael has held leadership roles with both independent broker dealers and Canadian chartered banks. He also has extensive experience in compliance, operations, sales, trading and anti-money laundering.

He holds an Honors BA from the University of Western Ontario.

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Chief Operating Officer, iA Private Wealth USA

Mark has almost 40 years of financial services experience in operations, retail, credit, compliance and customer service. He is a resourceful and proven leader with a long track record of successfully managing and developing large groups of employees. Mark also excels at playing a leadership role with new product implementations and rollouts to clients, both retail and introducing brokers.

Mark has extensive experience working within both branch and head office structures and is a subject matter expert in all areas of operations, including QI and IRS requirements, as well as CRA rules and regulations. He previously held senior management positions at Nesbitt Burns, Merrill Lynch, Penson Financial Services, and PEAK Financial Group.

Mark has completed a wide range of Canadian and U.S. securities industry courses.

Frederic Paquette

Bruno Blouin

Chief Financial Officer, iA Private Wealth USA

Bruno has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He manages a team of more than 20 professionals operating across a wide range of accountabilities, including statutory financial statements, financial performance, accounts payable, budgeting, and strategic analysis. He is also involved in due diligence and the management of IT projects.

Prior to joining iA Private Wealth, Bruno held progressively senior roles at several major financial institutions, including Desjardins Securities and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Bruno is a graduate of Université Laval and holds the Charted Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered General Accountant (CGA) designations.