Management TeamInnovative and Experienced Leadership

Executive Officers

Anthony S. Layton

Chairman & CEO

As Chairman of the Board, Tony's primary role is to ensure that the board is effective in its tasks of setting and implementing the company’s direction and strategy, and as Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for leadership of the business and managing it within the authorities delegated by the Board.

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James Parkyn


As Vice-Chairman of the Board, James works along-side Tony Layton to ensure the Board is effective in its tasks of setting and implementing the company’s direction and strategy. 

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Brenda Bartlett

President & Chief Operating Officer

Brenda brings a 25 year track record of successfully achieving strategic goals at major Canadian financial institutions. Her personal values of integrity and transparency match the PWL culture. Brenda’s breadth and depth of knowledge on Canadian investors and the marketplace means that she is uniquely placed to capitalize on PWL’s strengths and continue to grow the firm.

With a strong, experienced hand at the helm, Brenda is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm, together with the Board. She oversees the day-to-day operations, leads the management team and directs business operations to ensure the overall implementation of major initiatives and strategic objectives of the firm are accomplished.


Corporate Management Team

Jennifer Vachon

Senior Director, Operations and Compliance, and Chief Compliance Officer

As Senior Director of Operations and Compliance, Jennifer plays a vital role in the company's day-to-day operations, monitoring all of the firm's investment-based activities. She ensures that all policies and procedures are followed, so that PWL operates with the strongest oversight and compliance practices.  Jennifer's knowledge, integrity and attention to detail are essential assets as she conducts regular audits of client portfolios and ensures they are accurate and up-to-date. In this, Jennifer draws on her 15 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility at National Bank, Standard Life and now PWL, and on her attention to detail and her organizational and leadership qualities.

Karine St. Amour

Director of Finance, Chief Financial Officer

As PWL’s Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Karine puts her CA and CPA designations to work establishing accounting policies, financial strategies and controls, and ensures the integrity of all financial results and regulatory financial filings. Her careful attention to detail and expertise are applied to every action she takes; from managing the internal accounting team to relationships with auditors, regulators, and suppliers. Her role also encompasses communicating financial performance to the Board as well as the annual budgeting planning process.

Raymond Kerzérho

Director of Research

Raymond is the Director of Research at PWL Capital. He rigorously analyzes PWL’s investment strategies and makes sure they are well supported by academic research. Raymond has worked extensively as an institutional portfolio manager, with a particular focus on fixed-income securities and derivative products. His in-depth knowledge of the capital markets and his direct and accessible style make him a sought-after speaker who is popular with clients. Raymond has written numerous articles, technical documents and economic reviews, and is often called upon by the media to be a trusted and knowledgeable source on capital markets.


Governance and Internal Control