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At Liberty we are long term thinkers both in our holdings and for our clients. Some investment firms may overlook the importance of legacy investing (children, grandchildren, charitable giving) but Liberty has been set up to deal with multi-generational investing. Our employees are “Baby Boomers”, “Generation Xers” and “Millennials” equipped to cover retirees all the way to the finish line and serve successive generations to come.

David Driscoll, CIM
President & CEO
David began work in the financial services industry in 1979. In that time, he has worked in a number of positions at multiple banks, a bond rating agency, as editor of an investment newsletter and as a portfolio manager at a boutique investment counselling firm. He has seen the best and worst that Bay Street has to offer and started Liberty to provide superior client service. With every media appearance, newsletter written or seminar given, David constantly teaches. This helps clients gain a better understanding of their investments and solidifies the long-term relationship.

Brett Girard, CPA, CA, CIM
CFO & Associate Portfolio Manager
Brett is CFO and Associate Advising Representative. Prior to starting Liberty, Brett spent four years at a large Toronto based Pension Plan. There he spent time in the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax group and the Strategic Investments group. Prior to that Brett was a staff accountant at a large multinational accounting firm. Brett holds a CPA, CA designation, CIM designation, an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario) and an HBMSc in Physiology and Cell Biology from Western University.

Merab Nathaniel Alam, MFin, MBA, FRM, CFA
VP Trading & Operations
Merab is responsible for trading and operations. Prior to starting Liberty, Merab spent 10 years with a boutique investment management firm on the trading desk and in operations. Prior to that she spent three years in the Corporate Finance Advisory practice as a Consultant with one of the big four management consulting firms. Merab holds a Master of Finance from Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and an MBA in Finance from Imperial College of Business Studies. She is a member of the CFA Institute, Toronto CFA Society and Global Association for Risk Professionals. In her free time, she volunteers for Red Shawl, a women's community organization and has in the past also worked for the Canada Revenue Agency's Community Volunteer Income Tax Programme (CVITP).

Tricia Matheson, CIM
Manager, Client Services
Tricia Matheson is the Client Service person for Liberty IIM. Passionate about good client communication and service, Tricia brings energy, enthusiasm and experience to the task. Tricia has more than 10 years experience assisting clients at several major Canadian wealth management firms. She is honoured to be part of the Liberty team. Tricia has the CIM, two university degrees, has traveled extensively, and speaks English and French.

Thomas Zagrobelny
Operations Analyst
Thomas Zagrobelny is the Operations Analyst at Liberty. A BMath Financial Analysis/Risk Management graduate from University of Waterloo, Thomas's interest in computers and mathematics lends an analytical edge to the operations. Thomas's goal at Liberty is to try to find a way to improve and expand processes. Outside of the office - when not preparing for the next CFA examination - Thomas is competing as a part of the International Powerlifting Federation.