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Bob Thompson, MBA, CIM, ICD.d
Bob Thompson founded Brownstone and served as Chairman. Bob directs corporate strategy, governance, is a lead portfolio manager with the firm and participates on the Brownstone Investment Committee.
Prior to forming the company, Bob spent eight years with Bissett & Associates Investment Management Ltd. where he was Vice President and Portfolio Manager. He managed a wide range of portfolios with varied investment mandates including pure equity, balanced and fixed income strategies.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Degree from Arizona State University in 1982, a Masters of Business Administration from a European University in Geneva Switzerland in 1989, and the Canadian Investment Manager designation in 1997.
Bob is a Past President & Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Calgary Stampede. Bob currently sits as a Director of the Saddledome Foundation and the Calgary Stampede Foundation. In 2012 Bob received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in honor of his significant Contributions and Achievements by a Canadian.
Jill Angevine, CPA, CA, CFA, ICD.D
Jill Angevine is the President & CEO of Brownstone. Jill directs corporate strategy and governance along with being a lead portfolio manager of the firm.
Jill has over 25 years of professional experience in the investment management industry including portfolio management, capital markets and equity research. Prior to her work at Brownstone, Ms. Angevine was a Portfolio Manager with two asset management firms where she managed diversified portfolios and prior thereto was Vice President & Director, Institutional Research at FirstEnergy Capital Corp.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and has earned the Chartered Public Accountant (CA, CPA) the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designations.
Jill serves on the Board of Directors for Tourmaline Oil Corp. where she chairs the audit committee and Advantage Energy Ltd. She also serves on the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) Board. In 2020 Jill received the Calgary Influential Women in Business Award in the Professional Services category.
Mario Vachon, LLP, MBA
Mario Vachon is Brownstones Chief Investment Officer and a founding shareholder. He is responsible for directing the research activities of equity analysts and is a lead portfolio manager and portfolio strategist. Mario's expertise is in Canadian equities with multiple capitalization ranges, including small and microcap opportunities. He is also the lead member of the Brownstone Investment Committee.
Prior to forming the company, Mario was a partner with Philips, Hager and North Investment Counsel, where he was Vice President and Portfolio Manager. In addition, Mario's experience includes tenure as a research analyst with Burns Fry (Nesbitt Burns) focusing on special situation Canadian equity stocks.
Mario earned a Bachelor of Law in 1982, and a Masters of Business Administration in 1985, from the University of Western Ontario.
Direct: (403) 262-6598
Bill Bonner, BComm, PFP
Bill joined Brownstone in 2016 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. Bill is a lead Portfolio Manager with the firm and participates on the Brownstone Investment Committee.
Prior to joining the firm Bill was the founder and President of Brickburn Asset Management. Bill has over 35 years of capital markets experience, wherein he has actively managed portfolios for individuals, trusts, mutual funds, and limited partnerships. Prior to founding Brickburn, Bill was a senior partner with Peters & Co. Limited, an Alberta-based investment dealer.
His community involvement includes the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary where he has served as a board member for both the Agency and the Foundation. His current volunteer commitment includes the Columbia House Enhancement Society, where he serves as a board member and Treasurer.
He enjoys most outdoor pursuits such skiing, golfing, hiking, fly-fishing, and biking (with pedals and motors).
Direct: (403) 444-7404
Ellen is a proactive administrative professional with over 5 years of experience in managing office operations. Prior to joining the Brownstone team, Ellen has worked a variety of client facing roles in private equity, retail and educational institutions.
As Portfolio Administrator at Brownstone Asset Management, Ellen adequately facilitates internal and external correspondence as well as completing the day-to-day administrative functions by working collaboratively with Portfolio Managers and other employees. She executes on bond and equity trades, as well as ensures timely completion of client-requested transactions.
Outside of the office, Ellen is known for being a skilled horseback rider and dog trainer. In her spare time, she can often be found at the stables training to compete in horse jumping competition.