Leadership Team

Capital Markets Leadership Team

Simon Akit


Simon is Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales & Trading at Ventum Financial Corp. He has 20 years of experience in Canadian and US capital markets coupled with five years of resource industry experience. Most recently, Simon spent over 12 years with Canada’s largest independent broker as Managing Director, where he held a variety of roles, including Global Head of Energy Sales. His deep experience in institutional equity sales and research includes past roles at BMO Capital Markets (New York), Raymond James, and UBS. Prior to his capital markets career, Simon spent five years as a petroleum engineer in a variety of technical and operational roles in Alberta, British Colombia, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland. Simon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a Professional Engineer (APEGA) in Alberta.

PI Financial Corp. and Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. are now Ventum Financial Corp.

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