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Ben Shapiro, CFA, CMT

 President and Chief Investment Officer

Ben Shapiro brings over 15 years of Canadian capital markets experience to Lynwood Capital Management Inc. He was most recently a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at one of Canada's largest hedge funds where he was part of a team responsible for investing $750mn primarily across Canadian equities. Prior to that, he spent time in both Equity Research and Investment Banking at a North American and Global Investment Bank, respectively. Ben also has a strong executive skill set gained from board experience at a TSX listed company.


Mr. Shapiro holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, is a CFA Charterholder, a CMT Charterholder, and has his CIM designation. 

Val Okouneva
 Manager - Compliance and Operations

Val Okouneva brings over 5 years of financial client services experience to her role at Lynwood Capital Management Inc. She most recently held the position of Dealer Services Specialist at a Toronto-based Investment Fund where she was responsible for operational, client services and compliance tasks. Prior to that, she spent several years as an Investment/Client Associate for several financial advisors where she was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for a book of high-net worth clients.​

Val holds a BComm degree from Ryerson University and has completed several courses from the Canadian Securities Institute, including the CSC.

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