Senior Leadership Team

Debra Doucette (Hewson)
President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Debra leads Odlum Brown with objective and strategic insight developed from an accomplished career in the investment industry spanning over 35 years. Debra joined Odlum Brown in 1991, and prior to becoming President and CEO in 2007, she was Chief Operating Officer for seven years.


Debra has earned a reputation for her vision, passion and dedication as a leader in the business community. She is currently Chair of alumni UBC, and a board member of Providence Health Care, Drug Free Kids Canada, the UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Debra is also a former Industry Director and Chair of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Debra is a strong supporter of Odlum Brown’s sponsorship and charitable giving programs. In 2021, she was honoured with the Order of British Columbia for her community leadership, and in 2016 received the Joseph and Rosalie Segal United Way Community Vision Award. Debra was also recognized as a 2017 Canada’s Most AdmiredTM CEO and received a 2016 BC CEO Award from Business in Vancouver. In 2015, she received an Influential Women in Business Award. In 2012, Debra was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the BC Community Achievement Award, and was also inducted into the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame after being recognized as one of the Top 100 for three consecutive years.

Peter R. Pacholko CPA, CGA
Chief Operating Officer and
Chief Financial Officer

Peter Pacholko has 35 years of experience with Odlum Brown and the investment industry. Mr. Pacholko has held other senior positions including Director, Operations and Technology. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Senior Leadership Team and Operations


Team. Mr. Pacholko is also active in several industry associations. At present, he is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)’s Conduct, Compliance and Legal Advisory Section (CCLS) and the Financial Operations and Administrators Section (FOAS). As a member of the FOAS, he participates in the Operations Subcommittee. Mr. Pacholko is a Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Murray Leith BComm, CFA
Executive Vice President, Director,
Investment Research

Murray is Executive Vice President and a Director of the firm, as well as a member of Odlum Brown's Executive Committee and Senior Leadership Team. He has over 25 years of experience as an Investment Analyst and has managed the Odlum Brown Research Department since 1994, when


he joined the firm. Murray formulates the firm's economic outlook and equity investment strategy, in addition to covering individual companies, primarily in the Financial Services sector.  

He is also responsible for the Odlum Brown Model Portfolio, a hypothetical, all-equity portfolio that has delivered market-beating returns since inception in 1994. Murray is regularly quoted in the local and national press and interviewed by the television media.

Murray holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC (Honours) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Mark Srdanovic CFP®
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Mark Srdanovic joined Odlum Brown Limited in 2014 as Senior Compliance Officer and subsequently became the Alternate Registered Options Principal. In 2017, he assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer and is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team.


With 15 years of compliance experience in the financial services industry, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to his role. He works diligently to ensure that Odlum Brown meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements. Mark is options and options supervision approved and earned his CFP® designation in 2008. Mark is a member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) Compliance Committee and also serves on the Pacific District Council of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

Daniel Dandar
Vice President, Director, Operations

Daniel Dandar joined Odlum Brown in 1993 and has held a variety of positions in the Securities, Mutual Funds and Internal Audit Departments, prior to becoming Controller in 2001, Director, Client Services in 2005, Vice President, Finance in 2014 and most recently, Vice President, Operations in 2018.


In addition, Dan is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors.

As Vice President, Operations, Dan is responsible for leading the Client Services team with a focus on continuous improvement on service levels and strengthening the department’s management team.  Dan’s mandate includes directing the areas of new and registered accounts, account transfers, corporate actions and taxation, mutual funds, securities and GICs.

Dan is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.

Kim Abbott CPCA®
Vice President and Director,
Sales and Business Development

Kim Abbott joined Odlum Brown in 2010 and is an active member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and a Co-Chair of the Retail Sales Advisory Team. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with an extensive background working with both large


pension accounts and retail investment advisors. She started her career working in institutional fixed income sales for a national investment firm and spent 10 years as Vice President of Sales for both Fidelity Investments and Capital Group.

Kim is currently a member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) Private Client Committee and a member of the York House Advancement Committee and the York House Foundation Investment Committee. She was a past member of the Vancouver Foundation Development Committee.

In her spare time, Kim can be found volunteering on the side of a ski hill with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC).

Barbara Bahry CPHR
Vice President, Director,
Organizational Development

Barbara joined Odlum Brown in November 2012. Her career mosaic comprises more than 20 years in both public and private sector organizations in the technology, professional services, retail and management consulting industries.


As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Barbara is responsible for guiding the overall talent and engagement strategies at Odlum Brown in order to optimize the employee experience and support sustained business performance. She views leadership as a critical business investment and is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey to being authentic and accountable leaders.  

Barbara holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation and sits on the Board of Directors for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, British Columbia and Yukon and the YWCA of Metro Vancouver.

Deena Magtoto
Vice President, Director, Marketing

Deena has over 24 years of marketing communications experience, including 19 with Odlum Brown. She is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team. She leads the marketing team and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s marketing communications and brand strategy, which includes advertising, public relations, sponsorship 


and charitable giving programs. In addition, she and her team are actively involved in assisting the retail sales team and five branches with their marketing and communication efforts.

Deena is also a member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) Communications Committee.

Her passion for hockey, athletics and philanthropy inspired her involvement with the Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer’s Pro-Am, as part of the Steering Committee (2014-2015) and Recruitment Committee Chair (2015).

Sam Jiwani
Vice President, Director, Business and Technology Solutions

Sam Jiwani joined Odlum Brown in 2016 and has more than 25 years of technology experience in the financial services arena. He leads the Business and Technology Solutions team and is a member of Odlum Brown's Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team.


Previously, Sam was at Canaccord Genuity Corp. for over 16 years where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Development until 2016. Before that, Sam was at Dataphile Software Ltd. from 1996 to 2000.

Michael Erez CPA, CGA, CFP®
Vice President, Director,
Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited

Mike is Vice President, Director, Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Odlum Brown Limited, offering retirement and estate planning, tax planning, and risk management using insurance products. In addition, Mike is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership


Team and Board of Directors.

Mike joined Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited in 2008 after working at one of Canada’s largest accounting firms. He enjoys providing advisors and their clients with up-to-date tax and personal finance information and helping clients to identify risks and opportunities in pursuit of their financial, retirement and estate goals.

Mike holds the following designations: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

David Pearson CFA
Vice President, Director,
Trading and Syndication

Dave Pearson joined Odlum Brown in 1993. As Vice President, Trading and Syndication, Dave is responsible for the firm's equity and fixed income trading activity. He is currently a member of the firm’s Audit Committee, Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team.


Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Honours) from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.