Globe and Mail, Mar. 23, 2012
In an internal announcement, Canaccord said Thursday that Mr. Brown is giving up the title of chairman and become “honorary chairman.” As of April 1 he will continue to sit on the company’s board but in a non-executive role.
Once a firm mostly that focused on smaller companies, Canaccord is showing up as an adviser on ever bigger deals, such as the recent multi-billion dollar sales of Daylight Energy and Viterra Inc.
For his achievements, BC Business magazine gave Mr. Brown a lifetime achievement award for entrepreneurship, and in 2011 he was inducted into the BC Business Hall of Fame.
Besides building a brokerage from nothing into a very substantial something, Mr. Brown has played a key role in the public life of Vancouver and Canada.
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