Canaccord Changes Reflect the Past and Future

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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