Canaccord’s Peter Brown Parts on a High; Record Earnings Tribute to Maverick Who Built Company

National Post, Aug. 3, 2007

Peter Brown looked over the crowd of people who had come to see his farewell, knowing this would be the last of his 36 annual addresses as chief executive of Canaccord Capital Inc., and paused.
The brash trader who used to measure his success by the bottle of Dom Perignon — and then went on to lead a tiny Vancouver firm into the country’s largest non-bank investment dealer — raised his hand to his lips, his voice growing hoarse.

“I love the business,” he told the company’s annual meeting yesterday.

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