Echelon Wealth Partners adds seasoned professionals to its research and institutional sales groups

Toronto, February 08, 2017 –Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (Echelon) announces that Todd Johnson has joined the firm as Managing Director, Institutional Sales. Mr. Johnson is a highly-regarded professional with 15-plus years at a number of leading boutique and independent Canadian investment dealers. His presence at Echelon will further strengthen Echelon’s trading and sales activity in the small to mid-cap space. Mr. Johnson is a Bachelor of Science graduate of Babson College and is a Certified Investment Manager.

“We are very pleased to bring Todd on as we build out a cross-Canada platform on the institutional side,” said David Doritty, Executive Vice President and Head of Institutional Sales and Trading.

In addition, Echelon welcomes Ralph Garcea as Managing Director, Technology and Diversified Industries in the research group.  Mr. Garcea brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior positions at major domestic and international firms. Mr. Garcea holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Engineering Science (Aerospace) from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University.  He is a top-ranked research analyst, well regarded for the depth and breadth of knowledge he brings to bear on his coverage of Canadian technology companies across a broad range of market capitalizations.

“We are excited to add someone of Ralph’s caliber and experience to our expanding coverage of high-growth Canadian stocks,” said Rob Goff, Head of Research. “Echelon is proud of the high quality research analysis we offer to our clients.”