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Trevor Gardner is Head of Canadian Investment Banking and is a member of the Capital Markets Operating Committee. He has been with RBC since 1998 and was previously Co-Head of Canadian Energy Investment Banking.

Trevor is involved in several community initiatives, including Chair of the Board of Directors for YMCA Calgary and serving as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Trevor graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University with Honours, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Matthew Stopnik is a Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Investment Banking. He joined RBC Capital Markets in January 2015 as the Co-Head of Financial Sponsors. Prior to joining RBC, Matthew spent 20 years at UBS Investment Bank where his most recent role was serving as its U.S. Head of Financial Sponsors.

At RBC, Matthew is responsible for U.S. Investment Banking. He shares responsibility for coverage of banking clients and prospects, including corporate finance industry groups, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, leveraged finance, and loan and high-yield capital markets teams. Matthew is also responsible for managing RBC’s relationships with some of the largest and most active private equity firms in the world. He serves on the firm’s Global Capital Markets and U.S. Regional Operating Committees and he is a member of the firm’s Commitments Committee.

Matthew is Vice Chair and a member of the Board of Trustees of the TEAK Fellowship, a member of the Board of Youth, INC. and a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Partnership for New York City. He received a B.A from the University of Michigan. Matthew and his wife live in New York City with their two children.

Jim Wolfe is the Co-Head of US Investment Banking. He joined RBC in June 2008 after spending 15 years at Bear Stearns where he served as Senior Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance Group.

Jim became Co-Head of U.S. Investment Banking in June 2018. He shares responsibility for coverage of banking clients and prospects, including corporate finance industry groups, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, leveraged finance, and loan and high-yield capital markets teams. He also serves on the Global Capital Markets and U.S. Regional Operating Committees and he is a member of the firm’s Commitments Committee.

Over the past 26 years, Jim has completed transactions of all sizes across the full spectrum of industry sectors. In his previous role, Jim was responsible for the firm’s leveraged finance business in the U.S and Europe, leading an experienced team of specialized professionals to help clients raise the capital in connection with corporate acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and refinancings.

Jim received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and MBA from Wharton. He served on the Board of Trustees at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT from 2012-2018 and he and his wife currently serve as chairs of the Parents Executive Committee of Bowdoin College.

Josh Critchley is Head of European Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets. He is a member of the RBC Capital Markets Operating Committee and the European Operating Committee, and sits on RBC’s European Executive Committee. Mr. Critchley joined RBC Capital Markets in September 2009 to help lead the build-out of our European investment banking and equities platforms within Capital Markets.

Mr. Critchley has 24 years of investment banking experience, most recently at Goldman Sachs from 2004 to 2009 and before that at Merrill Lynch from 1993 to 2004. He has been responsible for the origination and execution of a significant number of transactions in a variety of industries, including for financial, consumer, telecommunication, healthcare and industrial companies.

Mr. Critchley holds a BSc from City University Business School, London.

Sean Miller is a Managing Director and Head of Global Investment Banking, Australia for RBC Capital Market.  RBC Capital Markets offers our clients full service investment banking capabilities across advisory, equity capital markets, corporate banking, leveraged finance, debt capital markets and equities research, sales and trading.

Sean joined RBC in 2014 to lead its capital structuring advisory business in Australia, where his prime focus was to provide capital structuring advice to RBC’s Global Investment Banking clients and source capital for their varying needs.

Prior to RBC, Sean worked for Macquarie Bank in New York where he was a senior member of its principal credit business that invested in credit across a broad range of industry sectors including infrastructure and utilities, aviation and transport, mining services and industrials. Sean was also a Managing Director within Macquarie’s debt advisory business in New York and Sydney, where he structured and arranged in excess of $15bn of debt commitments over a 5 year period.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Australian National University, Canberra.

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