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Matthew Stopnik is the Head of Global 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.

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.

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.

Ben Mandell is a Managing Director and Head of Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions at RBC Capital Markets. He has been in the M&A group at RBC for over 10 years with prior experience working at an independent financial advisory firm in Toronto, in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs in both New York and Toronto as well as working as a Consultant with Monitor Group in London.

Ben received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University, a MBA from Harvard Business School and he holds the CFA designation.

Dominic Hudson leads our investment banking sector, product and country teams across Europe and APAC, and is a member of the RBC Capital Markets Operating Committee.

Dominic is responsible for executing the regional growth strategy for our investment banking franchises in Europe and APAC, focused on achieving our client, revenue and market share goals, building upon our existing robust client franchise and deepening our incredibly strong bench of talent.

Dominic began his career as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young. He then held roles at Deutsche Bank and Rothschild before joining RBC in 2006 to lead our infrastructure, transport and utilities team in Australia. In 2012, he was appointed as Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific and then chief country officer Head for RBC Capital Markets Australia in 2015.

Dominic was appointed to the newly-created position of Head of European Sector Coverage in 2018, relocating to the UK. In this role, he was instrumental in the growth of our ten industry teams providing strong connectivity across sectors, products and European country teams, before assuming his current role of Head of Investment Banking, Europe and APAC in November 2022.

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