Jeffrey Gavarkovs is a founding partner of NorthStream Capital Inc., and is the portfolio manager. Jeffrey has over twenty years of investment management and research experience, managing proprietary portfolios for three Canadian banks and a European bank. From January 2009 to January 2015, he managed Scotiabank’s Proprietary High Yield Credit investment portfolio and was also Managing Director and Head of High Yield Research and Trading. Jeffrey managed a proprietary portfolio for CIBC World Markets from September 2004 to February 2008 focused on distressed, “soft activism” and special situations. From April 2003 to September 2004, Jeffrey ran a proprietary portfolio at SG Cowen, which included Canadian distressed securities and high yield bonds. Jeffrey began his investment career at BMO Nesbitt Burns, and was a member of the Special Investments team from February 1997 to September 1999. This team managed a total return special situations fund that included distressed debt, preferred shares, high yield bonds and equities. From September 1999 to March 2003, Jeffrey was a sell-side high yield analyst with BMO Nesbitt Burns in New York. Jeffrey has an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business (1997) and a Bachelor of Economics degree from York University (1989).
John TkachCo-Founder & Senior Relationship Consultant
John co-founded NorthStream with Jeff Gavarkovs in 2016 and in his current role as Senior Relationship Consultant, provides senior level contact to Private Clients, Family Offices and key retail accounts. Prior to NorthStream, John was Managing Director of Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets and held a succession of increasingly senior positions in fixed income and debt capital markets during his 27 years with the bank. John was Managing Director and Head of Buy-Side Relationship Management at Scotiabank Europe plc in London, England. Prior to transferring to London, John was Managing Director and Head of Canadian Debt Capital Markets. John holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an Honours BA from the University of Toronto.
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