Mr. O’Sullivan has been actively involved in Canada’s capital markets and investment management industry for 30 years. Mr. O’Sullivan was a key member of the leadership team at Gordon Capital for over 10 years (1981 – 1992) where he served as Managing Director, Partner, and Head of Trading. Mr. O’Sullivan`s primary responsibility during this period was managing Gordon Capital’s liability trading operation.
Between January 1993 and September 1995, Mr. O’Sullivan was employed as Vice President and Director, Co-Head of Trading at BMO Nesbitt Thompson Inc. (now BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.). Mr. O’Sullivan’s primary responsibility at BMO was liability trading.
In September 1995, Mr. O’Sullivan became one of the founding partners of Newcrest Capital Inc., a company which grew to become one of Canada`s premier boutique institutional brokerage and investment banks. Mr. O’Sullivan was Partner, Director, and Co-Head of Trading at Newcrest. Along with other partners, Mr. O’Sullivan managed Newcrest`s invested capital and liability trading operation.
Between November 2000 and May 2008, when he retired, Mr. O’Sullivan was a Managing Director and Head of Proprietary Trading at TD Securities Inc. As Head of Proprietary Trading, Mr. O’Sullivan directly managed and supervised a portion of the bank`s investment portfolio on a discretionary basis. More specifically, Mr. O’Sullivan personally managed the proprietary trading group’s risk arbitrage portfolio, the long/short portfolio, the market neutral portfolio and the small cap/special situations portfolio. Mr. O’Sullivan also supervised the activities of four other portfolio managers and the group’s analyst team.