Darren co-founded Vantage Asset Management with Mark Tredgett in 2009. Prior to co-founding the company, Darren successfully managed Vantage’s investment strategy for 4½ years at Royal Capital Management, a boutique investment company based in Toronto.
Prior to Vantage and Royal Capital Management, Darren was a member of the Alternative Strategies Group at TD Bank – more commonly known as TD Proprietary Trading. The Alternative Strategies Group was responsible for managing a portion of the bank’s internal capital. While at TD, Darren focused on long/short investment strategies and also published a number of investment opinions broadly distributed to the bank’s institutional clientele.
Darren started his professional career in the late 1990’s in the investment banking groups at two firms, BMO Nesbitt Burns and Research Capital. Darren’s focus during his investment banking years was on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital for mid-sized Canadian companies across a variety of industries.
Darren holds an MBA and LLB from the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School.
Darren lives in Toronto with his wife, Sara, and two boys, Koby and Cooper.
Darren is a committed community volunteer and has been involved in a fundraising capacity with the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto for many years. Darren is currently a member of the Campaign Executive and co-chairs the Major Gifts Division.