Chief Executive Officer, ICM Advantage VCC

Chief Executive Officer, ICM Advantage VCC

David Vankka

Mr. Vankka joined ICM AM in 2017 and is responsible for the management of ICM AM’s private equity platform and asset management activities.  He has extensive advisory experience in portfolio management, domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt origination, due diligence, structured product management, strategic planning, risk management and proprietary trading.  Mr. Vankka was Managing Director, Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity Corp. from November 2012 to January 2016 as well as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Dundee Securities Ltd. from April 2011 to July 2012.   Prior to that Mr. Vankka also was a Portfolio Manager and Vice President, Risk Management at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, a wealth management firm founded in 1994 serving high net worth private clients and institutional investors.  Mr. Vankka was a founder of global energy investment bank Tristone Capital Inc. in 2002 which was ultimately sold to Macquarie Group in 2009 while he was Managing Director, Institutional Sales and Trading.    Prior thereto, David was Co-Head, Institutional Trading as well as a Principal, Corporate Finance at Peters & Co. Limited, a full-service investment dealer that has specialized in the Canadian oil and natural gas, midstream and oilfield services industries since 1971.  David was with Deloitte & Touche in Calgary and the Cayman Islands from 1992 to 1996.  Mr. Vankka holds Chartered Financial Analyst, Canadian Investment Manager, Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant designations. Mr. Vankka is registered as a Portfolio Manager with the Alberta Securities Commission and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from the University of Calgary.  He is a former director of the Calgary CFA Society and former section chair for the United Way of Calgary.  David is currently a director of Clearview Resources Ltd., a privately held oil and natural gas producing company based in Calgary.