Dave Thomas

Co-CEO of Canada

Professional Experience:

  • BMO Capital Markets – Investment Banking

Teaching Credentials:

  • Ivey Business School – Lecturer


  • Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario – MBA


  • Chartered Financial Analyst; Advanced Financial Modeler

Get to know Dave

Dave and Tim Benson lead all Canadian client service and operations and are based in Toronto. Dave manages the program design, content development and client service for Canadian clients in addition to his role as a lead instructor. Since joining Marquee in 2012, Dave has taught hundreds of courses including training programs for analysts and associates at major banks, corporate business development and budgeting teams, undergraduate and post-graduate business students as well as legal professionals in Canada, the US, Mexico and China. Dave is passionate about teaching and in addition to instructing with Marquee, is a visiting lecturer in Finance at the Ivey Business School.

Dave worked in Investment Banking for 12 years at BMO Capital Markets. While at BMO, he was a Director in Equity Capital Markets where he oversaw prospectus-offered retail structured products for the firm as well as numerous equity financings and initial public offerings. Prior to that role, he was a member of the Utilities Group and was involved in numerous financing and mergers & acquisition transactions including significant work in the renewable and alternative power sector.

Prior to joining The Marquee Group, Dave was CEO and Director of a Caribbean-based private bank providing asset management, trust and corporate services for high net worth and corporate clients.

**Training The Street acquired The Marquee Group in 2023.**