Tim Benson

Co-CEO of Canada

Professional Experience:

  • BMO Capital Markets – Investment Banking; UBS Securities – Equity Research; Penfund Management – Private Equity; Retirement Residences REIT – Investor Relations and Corporate Finance

Teaching Credentials:

  • Smith School of Business at Queen’s University – Adjunct Lecturer


  • Ivey Business School at Western University – Master of Business Administration; Haskayne School of Business at University of Calgary – Bachelor of Commerce, Finance


  • Chartered Financial Analyst; Advanced Financial Modeler

Get to know Tim

Tim provides strategic leadership and operational oversight to the training business within Canada. This includes managing relationships with clients, developing new instructors and ensuring best in class training seminars are delivered. Tim remains very active as an instructor and has taught thousands of business professionals and university students. Since 2012, he has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and is a past recipient of the “Instructor of the Year” award in the Master of Finance program.

Prior to joining The Marquee Group in 2009, Tim had experience in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. He was part of the senior management team at Retirement Residences REIT, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, with responsibility for business strategy, corporate finance and investor relations.

Previously, Tim worked in the capital markets for over 10 years. While at Penfund he made private equity and mezzanine debt investments.  At UBS Securities he was a sell side equity research analyst covering the Canadian oil & gas sector. As a member of the Investment Banking group at BMO Capital Markets, Tim was involved in a number of financings, mergers & acquisitions and securities valuations with clients in the oil & gas, utility and agriculture sectors.

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