AltaCorp Capital Inc.

Sales & Trading Team

Paul Sarachman, CFA, FCSI

President and CEO

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Sarachman was Managing Director, Head of Sales at National Bank Financial, the Investment Banking arm of National Bank of Canada for a total of 5 years. He is a top-ranked institutional salesman with over 25+ years experience, including as former Head of Sales & Trading at Blackmont Capital (now Stonecap Securities). He also worked in institutional sales at Merrill Lynch, Scotia Capital, and employee-owned DFI Securities (purchased by Deutsche Bank).


Adam Carlson

Managing Director, Institutional Sales

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Carlson spent 4 years with Credit Suisse as a Vice President, Institutional Equity Sales based in London. He covered both fundamental and hedge fund accounts from a natural resources perspective. Before his tenure in Europe, Mr. Carlson spent several years in private equity at Genuity Capital Partners (now Canaccord Genuity) and in Investment Banking at National Bank Financial. Mr. Carlson holds both MBA and HBA degrees from the University of Western Ontario.


Tyler Davis

Managing Director, Institutional Sales

AltaCorp Capital (USA) Inc.

Mr. Davis has 39 years of industry experience both with Buy and Sell side institutions. Prior to AltaCorp, Mr. Davis was a SVP, US Energy Institutional Sales at GMP. He was a SVP in institutional sales at Global Hunter for four years. Prior to that he was a Managing Director, US Institutional Sales for Macquarie Capital USA following its acquisition of Tristone Capital in September, 2009. Mr. Davis has also served as a Managing Director, US Institutional Sales, for Tristone Capital from 2007-2009, a global energy boutique. Was an institutional salesman for Petrie Parkman, A US-based energy boutique from 2001-2006.

Mr. Davis is a member of NYSSA.  He Graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Mathematics and Geology in 1979.


Kerk Hilton

Managing Director, Institutional Sales

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Hilton was an Energy Specialist/Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales at Macquarie Securities, and prior thereto, Vice President, Institutional Sales at Tristone Capital Inc. since 2006. He has 15 years of experience the energy sector including Acclaim Energy, Suncor Energy, Enserco Well Services and Prudential Steel. Mr. Hilton was ranked as one of the top institutional sales professionals in 2009/2010 by Brendan Woods International and holds a Bachelor degree from Mount Royal University.


Tim Miller

Managing Director, Institutional Sales

Mr. Miller has 10 years of Capital Markets experience, most recently as Vice President Institutional Equity Sales at Fraser Mackenzie Ltd. Prior to this, he worked at a number of Canadian independent dealers covering fundamental and hedge fund accounts, primarily in the US and with a focus on natural resources equities.


Mervin Kopeck

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Trading

Mr. Kopeck brings to AltaCorp over 16 years of Institutional trading experience. He spent the past 11 years at Paradigm Capital as Partner, covering key accounts in both Canada and the US. Prior to that he spent 3 years at National Bank working as sales/program equity trader, and 2 years at Griffiths McBurney and Partners. Mr. Kopeck holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. Before joining industry, he played professional hockey throughout Germany and in the minors in North America.


Michael Capobianco

Managing Director, Institutional Trading

Mr. Capobianco has over 15 years of Capital Market experience.  He has spent eight years at RBC Asset Management, working in both Equity and Fixed Income Trading.  He also held the position of Manager, Head of Equity Trading at Foyston Gordon & Payne.

Prior to joining Altacorp, he worked for five years as Vice President, Institutional Equity Sales at both Jennings Capital and Mackie Research.  Most recently, Mr. Capobianco was at Cantor Fitzgerald in the role of Institutional Equity Trading.


Shane Dungey

Managing Director, Institutional Trading

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Dungey was Vice President, Institutional Trading at Macquarie Securities, and prior thereto, Tristone Capital Inc. since 2008. Before moving to Calgary, Mr. Dungey was Head Trader and Portfolio Manager of Passive funds at AEGON Capital Management in Toronto. His volunteer commitments include Play4Kids, a non-profit organization founded by the Dungey Family that aims to improve the lives of children through PLAY . Mr. Dungey holds an Hons BA in Political Science from York University. Subsequent to joining industry, he played professional hockey throughout Europe and the minors in North America.


Brian Racanelli

Managing Director, Institutional Trading

AltaCorp Capital (USA) Inc.

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Racanelli was an equity sales trader at Cantor Fitzgerald and Royal Bank of Canada, and prior thereto Mr. Racanelli was a part of building out Tristone Capital USA which was sold to Macquarie Group in 2009. Mr. Racanelli also was head of trading at energy boutique Petrie Parkman & Co in Denver. Mr. Racanelli has 20 years of equity trading experience beginning his career trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for Credit Suisse/First Boston. He holds a BA in business management from the University of Northern Colorado.


Jon Varley

Director, Institutional Trading

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Varley was Vice President, Institutional Equity Trading at Northland Capital Partners. Prior thereto, he worked at Canaccord for 3 years, initially part of the Settlements and New Issue team, before transitioning to their Institutional Equity desk. Mr. Varley has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph.


Anya Khomik

Desk Analyst, Sales & Trading

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Ms. Khomik spent 3 years with BMO Capital Markets Global Equity Products as an Analyst. Ms Khomik holds Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) degree from Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto and she is currently a CFA level III candidate.