Executive Chairman of Pavilion Financial Corporation.
Mr. Weinberg has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial service industry, including extensive private and public company experience. He has led the development of innovative investment products and marketing strategies, and directed the development and implementation of growth and acquisition strategies in Canada and the United States.
Mr. Weinberg was previously founder, President and CEO of Assante Corporation and Loring Ward International Ltd. Until its divestment in 2003, Assante was a TSX-listed wealth management company with a network of operations extending across Canada and the United States. From its founding in 1995, Assante grew from a small, boutique asset management firm with approximately $400 million in assets and a handful of employees into one of Canada’s largest, non-bank-owned financial services firms comprised of over 3,000 professional advisors and employees. At its peak, Assante managed and administered over $27 billion in assets. At the time of its sale in 2003, Assante’s market capitalization was nearly $1 billion. After leaving Assante, Mr. Weinberg served until 2004 as the Chairman and CEO of Loring Ward International, an Assante spin-off comprised of its U.S.-based operations, when he left to pursue the development of the businesses that eventually merged to become Pavilion.