Executive Committee


Harris A. Fricker assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of GMP Capital Inc. in October 2010. He joined GMP’s Investment Banking Department in 2002 and assumed the role of President of GMP Securities L.P. in July 2008. Prior to joining GMP in 2002, Mr. Fricker held senior roles at several leading Canadian financial institutions, including, heading up the Institutional Sales & Trading desk of another leading investment dealer and running the corporate debenture/derivatives group at a major Canadian bank. A former entrepreneur himself, his depth of experience arising from over two decades in the North American capital markets combined with his acumen as an entrepreneur provides him with a unique perspective on the financial services landscape. Mr. Fricker holds a BA from Saint Francis Xavier University and a MA from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.


Kevin M. Sullivan has been at GMP since October 1995 and co-founded GMP Securities L.P. Mr. Sullivan served as President from 1996-1999 and Chief Executive Officer of GMP from June 1999 to September 2010. Kevin has 25 years of experience and relationships in the capital markets industry. During his tenure as CEO at GMP, Kevin oversaw the creation and growth of Richardson GMP, GMP Europe and GMP Investment Management. In addition, he successfully oversaw GMP’s IPO in 2003 and has since helped the company grow from a market value of $300M to over $1B in that time. During his career, he has also spent three years in the European capital markets as well as a lawyer in general practice in Calgary, Alberta.


Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Energy Sales and Trading
Trent Boehm is Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Energy Sales and Trading at GMP FirstEnergy. In this role, his responsibilities are focused on leading, overseeing, and executing GMP FirstEnergy's global equity capital markets strategy. As part of a team, Mr. Boehm is also responsible for managing firm risk capital pools, and providing guidance to the firm's Proprietary Traders as to overall firm risk capital exposures. Prior to joining GMP FirstEnergy's predecessor firm in 2002, Mr. Boehm worked in both a retail and institutional sales capacity, starting his career at a national full-serviced brokerage firm, and later moving to an energy boutique where he refined his knowledge of the energy sector. Mr. Boehm holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In 2012 he received the TopGun Sales title in the Energy & Power division, a recognition based on a survey of buy-side clients conducted by Brendan Wood International. Mr. Boehm has been instrumental in organizing and motivating the the firm's Roadrockets, a cycling team that has participated in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer for the past four years raising money for cancer research in Alberta. To date, the Roadrockets have raised in excess of $721,000.


Mr. Bond is Vice-Chairman, Co-Head of Institutional Trading, of GMP Securities. Mr. Bond joined GMP Securities at its inception in 1995. He has held increasingly senior roles throughout his tenure including such roles as market maker for over-the-counter and foreign exchange trader.


Vice Chairman, President, GMP FirstEnergy
Mr. Chambers is responsible for managing GMP FirstEnergy's strategy and day-to-day operations.  As a member of the Executive Committee he remains active in the firm’s Investment Banking group, originating and executing transactions. Mr. Chambers joined GMP FirstEnergy's predecessor firm in 1998 after spending five years at one of Canada's largest bank-owned investment dealers. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Chambers was Head of Corporate Finance at one of GMP FirstEnergy's predecessor firms FirstEnergy Capital.  In his five year tenure as Head of Corporate Finance, the firm executed over 450 financings and $64 billion of M&A transactions. Mr. Chambers holds an MBA in International Finance from McGill University, and a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia. In 2002, he and his partners accepted the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Prairies Region, in the Financial Services category. Mr. Chambers was recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in 2006, and was instrumental in FirstEnergy Capital receiving and maintaining Gold Standard status as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies since 2012. In 2016, Mr. Chambers was awarded the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management - Management Achievement Award. Mr. Chambers is Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), in addition to serving as a member of its Executive Committee, Investment Committee and is Chair of the Audit Committee. He is currently on the fundraising committee of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Mr. Harris joined GMP in April 2012 from a global investment dealer where he had been Head of Canadian Equity Research and North American Equity Strategist since mid-2006. For the previous 15 years, he was a managing director and portfolio manager at an institutional investment counsellor responsible for investment strategy, equity research and trading. In 2002, he co-led a successful management buyout of the firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Harris spent six years as an equity research analyst with both independent and global investment dealers.


Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking
Nicholas (Nick) Johnson is Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking at GMP FirstEnergy and a member of GMP's Executive Committee. Mr. Johnson was Head of Corporate Finance at FirstEnergy Capital prior to the firm being acquired by GMP in 2016. Mr. Johnson is responsible for co-managing the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Finance department of GMP FirstEnergy.  During his 18 year tenure with the predecessor firm to GMP FirstEnergy, Mr. Johnson has worked on over 200 Canadian and International financing, advisory, merger and acquisition assignments representing over $27.5 billion of activity. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johnson spent four years working for two of Canada's largest full service brokerage firms in varying capacities. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 1993 and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He was recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in 2011, and was ranked as one of the top 100 Investment Bankers in the world in 2008 and 2009 by Brendan Wood International. Mr. Johnson sits on the board of directors for the Calgary United Way.


Mr. Overstrom is Vice Chairman, Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking GMP FirstEnergy.  In this role, Kevin is responsible for co-managing the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Finance department of GMP FirstEnergy. Mr. Overstrom's experience in the energy sector spans 23 years, having developed strong buy-side relationships in both the U.S. and Canada. Kevin joined GMP's Institutional Sales team in 1996 as an early Partner of the firm and assumed the role of Head of Institutional Sales in 2004. In January 2012, he was appointed Vice Chairman and Global Head of Equity and Debt Capital Markets at GMP Securities. Under his leadership, GMP's Institutional Sales desk was named Top Sales Desk in Canada in 2007, 2008, and 2009 according to Brendan Wood International. Kevin has also been recognized as a Top Gun in Institutional Sales by Brendan Wood International. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Overstrom gained valuable Energy experience as both a sell-side Energy Research Associate and buy-side Energy Analyst from 1991 - 1995. Mr. Overstrom is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a major in Management and Economics and obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1994.


Mr. Schoenthal began his career at L.F. Rothschild in 1961, and moved up through the ranks to become Rothschild’s Co-Chief Executive Officer in 1986. Throughout his career at Rothschild, Mr. Schoenthal was involved in all aspects of the business including investment banking, research, trading and sales. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Schoenthal was President of the Michael Swerdlow Co., a real estate development company purchased by a group of investors including Triarc Corp. and American Express. In 1991 he co-founded New York-based fixed-income investment dealer Miller Tabak Roberts Securities, LLC which was subsequently acquired by GMP in 2011.


Deborah Starkman is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of GMP. She is responsible for the firm’s global finance function, including all aspects of regulatory and external financial reporting, performance measurement, risk management, liquidity and capital management and tax reporting. Prior to her appointment in September 2012 as CFO, Ms. Starkman was Managing Director, Finance, Head of Regulatory Reporting and Risk Management. With over 20 years’ experience in the capital markets industry, she brings a deep level of knowledge and insight to her role. Prior to joining GMP, she was Managing Director, Product Finance at the brokerage arm of a major Canadian bank. Ms. Starkman is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She is involved in a number of charities including serving as Treasurer of the Centennial Infant and Child Care Centre and past Treasurer for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.


Mr. Weir is Vice-Chairman, Head of Institutional Equity Sales. Mr. Weir joined GMP Securities' team in October 2000 and brings over 18 years of industry experience and deep client relationships to his role. Prior to joining GMP Securities, Mr. Weir was an analyst with a privately owned asset management firm. Mr. Weir is a former professional football player in the Canadian Football League and was a member of 1996 Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonauts. Rob is a graduate of Queen's University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Rob is also actively involved in a number of youth sports organizations in his community.