Senior Investment Team

Peter Puccetti, CFA
Chairman and Chief Investment Officer 

Peter is the founder of Goodwood Inc. and has managed the flagship Goodwood Fund since inception. Peter has over 27 years of investment experience with a focus on special situations value investing. He is head of the Investment Committee and Portfolio Manager for the Goodwood Fund, the Goodwood Capital Fund and the Goodwood SPValue Fund. Peter and Goodwood have become well-known in Canada for orchestrating a variety of activist campaigns geared to unlocking shareholder value and have enjoyed the support of many of Canada’s top institutional investment organizations. Previously, Peter was an analyst, investment banker and, partner of Sprott Securities Limited. Peter earned a Bachelor Of Arts in Economics (BA) from Dalhousie University and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1991.

Curt Cumming
President and Chief Financial Officer

Curt joined the company in 1999 as Head Trader to oversee securities trading and financial operations and became Chief Financial Officer in 2005. In 2012, Curt was appointed President of Goodwood Inc. Curt sits on the investment committee and has over 20 years of institutional equity trading and investment management experience, combining extensive knowledge of capital markets, financial analysis, portfolio management and business development experience. Prior to joining Goodwood, Curt was an Institutional Equity Trader with Kearns Capital (now Paradigm Capital) and prior to that a high net worth Investment Advisor with Altamira Securities.

Chris Currie, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Chris joined Goodwood as Portfolio Manager in 2013, bringing his successful Milford Capital Growth Fund onto the Goodwood Funds platform. Previously, Chris was President and Portfolio Manager of Milford Capital Management Inc. and has managed the Milford Capital Growth Fund for 10 years. Chris has an extensive 25+ year background in corporate credit investing. Prior to starting Milford Capital, Chris was a corporate bond portfolio manager at TAL Investment Counsel Ltd. and prior to that, a sell side research analyst in corporate and high yield debt at CIBC World Markets. Chris holds a BA in economics from University of Western Ontario, a LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a CFA Charterholder

Gajan Kulasingam, CFA

Gajan has more than 15 years of financial industry experience, covering corporate finance, private equity and public equities. Prior to joining Goodwood, Gajan was Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Sentry Investments, where he was the lead manager on the Sentry Global Infrastructure Fund with assets in excess of $700 million. Gajan was also co-manager on several other global equity mandates. Prior to Sentry, Gajan worked at one of the leading mid-market private equity firms focused on mezzanine lending  and minority equity investments. Gajan began his career at Deloitte., within their Audit & Assurance practice focusing of financial institutions.  Gajan has significant experience in underwriting both private and public investments. Gajan’s investment philosophy is governed by the principles of applying a private equity approach to investments (i.e. focus on value, protect against permanent loss of capital, perform extensive due diligence and underwrite an investment with reasonable expectations).  Gajan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto . Gajan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designations.

 

Katie Sherkey, CFA
Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Katie Sherkey joined Goodwood Inc. in 2005 and is responsible for overseeing and managing all operational functions at Goodwood including trading, finance, fund administration, portfolio analytics, risk management, operations and compliance.  As the Chief Compliance Officer of Goodwood Inc., Katie is also responsible for overall regulatory compliance of the firm. Prior to joining Goodwood, she was with TD Asset Management Inc. Katie has over 15 years of investment management experience, holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance (BComm) from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Operations Team

Erin Bannister
Office Manager

Erin joined Goodwood in 2014 as Office Manager to oversee all office affairs and support investment and operational functions. Erin holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Sarah Van Aaken
Operations Associate and Client Service

Sarah joined the company in 2018 to support investment and operational functions as well as client relationships. Prior to joining Goodwood, Sarah acted in sales and operations support roles for over 13 years with a concentration in commercial real estate. Sarah holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.