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 30 years of investment experience with a focus on special situations value investing and has served on a number of public and private Boards. He is head of the Investment Committee and Portfolio Manager for the Goodwood 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. More recently Peter and Goodwood have been active in working with senior operational management of certain select companies in order to facilitate transformational transactions often as a prelude to becoming publicly-traded.
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
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.
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.
Gajan Kulasingam, CFA, CPA, CA
Gajan Kulasingam is lead portfolio manager of the Goodwood Capital Fund and has more than 20 years of financial industry experience, covering corporate finance, private equity and public equities. Prior to Goodwood Inc., Gajan was a VP & Senior Portfolio Manager with Sentry Investments, where he oversaw over $1B of assets across multiple global mandates. Prior to Sentry Investments, Gajan worked at one of the leading mid-market private equity firms in Canada focused on mezzanine lending and minority equity investments. Gajan began his career at Deloitte within their Audit & Assurance practice, focusing on financial institutions. Gajan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designations.
SARAH VAN AAKEN
VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT SERVICES & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Sarah facilitates daily operations, client relationships and supports the regulatory compliance of the firm. Prior to joining Goodwood in 2018, she coordinated sales and operations initiatives in diverse sectors and delivered corporate solutions strategies to occupiers of commercial real estate. Sarah holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.