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Team Biography

Philippe Hynes, CFA, President 

Philippe Hynes joined Tonus Capital in 2009 and has been the President since 2011.

Before joining Tonus Capital, Philippe Hynes was partner of Van Berkom & Associates Inc. ("VBA"),where he was a member of the U.S. small-caps team. His main duty was finding and analyzing U.S. companies with a market capitalization of less than US$3 billion in which to invest.

Philippe has also worked for Standard Life Investments as a research analyst in the oil and gas sector and for the Caisse Centrale Desjardins in the Treasury Department. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, where he teaches a class in practical equity analysis and portfolio management.

Philippe holds a Master’s Degree from the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC, Montreal) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Concordia University. He obtained his CFA designation in 2004 and is a member of the Montreal CFA Association.

Aaron Warnongbri, Analyst 

Aaron Warnongbri joined Tonus Capital in 2013.

Before joining Tonus Capital, Aaron Warnongbri managed operations and finances for 9 in 1 Enterprises, a Montreal based residential services company. He was responsible for sales, operations and marketing.

Aaron is responsible for financial analysis, portfolio administration and information technology at Tonus Capital. He also sits on the board of a Montreal charity called Pillars Trust Fund and serves as an investment committee member for the MAB-Mackay foundation.

Aaron has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a Minor in Economics from Concordia University.

Sebastian Cardarelli, Business Development 

Sebastian Cardarelli joined Tonus Capital in 2012.

Before joining Tonus Capital, Sebastian Cardarelli worked in the Private Wealth Management division for UBS Bank both in Montreal and London, UK. He was responsible for developing client relationships and enhancing customer experience.

Sebastian is responsible for business development and managing client relationships at Tonus Capital. He is also a director of a charity called One Tree Planted, a board member for the YMCA's of Quebec and a Sponsorship director for the Just For Kids foundation of the Montreal Children's Hospital.

Sebastian has an MBA in Global Financial Management from SDA Bocconi in Milan and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Western Ontario. He also holds the CIM designation and has passed the Canadian Securities Course.

Véronique Allaire - Communications 

Xavier Hamel-Lapointe – Research Analyst