Ed Giacomelli

Market Leader, Canada

Ed Giacomelli is based in Toronto and is the Market Leader for Canada at Family Office Exchange (FOX). In his role, Ed works with various Councils, where members can share experiences, ideas and best practices with peers in a confidential environment. Ed also serves as a relationship manager for Canadian members, helping to understand their unique needs and provide them with access to objective guidance and FOX resources.

Serving families and operating companies as a trusted advisor for over 25 years in the areas of strategy, family office, capital markets, governance and succession, Ed brings significant experience to FOX and its Canadian members. Most recently, Ed was CEO of Pelmorex Investments Inc. ("PII"), the Morrissette family enterprise, where he continues in his role as an advisor to, and director of, PII and its core operating company. Prior to PII, he had a successful career as a senior investment banker advising Canadian and international clients on strategic matters.

Ed has also held the positions of senior partner and Managing Director of Crosbie & Company; Head of the Toronto office of Rothschild & Co, the family-controlled Global Advisory firm; and Managing Director of CIBC World Markets. Ed has also participated in many conferences and appeared in the media discussing such topics as succession, capital markets and other financial matters. Ed is active in the Toronto community as a member of the President’s Council of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation since its inception in 2008, and as a past director of Prostate Cancer Canada until its merger with Canadian Cancer Society. Ed earned an HBA and MBA from the Ivey Business School, Western University.

Areas of Expertise: Enterprise Families, Business Owners, Investment Banking