John H. McAleer, P. Eng
John joined Palisade Capital in February 2016, having served as a sub-advising portfolio manager to Palisade since April 2015. John has 28 years of experience in the areas of private and public equity investment management, investment bank research, and oil and gas operations. As a member of the Investment Committee, John is responsible for all areas of Palisade Capital’s business including strategic direction, portfolio management decisions and servicing Palisade Capital’s clients.
Prior to joining Palisade Capital, John was President of Andylan Capital Strategies Ltd., a Calgary-based portfolio manager and investment fund manager. John pursued private equity investments in Canadian energy as co-founder of Livingstone Energy Management, and was a Managing Director of CanFund VE Management II Ltd., a Calgary-based investment manager focused on public energy investments. Earlier, John was a Principal of and Vice-President, Research at FirstEnergy Capital Corp. John began his career performing exploitation engineering at Renaissance Energy Ltd., latterly as Manager, Gas Projects. John has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and is registered as a Professional Engineer with APEGA. John was co-founder and Chairman of Altura Energy Inc., an exploration and production company.
James R. Anderson, CFA
James joined Palisade Capital in August 2018. He has 19 years of relevant experience in the investment management industry across a wide variety of sectors and strategies, largely focused on absolute return mandates. He has been a co-founder and/or senior equity holder of multiple portfolio management firms. As a member of the Investment Committee, James is responsible for all areas of Palisade Capital’s business including strategic direction, portfolio management decisions and servicing the company’s clients.
Prior to joining Palisade Capital, James was a Director and Portfolio Manager of Rayne Capital Management, an independent money management firm focused on superior risk-return products that grew to $200 million of assets under management. At Rayne, he was the lead manager for a $90 million absolute return mandate that employed various unique strategies to target higher-than-benchmark returns with lower risk. Earlier, James worked for a large family office based in Calgary, employing a similar risk-return strategy. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of Calgary. He received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2003 and is a member of the Calgary CFA Society. James sits on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Portfolio Management Trust (CPMT) at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. James is also a member of the Board of Directors of YMCA Calgary.
Lukas D. Sutherland
Lukas joined Palisade in July 2021. He has two years of experience across equity research and analysis, and most recently in sales in the energy sector. Lukas is responsible for supporting the analysis and evaluation of investment ideas throughout a variety of sectors and geographies.
Lukas holds combined Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Science (Geology) degrees from the University of Calgary, attaining both with distinction. He grew up on a farm in northern Alberta and is very passionate about the intersection of finance and agriculture. In the community, Lukas is working to create pathways for rural northern Alberta students pursuing post-secondary education. Since graduating, he has co-founded and funded a scholarship to encourage high school students from northern Alberta to pursue post-secondary education at Canadian universities.
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Andrew V. Boland
Palisade Capital’s diverse and experienced Advisory Board provides broad strategic direction advice and industry and capital markets intelligence.
Donald F. Archibald
M. Elizabeth Cannon
Thomas W. Ebbern
Gregory S. Fletcher
Kevin J. Hewitt
Jeffrey A. Hotchkiss
H. Douglas Hunter
Martin P. Molyneaux
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