Joe DeSario is Acting President & Chief Executive Officer of International Financial Data Services. For more than 14 years, Joe has helped lead the organization as a member of the IFDS Executive Team. Joe has overseen a number of functions at IFDS during this time, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for overseeing the finance, compliance, risk management, and legal groups at IFDS Canada. Joe was also previously responsible for the Transfer Agency operations.
Prior to joining IFDS, Joe held the positions of Managing Director, Senior Company Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Reuters Canada, a leading information and content provider to the financial services industry. He has also held management positions at Packard Bell NEC and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Joe has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has extensive knowledge and expertise in client servicing, business development, finance, and operations.
Acting President & CEO
John Bennett is Chief Revenue Officer responsible for IFDS’ Relationship Management functions, new sales development and plays a key role in the building of strategic relationships within the industry for IFDS. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Revenue Officer, John was Executive Vice President, Sales & Global Onboarding at IFDS.
With extensive industry experience, John has previously held the position of Executive Vice President Products & Operations at AGF Trust Company, a division of AGF Management. In this role, he was accountable for all products and operations for the Trust Company and was a member of the leadership team. His additional experience includes serving as Associate Vice President, Small Business Banking at TD Canada Trust, where he was accountable for small business products and services, from deposit accounts, cash management, loans and lines of credit to commercial mortgages and electronic access products and services.
John has over 25 years’ of experience in the financial services industry and has developed knowledge and expertise in all aspects of retail banking. John holds an MBA in financial services from Dalhousie University and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Chief Revenue Officer
Vince Bennardo is Chief Operating Officer responsible for the transfer agency operations teams at IFDS supporting our domestic and international clients, trust accounting functions, and shared services. In his 25 years at IFDS, Vince has held various senior leadership roles in Relationship and Client Account Management, Operations, Project Management, Application Development, Tax and Output Services.
Prior to joining IFDS, Vince had several roles at CIBC ranging from branch-level banking support, back-office operations and application development and support. Vince is certified in software development and as an IT management professional.
Chief Operating Officer
Kate Brady holds the position of Head of IFDS Europe, responsible for the IFDS Ireland and IFDS Luxembourg businesses. In this role, Kate leads the European management team and drives the business from a strategic perspective, working with the shareholders on the execution of strategy and with clients to deliver value.
Kate is a director and Chief Executive Officer of IFDS Ireland and has previously held a number of leadership roles within the European business, including the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.
Kate has 30 years of experience in Financial Services, 20+ of which have been spent in the Funds Industry and 15+ years at IFDS across Operations and Client Services, Business Governance, Transformation, Strategy, Planning and Leadership roles.
Kate holds an honours’ degree in Financial Services from University College Dublin and is a Trustee of the State Street Ireland Pension Scheme. Kate is an active participant in local industry association(s) including past chair of the Irish Funds Transfer Agency Working Group. Kate is the executive sponsor for the employee PRIDE network and strong supporter of a variety of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity networks and associations.
Head of IFDS Europe
As Chief Administrative Officer, Edward Eng is responsible for the IFDS Finance, Compliance, Information Security, Risk, AML, Business and Strategic Planning, Business Continuity Planning, Documentation, and Knowledge Management functions.
Previously, Edward was Executive Vice President of the IFDS Client Experience & Operations Group, responsible for Relationship Management, Client Services, Transfer Agency Operations, and Dealer Relations.
Prior to joining IFDS, he held various leadership roles at Manulife Financial, RBC, and Nortel. In his last role as Vice President, Product Development at Manulife, Edward was accountable for strategy & research, product development & management, project management, compliance and pricing.
Edward has over 25 years of management experience with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has an extensive background in developing strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and finance. Edward has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from McMaster University.
Chief Administrative Officer
Roy Kapoor is the Chief Information Officer – Global IFDS Technology for SS&C and a member of the IFDS Executive Committee. He is responsible for the architecture, design, development, and support of all IT functions at IFDS.
Previously, Roy held various leadership positions, most recently with John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) as Head of Strategic Initiatives. Roy spent 17 years at JHRPS, where he held various positions in Product Development and Marketing, as well as Information Technology, including serving as Chief Information Officer.
Roy brings extensive experience to his role – both inside and outside the financial industry – leading large teams, projects and significant growth initiatives across multiple functions to enable broader organizational objectives. He holds a Masters in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
Chief Information Officer
As Executive Vice President, Amie Khondo leads the Asset Manager Solutions Group at IFDS. He is responsible for all aspects of Change and Solutioning at IFDS including Client Onboarding, Program Management, Business Analysis, Business Change Management & Solutioning, the Tax, Legislative & Regulatory practice as well as Corporate Communications and Marketing.
Prior to joining IFDS, Amie has held increasingly responsible leadership roles at Manulife Financial/ John Hancock. In his most recent role at John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, Amie was accountable for all aspects of Product Development and Marketing for the Advisor channel experience, the overall Investment Platform, and competitive intelligence.
Amie has extensive experience in the financial services industry including expertise in driving the adoption of new products and services via targeted marketing programs, call campaigns and sales support. His background also includes Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as client onboarding.
Amie graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.Sc. Honors in Statistics and Actuarial Science; he holds a CFA and is a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.
Executive Vice President,
Asset Manager Solutions
Noelle Sargeant is Executive Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for leading the development and delivery of the human capital aspects of the corporate strategy across IFDS globally. Noelle also oversees the Corporate Facilities function for IFDS Canada.
Noelle has spent her career within the Financial Services industry and has extensive experience in the design and implementation of organizational effectiveness and change programs while holding senior roles in HR, risk management, and strategic/corporate planning. Prior to joining IFDS, Noelle oversaw the global HR Relationship Management function at Russell Investments, and also held senior roles at Scotia Capital and OMERS.
Noelle holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and is a graduate of the Advanced Program in Managing Strategic Change from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Noelle sits on the Board of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative and is an active member of the United Way.
Executive Vice President