HCol Patrick Curtis is an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager at CIBC Wood Gundy. He has advised institutional and private clients since 1994. He has attained numerous industry designations and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Prior to this, Patrick was an award winning Sales Executive at Xerox Canada.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. During university, he successfully operated a College Pro Painters franchise and founded Protomark, a company which designed and sold products for the painting industry.

He is currently Honorary Colonel of RCAF 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, a Director and Vice-President of the NATO Association of Canada and a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He is also a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada and the Rotary Club – Forest Hill.

In 2012, Patrick founded Toronto Search and Rescue – Marine (T-SAR). Today, T-SAR has over 25 volunteers and as a member in good standing with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, provides on-water search and rescue in and around Toronto’s waters. T-SAR also provides a community life jacket loaner program and educational outreach to children in grades two and six in the Greater Toronto Area.