Why Us


We recommend financial solutions that fit your personal plan and to back these recommendations with objective research and analysis.

Monarch advisors are committed to transparency and will tell you exactly what to look for, including the fees, performance of your investments and all other issues concerning you and your money.


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OUR TEAM

J. Glenn Butt, M.Sc., CIM

Chairman


Glenn's passion is creating and delivering leading-edge dealer services to support independent financial advisors and their clients.  He has an accomplished background in the creation and execution of growth strategies in the mutual fund channel working with organizations such as EXOS Wealth Systems Inc., Altamira Investment Services Inc. and FundTrade Financial Corp.  As President, CEO and Co-Founder of Fundtrade, he grew the business from start-up to 250 advisors and $3.5 billion AUA in 6 years.  In 2005 and 2006, FundTrade ranked in the top ten (#3 & #7 respectively) in Profit magazine’s Top 100 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies. He holds an M.Sc. from the University of South Carolina and a Chartered Investment Manager designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.


MELODY POTTER

Chief Compliance Officer


Melody Potter joined Monarch Wealth Corporation in early 2018 and is responsible for developing and overseeing the compliance structure for the company.

Melody has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in building and leading compliance departments at independent dealer firms such as HUB Capital Inc. and Assante Financial.  She began her career in sales through the insurance channel then joined a small dealer where she was promoted to Compliance in 1995.  Her ability to understand issues facing advisors in a challenging and complex regulatory environment, and to find workable solutions, is a key element of her success.  

Melody has always participated in industry committees through IFIC and was one of the original members of the Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals (ACCP).

ANTONELLA VALENTE

Controller


Antonella has 13 years industry experience in the financial services industry. At Monarch, she is responsible for the financial position of the firm and all financial reporting and analysis. She joined Monarch nine years ago and worked as an Advisor while completing the Canadian Securities Course. She then took on the responsibility of Controller and then her current position as CFO at Monarch.

Antonella graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and earned her CGA in 2006.


YAMA YAQEEN

VP, Operations and Technology


Yama has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry including IDA and MFDA platforms. He started his career with CIBC as a senior financial advisor where he was the recipient of many internal sales achievement awards throughout his tenure. He has managed a substantial book of business and mentored numerous successful advisors throughout his career. Yama is instrumental in directing information technology requirements for the Monarch team.


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