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A Vancouver-based Proprietary Trading Firm

Peak Capital Trading was formed in 2020 as a proprietary trading firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Founded by veteran traders and Wall Street executives, our mission is to work with a diverse pool of Canadian and international traders in order to establish the leading firm for trading US stock market equities.

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Francis de Leeuw

President

Francis de Leeuw started his trading career in April 1984 on the floor of the Montréal Exchange. He was soon promoted to floor specialist and held that position until May 1988. After serving as Director of Trading at Challenge Securities Inc. in 1988 and 1989, Francis created his own profitable hedge fund and trading firm, Trade Desk America, which specialized in both the NYSE and Nasdaq Exchanges prior to being acquired by a broker-dealer firm in 2009. During his time at Trade Desk America, Francis provided world-class trading coaching and live trading education to an international client base in Europe, China, the US, South America, and the Middle East. Francis is a finance graduate of HEC Montréal, one of Canada’s leading business schools.

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Francis de Leeuw

President

Francis de Leeuw started his trading career in April 1984 on the floor of the Montréal Exchange. He was soon promoted to floor specialist and held that position until May 1988. After serving as Director of Trading at Challenge Securities Inc. in 1988 and 1989, Francis created his own profitable hedge fund and trading firm, Trade Desk America, which specialized in both the NYSE and Nasdaq Exchanges prior to being acquired by a broker-dealer firm in 2009. During his time at Trade Desk America, Francis provided world-class trading coaching and live trading education to an international client base in Europe, China, the US, South America, and the Middle East. Francis is a finance graduate of HEC Montréal, one of Canada’s leading business schools.

Andrew Aziz (Ph.D., P.Eng.) is a financial market trader, Forbes Business Council member, investor and #1 best-selling author. He has ranked as one of Amazon’s top 100 authors in the “Business and Finance” category for over 4 consecutive years (2016 to present). As of May 2020, his books in finance and stock market trading have been published in 5 different languages (English, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Japanese).

An entrepreneur since childhood, Andrew actively invests in FinTech companies related to the development of AI for trading. When not busy watching the markets go and up down, Andrew enjoys trail running, climbing, skiing, and high-altitude mountaineering. Andrew is currently on a mission to climb the highest volcano on each of the 7 continents.

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Andrew Aziz

Founder & CEO

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Andrew Aziz

Founder & CEO

Andrew Aziz (Ph.D., P.Eng.) is a financial market trader, Forbes Business Council member, investor and #1 best-selling author. He has ranked as one of Amazon’s top 100 authors in the “Business and Finance” category for over 4 consecutive years (2016 to present). As of May 2020, his books in finance and stock market trading have been published in 5 different languages (English, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Japanese).

An entrepreneur since childhood, Andrew actively invests in FinTech companies related to the development of AI for trading. When not busy watching the markets go and up down, Andrew enjoys trail running, climbing, skiing, and high-altitude mountaineering. Andrew is currently on a mission to climb the highest volcano on each of the 7 continents.

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Mori Beheshti

Chief Investment Officer

Mori Beheshti is a global leader with more than 25 years of experience spanning across many industries such as FinTech, banking, High Tech, education and manufacturing. Mori’s vast executive experience in Fortune 500 companies includes serving as Senior Vice President of M&A, Corporate Operations and Technology/Shared Services for Citibank in New York City (2003 to 2009), Vice President of M&A at Schneider Electric (2013 to 2019), and Executive Director of M&A at Charles River Laboratories (2019 to present).

A computer scientist by training, Mori started his career as a software engineer specializing in trading platforms with one of the most successful market data companies on Wall Street. Mori’s interest in trading systems led him to take many technical training classes with the well-known institutional trading gurus of the day. As Senior Vice President, Mori helped Citibank to build its first corporate online banking platform. Mori holds a BS degree in Engineering from San Jose State University as well as an MBA in Finance and Management from San Francisco State University. As the CIO of Peak Capital, Mori is expanding the firm’s investment portfolio through his extensive network of high-net-worth individuals and corporate and institutional investors.

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Mori Beheshti

Chief Investment Officer

Mori Beheshti is a global leader with more than 25 years of experience spanning across many industries such as FinTech, banking, High Tech, education and manufacturing. Mori’s vast executive experience in Fortune 500 companies includes serving as Senior Vice President of M&A, Corporate Operations and Technology/Shared Services for Citibank in New York City (2003 to 2009), Vice President of M&A at Schneider Electric (2013 to 2019), and Executive Director of M&A at Charles River Laboratories (2019 to present).

A computer scientist by training, Mori started his career as a software engineer specializing in trading platforms with one of the most successful market data companies on Wall Street. Mori’s interest in trading systems led him to take many technical training classes with the well-known institutional trading gurus of the day. As Senior Vice President, Mori helped Citibank to build its first corporate online banking platform. Mori holds a BS degree in Engineering from San Jose State University as well as an MBA in Finance and Management from San Francisco State University. As the CIO of Peak Capital, Mori is expanding the firm’s investment portfolio through his extensive network of high-net-worth individuals and corporate and institutional investors.

As a national TV sales executive with the “Big Four” networks for nearly two decades, Norm Grunsfeld helped a variety of companies, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, reach their advertising and marketing goals. His passion was assisting smaller companies build their marketing plans from the ground up, while consulting with their leadership on how to best develop their internal processes in order to benefit the most from a solid advertising campaign. Having an interest in the financial markets since his youth (he bought his first stock at the age of 6), which later turned into a successful hobby of day and swing trading, led Norm to become a full-time equities trader in 2018. As a successful trader, moderator and trading coach since 2018, Norm is managing the worldwide operations of Peak Capital Trading Group.

Norm loves sharing life with his supportive wife and vivacious young son. He has been involved with various charities and organizations including the American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s and breast cancer research foundations, several animal rescues, and working with the homeless. In his spare time, Norm enjoys playing golf, traveling, motorcycle racing, competitive skydiving, shooting sports, and Texas Longhorns football.

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Norm Grunsfeld

Chief Operating Officer

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Norm Grunsfeld

Chief Operating Officer

As a national TV sales executive with the “Big Four” networks for nearly two decades, Norm Grunsfeld helped a variety of companies, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, reach their advertising and marketing goals. His passion was assisting smaller companies build their marketing plans from the ground up, while consulting with their leadership on how to best develop their internal processes in order to benefit the most from a solid advertising campaign. Having an interest in the financial markets since his youth (he bought his first stock at the age of 6), which later turned into a successful hobby of day and swing trading, led Norm to become a full-time equities trader in 2018. As a successful trader, moderator and trading coach since 2018, Norm is managing the worldwide operations of Peak Capital Trading Group.

Norm loves sharing life with his supportive wife and vivacious young son. He has been involved with various charities and organizations including the American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s and breast cancer research foundations, several animal rescues, and working with the homeless. In his spare time, Norm enjoys playing golf, traveling, motorcycle racing, competitive skydiving, shooting sports, and Texas Longhorns football.

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Mike Baehr

Chief Training Officer

Michael is a retired Sergeant Major in the United States Marine Corps where he served for 23 years. He spent six of those years as an instructor, or curriculum developer, in the Marine Corps Training and Education Command. He delivered over 2500 hours of formal presentations in instructional environments with audiences ranging from 10 to 500 people. While instructing at the Marine Corps Engineer School, Michael was responsible for the research, coordination, and development of curriculum content, educational materials, and examination development utilized by faculty and students on 13 different courses.

Following the Marine Corps, Michael took his passion for educating others and joined Bear Bull Traders, where he put his acquired skills as an educational developer to work, by developing the trading community’s psychology center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Campbell University, and a Master in Forensic Accounting from the University of Charleston West Virginia. Michael is honored to be a part of the education center at Peak Capital Trading.

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Mike Baehr

Chief Training Officer

Michael is a retired Sergeant Major in the United States Marine Corps where he served for 23 years. He spent six of those years as an instructor, or curriculum developer, in the Marine Corps Training and Education Command. He delivered over 2500 hours of formal presentations in instructional environments with audiences ranging from 10 to 500 people. While instructing at the Marine Corps Engineer School, Michael was responsible for the research, coordination, and development of curriculum content, educational materials, and examination development utilized by faculty and students on 13 different courses.

Following the Marine Corps, Michael took his passion for educating others and joined Bear Bull Traders, where he put his acquired skills as an educational developer to work, by developing the trading community’s psychology center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Campbell University, and a Master in Forensic Accounting from the University of Charleston West Virginia. Michael is honored to be a part of the education center at Peak Capital Trading.

John Hiltz is an experienced leader and educator with a strong passion for helping traders achieve their best performance. He spent 21 years in the US Army before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2019. The first half of his military career was spent in various combat unit leadership positions. The latter half was split between data science roles and teaching systems engineering at the United States Military Academy. John has been an avid fan of the markets for many years and became a full-time trader in 2019. He now serves as a trading coach and mentor to new traders. John holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He enjoys playing guitar, mountain biking, and traveling with his family.

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John Hiltz

Director of Education

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John Hiltz

Director of Education

John Hiltz is an experienced leader and educator with a strong passion for helping traders achieve their best performance. He spent 21 years in the US Army before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2019. The first half of his military career was spent in various combat unit leadership positions. The latter half was split between data science roles and teaching systems engineering at the United States Military Academy. John has been an avid fan of the markets for many years and became a full-time trader in 2019. He now serves as a trading coach and mentor to new traders. John holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He enjoys playing guitar, mountain biking, and traveling with his family.

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Peter Donnelly

Director of Traders Performance

Peter Donnelly is a multi-faceted senior executive with strong experience in multiple industry sectors. Before retirement, he was a Partner with KPMG in Ottawa leading their IT Advisory practice, President and CEO of the global IT staffing & services firm BBG Management, and President of CSC Canada, a Fortune 200 IT services company. Peter has lived and worked around the world building high performing teams that operate at the top of their fields. He is also an investor and trader and has been actively trading the markets for the last 30 years on a long- and short-term basis.

Active on boards of several charities in the mental health and the global education of children, Peter is deeply committed to giving back to our communities. When he finds some downtime, he loves canoeing and camping; adventure racing and cycling; and amateur track car racing.

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Peter Donnelly

Director of Traders Performance

Peter Donnelly is a multi-faceted senior executive with strong experience in multiple industry sectors. Before retirement, he was a Partner with KPMG in Ottawa leading their IT Advisory practice, President and CEO of the global IT staffing & services firm BBG Management, and President of CSC Canada, a Fortune 200 IT services company. Peter has lived and worked around the world building high performing teams that operate at the top of their fields. He is also an investor and trader and has been actively trading the markets for the last 30 years on a long- and short-term basis.

Active on boards of several charities in the mental health and the global education of children, Peter is deeply committed to giving back to our communities. When he finds some downtime, he loves canoeing and camping; adventure racing and cycling; and amateur track car racing.

Ardi Aaziznia is a finance professional with multiple years of experience as an analyst in the capital market. Ardi earned a bachelor of commerce and graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business, at University of British Columbia. After graduation and before joining Peak Capital Trading, Ardi was an associate at a private wealth management, helping manage over $200 million dollars in both equity and fixed income markets. Prior to that, Ardi acted as an investment analyst for a family office in Vancouver, helping managing partners with investment decisions on an array of deal flows. In addition to his Bcomm, Ardi is also a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst. At Peak Capital Trading, Ardi is responsible for managing traders positions and hedging the traders’ open positions to minimize the firm’s risk capital.

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Ardi Aaziznia

Growth Analysis and Risk Manager

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Ardi Aaziznia

Growth Analysis and Risk Manager

Ardi Aaziznia is a finance professional with multiple years of experience as an analyst in the capital market. Ardi earned a bachelor of commerce and graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business, at University of British Columbia. After graduation and before joining Peak Capital Trading, Ardi was an associate at a private wealth management, helping manage over $200 million dollars in both equity and fixed income markets. Prior to that, Ardi acted as an investment analyst for a family office in Vancouver, helping managing partners with investment decisions on an array of deal flows. In addition to his Bcomm, Ardi is also a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst. At Peak Capital Trading, Ardi is responsible for managing traders positions and hedging the traders’ open positions to minimize the firm’s risk capital.

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Peak Capital Trading is a registered firm in British Columbia, Canada. It is not a broker dealer or licensed to give financial advice to investors or traders. Peak Capital does not solicit or accept any money from third parties or interested traders for the purpose of trading or investing on their behalf. Traders only trade the firm's capital and Peak Capital is assuming initial risk of losses for all traders and does not accept the capital of its traders.