Harris A. Fricker is the President of Stifel Canada, following Stifel’s acquisition of GMP Capital. Mr. Fricker assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of GMP Capital Inc. in October 2010. He joined GMP’s Investment Banking Department in 2002 and assumed the role of President of GMP Securities L.P. in July 2008. Prior to joining GMP in 2002, Mr. Fricker held senior roles at several leading Canadian financial institutions, including, heading up the Institutional Sales & Trading desk of another leading investment dealer and running the corporate debenture/derivatives group at a major Canadian bank. Mr. Fricker’s depth of experience accumulated from more than two decades in the North American capital markets combined with his acumen as a former entrepreneur provides him with a unique perspective on the financial services landscape. Mr. Fricker holds a BA from Saint Francis Xavier University and a MA from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.