About Us

We started Voleo because investing doesn’t have to be difficult, intimidating or overwhelming

Our mission:

To create an environment that breaks down the barriers of investing and empowers novice investors to take control of their financial future.

Starting or joining an investment club used to mean a lot of red tape, legal paperwork, and time-consuming meetings. Up until now, traditional brokerages avoided the investment club model at all costs because they weren’t as profitable as their individual accounts. With the current state of the market and the rise in social media usage, we think it’s time for change.

At Voleo we strive to make it easy to start and manage an investment clubs.

We believe that Investment Clubs are the answer to:

  • Removing Anxiety around Investing
    • Two heads are almost always better than one. Nothing seems as intimidating when you’re with a group of people you know and trust. That’s the idea behind our social investment clubs. You have the freedom to create a club with people you’re comfortable with, make group-based investment decisions, and watch your money grow together.
  • Improving Financial Literacy
    • For those with minimal experience, investment jargon can sound foreign. Voleo provides a variety of resources - including our app features, social media, and blog - dedicated to demystifying stock investing, so all of our users can feel comfortable and informed when making investments.
  • Eliminating Budget Constraints
    • When investing alone, a common constraint faced by new investors is limited capital. Voleo makes stock trading accessible by allowing your investment club to split commission fees and pool your money into one portfolio. This structure creates more opportunities to invest in blue chip stocks and/or to diversify your portfolio.
  • Making Smarter Investment Decisions
    • o They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we believe the same goes for investment clubs. Trading together can ensure that adequate research is done before buying a stock, and that each customer is bringing diversity to your portfolio.

Board of Directors

Mark MorabitoExecutive Chairman

Mark Morabito has more than 20 years of experience in the public markets with expertise in raising capital and corporate development. He is the founder of King & Bay West, a merchant bank and technical services company that specializes in identifying, funding, developing and managing high-potential opportunities. Mark has been the principal driving force behind numerous resource development companies including Alderon Iron Ore Corp. and Excelsior Mining Corp., among others. He has raised more than $700 million in capital and commitments to date and has attained two listings on the New York Stock Exchange. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and completed his Juris Doctor degree at Western University.

Jay SujirFounder & Director

Jay is a Partner in Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Following more than 20 years with Anfield, Sujir, Kennedy & Durno, he joined Farris’ Securities practice group. Jay has nearly 30 years’ experience acting for public and private companies.

Jay was called to the BC Bar in 1986 after obtaining his LLB from the University of Victoria. He obtained his BA (Economics & Philosophy) in 1981, also from the University of Victoria.

Brad WigginsDirector

Brad is the founder and CEO of SecuritiesLawUSA, PC. He has many years of experience as a U.S. securities lawyer, both as an SEC staff attorney and as a private practitioner. Brad earned his J.D. degree in 1983 at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, and in 1986 he earned an LL.M. degree in Securities Regulation at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Brad is a member of the State Bar of California (Business Law Section), the District of Columbia Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Business & Corporations Section).

Glen WilsonDirector

Glen worked in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years and has had senior roles in Process Engineering, Strategic Management, Operations and Customer Service. Glen built a National Customer Service Management organization to support the top 500 Client Corporations across Canada and led service teams opening new offices in eastern Canada while integrating acquisitions. Glen has taken the Operations and Strategic Leadership programs at Queens University and participated in the Executive Telecom Program at Marshal School of Business, University of Southern California.

Dean HolleyAdvisor

Dean is the founder and president of CMC Capital Market Consulting Corp., a B.C. firm that specializes in securities regulation, investment industry standards of conduct and litigation support. Mr. Holley was formerly Executive Director of the British Columbia Securities Commission and his career in the securities industry has included market surveillance, enforcement, and compliance. He received his Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from The University of British Columbia.

Management

Thomas BeattieCEO

Thomas Beattie has more than 15 years of experience in the capital markets. He began his career as an investment banker, then worked as a consultant to public and private companies before taking on his role with a startup. Thomas has always been a champion for financial literacy and wants to create a generation of informed, empowered investors. Thomas is a CFA Charterholder, has been registered under the securities legislation in the US, Canada and UK, and received his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the Sauder School of Business at UBC.

Alana LevineMarketing Director

Alana is a business development and marketing executive with experience across multiple niche verticals and 50+ markets worldwide. Her expertise lies in the growth of B2B technology companies, having held active roles as General Manager of an affiliate marketing company and as an investor in the British Columbia technology market. Her previous role was most recently at Income Access, Paysafe, where she ran the corporate marketing and digital agency arm of the business. Alana holds bachelors’ degrees in economics and psychology and a post-graduate degree in finance, from McGill University.

Gordon JonesVP Product

Gordon joined Voleo in late 2014 as Product Manager. Before joining Voleo, he had 15 years of financial and mobile application development experience. He served for three years with Broadridge as a business analyst, creating solutions for and addressing the needs of corporate clients in the brokerage industry, followed by a stint in Asia developing mobile apps. Gordon holds an MBA as well as a computer science degree from the University of British Columbia.

Gary BrownVP Technology

Gary is an entrepreneurial technology professional with over 20 years career experience managing the engineering, technical operations & security requirements for a roster of Fortune 100 clients and award winning start-ups.