Glen Williams Consulting was founded by Ian Pember, President and CEO. Ian is a CPA, CA with over 35 years experience at senior levels in international investment management and banking. Previously Ian was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President Administration and Compliance with Hillsdale Investment Management Inc., where over 15 years the firm grew from $100 million to over $2 billion in Assets Under Management in a combination of hedge and long only pooled funds and separately managed accounts. As COO he managed all operational, compliance, finance and corporate governance activities for the company. This included managing Hillsdale's regulatory relationships with the SEC as well as Canadian regulators.
Ian was also co-chair of the Legal and Finance Committee of the Alternative Investment Management Association Canada Chapter (AIMA Canada) from 2006 to 2017, representing the hedge fund industry in Canada to regulators and government. He was a member of the OSC Registrant Advisory Committee for its initial two-year term. Prior to Hillsdale Ian was Vice-President Planning & Analysis at CIBC, responsible for management reporting and planning for the Personal & Commercial Bank and for all of CIBC. This followed nine years as Vice-President Financial Control with Citibank Canada.
Ian holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.