John Q. Adams, President
John has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he gained significant expertise in the areas of strategic planning, business development, marketing, sales, and wealth management.
Starting a career at Royal Trust in 1987, he progressively took on more senior positions at Royal Bank, TE Financial and Scotia Bank. John was a senior member of the team that obtained a Canadian Schedule 1 Chartered Bank license for a new start-up, Bridgewater Bank, in 2005, where he successfully led the initial marketing and product development team. Most recently, he led the business development efforts of Fiera Capital in Western Canada, creating a unique value proposition and increasing brand awareness that saw his efforts pay off with him earning trust and confidence of high-net-worth individuals and families in private wealth.
John is a graduate of the University of Calgary (B.A. History 1985) where he also obtained his Marketing Certificate (1998). He is actively involved in the local business community both personally and professionally. He was recently on the board of the Glenbow Museum while serving as the Chair of Valour Canada and being involved in the Calgary Chamber, all while supporting several non-profits in Calgary.
While very much involved with outdoor pursuits, including running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing, he balances that with model railroading, model building, gardening, travel and spending time with family.
It was family connections that piqued John’s interest in military history at an early age as his father and two grandfathers were all involved in the military at one point or another since 1917. As a military brat, John lived in Fredericton, Montreal, Hamer, Werl, Lahr and eventually Calgary, where his father retired, and the family put down roots in the community in 1973.
John is very much looking forward to this new chapter in his career and welcomes every and all discussions on how to better educate youth about our Canadian Military History.