David Schaffner, CFA
President & CEO
David has a distinguished career as an executive and investment professional, having worked over 30 years in the financial markets and wealth management.
David began working as a consultant for Canadian Western Bank in 2014 to develop the wealth management strategy and business plan. He joined CWB as President & CEO of CWB Wealth Management in 2015 to implement the strategy and manage the wealth business.
Previously, David was at Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel. He joined them in 1998 as the Vice President of Fixed Income. In 2005, he became the President & CEO and Head of Fixed Income. From 2009 to 2013, David was focused exclusively in the capacity of President & CEO. During his time in management, the firm’s assets under management grew from $4B to $13B.
David lives in West Vancouver, and is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying skiing, off-the-grid backpacking trips, cycling, and riding his motor bikes.