Nick Karliychuk, CFA, CIM
Director, Operations & IT
Nick completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the International Christian University in Kiev. After working at a multinational bank in Europe, he pursued a career in the financial services industry with a national independent investment dealer. As Director of Operations & IT at Dixon Mitchell, Nick oversees several functions, including operations, trading, reporting, technology, cyber security, and business continuity. Nick leads the portfolio administration and investment accounting team, coordinates with technology providers, and works with the President to support technology needs and overall business strategy. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures, as well as taking advantage of the many outdoor activities available in British Columbia’s diverse terrain.
Office Manager & Compliance Officer
As Office Manager at Dixon Mitchell, Beverly oversees day-to-day operations of the office, as well as HR, marketing, and facilities management. As Compliance Officer she is also responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring firm policies, processes, and procedures. Beverly joined Dixon Mitchell in 2007 and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University. She completed the CSI Certificate in Investment Dealer Compliance and is currently pursuing her CAMS designation.
Mike has been with Dixon Mitchell since the firm’s inception and has more than 20 years of back office experience in the financial services industry. In his role as Investment Accountant, Mike’s primary responsibility is to ensure the quality and accuracy of all client portfolio data and to reconcile the transaction and pricing records provided by the firm’s custodians. A native of Vancouver, Mike devotes his free time to bicycle touring and amateur photography.
Rajiv Mukhi, CFA
A CFA charterholder, Rajiv began his financial services career in 2005 after graduating from Denison University in Ohio. Prior to joining Dixon Mitchell in 2014, Rajiv worked as a sell-side research professional covering domestic equities for an institutional clientele. At DM, Rajiv focuses on fundamental research, individual company and industry analysis, performing valuation studies, analyzing financial statements, and building and maintaining financial models.
Parry Pasricha, CFA
Parry joined Dixon Mitchell in 2014 after completing the educational requirements of the CFA program. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Parry began his career in 2011 and worked for a Canadian pension fund and an investment bank. At DM, Parry focuses his time on fundamental analysis of business quality and valuation. Outside of work you might find Parry playing racquet sports, hiking, or reading.
Iwona Bugaj, CIM
Supervisor, Portfolio Administration
Iwona is a graduate of the Finance & Banking Department at the University of Economics in Poland. After working in England for seven years at a global financial services firm, she moved to Vancouver in 2012 and joined Dixon Mitchell shortly thereafter. In her role as Portfolio Administrator, Iwona is responsible for reviewing and preparing transaction orders for execution, as well as liaising with institutional brokers and custodians to coordinate trades and ensure efficient settlement. Iwona likes to spend her free time dancing, attending zumba classes, listening to music, and socializing with friends.
Stephanie developed her passion for financial services after starting her career with a large independent financial services firm. She is in her fourth year of the BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has completed Level 1 of the CFA program. At Dixon Mitchell, Stephanie’s responsibilities include handling trade execution and settlement, reconciling accounts, and preparing quarterly reports. Outside the office, Stephanie can be found skydiving, learning a new IT skill, or working on different craft projects.
Raymond began his career in the financial services industry shortly after graduating from Simon Fraser University and completing the CFA Level 1 exam. He joined Dixon Mitchell in the summer of 2016, bringing with him two years of investment operations experience. As a Portfolio Administrator, Raymond is responsible for executing daily trades, facilitating block trades, rebalancing investment portfolios, and preparing client reports. In his spare time, Raymond likes to keep himself busy with the latest tech gadgets and playing racquet
Ashley Hanson, CFA
Associate Portfolio Manager
Ashley holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder. She began her career in financial services working for a large bank-owned investment dealer and joined the Dixon Mitchell team in 2014. At DM, Ashley works with Rob Mitchell to develop and maintain private client relationships, construct customized investment strategies, and monitor and rebalance portfolios. Outside of work, Ashley can be found playing softball or soccer, sailing, or taking pictures of her cats.
Pooja Gurrala, CFA
Associate Portfolio Manager
Pooja holds a Business Administration Diploma from BCIT, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is a CFA charterholder. Prior to joining Dixon Mitchell in 2015, Pooja worked as an Associate at a large bank-owned investment dealer. At DM, Pooja works with Don Stuart to develop and maintain private client relationships, construct customized investment strategies, and monitor and rebalance portfolios. Outside of work, Pooja enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her Chihuahua, Franchesco.
Audrey joined Dixon Mitchell in 2014 after completing Level 3 of the CFA exams. She graduated from the Sauder School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in finance and international business. At DM, Audrey’s responsibilities include managing new account openings, monitoring client portfolios, and account administration. Outside the office Audrey enjoys cooking and practicing historical European martial arts.
Robin joined Dixon Mitchell in 2016, bringing extensive background in administration. Her interest in the financial sector began while working with high net worth family offices, and continued during her most recent role as account administrator in the custody division of a large Canadian bank. At Dixon Mitchell, Robin is responsible for account set-up, maintenance and documentation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music, and in her spare time can be found playing trombone with a number of Vancouver jazz ensembles.
Girisha began her career in wealth management and financial planning in early 2013 after earning her Bachelor of Business degree, specializing in Finance, from Simon Fraser University. Currently enrolled in the CFA program, she takes an avid interest in how the financial world works. At Dixon Mitchell, Girisha is responsible for client account set-up, maintenance, and documentation. Outside of work, Girisha enjoys discovering new cultures and loves traveling. She also enjoys dancing, listening to music and socializing with friends.
Jas joined Dixon Mitchell in 2014, bringing extensive experience in customer service and administration. She holds a diploma in Business Office Management from Kwantlen and plans to pursue the Canadian Securities Course. At Dixon Mitchell, Jas is responsible for client account set-up, maintenance, and documentation. In her spare time she enjoys trail hiking, traveling and cooking.
Amanda joined Dixon Mitchell in 2017, bringing with her two years of reception experience and an extensive background in customer service. Amanda is the first point of contact at Dixon Mitchell and ensures the office is organized and polished. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, listening to music, and trying out new restaurants.