David Mongeau

David Mongeau, Chairman of The Avington Group

After time practicing corporate securities law at the onset of his career, Mr. Mongeau spent seven years overseeing strategy, development, and corporate affairs at Four Seasons Hotels and more than a decade serving as Vice-Chairman of CIBC World Markets, where he was also Global Head of its M&A, Consumer Goods and Hospitality groups. In 2005, Mr. Mongeau capitalized on his extensive global experience in finance, law, marketing, and hospitality to establish Avington Financial, an investment bank now recognized as a leader in executing large, complex M&A transactions. A sought-after speaker in the areas of investment and brand value, Mr. Mongeau also served as Vice Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council.