Toronto’s Sean St. John has spent the last 25 years of his professional career working in the banking and financial industry. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income and Co-Head of Risk Management Solutions at National Bank Financial in Toronto, Canada.
Sean earned his degree in business administration from Toronto’s York University in 1990 and graduated with honours.
In 1991, shortly after he graduated, Sean went to work for Burns and Fry as a Junior Bond Trader. He then transitioned toRichardson Greenshields, where he worked as a Corporate Bond Trader.
In 1996, Sean moved to National Bank Financial and has spent the last 22 years of his career focusing on the growth and development of their fixed income group.
Under his leadership, National Bank has garnered a reputation as a top-ranked underwriter in Canada, with Sean being a key player in helping the bank rank #1 for government and high-yield finance.
In his current role, Sean oversees all the facets of the fixed income section. This includes sales and trading, interest rate derivatives, debt capital markets as well as infrastructure finance.
A single father, outside of his work, Sean is committed to giving back to his community through both local and national organizations. He is on the board of Right to Play, and a proud supporter of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, as well as the Children’s Aid Foundation. He is also on the Board of Governors for Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer and is Co-Founder of the Social Impact Film and Art (SIFA) Festival.
He was proud to be part of National Bank’s team that participated in the annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer 2018 event, which was held at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The event raised $2.7 million, which will be put toward cancer research at the Princess Margaret Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres around the world. Sean also chaired the 2018 Right to Play Heroes Gala, which honoured National Bank’s CEO Louis Vachon. That event broke records by raising $2.8 million.