BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group
BMO Nesbitt Burns

BMO Nesbitt Burns

November 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Charyl Galpin Appointed Head of BMO Nesbitt Burns

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2014) - BMO Financial Group has announced that Charyl Galpin has been appointed Head of BMO Nesbitt Burns, the full-service investment firm of the bank.

In this role, Ms. Galpin will be responsible for overseeing the full-service investing and wealth advisory business in Canada. The firm consists of an extensive network of more than 1,300 investment advisors at 60 branches across the country.

Ms. Galpin has been Co-Head of BMO Nesbitt Burns since 2011. During this time, she consistently delivered strong financial results, while strengthening client relationships.

"Charyl's deep business and market knowledge, unwavering commitment to clients and community, and strong leadership skills make her the perfect choice to lead BMO Nesbitt Burns," said Gilles Ouellette, President and CEO, Private Client Group, BMO Financial Group. "Charyl leads by example, championing diversity and inclusion, and mentoring and developing the next generation of leaders across BMO."

Earlier this year, Ms. Galpin launched BMO's first women-focused affinity group in Canada centered on the well-being and success of women at the bank. She has also been focused on and is committed to the recruitment and advancement of women investment advisors at the firm.

Ms. Galpin joined BMO in 1979, moving in 1986 to Burns Fry where she held a series of leadership roles including Manager, Client Services and Vice-President, Investor Services Operations. In 2000, she was appointed Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Head of National Operations, Private Client Group. In 2006, Ms. Galpin was appointed Chief Operating Officer, BMO Nesbitt Burns.

About BMO Nesbitt Burns

Backed by the experience, stability and resources of BMO Financial Group, BMO Nesbitt Burns is a full-service investment firm with an extensive network of approximately 1,300 Investment Advisors at 60 branches across Canada. The origins of BMO Nesbitt Burns' predecessor firms date back to 1912. In 1987, BMO Bank of Montreal acquired Nesbitt Thomson, then one of Canada's oldest and most respected investment houses. In 1994, BMO Bank of Montreal also acquired Burns Fry, one of the largest dealers of Canadian equities and debt securities. Nesbitt Thomson and Burns Fry then merged to become BMO Nesbitt Burns. For more information, please visit

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services organization based in North America. The bank offers a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers. BMO Financial Group had more than $586 billion in total assets and approximately 47,000 employees at July 31, 2014.

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