Ms. Castelino replaces Joe Pavao who has left the company.
Sharon Castelino, MBA, ICD.D is joining the firm as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Ms. Castelino will have responsibility for day-to-day operations as well as development and oversight of the Company's long-term growth plan.
"Over two decades, Sharon has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and multi-faceted leadership within the financial services industry," said Peter Deeb, Executive Chairman and CEO. "Her wealth of knowledge and experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to diversify Hampton's offerings and accelerate our growth strategy."
Ms. Castelino was most recently Vice President, Home Financing Solutions, Scotiabank and has held executive roles at TD Bank, Real Matters and CIBC. She earned her MBA with Distinction, Ivey Scholar from the Richard Ivey School of Business, completed her undergraduate degree from York University and McGill University and received her ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
"I am excited and honoured to take on this role," said Ms. Castelino. "Hampton has built a strong foundation over 23 years. They've succeeded and remained competitive in a volatile industry, becoming one of Canada's largest independent wealth management and capital markets firms," she continued. "We've identified several key opportunities to deliver sustainable shareholder value, diversification and long-term growth. We will take a very disciplined approach to achieving our objectives, and I look forward to partnering with the entire Hampton team," Castelino concluded.