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Gavin Swartzman

Gavin Swartzman

President & CEO


Those who know Gavin are not surprised to learn that in 1988 he was the Valedictorian and Gold Medalist Graduate of the Master of Accounting Program at the University of Waterloo. His genuinely affable and strong leadership style has earned his reputation for being loyal, dedicated, and a hardworking team member. Gavin is a Chartered Accountant with a multifaceted and interdisciplinary work experience history, and he brings to his roles at Peerage a palpable dedication to ensuring not only the success of the company, but also the success of the individuals around him.

Gavin has worked with Miles Nadal for over 19 years and has helped create success for many businesses using a formula that embraces collaborative, long-term partnership. Gavin is known for the way he guides Peerage team members and helps his colleagues with complex business problems, while always fostering and maintaining an open work environment. Gavin spent 10 years at MDC Partners Inc. as a managing director where his responsibilities included corporate strategic initiatives, such as business development, succession planning, financial management, and the oversight of agency portfolios, while also overseeing significant real estate ventures. Before MDC, Gavin worked with Miles to grow First Asset Management Inc. into one of Canada’s largest independent asset management firms. Prior to these positions, Gavin held Senior Management roles at Pet Valu! Inc. and Scott’s Hospitality Inc.