Steve Somodi, CA, President, started his career with a big five chartered accounting firm KPMG in Toronto, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He soon followed his interest in the stock market by joining a leading public broker dealer Walwyn and later joined a US-based retail broker, Dean Witter. The majority of his career was spent with the leading Canadian independent broker of that time Gordon Capital. Most recently, Steve spent the past number of years with independent dealers, LOM, First Associates and Toll Cross including helping to establish a start-up dealer. During his 25-year career, Steve has served in the roles of Vice President and Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors. He was responsible for the administration, finance, operational and compliance areas of the Firm. He was also responsible for the US registrant. He is a hands-on senior executive with a broad range and depth of experience to assist you.

Bernard Arokium, Vice-President, has over 35 years of business experience with 29 of those years being in the investment industry. He held senior positions in financial accounting and reporting at Prudential Bache Securities and later Gordon Capital Corporation. Bernard spent his last 10 years at LOM Limited and served in the roles of Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Operations Manager and Chief Compliance Officer. Bernard has well-rounded business knowledge and he has a hands-on approach to completion of any responsibilities.

Industry Qualifications:

FCRT professionals have the following industry licenses and qualifications in Canada and the USA:


  • Chief Financial Officers Qualifying Exam (CFO)
  • Chief Compliance Officers Qualifying Exam (CCO)
  • Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Qualifying Exam (PDO)
  • Conducts and Practices Course (CPH)
  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC)


  • Financial and Operations Principal Exam (FINOP) Series 27