Managing Director, Business Development
Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital
Catherine Dorazio credits Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital for recognizing and nurturing her talent. Now, as managing director, responsible for business development, sales recruitment and branding, Dorazio is paying it forward. “You have to hire great, talented people, but you need a broad enough group of them to identify with clients,” she says. “Our work is largely built on trust and communication – people are going to gravitate to individuals more like them, which speaks to needing diversity in our team when you have a diverse client base.”
Dorazio is a member of the three-person leadership team that sets the strategic direction for CC&L Private Capital, one of the largest independent and privately held discretionary investment counsellors in Canada, managing over $13 billion in client assets. That leadership team was a finalist for EY Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 in the Investment Services category, and Dorazio herself has received numerous honours, including a Five Star Wealth Manager Award and being named to Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 and BCBusiness’ Most Influential Women in Finance lists.
Both personally and professionally, Dorazio is determined to provide opportunities for others and support talent development through mentorship and seeking to understand what helps people thrive. “I’m making sure I can play that role for a diverse group of people, who are deserving of advancement in their career and may just not have the right cheerleader.”