The mystery of who would run Dundee Corp.'s securities business after the abrupt departure last week of Jonathan Goodman is over, with the company naming Mark Attanasio to the role of president of capital markets.
Dundee announced Sept. 4 that founder Ned Goodman's son Jonathan Goodman was out. He had been chief executive officer of Dundee Capital Markets. The company also parted ways with Marc Lustig, who had been head of capital markets.
There was little in the way of explanation for the changes last week and no clarity on who would run Dundee's capital markets business.
There was also little in the way of explanation for the changes in this week's announcement of Mr. Attanasio's appointment. Dundee Corp. chief executive officer David Goodman (Jonathan's brother) was travelling and not available to comment.
Mr. Attanasio has been with Dundee Corp. since early 2012, working in the company's merchant banking business. He is also listed on his LinkedIn page as a vice president of Blue Goose Capital, which holds Dundee investments in organic foods.
From 2005 to 2012 he worked as a trader, and in investment banking, at National Bank Financial. Before that, he was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Attanasio's wife, Laura Dottori-Attanasio, is chief risk officer at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.