• Our Team

Thomas R.H. Tibbles, CFA
Thomas R.H. Tibbles, CFA, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
Tom Tibbles serves as CEO & CIO of Hansberger Growth Investors, L.P. (“HGI”) as well as serving on the firm’s Governing Board. In his role, Tom is a portfolio manager as well as being responsible for asset allocation and risk management decisions. He is also a key member of the Quantitative Research effort at HGI. Prior to joining our predecessor firm, Hansberger Global Investors, Inc. (“Old HGI”), in 1999, Tom headed up the Global Equity Team at Indago Capital Management in Toronto, an affiliate of Canada Life. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Toronto, Trinity College. While attending the University of Toronto, he was awarded the Martin R. Lindsay Scholarship for performance in advanced finance and a Trinity College Scholarship for overall performance. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.

Patrick Tan
Patrick Tan, Managing Director
Patrick Tan is a senior member of the growth investment team. Patrick and Tom were initial founders of the Growth Team in 1996 when they were with Indago Capital Management. As an equity analyst; Patrick is responsible for fundamental equity analysis for the international equity portfolios. He is also a key member of the Quantitative Research effort at HGI. Previously, he was involved in quantitative analysis of portfolios, program trading, research technology, database management and performance measurement. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto.

Alyssa Light, CFA
Alyssa Light, CFA, Vice President, Research – Fundamental Analyst & Chief Compliance Officer
Alyssa Light is a fundamental analyst and responsible for multi-sector coverage. She joined the Growth Team in 2011 as a research associate. Alyssa began her career at Dundee Securities Corporation where she worked as a licensed sales assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a CFA® charterholder. Alyssa became HGI's CCO effective June 2016.

Betty  Tam
Betty Tam, Vice President, Research – Computational Analyst & Director of Research Technology
Betty Tam rejoined the Growth Team in 2006 and is responsible for the management of information systems within the portfolio management process. She is also a key member of the Quantitative Research effort at HGI. Betty began her career specializing in systems integration and enhancement. Her experience includes working at Indago Capital Management / Laketon Investment Management as the Director of Administration, Scotia Cassels Investment Counsel Limited as Manager of Portfolio Operations and at Perimeter Financial Corporation in the Asset Management Services Division as Operations Manager. Betty holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Ryerson University.

Phil Waara, CIPM
Phil Waara, CIPM, Investment Specialist
Phillip Waara serves as an Investment Specialist for Madison and Hansberger Growth Investors. Phil has been working in the financial services industry since 2010. Prior to joining Madison, Phil was an RFP writer for Wells Capital Management, and before that worked as a high net worth sales advisor for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. He has earned B.S. degrees in Actuarial Science and Finance from Concordia University of Wisconsin. He also is FINRA registered.

Joan Verestiuk
Joan Verestiuk, Portfolio Management Assistant & Client Service Coordinator
Joan Verestiuk joined the Growth Team in 2010. She works closely with Tom Tibbles, CEO & CIO, & the Portfolio Team providing assistance with various portfolio management tasks such as database performance, client service & marketing coordination duties. Joan began her investment career over 30 years ago and has worked in both the Institutional & Retail side. Her expertise ranges from being an Institutional Executive Assistant with Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management to a licensed sales assistant at CIBC Wood Gundy on the retail side. Joan has continued her investment studies through completing the Professional Financial Planning Course and Partners, Directors & Senior Officers Qualifying Examination at the Canadian Securities Institute.