Sprott Money Team
Larisa Sprott — President
Larisa Sprott, M.Sc, joined Sprott Money in December 2009 in the role of President. Larisa has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry having worked at Sprott Securities Inc. (now Cormark Securities) first in their Vancouver office as an office administrator, followed by roles in both research and corporate finance at their head office in Toronto. Larisa then worked at Sprott Asset Management for five years, in the capacity of client services, sales and marketing. In November 2007, Larisa became an Investment Advisor, and was responsible for servicing and managing high net worth client accounts.
Larisa has a Bachelor's degree in English from University of Toronto.
Wioletta Traynor — Financial Controller
Wioletta joined Sprott Money Ltd. in 2012 as Financial Controller. She brings with her over 10 years of accounting experience in public accounting, finance and legal industry.
Wioletta is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial operations of Sprott Money, while ensuring maximum efficiency and effectiveness in achieving company objectives. In her role as Financial Controller, she has directly contributed in the growth of the business by implementing new services and controls.
Wioletta is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) in Ontario, and holds Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree (H. B. Com) from Laurentian University.
Diana Fordjour — Operations Manager
Diana joined Sprott Money in September 2011 as the Operations Associate and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2014. Diana is responsible for the day-to-day operations, ensuring smooth operation of various processes contributing to services, logistics, storage and delivery. Diana is also responsible for product coordinating, fulfilment and purchasing. Diana has a combination of over 8 years of experience in Logistics, Transportation and Customer Service as well as Human Resources for the Canadian Federal Government. She holds a B.A. Honours in Public Administration and Governance with a minor in Business Management: Human Resources Management from Ryerson University.
Diana is passionate about her volunteer work with the Canadian Diabetes Association (clothes donation), community outreach programs, volunteer tutoring children and community fundraisers.
Bhavik Gandhi — Accountant
Bhavik Gandhi joined Sprott Money in early 2016 as an Accountant. He possess over 5 years of invaluable experience in financial reporting and accounting covering a variety of different industries. Bhavik is responsible for the day-to-day/monthly accounting activities of Sprott Money including financial transactions, storage, & inventory. Bhavik strives to learn new ways of doing things and takes on challenges that are out of his comfort zone.
Bhavik graduated from the University of North Florida with a Masters of Accountancy. He is currently pursuing a CPA designation.
Betty Bargold — Commodities & Foreign Exchange Trader
Betty joined Sprott Money in March 2016 as a Trader for Precious Metals and Foreign Exchange. Betty has 15 years of trading and sales experience in Precious Metals & Foreign Exchange products at a large Canadian Financial Institution. Her experience covers both the retail and institutional markets. She has proven success in terms of revenue growth and sales targets. Her most recent experience was in Wealth Management for a leading Financial Institution, where she provided Private Banking services and sales for some of Canada’s UHNW clients. Betty holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto.
Betty enjoys spending time with her daughter, watching films and being physically active by participating in Corporate runs, such as the Breast Cancer Run for the Cure and The Sunnybrook Hospital’s Run for Kids.
Elizabeth Hawksworth — Digital Media Specialist
Elizabeth joined Sprott Money in April 2016 to grow the company’s engagement and social media presence. She has over 10 years in Digital Marketing, with a focus on online copywriting, social media, web usability and navigation, SEO, and keywording.
Elizabeth is also a freelance writer, with bylines on the Huffington Post, Washington Post, Indian Country Today, Ravishly, and other high-profile websites. She has two books available on Amazon. Elizabeth holds a Journalism Diploma from Niagara College.
Her interests include social justice, human rights, working with children, animals, and writing.
Lisa Aurora — Graphic Designer
Lisa joined Sprott Money in August 2016 as the creative brain for Sprott Money. She holds a Communication and Design Diploma from OCAD and has almost 18 years of Graphic Design experience. Over the years, she has had the privilege to work with clients such as Hilton Hotel, Wolfgang Puck, Major League Sports, and McDonald’s (just to name a few), designing various marketing promotions.
Having taken some time off to have 2 kids and start her own invitation and stationery business, in 2014 she decided to return to the workforce while juggling a family and little Coton de Tuléar puppy, who is the delight of the Sprott Money office.
Lisa loves going to little shops, a great concert, and exploring the city. She believes in working hard and playing harder. Lisa likes to surround herself with music, a good laugh and her latest Saje scent to get through her day.
Robert De Jaray — Sales Representative
Robert joined Sprott Money in early 2017 as a Sales Representative. He moved to Stoney Creek, ON from Buffalo, NY. He holds a Management degree from Niagara University and a Marketing Diploma from Niagara College, and proceeded to work in a fast, customer focused environment, assuring client delight at a commodity trading brokerage. Robert's strong work ethic, and his personable and collegial manner bring both a customer-focused leader and personable teammate.
Robert has also consulted with companies on projects relating to strategic planning, brand development, and copywriting. Passionate about precious metals, the move to Sprott Money was a natural fit. In his free time, Robert loves to recreationally box. He is an avid reader, and he is always looking to find new solutions to old problems.
Nitharson Theven — Accounting Associate
Nitharson Theven joined Sprott Money in February 2017 as an Accounting Associate. He quickly gained experience within the financial industry after graduating from the Business Management program at Ryerson University with an Accounting major. His is responsible for the day-to-day accounting activities at Sprott Money. His next challenge is to complete his CPA designation. Nitharson enjoys a challenge and is creative in finding solutions to problems.
Desean Thomas — Operations Associate
Desean Thomas joined Sprott Money in February 2017 as the Operations Associate. He is responsible for providing logistics and administrative support along with clerical tasks that assist the daily business operations of the Sprott Money organization. He also ensures productivity, efficiency and profitability of operations through the delivery of effective methods and strategies.
Desean brings to the table 4 years of retail, logistics and customer service experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Honors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Brock University.