Dayna M. Gibbs (neé Markwart)
Dayna has over 20 years of finance, governance and capital markets experience encompassing top-tier bank-owned and independent platforms. Dayna began her career at RBC Capital Markets, where she held progressively senior roles across sales and trading, risk management and real estate investment banking. Subsequent to RBC Capital Markets, Dayna joined Brascan Financial Real Estate Group (Brookfield Financial) and subsequently BMO Capital Markets where she played a pivotal role in building a successful full-service North American real estate investment banking platform. Dayna’s areas of expertise includes financial and strategic advisory services to public and private companies and investors across a broad range of asset classes, geographies and structures. Her transactional experience includes many high profile and complex initial public offerings, privatizations and mergers and acquisitions as well as a variety of both debt and equity financings.
Dayna is also active in several Board and not-for-profit endeavors. Dayna is an independent Trustee, Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of Summit Industrial Income REIT (TSX:SMU.un), a multi-billion-dollar owner and operator of light industrial and datacentre real estate properties. Dayna was previously an independent Trustee and Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of formerly TSX-listed (privatized) Agellan Commercial REIT, a cross-border industrial focused REIT. During her tenure at Agellan, she served on several special committees including, the management internalization special committee, the proxy solicitation special committee and the strategic review special committee. Dayna is also a board member of the Foundation Board of King’s University College, The University of Western Ontario.
Dayna holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, holds a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from The MIT Sloan School of Management and is a fellow of The Institute of Coaching McLean/Harvard Medical School.