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Who is
Rod Burylo?

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“…I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep…” - Robert Frost

Rod Burylo is a seasoned business leader with over 30 years of experience. As a Board Advisor for PinnacleAF, he provides valuable insights and guidance on strategic planning, risk management, and business development.


In May 2023, Rod joined PinnacleAF in a larger capacity as Manager, Capital Markets, leveraging his extensive experience in this field to help the company achieve its growth objectives.

Throughout his career, Rod has held various senior leadership roles in both public and private organizations, including Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and Director of Marketing. His diverse background and expertise have made him a valuable asset to the companies he has worked with.

By bringing his wealth of experience to PinnacleAF, Rod is helping the company to stay ahead of the curve and achieve its ambitious goals. With his proven track record of success and dedication to excellence, Rod is a key member of the PinnacleAF team.



Areas of Expertise 



Board leadership

corporate ethics


  • Canadian Advisor of the Year Award Winner, 2004

  • Canadian Financial Literacy Champion Finalist, 2019

  • Advocis Regulatory Symposium Keynote Spear, 2019

Passions and Hobbies





Schooling and Continuing Education 

  • Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®) Designation 

  • Chartered Investment Manager (CIM ®) Designation

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP ®) Designation

  • BA, University of Calgary, Applied Ethics and Law

Additional Courses

  • Canadian Securities Course

  • Canadian Options Course

  • Partners, Directors and Officers Course

  • Exempt Market Products Course

  • Investment Management Techniques Course

  • Portfolio Manager Techniques Course

  • Chief Compliance Officers Qualifying Course

Directorships and Appointments

  • GAMA Canada, Board Director, Chair of Education Committee, Chair of Communications Committee

  • National Exempt Market Association, Board Director, Chair of Ethics Committee, Chair of Education Committee

  • Foundation for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship, Founder, Director, Board Chair

  • Environmental Advisory Board, Chair

  • Calgary Buddhist Temple, Director, President, Chair of Capital Committee

  • PBA Alberta, Marketing Committee

Speaking and Publications

Rod has been writing and speaking internationally for over 30 years. He has been a columnist on several occasions, and is a regular media contributor and source primarily on the topic of professional ethics.

Rod is the author of three books, including his 2019 published: The Wealthy Buddhist.

Rod has been providing public and professional educational sessions internationally throughout his career. Currently, Rod provides continuing education programs on the topic of professional ethics to the financial services, accounting, and health care industries. Additionally, he provides keynotes on the topic of technology, communications, and entrepreneurship.

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