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John Speers

An image of John SpeersJohn Speers is Managing Director, Institutional Relationship Management (IRM) at BMO Capital Markets. IRM is responsible for managing capital market sales and trading relationships with the bank's top 50 clients globally.

He joined the IRM team in February 2011 and was appointed Managing Director in 2004. In October 2006 he took over responsibility for the International Financial Institutions Group, which includes Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Australia and New Zealand. His role includes relationship management and business development across the portfolio he manages.

He first joined Bank of Montreal in September 1987 after 14 years working in a banking group in the United Kingdom. In his time with BMO, he has worked in the Treasury, International Credit and Financial Institutions groups. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and has completed the University of Southern California's Executive Program.