Mr. Braaten was one of the founders of the Brompton Group of Companies in 2000, and served as the chairman of the board until his passing on July 12, 2014. Prior to Brompton, Mr. Braaten was one of the founders of another successful financial services firm in 1979 and was a partner of that firm from 1981 to 1998. Mr. Braaten also held a number of positions with an investment management firm, an investment bank and two Canadian banks and was the president and CEO of two public oil and gas companies.
Mr. Braaten’s intellect, creativity and deep insights were always appreciated by his fellow partners, directors and Brompton’s employees, and contributed significantly to the ongoing success of all of Brompton’s initiatives. During his time at Brompton, Mr. Braaten was instrumental in establishing and promoting the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance in every aspect of the business. Mr. Braaten’s entrepreneurial spirit and boundless energy were an inspiration to all who knew him.