InvestX Leadership Team

Marcus New

CEO and Chief Entrepreneur


Marcus New is a passionate and experienced entrepreneur with a strong track record of success. He is the founder and chairman (and previously the CEO) of Stockhouse, Canada’s leading financial community and a global hub for affluent investors, with up to 1 million unique monthly visitors. Prior to launching Stockhouse, Marcus built Stockgroup Media, an online information company whose client base consisted of 13 of the top 25 Canadian brokerage firms, 14 of the top 15 global institutional sales desks, and over 200 hedge funds.

Marcus is an active participant in the entrepreneurial community, having served as the past President of the Vancouver Chapter and Canadian Conference Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Marcus is an alumni of MIT’s prestigious “Birthing of Giants” program (completed the course in 2004). He also co-founded the Equity Crowdfunding Association of Canada (ECFA), with a mandate to support, educate and develop the Equity Crowdfunding industry in Canada. Marcus holds a B.A. with Business major from Trinity Western University.

During his spare time, Marcus, along with his wife Yvonne and two children, enjoy an active lifestyle, which includes coaching and attending his son’s hockey games and playing in his own hockey league.


Ryan Ternier

Development Lead


Ryan Ternier is a seasoned software professional with considerable technical expertise. Before joining InvestX, Ryan was the lead developer and team lead for CGI, where he was responsible for managing teams, projects, and processes. He worked on ensuring contractual obligations for the Ministry of Health, WorksafeBC, and various other ventures. Ryan was instrumental in raising overall quality practice standards in development, coding, and release management.

Ryan has applied his skills working directly with government, law enforcement agencies, and private organizations. He is experienced in leading project teams, developing business initiatives, and managing companies. He thrives in project management and team leadership. Ryan actively volunteers his time mentoring and training younger developers. He is currently the owner of the C# chatroom on StackOverflow and an active tech blogger.


Caroline Frain

Director of Communications/PR


Caroline is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with over 15 years’ experience working in technology and the financial markets. Before joining InvestX, she was the Director of Marketing and Communications for Guggenheim Partners’ Investment Advisery business, a privately held global financial services firm with $210 billion in assets under management. Based in Chicago, she played a key role in launching their online alternatives investment platform to the wealth management community. Before Guggenheim, Caroline was Vice President for BIDS Trading, a New York-based firm consortium-owned by the NYSE Euronext and 13 leading sell-side firms. From start-up phase, Caroline built the firm’s brand identity and global recognition for their institutional trading platform.

Caroline earned a B.A Honours Degree in English from Queens University in Kingston, ON. She is an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and was a previous holder of the FINRA Series 7 and 64 licenses.