“Suppose there had been no Adam Smith. Ultimately the final stage would certainly have been the Objective Economics of Verne Atrill.”

– Dr. Warren Blackman, University of Calgary

SAC was founded in 1978 as an economic research institute by physicist and economist, Dr. Verne Atrill.

Dr. Atrill questioned whether there were natural mathematical and physical laws that would govern how companies (and governments) survive, thrive, and die.

He sought his answer in the balance sheet, and spent 26 years developing what is today the Structural Valuation Analysis (SVA™) methodology.

Focused on how prices are formed within the stock market, SVA represents a remarkable breakthrough in the economics field and has a proven track record of consistently identifying overvalued and undervalued stocks.

Dr. Verne Atrill
Our Principals
Chris Healy, CEO of Strategic Analysis Corporation
Chris Healy, MBA

CEO

Head of Strategic Analysis Corporation, Chris Healy has 20 years of experience as a financial analyst, entrepreneur and consultant. Chris is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Data Analytics and Carbon Finance programs, holds an MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, and completed a B.Sc. at the University of Guelph.

He is an expert in quantitative modelling and financial simulation, and has worked extensively with the SVA methodology since 1989, training directly under Dr. Verne Atrill.

As a management consultant, Chris has been active in developing a number of early-stage businesses, combining his science and business backgrounds to grow a diverse range of companies. He has also been involved in the non-profit sector in a variety of roles, from program manager to Board member.

Ross Healy, Chairman of Strategic Analysis Corporation
Ross Healy, MBA, CFA

Chairman

Ross Healy began his investment industry career more than four decades ago as a securities analyst for Midland Osler Securities. He was also co-founder of Sceptre Investment council, a leading Canadian money manager.

Ross went on to become Director of Research at Merrill Lynch Canada, and during this time provided support to Dr. Verne Atrill, the late theorist who decoded the mathematics underlying the Theory of Accounting Dynamics upon which the Strategic Analysis Corporation methodology is based.

When Merrill Lynch ceased its Canadian business operations, he joined SAC as Chairman and CEO.

Ross is a past president of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, and served on the board of the Financial Analysts Federation (now the Association for Investment Management and Research).

He also served on the Financial Disclosure Advisory Board of the Ontario Securities Commission from 1983 to 1989, chairing the Investment Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee of Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Healy continues to contribute investment analysis to print, radio, and television media, and appears regularly on BNN and CBC.

Our Team
David Chuong, B.Comm.

Senior Equity Research Analyst

Originally from Montreal, David joined Strategic Analysis Corporation in April of 2015 and is responsible for macro-economic and equity research as well producing market commentaries and equity analysis reports.

David holds a Bachelors of commerce with a specialization in Finance from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business where he graduated with great distinction. He is a CFA level 2 candidate and intends on completing his designation.

David is an avid Raptors fan and also enjoys running, tennis and basketball in his free time.

Brent Lang, CIM FCSI

VP, International Sales

R. Brent Lang, CIM FCSI, holds the Branch Manager, Canadian Investment Manager, Professional Financial Planning, and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Industry (FCSI), designations.  He is a recognized subject-matter specialist in finance, philanthropy, and social enterprise.
Brent entered the securities industry in 1990 and has established his career previously as Portfolio Manager and now, Vice-President of International Sales for SAC.
Brent’s published work appears in Canadian and International media such as MarketWatch, Canadian Business Journal and other finance and management periodicals.
Brent enjoys contributing to enterprising non-profit organizations with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship, planned giving, community impact, donor-relations and board governance.

“SAC has demonstrated an uncanny ability to make the right calls, and limit the damage on the wrong calls.”

 – Mr. Ronald Burkhart  Regina, Saskatchewan