Meet Our Team

For a combined 26 years, our team has been building long term relationships to help families and entrepreneurs achieve success – in other words – helping them live life on their terms.

Ernest J. Wyder CFP®
Director, Wealth Management, Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.776.6234

With 18 years of financial experience, Ernest understands the importance of strong client relationships and educating clients on a well-rounded approach to their wealth. With grassroots in insurance planning, his primary focus is to provide a holistic approach to your Financial Plan.  Ernest will work closely with you as he builds an understanding of your unique perspective and wealth management goals. Ernest is a Certified Financial Planner, shepherding his focus to develop a plan that’s customized to fit the objectives you want to achieve now and in the future. Drawing on Ernest’s entrepreneurial spirit, his approach is best suited to professionals, entrepreneurs and retirees. 

Chris Ward
Associate Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.776.6236

Great Service. Timeliness. Personability. These are just some of the values Chris truly believes makes a great Associate Investment Advisor. Chris believes in a bottom up approach to your investment planning; recognizing that financial security is not an end in itself, but the means to an end. Chris joined Wyder Wealth Counsel in 2014, focussing on client service and portfolio analytics. Prior to joining Wyder Richards Wealth, Chris spent four years in banking working with a Credit Union that held member service to the highest regard. Chris is a Registered Representative with IIROC, allowing him to advise on securities, and options.