Tyler Steele BA, CFA, FEA
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Tel: 604.640.0554

Together with the JSK Partners team, I analyze and build investment strategies and recommendations for our clients. The best part of what I get to do everyday is help clients make informed choices about their future. As a Portfolio Manager with a strong quantitative background, I focus on portfolio structure and risk management. I have a passion for uncovering what’s important to each client and helping them realize their financial vision.


Since 1999, Tyler has been in the financial industry, earning the esteemed Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, as well as a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia. His career began at Merrill Lynch, which became CIBC Wood Gundy. He worked for Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns in England for almost four years, where he served institutional equity clients before returning to CIBC in 2007.

In 2018, Tyler earned a Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation. In 2001, he obtained Certified Financial Planner (CFP) accreditation. Prior to starting at Merrill Lynch, he worked for the insurance broker Aon Reed Stenhouse, where he was life insurance licenced in 2000. He developed expertise in risk management while providing property and casualty insurance for large corporations.

Tyler plays tennis and squash, collects wine, and enjoys spending time with his wife, three young children and close friends.

Neil Kumar CIM®
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Tel: 604.640.0406

While I have a fanatical knack for economics and markets, I thrive on interacting with our clients and keeping them informed. Our clients’ unique needs are paramount, which is why I’m passionate about investing time to fully understand what each client wants to achieve. I focus on financial planning, investment analysis, and portfolio construction, working closely with our team in the implementation of wealth management decisions.


Prior to joining the Richardson GMP predecessor firm, Macquarie Private Wealth, in 2011, Neil worked at HSBC Securities for 14 years in various roles, and finally as an Investment Advisor in White Rock. Neil studied finance at Simon Fraser University and holds the Chartered Investment Manager® designation.

In addition, Neil is the lead portfolio manager of the JSK Partners North American Equity Portfolio, a member of the Responsible Investment Association, and has obtained the Responsible Investment Specialist designation.

Neil is an active supporter of the SPCA, BC Children’s Hospital and Potluck Café Society. Away from the office, he enjoys camping, hiking, golfing, and spending time with friends, family and his pet, Rocky.

Dwight Jefferson BCom, FCSI®
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

I am extremely proud of the team we have built at JSK Partners. I have always had a business philosophy that puts client interests first, and each of them share this philosophy. We are passionate about delivering excellence, and as a result, we have long-term, multi-generational relationships with our clients, and a business that is well positioned for the future.


After Dwight sold his business—a wholesale distribution company with over 80 employees and facilities across Canada—he was recruited by a broker at Midland Walwyn in 1996. Previous to that, Dwight co-founded a biotechnology firm. The combined in-depth experience in venture capital, finance, merger and acquisition, and business management has proven invaluable in working with JSK Partners’ clients.

Dwight is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce and Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Urban Land Economics.

When Dwight’s not spending time with his wife and sons, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and sailing. He’s also an avid fly-fisherman and is actively involved in the stewardship of BC’s freshwater trout fishery.

Edward Gudewill CFA
Portfolio Manager
Tel: 604.640.0562

It was the skills and integrity of the team that brought me back to JSK Partners. Because that’s what it takes to be successful in this business. With an emphasis on planning, transparency, and open communication with key stakeholders, we help our clients achieve the visions and goals that matter to them.


Eddie re-joined JSK Partners in June 2017 after 7 years working at other Vancouver financial institutions. Prior experience included four years at Raymond James Equity Research serving large institutional investors. In this role, Eddie developed key knowledge of the financial markets through rigorous research and analysis of stocks related to the Industrial sector in Canada. In addition, Eddie worked at ACM Advisors as a Fund and Credit Analyst, as well as Haywood Securities as a Finance Analyst.

Eddie’s responsibilities include portfolio management, investment research, financial planning and relationship management. Eddie is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Vancouver. He is also a member of the Responsible Investment Association.

Born in Victoria, Eddie has lived in Vancouver since graduating from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business in 2010.

In his downtime he enjoys spending time with his Wife Samantha, as well as fishing, golfing, training with his chocolate lab, Murphy, and playing squash.

Wendy Lloyd
Client Service & Administration
Tel: 604.640.0556

You could say I’m a numbers person that enjoys building and implementing processes to help clients understand their how they’re doing. Keeping clients informed is a priority for me, as is working with the team to fulfill our clients’ needs.


Wendy has been in the financial services industry since 1997, working with Dwight and Brenda since 2004. Prior to that, she served clients at TD Waterhouse and Midland Walwyn as an assistant. She is responsible for our team’s performance and tax reporting.

A devoted Calgary Flames fan, Wendy spends her free time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Jessica Dewey BA
Client Service & Administration
Tel: 604.640.0405

I enjoy the variety and challenges in my role, especially the client interaction, problem solving, and working with the JSK team provide financial peace-of-mind for our clients.


Jessica has been serving the clients of JSK Partners since 2005 at Richardson GMP’s predecessor firm and HSBC Securities, where she started in 2001.

Jessica grew up in Victoria and is a graduate of the University of Victoria, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Anthropology.

She spends much of her time outdoors and, depending on the season, can be found on the ski hills, out running races, or hiking.

Brenda Geib BA
Client Service & Administration
Tel: 604.640.0559

I chose this career to bring my education in holistic planning into an aspect of life that can be confusing and intimidating for so many. Twenty years later, and I am very attached to our clients and feel especially passionate about assisting them in any big or small way to make managing their financial affairs easier.


Brenda has worked in the industry since 1997, and with Dwight since 1999. She hails from Alberta and is a University of Victoria graduate in Geography and Environmental Studies. Brenda also holds a Professional Financial Planning designation.

Brenda and her husband live in Richmond with their two sons, where she enjoys being a soccer mom and helping out at her younger son’s school. She also enjoys photography, reading, and the outdoors.

Heather Meehan
Administration

Clients come first at JSK Partners, and I enjoy working with a team that’s guided by its Core Values. Specifically, I support the team behind the scenes so they can focus on what they do best.


Heather first started working in the industry in 1996, joining Midland Walwyn in her hometown of Winnipeg where she attended the University of Manitoba.

She took time off from the financial industry to move to Australia and start a family, and now lives with her husband and three girls in Ladner. Heather’s passions include her family, new adventures, and literature.