Alex Senkiw CFP, CPA
Director, Wealth Management
Tel: 403.776.6238

Alex Senkiw builds long-term relationships to help individuals and families make wise financial planning and investment decisions at all stages of their lives. With a high regard for independent thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset, Alex shares his wisdom and insight to maximize his clients’ personal and corporate net worth.

Alex has gathered diverse expertise in the financial industry. Prior to joining Richardson GMP early in 2015, he was Division Director and Senior Executive Financial Consultant at Investors Group. Prior to that, he held roles at SAP Canada and Unilever.

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario and obtained his Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. He is a member of the Society of Chartered Professional Accountants and the Financial Planning Standards Council.

Michael Pickard CFP®, CIM®
Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager
Tel: 403.776.6237

Michael advises affluent business owners, executives and medical professionals and their extended families. The early years of his career were spent operating his own contracting business. Michael advised his clients regarding financial matters almost as much as carpentry and renovation and soon developed a passion for helping people to make smart money moves.

He joined Nesbitt Burns and then Investors Group Securities, where he worked as an Executive Financial Consultant until 2015, when he was drawn to Richardson GMP’s independent thinking, enhanced resources, partnership platform, and commitment to enabling Advisors to choose from a virtually unlimited universe of investment options.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and his Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Investment Manager designations. He is currently working towards his Portfolio Manager designation.

Tanjou Bell
Associate
Tel: 403.776.6239

Tanjou has worked with our team since 2009 and has been in the investment industry since 2007. With above-and-beyond dedication, Tanjou manages our team office and keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes. She is also insurance licensed and can help you to protect your family and minimize your tax burden. 

 

In her personal time, she enjoys adventurous life with her husband and their boxer, Tucker and can often be found mountain biking or backcountry camping. They are expecting their first child soon and she is currently on maternity leave until late 2019. 

April Cole
Associate
Tel: 403.776.6241

April has been with the team since 2014. Since joining, she has successfully completed her CSC. She is your first point of contact when you have questions about your account, need assistance with forms and administration or want to gather information for your accountant at tax time. She is also responsible for creating meeting summaries and following up to make sure all recommendations are implemented. 

 

April is fluent in French and enjoys horseback riding, participating in a book club and staying active exercising her dog, Maddy. 

Jacob Baranowski
Portfolio Analytics Associate
Tel: 403.776.6235

Jacob Baranowski joined the team in 2017 to help with financial planning, investment recommendations and client servicing. He prepares various models, scenarios and infographics, to assist you in understanding how your investments are working for you today and in the future. Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Alberta and is currently working towards his Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.

He is fluent in Polish, and spends the majority of his free time maintaining and restoring classic European cars. Currently he is waging a war on rust in a 1984 BMW E30.

Penny Lee
Associate
Toll Free: 1.866.867.7735

Penny holds a finance diploma and has successfully completed her CSC. In her role as Associate, Penny supports the team in a variety of administrative functions. She established her career in finance with CIBC in 2008 and progressed into the role of financial associate with CIBC Imperial and most recently, Scotia Wealth. During that time she honed her skills supporting clients’ day to day banking and investment needs. With her personable approach and passion for excellence, Penny is a welcome addition to the team.

Penny spends a lot of her free time on the badminton courts, hiking, cooking up gourmet treats and travelling further afield. She also takes time away from technology to study calligraphy.