Adam Brookes BMgmt
Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.260.8449 Fax: 403.269.7870 Toll Free: 1.866.296.1816

A seasoned Investment Advisor with Richardson GMP, Adam knew early in his career that he wanted to help others grow their wealth, and has been working to advance his clients’ financial goals since 2007.

Adam’s approach to wealth management is rooted in his belief that protecting capital is just as important as growing it.  The significant impact of the Global Financial Crisis on levels of wealth reaffirmed Adam’s view on investment strategy, being the importance of a disciplined, balanced approach that works to protect his clients’ assets.

In 2013, Richardson GMP acquired Macquarie Private Wealth where Blair and Adam worked closely together. With Blair’s management and compliance skills complementing Adam’s focus on portfolio construction and trading strategies, their partnership continues to prove successful in providing clients with superior counsel and guidance.

Adam is an alumni of Red Deer College where he graduated with a diploma in Business Administration, following which he obtained a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Athabasca before beginning his career in financial services.

When outside of the office, Adam stays active by playing hockey and golfing as much as he can. He enjoys major local sporting events, hiking trails in Banff National Park and regular visits to the gym.

Blair Pytak B.Comm.
Vice President, Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.260.3876

A veteran of Canada’s financial services industry, Blair’s career began in 1999 when he started working on the sales side of the business before finding his true passion in compliance at Blackmont Capital.

In 2006, he moved to Standard Securities Capital, taking on the role of Branch Manager and Director, and was an instrumental member of the team that opened up the company’s Calgary office. After Standard Securities was acquired in 2009, Blair continued in the role of Branch Manager of the firm’s Calgary office.

In 2011, Blair joined Macquarie Private Wealth as an Assistant Branch Manager, where he began working closely with Adam. Blair’s management and compliance skills complemented Adam’s focus on portfolio construction and trading strategies – a relationship that continues to prove successful in providing clients with superior counsel and guidance. After being acquired by Richardson GMP in 2013, Blair took over the Branch Manager role of the Calgary Eau Claire office in 2014.

Blair holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.

Outside of work Blair enjoys playing sports, attending major sporting events and traveling with his wife and daughter. Blair also sits on a regulatory council, which facilitates roundtable discussions with financial professionals on the ever-changing regulatory environment of the industry.

Robert Mendenhall, J.D., LL.M.

Vice President, Tax & Estate Planning

As part of the Tax & Estate Planning team, Robert works closely with clients and their Investment Advisors to identify solutions that address clients’ overall wealth planning needs. Once clients have a clear understanding of their planning needs, he focuses on helping them and their professional advisors implement the solutions selected.

Robert is a lawyer with many years of experience. Before coming to Richardson GMP, he worked at other financial institutions advising clients on trust, estate, and tax planning. Prior to that, he was a partner in a law firm. Robert obtained his Juris Doctor from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan. Later, he obtained a Master of Laws degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University.

Robert has advanced his interests in wealth and estate planning by completing significant course work in tax and wealth preservation. He is a trained mediator and has actively mediated for the courts for many years. He has also completed training as a family business advisor and has facilitated succession planning sessions with families.

Robert belongs to the following professional associations: the Law Societies of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association.