Meet our Board of Directors

To be effective and truly add value, a Board of Directors needs members who fully understand all aspects of the company, are willing to be actively engaged and can work together to make the best decisions for the organization, its people and its clients — yet each individual director needs to contribute something unique. The Richardson Wealth Board of Directors is such a group — industry veterans with extensive experience across a variety of wealth management disciplines. They are joined by two of our Investment Advisors to ensure the client perspective is represented at the Board level and to be a voice for all of our Advisors in the way we run our business.

 

Andrew Marsh

President & Chief Executive Officer, Richardson Wealth



Andrew Marsh founded Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP), Canada’s leading independent wealth management firm, and was part of the team that built the firm from the ground up. Beginning his career in the financial industry 30 years ago, Andrew started in investment analysis, developing to building a practice where he worked directly with clients as an investment advisor. 

He founded and launched GMP Private Client in 2004. He served as managing director, National Sales of both GMP Private Client and Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) before assuming the role of president and chief executive officer of Richardson Wealth in 2010. Since 2010, Richardson Wealth has tripled in size to become Canada’s leading wealth management firm that embodies a culture of partnership, entrepreneurial spirit through employee ownership, and a client-centric resolve to always do what’s right.

In addition to a board seat for Richardson Wealth, he also sits on the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada and is a member of the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence. Mr. Marsh is a former member of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, the University of Guelph, and continues to be an active mentor and contributor to the University’s School of Business. He is also a member of the Canadian Advisory Board for Right to Play Canada, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in Canada and around the world. Mr. Marsh is a Fellow of the 2018 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

 

Kish Kapoor, CPA, CA

President and CEO, RF Capital Group


Kish Kapoor was appointed Interim President and CEO of RF Capital Group (TSX: RCG) in August 2019, and in October 2020 RF Capital Group’s board of directors appointed him as President and Chief Executive Officer, removing his interim title. He serves on the Board of Directors of RF Capital Group, Richardson Financial Group Limited and Equitable Bank (TSX:EQB), where he also Chairs the Audit Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX:MBT) and Chaired its Audit Committee up until March 2017.

Until 2011 he was President of Wellington West Holdings Inc., a company providing full service brokerage, capital markets, asset management and financial planning services. From November 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Kapoor was Executive Vice-President Corporate Development of Loring Ward International Ltd., a public company formed to hold the U.S. operations of Assante Corporation, a company which provided family office, wealth and asset management services to, amongst others, ultra high net worth professional sports and entertainment clientele in the United States. As one of the founders of Assante Corporation, Mr. Kapoor was its Executive Vice President Corporate Development from March 1994 to November 2003.

Mr. Kapoor has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and former tax partner with KPMG LLP.

 

Elliot Muchnik, CPA, CA, ICD.D

CFO & Director, Finance, Richardson Wealth


Elliot Muchnik has served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) since 2009. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer of Richardson Wealth Insurance Services and Director and Chief Financial Officer of Richardson Private Equity GPs/LPs. In a career spanning almost 25 years, Mr. Elliott has deep knowledge of corporate finance issues, capital markets, investment strategies and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Richardson Wealth, Mr. Muchnik was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of BMO Nesbitt Burns from 1998 to 2007. This role followed a 2-year stint as a Senior Financial Analyst with Midland Walwyn Inc. and as an Associate, Corporate Finance and Business Recovery, at PwC Canada. 

Mr. Muchnik holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University, along with designations as a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Accountant. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management (2017).