Meet our Executive team

Any company, regardless of the industry, is only as good as its people — and, in particular, its leadership. The principles that guide us and the culture that defines us come from the top. In our case, we could not be more aligned in our values, philosophy, vision, standards, goals — for our clients, our employees, our firm, and for the industry we are excited to be a part of.

 

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.

 


Mike Ankers

Director, National Sales

As Director of National Sales, I lead a national advisory team of consummate professionals focused on meeting and surpassing the investment and wealth management expectations of our individual clients and families. My passion is to build positive client-focused office environments where we do amazing things for our clients!

Mike has been with Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) since 2014 and brings 20+ years of experience working in financial services to provide advisors and clients with the best possible experience and environment for growth and proven results.

Mike has a B.Comm (Hons.) from University of Ottawa.

Mike’s goal is to be a BBQ pitmaster!
 


Lynne Brejak

Director, Human Resources

At Richardson Wealth, we believe that having high-performing and engaged employees whose values are aligned with our principles significantly contribute to a great client experience. My team’s job is to create a work environment where all employees can experience success and progress their career goals.

Lynne has been with Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) since 2015 and provides nearly 20 years of experience managing and developing human resources. Lynne is also on the board of Horizons for Youth, an emergency shelter for youth ages 16-24.

Lynne has a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson University.

Lynne has recently started running and has completed 5K, 8K and 10K races in the last two years. 
 


Scott Stennett

Chief Operating Officer & Director, Operations & Information Technology

My team partners with our internal business units to build and maintain a progressive advisor and client centric technology platform that puts both usability and security of their information at the forefront. We believe that clients should be able to interact with Richardson Wealth on their terms – when and how they want – so we are committed to investing in our digital platform to provide multiple channels to access information and interact with Advisors.

Scott has been with Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) since 2014 and brings 20+ years of experience in leading operations, and technology solutions & integration to his role.

Scott has a BA (Finance & Economics) from Western and an Honour Business Administration (Finance) degree from University of Windsor. Scott is on the Board of Directors of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) Private Client Committee and an active participant in a number of volunteer engagements including the Toronto Daily Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society and Children’s Aid Society.

Scott is an amateur home improvement handyman including dry walling and painting.
 


Sarah Widmeyer

Director, Wealth Strategies

Through our tax, estate and financial planning specialist team, we help our clients grow and protect their assets in diverse and tax efficient ways. We help protect their families from the unforeseen and we help guide them as they create their family legacies. We meet our clients where they are in their lives, whether they are building businesses or transitioning them, building careers or transitioning to the next stages of their lives. We help to support families as they care for their elders and sometimes at the same time help them prepare the next generation to responsibly inherit wealth. 

Sarah has been with Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) since early 2018 with 25+ years experience in the financial services sector: with a focus on private wealth management and advisory services.

Sarah has an BA – English and History (Hons.) from University of Toronto as well as her Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation through Wharton School of Business and the Investment Management Consultant’s Association. As well, Sarah serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative – a charitable organization focused on funding research and creating education programs to combat brain-aging diseases that primarily affect women.

Sarah is a classically trained pianist and a master baker in training.
 


Michael Williams, LL.B, MBA, CIM®

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, General Counsel

The Risk, Compliance and Legal teams support Richardson Wealth’s overall business strategy to ensure we identify and manage our risks effectively, meet our compliance obligations, stay ahead of industry and regulatory changes, and provide legal expertise to support our advisors and firm as they continue to do great things for our clients.

Michael has been with Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) since 2017 with 25+ years of business management, legal, risk and compliance experience in the government and financial services sector.

Michael has a BA (Hons.) from Western University, LL.B from University of Windsor and an MBA from Dalhousie University.  Michael is currently on the Board of Directors for both Michael Garron Hospital and Sistema Toronto, a Member of the Compliance and Legal Section Executive at IIROC,  and a Founder of the Black Opportunity Fund. Michael has also held positions as Grad Ball Chair for Pathways to Education, Chair & Board Member for Toronto City Mission, and former division head coach for the Leaside Tigers Soccer Club.

Michael enjoys creative writing and music, and has been performing as a singer, guitarist and songwriter since the early 80’s.