Meet our team

Alexandra Horwood CIM®
Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 416.969.3005

Awarded Canadian Advisor of the Year, 2019 at the Wealth Professional Awards, Alexandra has also been named the top female investment advisor in Canada on Wealth Professional’s 2019 Top 50 Advisors list. She is a multi-award-winning, goal-based wealth professional with an unsurpassed work ethic. Her specialty is long-term investing and comprehensive, tax-smart wealth management strategies for successful mining executives, business owners, and wealthy families. Acting as an integrated life and wealth coach for her clients, Alexandra provides hyper-personalized advice on all facets of financial well-being.

After graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts & Business, Major in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo and co-op placements at Franklin Templeton Investments, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Research in Motion (now Blackberry), and Microsoft, Alexandra joined The Horwood Team at Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) in 2010. She quickly rose to become the youngest Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager and launched Alexandra Horwood & Partners in 2015. She is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and a Life Insurance Agent.

Alexandra is married to Andrew James, Senior Portfolio Manager at Wealhouse Capital. Beyond the firm, Alexandra likes to cook, exercise, read, and spend time with her husband, her son Mason, and daughter Sydney.

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Kyle Johnson CFP®, CIM®
Portfolio Manager, Associate Investment Advisor
Tel: 416.969.3206

Often referred to as Alexandra Horwood & Partners’ Chief Operations Officer (COO) or Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Kyle Johnson provides due diligence on investments and maintains close relationships with core investment management teams. His apt approach to tax-smart strategies, trading, wire transfers, building and monitoring model portfolios, wealth plans, retirement projections and detailed investment analysis makes him a critical part of the team. 

Prior to joining the Horwood Team in 2012, Kyle worked in account management and investing at a Canadian chartered bank for four years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from York University and is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing pétanque, golfing and travelling.

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Aneesha Prihar
Tel: 416.943.6124

Aneesha’s role is constantly evolving. Taking the lead for the team’s day-to-day operations, Aneesha acts as a liaison between the investment and administrative teams, both independent and internal. She ensures that projects, plans and requests are streamlined, completed in a timely and efficient manner and with the utmost professionalism. Aneesha’s strong organizational skills are valued, acting as the main coordinator for the team and Alexandra’s demanding schedule. She works diligently to schedule meetings, including Quarterly and Annual Wealth Management Reviews for our valued clients and partners. Her analytical approach is exemplified during annual reviews where she is responsible for preparing the necessary reporting and documentation prior to each meeting, in addition to her monthly and quarterly personalized reporting requests. Aneesha acts as the back-up trading personnel, executing complex trading requests in a timely manner. Aneesha’s detailed focus to client needs and team support makes her a key member of our team.

Aneesha has a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentration in Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University. She also studied abroad at France’s Neoma Business School. She is currently working towards obtaining her CFA designation.

Aneesha enjoys kickboxing and yoga, as well as baking and travelling. 

Sharbari Chakraborty
Tel: 416.969.3174

Sharbari Chakraborty’s behind-the-scenes support is key to the inner workings of Alexandra Horwood & Partners. She’s prompt and maintains unparalleled service excellence when liaising with both clients and advisors. Prior to joining The Horwood Team in 2012, Sharbari worked in the Securities Department of Operations at Richardson GMP (now Richardson Wealth) & Richardson Partners Financial. 

When she’s not spending time with her husband Manoj and their daughter Deshna, Sharbari enjoys cooking, travelling, music and reading.

Samantha Nicol
Tel: 416.969.4758
At Alexandra Horwood & Partners, Samantha ensures a positive client experience and supports our team in meaningful ways. Samantha is thoughtful, organized, and personable, as she welcomes our valued clients aboard, ensuring their needs and goals are met in an efficient manner and communication is clear and prompt. Samantha gathers and analyses substantial amounts of detailed information, keeping it protected and organized for current and future use and optimization. She coordinates with internal operations teams to ensure our client information and investment accounts are up to date and consolidated efficiently, communicating with clients regularly on progress. Samantha’s project management skills are exemplified during tax time, when she prepares hundreds of personalized tax folders to support our valued clients in staying organized with significant quantities of essential tax filing information. With her organized, attentive, and thoughtful approach to our clients and our business, Samantha is a valued member of the team.
Samantha enjoys spending time at her cottage with family and friends, traveling and eating good food!

Jason Middleton

Individual Insurance Consultant


Jason has a well-rounded knowledge of the Insurance industry having worked at all levels of the business. He has worked at the manufacturer level, at the distributor level and, most importantly, as an Independent Insurance Broker and business owner.

Jason’s financial and accounting backgrounds allow him to take a comprehensive approach to advanced Estate and Insurance planning for clients. His ‘educate first’ approach resonates well with clients, who feel that his solution-based recommendations are tailored to their individual needs.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors in Accounting and Corporate Finance in 1999 from the University of New Brunswick. He began working on his CA with Deloitte and Touche in 2001 after taking a sabbatical to train and try out for the Canadian Olympic Swim Team. Upon returning to the work force Jason completed the CSC and earned his CFP designation in 2003.

* Insurance services offered through Richardson Wealth Insurance Services Limited. Jason Middleton is the owner of The Producers Planning Group.

Sylvia Azoulay , TEP

Vice President, Tax & Estate Planning


Sylvia works closely with Investment Advisors and their clients to explore and identify issues that address clients’ overall wealth planning needs. She helps clients formulate objectives, understand issues and strategies and facilitates implementation of their goals. Sylvia understands the sensitive issues relating to family dynamics and wealth transfer.

Sylvia is an estate planning lawyer with many years of experience. Prior to joining Richardson Wealth, she was a principal in her own strategic wealth planning firm and also spent many years in the financial industry dealing with wealth planning solutions for high net worth clients.

Sylvia has been an instructor at Humber College School of Business and at the Bar Admission course at the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Estate Planning Council of Toronto. She is a seasoned presenter on topics of importance to high net worth families.

Sean Hsu , CPA (New Hampshire), MTax, TEP

Senior Tax Specialist, Tax & Estate Planning


Sean collaborates with Investment Advisors and their clients to develop tax and financial planning strategies and to deliver integrated solutions addressing their unique needs.

Sean is an accountant with experience in Canadian and U.S. tax planning for high net worth individuals, with a focus on integrated cross-border wealth, estate, and trust matters. Before joining Richardson Wealth, Sean was at a multi-national accounting firm practicing in the private client group. He has authored and contributed to several articles for BorderCrossings, a Thomson Reuters publication with insightful commentary on cross-border issues faced by Canadians and U.S. citizens.

Sean is also a facilitator in the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s In-Depth Tax Program. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and holds a Master of Taxation from the University of Waterloo.