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Meet the team

Alex Senkiw CFP®, CPA, FEA, CIM®
Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.776.6238

Alex Senkiw grew up just outside of Toronto and graduated from the University of Western Ontario. As a Chartered Professional Accounting designation (CPA), he spent the first decade of his career working in corporate finance with Unilever and SAP. Together, Alex and his wife moved to Calgary, where Alex began a career as a Financial Planner at Investors Group.

Alex focused his practice on delivering exceptional financial planning for his clients and quickly found success in connecting with clients through conversations about what matters most. A Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Alex has the skills to deliver robust financial plans incorporate retirement, tax, investments and estate planning, tailored to help each client achieve their goals.

In 2015, based on the need to deliver a more personalized and flexible approach to address the complex needs of his clients, Alex joined Richardson Wealth. At the same time, he formed a partnership with Mike Pickard which has been a key driver for their continued success and client loyalty. Alex also holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) and the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designations. His extensive educational background is related to his ambitious goal of having enough knowledge and skills to help families with the complexity of their dynamic situations.

David Hunt MBA
Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.695.1622

David Hunt has been a Wealth Management professional, in Calgary, for more than 25 years.  David began his career managing portfolios and advising both individual, and institutional, clients at First Marathon, which was acquired by National Bank Financial.  After spending 12 years developing his investment management process and expertise, David became a founding partner of GMP Private Client, one of the predecessor firms of Richardson Wealth, in 2007.

The unique environment at Richardson Wealth enables David to offer a truly independent and holistic approach to wealth and investment management, drawing on his many years of experience in portfolio construction and tax, financial and estate planning.  David focuses on adding value, and inspiring trust, through customized wealth and risk management solutions that meet the individual goals and expectations of his clients.

David has an MBA from McMaster University and a BA from The University of Western Ontario. Prior to entering the financial services industry, David worked at Magna International and was also involved in a start-up, table-top ice hockey game manufacturing business. David and his family enjoy their time in the mountains and enjoy many sporting and artistic pursuits. They support several charitable initiatives in the local community.

Michael Pickard CIM®, CFP®
Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.776.6237

Mike Pickard has had an unconventional path into the advisory world. While initially studying finance at the University of Alberta, it was obvious to both Mike and everyone around him, that at the time he was much more interested in carpentry, adventuring and the outdoors than the world of investments. After spending most of his twenties working as a builder and contractor while fitting in lots of outdoor pursuits, Mike eventually returned to the University of Alberta to finish his studies in finance and begin working as an Associate Advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns. From there, Mike built a successful advisory practice at IG Wealth Management, where he met and started working with Alex. As the needs and goals of their clients continued to grow, Mike & Alex decided to formalize a partnership and transitioned their wealth management practice to Richardson GMP.

Mike’s role in the practice is weighted more towards investment research and portfolio management. Mike earned a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction degree from the University of Alberta and holds the Certified Financial Planner® and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designations. To this day, Mike and his wife and their two daughters continue to enjoy the outdoors, hiking and mountain biking right out their back door in Canmore.

Leona Silva FMA, CIM®
Associate Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.695.1419

Born and raised in Calgary, Leona is one of the most experienced Associate Investment Advisors at Richardson Wealth. With over 20 years in the financial industry, and one of the original employees of Richardson Wealth, she has been a part of the evolution of our firm over the past 15 years. Leona has her Chartered Investment Management designation and continues to show outstanding leadership in helping our clients with the day-to-day of reaching their financial goals.


In her time off, Leona enjoys travel, gardening, and a very busy social calendar spending lots of time with friends and family.

April Cole
April Cole
Tel: 403.776.6241

April has been with the team since 2014. Since joining, she has successfully completed her CSC. April is in a client service and financial planning role. April takes pride in providing the best possible client service and fostering connections with her colleagues and clients.

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

Jacob Baranowski CFA®
Associate Portfolio Manager
Tel: 403.776.6235

Jacob Baranowski joined the team in 2017 to help with financial planning, investment recommendations and client servicing. Over the past five years, his role has evolved into a focus on investments, research, and portfolio management.

Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Alberta and has successfully completed his CFA® designation.

He is fluent in Polish,and spends the majority of his free time working on, maintaining and restoring classic European cars.