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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.

Tanjou Bell
Associate
Tel: 403.776.6239

Tanjou has worked with our team since 2009 and has been in the investment industry since 2007. She has consistently shown an incredible above-and-beyond dedication to client service. Tanjou is insurance and Investment licensed.

In her personal time, she enjoys an adventurous life with her husband and their two young kids. She can often be found mountain biking, hiking or trail running.

April Cole
Associate
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 is currently away from the office in 2022 on maternity leave with her and Jeremy’s second son.

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
Portfolio Analytics Associate
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 two of the three levels of the CFA® Designation.

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

Emily Yungblut
Business Development Assistant
Tel: 403.695.1427

Emily grew up in Southwestern Ontario in a competitive athletic family. Shortly after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Recreation and Sports Business, her passion for distance running translated into her first business, focused on community. BackRoads Brews & Shoes was a unique experience-based retail store that sold running shoes and athletic gear, with an in-store Taproom. Emily and her business partner opened a second business, a 10 acre farm that provides Ontario craft breweries with locally grown and high-quality hops. 

Emily has recently moved to Canmore where she will work remotely supporting business development for the Senkiw Hunt Pickard Group. Her strong entrepreneurial background will add great value to the team. In her free time, you can find her cross-country skiing, or piling on the miles with her dog.

Sherrie Vibert
Assistant
Tel: 403.695.1428

Sherrie studied Nursing at York University, in Toronto. In 2012, after completing her degree, she moved to Calgary and developed an interest in the financial sector. Sherrie joined Richardson Wealth in 2017 and became a member of David Hunt’s Wealth Management team in 2018. She is the main point of contact for any administrative or client service requests. She has completed the Securities Course and is currently working on her industry licensing. Sherrie is a very approachable and helpful individual who takes great pride in providing the best possible customer service and building lasting relationships with her colleagues and clients. In her spare time, Sherrie enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.