Invest without worry

Born and raised on a farm, and currently part owner and operator of his family’s farming business, Michael Will is a highly experienced Investment Advisor who understands the challenges and realities faced by agricultural professionals – and all entrepreneurs.

Michael advises business owners, farmers, families and individuals, taking a holistic approach to wealth management that helps his clients achieve their personal and business goals without worry. His particular focus is on helping people to invest tax-effectively while maximizing their portfolio’s growth potential.

Michael’s success in the hockey community as both a player and coach has led him to recognize the importance of believing in limitless possibilities. This belief and his acumen in working effectively with people have shaped his success in helping clients to invest wisely and make smart business decisions.

Michael Will PFP, FMA
Wealth Advisor, Investment Advisor
Tel: 306.385.6308

Michael grew up on their family farm in a small Saskatchewan community where he learned the values or hard work, community and integrity. Michael continues to be involved in the farm operation as an owner and operator so knows first-hand the challenges and opportunities Saskatchewan agriculture professionals balance every day.

Like many kids growing up in Saskatchewan Michael had a passion for hockey which lead him to a tryout with the Edmonton Oilers in 1994. Due to the NHL strike and injuries Michael decided to change career directions when the opportunity to work as a junior executive assistant presented itself with the provincial government. During his four years with the provincial government he worked for the department of highways, intergovernmental and aboriginal affairs and finished as the Chief of Staff for the Minister in charge of Crown Investments Corporation.

Following his time working for the provincial government, he opted for a career in which he was free to pursue success in an environment where he could have a more direct impact and in an industry that values self-driven individuals. Michael joined the rookie program with BMO Nesbitt Burns in 1998. In March 2003, Michael became an equity partner with Wellington West Capital. Eight years later the firm had grown from $800m to just over $10B and was acquired by National Bank Financial in July 2011. Desiring the opportunity to run his own independent business and have a hand in shaping his firm, he joined Richardson Wealth in April 2015 as an equity partner. He is grateful to his long term clients for remaining loyal and today provides them with complete wealth management by combing expertise from top institutional money managers, tax experts and financial planners from our firms Tax & Estate Planning team. Michael holds his Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designations and is licensed to provide life, accidental and critical illness insurance solutions.

Outside of the office Michael combines his passion for family and hockey by coaching his daughters in minor hockey. He was part of the Ronald McDonald House board of directors for 10 year and continues to support local charities including hosting the Summer Solstice, an annual outdoor fundraiser in support of the Saskatoon cancer clinic. To unwind, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends. They love acreage living, time at the lake, the farm and of course holiday adventures.

Naomi Guicheteau B. Comm.
Associate Investment Advisor
Tel: 306.385.6309

Naomi began her career in the financial services industry when she joined Michael Will's team in September 2012, and completed her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in Finance in 2013. She has also completed the Canadian Securities Course, Conduct and Practices Handbook Course, Life License Qualification Program and Wealth Management Essentials Course with the Canadian Securities Institute.

Naomi is often the first point of contact for clients and helps manage client relationships, while providing administrative support and performing trade execution. Other key roles include preparing portfolio reviews, investment proposals, as well as tax and client reporting packages. Naomi also plays a key role in the data gathering, development and presentation of retirement and financial plans. Naomi enjoys getting to know all of our clients and is committed to providing excellent client service to ensure our client's financial needs are well taken care of.

Naomi grew up in rural Saskatchewan in the town of Wynyard and made the transition to Saskatoon in 2007 to begin her university studies. She enjoys camping with her husband and daughter in the summer, spending time with her family at their lake house and planning vacations to hot destinations when the mercury falls.