Meet our team

Kurt Pedersen, CA
Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor

My team and I work with high net worth individuals, charitable trusts and small institutions throughout Canada, the United States and overseas. Prior to entering the investment industry, I completed my Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary while playing on the men’s varsity basketball team. After graduation, I articled at KPMG where I obtained my designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 1996. My career as an Investment Advisor began in 1997 when I joined Research Capital. In 2002, I made the move to Blackmont Capital, the predecessor firm to Macquarie Private Wealth, which was acquired by Richardson GMP in 2013. While at Blackmont and Macquarie, I was proud to have been selected as a member of the Elite (the firm's top 15 Investment Advisors across the country) every year from 2007 when the program was introduced, through to 2013.

Outside of office hours, I enjoy skiing with my family in the winter and boating during the summer as well as trying to stay (get in) shape by playing basketball. My wife Liz and I have been married 18 years and we have three children Olivia (15), Lucas (13) and Leyton (8) who are active in dance, basketball and hockey.

 

Jennifer (Harris) MacLean, B. Ed, CIM
Associate Investment Advisor

Jen and I have worked together since she entered the investment industry in 2000 after completing her B.Ed. at the University of Calgary. Jen is also qualified as an Investment Advisor and holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation. She is extremely organized and efficient and, in addition to carrying out a great deal of client trading during market hours, handles all administrative aspects of client services. Jen is passionate about community and charitable involvement. She regularly volunteers for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and currently services as a board member for Catholic Family Services. In her personal time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Scott and their two children, Carys (4) and Connor (2).