Meet our team
Michael Brook, CIM®
Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor
A native Calgarian and a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Michael entered the investment industry in 2002 at an independent boutique investment firm. He joined Richardson GMP in 2011 and earned his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation in 2013 qualifying him as a Portfolio Manager entitling him to offer premium fully managed discretionary account services to his clients.
Away from the office, Michael enjoys spending his time with his wife Samantha and his two young daughters Hailey and Addison. Michael likes to keep active by participating in various sports including squash, tennis, golf and skiing and is a past volunteer instructor for the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing.
Robert Mendenhall, J.D., LL.M.
Vice President, Tax & Estate Planning
As part of the Tax & Estate Planning team, Robert works closely with clients and their Investment Advisors to identify solutions that address clients’ overall wealth planning needs. Once clients have a clear understanding of their planning needs, he focuses on helping them and their professional advisors implement the solutions selected.
Robert is a lawyer with many years of experience. Before coming to Richardson GMP, he worked at other financial institutions advising clients on trust, estate, and tax planning. Prior to that, he was a partner in a law firm. Robert obtained his Juris Doctor from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan. Later, he obtained a Master of Laws degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University.
Robert has advanced his interests in wealth and estate planning by completing significant course work in tax and wealth preservation. He is a trained mediator and has actively mediated for the courts for many years. He has also completed training as a family business advisor and has facilitated succession planning sessions with families.
Robert belongs to the following professional associations: the Law Societies of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association.