Colin Chovin  BA (Econ.), CIM

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Tel.: 306-385-6307

Email: Colin.Chovin@RichardsonGMP.com

Throughout his career in the financial services industry, Colin has worked hard to manage his clients’ wealth and help them achieve their priorities. In consultation with tax and legal experts, Colin helps his clients keep on top of their assets and tax and estate matters. Combining his educational background in economics and political science with his extensive knowledge of the financial environment and experience as an entrepreneur, Colin constructs sophisticated and well-researched strategies on how to achieve your priorities in an ever-changing world.

 

Colin has worked alongside many talented Investment Advisors and has advised a wide range of clients. Acting as a personal CFO, Colin liaises directly with his clients’ tax and legal advisors to ensure that his clients’ wealth strategies are achieved. Over the years, his highly organized approach, commitment to act in his clients’ best interests and trusted advice on a wide range of personal and business concerns have helped his clients to make wise decisions and feel confident about the fine details of managing and safeguarding their wealth plan.

 

In his free time, Colin is an avid distance runner. Having competed in numerous marathons, he typically ranks in the top 2% of finishers and achieved one of his life goals in 2015, competing in the Boston Marathon. As he likes to say, “Anybody can do anything, you just need to commit to your goals”. In his community, he supports local youth athletics and volunteers with local groups with a focus on promoting active lifestyles. He also supports other local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity that work to improve the community structure and people’s lives. Colin and his wife, Mary enjoy an active life backcountry skiing in the Rockies and at Whistler, snorkeling, traveling and cooking – the more challenging the dish, the better!

Michael Will 

Vice President, Investment Advisor

Tel.: 306-385-6308

Email: Michael.Will@RichardsonGMP.com

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 GMP 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. 

 

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 years 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.

David Lalach 

Associate Investment Advisor

Tel.: 306-385-6310

Email: David.Lalach@RichardsonGMP.com

David Lalach was born and raised on a farm near Wynyard. David graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and a Certificate in Public Administration. David has completed the Canadian Securities Course, the Conduct and Practices Handbook Course, the Professional Financial Planning Course, and the Canadian Options Course with the Canadian Securities Institute. He also holds his Level II life insurance license.

 

After spending seven years at Merrill Lynch, David became an Investment Advisor with Wellington West Capital, which was acquired by National Bank Financial. He joined Richardson GMP in April 2015 to support Investment Advisors Colin Chovin and Michael Will. He brings extensive knowledge and experience in portfolio construction, RRSPs, RRIFs, and investment trading strategies.

 

David is qualified to advise you on a full range of investment vehicles, including U.S. and Canadian securities, options strategies, bonds, and mutual funds; managed money; financial planning; insurance; and estate planning (as it relates to investments). He actively manages portfolios using both fundamental and technical analytical processes and is committed to providing his clients with the information, expertise, service and support they need to make their money work for them.

Naomi Guicheteau 

Associate Investment Advisor

Tel.: 306-385-6309

Email: Naomi.Guicheteau@RichardsonGMP.com

Naomi began her career in the financial services industry when she joined Colin'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 enjoyed all that the city had to offer, but missed some aspects of small town living, so she moved to Martensville to have the best of both worlds. She enjoys camping with her husband in the summer, spending time with her family at their year-round cabin and planning vacations to hot destinations when the mercury falls.

Jackie Avrantinis 

Associate

Tel.: 306-385-6306

Email: Jackie.Avrantinis@RichardsonGMP.com

Jackie was born and raised in Saskatoon where she still resides with her husband Johnny and son Costa. She began her administrative career in 1996 and has worked with in various departments, such as; accounting, human resources and payroll. Dealing with people as well as numbers proved to be the most gratifying roll for Jackie as she loves the balance. Prior to her vocation in the financial services industry in 2014 she worked in the insurance and real estate industries.

 

She completed the Canadian Securities Course and Conduct and Practices Handbook Course with the Canadian Securities Institute in 2015 when she began working at the investment brokerage arm of one of the big six banks. Jackie also has vast experience in the service industry which has been extremely valuable in her day to day contact clients. Jackie supports our team by providing administrative support, and general client care. She is also licensed to perform trade execution for our clients.

 

Knowing him prior to employment, Jackie is delighted to be a part of Colin's team at Richardson GMP. She feels he is strongly committed to providing excellent customer service to his clients with nothing but their best interests at heart. She looks forward to getting to know our clients and expanding her knowledge in finance as she assists Colin with his administrative duties while Naomi begins her new adventure in motherhood.