Who We Are
History is important, but it is what we do today that impacts what happens tomorrow. The only way to ensure that your investments are in good hands every day is by having a great team. At Sheppard, we make sure to hire only the best. We’re committed to challenging ourselves, to doing more, and to being greater. We live and breathe what we do, we’re enthusiastic, and we take pride in doing our best at all times. Where others see the impossible, we see an opportunity.
This is who we are—we are Sheppard.
A true entrepreneur and the creative genius behind our innovative solutions, the former CEO of WISE presides over Sheppard and is responsible for fearlessly leading the firm into the future. George is a CFA® charterholder and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from McGill and an MBA from the Ivey Business School. His knowledge and expertise have given him priceless skills, and he’s also known to showcase his dancing after a good bottle of wine!
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Sophie’s BA in Economics from McGill, combined with her BDes in Fashion Design from Ryerson, gives her a uniquely creative appreciation for financial matters. Beginning her career at Republic Bank, she now manages the firm’s daily finances and administration, and although she is the second shortest person in the office, she should never be underestimated—her bite is way worse than her bark… just ask George!
AlanAlan keeps the Wealth Management Team focused on growing the firm’s assets under management. With a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a career that includes tenures at London-based Investors Planning Associates Ltd. and local financial institutions, he brings a wealth of experience to the management of individual and institutional portfolios. Alan is a family man, a fisherman, and an avid sportsman—particularly if that sport includes a beer or two.
LeahLeah joined Sheppard in 2009 after completing a BSc in International Relations from the University of the West Indies. She is the ultimate problem solver, continuously researching ideas and technology to ensure operational activities are efficient, and optimising methods and procedures to meet the needs of clients. After hours, her little human and crazy cats keep her just as busy.
VictoriaThis eager analytic with a deathly stare is usually found behind her computer screens working on new and efficient solutions to implement. With strong quantitative and analytical skills gained from her BSc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, Victoria oversees Sheppard’s trading activities. When she’s not riding the adrenaline high of the Trade Desk, she is giving into her vices—playing with her dogs and learning new things.
MarcMarc’s career in finance began at 19 and, after years in the insurance and energy industry, with international exposure gained at MDRT conferences in the US, he has found his home on the Wealth Management Team. Marc holds a Diploma in Law from the University of London and an AS in Management, specialising in finance from ROYTEC. He is known for his keen sense of humour, charismatic personality, and gifted way with numbers.
GordonGordon is a diehard Arsenal football fan, devoted family man, and lover of music, movies, and markets. He is passionate about his job and, after more than a decade of excellence in banking coupled with years of experience in wealth management at companies such as Guardian Asset Management Limited and Beacon Asset Management, Gordon has honed his superhuman ability to consistently surpass the expectations of both his investment and insurance clients.
Juggling between clients and being mistaken for Clark Kent, Shane maintains productivity by getting things done today to be rewarded tomorrow. He flew into Sheppard with several years of wealth management experience at home and abroad and holds a Masters’ in Finance. Shane spends his free time planning travel, excelling at CrossFit, playing or watching football, and leaping over buildings in a single bound.
Sheppard’s professional accountant and amateur pharmacist, Lauren believes that planning ahead and being prepared are her strongest assets. Having several years of financial experience, she holds a BA in Business Administration, is a Fellow of ACCA, and a member of ICATT. When she’s not balancing Sheppard’s ledgers, Lauren appreciates travelling to new places, pushing diverse gym classes, and trying new recipes.
With experience in the financial industry that dates back to 2012, Sheniece has quickly developed an enthusiastic ability to keep Sheppard in check. She is a firm believer that ‘vacation calories don’t count’ and eagerly adopts this motto when traveling.
Sheppard’s primary creative element, screen curser and Olympic level cynic, Russel has over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience. He holds a Masters’ in Mass Communication and has managed to stay Trinbagonian despite living in four other countries. Russel spends his free time fighting age, skyping with his daughter, and advocating craft beer.