|Mr. Barber started his career at TD Bank where he obtained a mutual fund and insurance licenses and was instrumental in getting his branch to the number one position, in the region, for sales and service. He then became a National Credit and Administration Manager for VFC Inc., an automotive finance company, where he helped grow a company from 10 million to over 200 million in outstanding receivables in just over 5 years. He then went to Wells Fargo Financial as a Business Development Manager where he was able to grow a territory over 400% in just over two years. Scott has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance, the Canadian Securities Course, the Partner Officer & Director designation and won the entrepreneurship award in University.|
|Greg Beckett CIM, FCSI||Founder, Director & Analyst|
|At age thirteen, Greg invented the auto reverse cassette deck. In 1983 he participated in the development, production and marketing of the world’s first microwave popcorn bag. This invention was the “secret” in General Mill’s Pop Secret brand of popcorn. In 1987 he assisted in the sale of this business which sold for $24,000,000. Subsequently Greg co-founded and was the President of Toronto Venture Exchange listed Beckett Technologies Corp., a microwave food packaging company, which had a market capitalization of $198 million. It was at Beckett Technologies where he was granted thirteen U.S. patents for microwave food packaging.
In 1997 he founded Beckett Capital Corp., a Limited Market Dealer licensed with the Ontario Securities Commission. Beckett Capital’s name was later changed to Kingsdale Capital Corporation in 2001. In 1999 Greg founded the Richmond Club Corp. and was and still is responsible for the stock research and selection for the Richmond Index which, as of June 1, 2014, has grown at a rate of 19.68% per year since its inception in July 2005 which compares favorably to -6.2% per annum for the TSX Venture Exchange or 8.72% per annum for Berkshire Hathaway over the same period of time.
In 2005 he founded Liberty Fund Management Inc., which created the Liberty Micro-Cap Gold Index. From 2007-2008 he was the host of Micro-Cap Stock Watch, which was a daily Internet TV program through Market News One in Dallas. Texas. From 2011-2012 Greg was an Investment Advisor with TD Waterhouse at the TD Bank tower in Toronto. From 2012 – 2014 Greg was a Vice President, Retirement, Estate & Trust Strategies at Wickham Investment Counsel Inc.
Currently, Greg is Director, Retirement. Estate & Trust Strategies at Beckett Wealth Management Inc. and Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer at beckettbank Corp which provides debt and equity primarily to companies listed on the Richmond Club Index. He was also: a founder and former Executive Director of The Exempt Market Dealers Association Of Canada, has appeared as a guest on Business News Network (BNN) and is the founder and Chairman of the Richmond Foundation which focuses on helping “at risk kids” in Ontario to become functional members of society.
The following are some of the courses that Greg has successfully completed which are administered by the Canadian Securities Institute. Canada’s leading provider of professional credentials for the financial services industry:
For recreation, Greg enjoys competing in Ironman triathlons as well as camping, and snowboarding with his teenage sons.
|Justin Canivet, CFA||Senior Account Executive|
|Justin brings over 20 years of tenure in the Canadian capital markets, highlighted by closeto 10 years of corporate strategy and business development work with Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Throughout his career Justin has consulted with and advised numerous public company executives, and in doing so, has cultivated a strong advisory ecosystem which he regularly leverages for the benefit of his clients. His sectors of expertise include mining, real estate, technology, life sciences and financial services.
Justin brings much perspective to the Richmond Club having worked as an Director, Investor Relations Officer (IRO) for NATIONAL Equicom, and having also lead the Investor Relations function for a dual-listed (TSX/NASDAQ) technology company. Justin has also spent time working on both the buy-side (Canadian Equity Analyst) and sell-side (Associate Research Analyst) of Bay Street.
When Justin isn’t in the office or on the road with one of his clients, you’ll probably find him either on the golf course (still trying to “honestly” break 100), or at the hockey rink or soccer pitch watching his twin girls try their hardest to “win” scholarships to one of North America’s finest schools – fingers crossed.