The Frontenac Team
Your partners for competency, consistency and care.
Senior Management Team
Matthew J. Robinson, B.Sc, CIM®
CEO & Portfolio Manager (AR)
Matthew J. Robinson, B.Sc, CIM®
CEO & Portfolio Manager (AR)

Matthew is the CEO and Portfolio Manager (AR) of W.A. Robinson Asset Management Ltd. and holds the Advising Representative designation with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Matthew is a Chartered Investment Manager and an expert on real estate in Ontario with over 20 years experience in the management of a mortgage investment corporation and in mortgage lending and administration, having obtained both his Real Estate Broker licence and his Mortgage Broker designation over two decades ago.

 

As CEO and Portfolio Manager, Matthew provides vision and leadership to his team to care for the operations of Frontenac Mortgage Investment Corporation while being responsible for the strategic direction of W.A Robinson Asset Management Ltd. and Pillar Financial.

Kevin Cruickshank, CPA, CA
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Cruickshank, CPA, CA
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Cruickshank, CPA, CA is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kevin graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) with Distinction in 1990 and was admitted to the membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1993.

 

After having worked for five years as a Chartered Accountant with Wilkinson & Company LLP in Belleville, Ontario, Kevin spent the next five years as the Vice-President of Finance for the Cooney Transport Group of Companies where he oversaw the financial affairs of a group of 19 companies involved in international trucking operations with a real estate network of seven terminals located in Ontario and Quebec.

 

In 2000, Kevin was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Hanley Group of Companies, also in Belleville, Ontario, where he oversaw the financial affairs of several companies involved in quick food service operations and managed an investment company.

 

Having always wanted to own his own business, he became a partner in The Loon’s Call Campground & Cottage Resort, a seasonal resort operation located in Cloyne, Ontario.

After leaving the Hanley Group of Companies in 2004, Kevin continued his accounting practice, assisting clients with business planning and financial matters in addition to providing traditional accounting and taxation services until June 2012 when he joined W.A. Robinson Asset Management as its full-time CFO. He also holds the CCO (Chief Compliance Officer) title.

Debra Smith, CIM®, AR
Director of Culture and Talent
Debra Smith, CIM®, AR
Director of Culture and Talent

Debra manages the Investment Services Department and is the main touch point for our Advisor partners.

Debra is also responsible for our discretionary portfolio and group portfolio clients who have been with us from the early days of operations.

 

Debra,  a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM ®), has been with the company since 2002 and has experience in corporate accounting, personal finance, and income tax preparation within W.A. Robinson Asset Management Ltd. as well as investment and management experience.

 

In addition to obtaining her CIM designation, Debra has completed  several finance, tax and accounting courses through St. Lawrence College and the Certified General Accountants (CGA) program.

 

Actively involved in her community, Debra was a Scout Leader for 15 years, coached baseball for 10 years and was the Treasurer and Entertainment Chair for the Parham Agricultural Society.

Richard Colton, CIM®, CFA
Fund Manager
Richard Colton, CIM®, CFA
Fund Manager

Joining W.A. Robinson team in early 2017, Richard brings a great deal of intelligence, education and charisma to our growing portfolio and fund management business.

Richard is a graduate of Queen’s University and an Old Boy of St. Andrew’s College. He has 10 years of financial services experience, having worked previously in banking, insurance, and wealth management firms.

After graduating from Queens University with a B.A. (hons.) in Economics, Richard obtained his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation in 2015 and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2016 and became member of the CFA Ottawa Society. In 2018, Richard has achieved successful registration with the Ontario Securities Commission as an advising representative (AR).

Dawn Reiser, PFP
Director, W.A. Robinson Advisory Services and Manger, Compliance
Dawn Reiser, PFP
Director, W.A. Robinson Advisory Services and Manger, Compliance

Dawn is responsible for maintaining the official records of Frontenac Mortgage Investment Corporation, ensuring governance compliance, enabling the efficient functioning of the Board of Directors and acting as the liaison between the Boards of Directors, the Administrator and the Manager.

She manages the Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings, organizes the Annual General Meeting and coordinates the CEO’s schedule and travel plans. She holds an Honours Diploma in the Executive Secretarial Program from Westervelt Business College in London, Ontario.

Dawn has her Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation and spent 20 years with RBC as a Personal Financial Planner and Senior Account Manager. This background enables her to balance the mixture of day-to-day requirements the role regularly entails.

Corporate Secretary
Amber Kehoe
Supervisor, Investor Services Compliance Coordinator
Amber Kehoe
Supervisor, Investor Services Compliance Coordinator
Senior Investment Counsel
Wayne A. Robinson, CFA
Founder, Portfolio Manager & Senior Advisor
Wayne A. Robinson, CFA
Founder, Portfolio Manager & Senior Advisor

Founder of W.A. Robinson Asset Management Ltd., Wayne has over 30 years of experience in financial planning, construction, real estate, business acquisition, business development, mortgage lending, and more specifically in Mortgage Investment Corporations.

Wayne also founded the mortgage brokerage and administration firm known as Pillar Financial Services Inc.,  27 years ago, which now lends and underwrites the mortgages these funds invest in. Designations include: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Registered Financial Planner (R.F.P), Certified Investment Manager (CIM), Certified in Real Estate Finance (CRF), and holder of a BA(Sc) from Queens University.

 

By developing one of the first MICs offered by prospectus in the country, Wayne has had a considerable impact on arguably one of the most emergent fixed-income products available today. His leadership, rational thinking, prudent underwriting and overall knowledge in the industry enabled him to create a one of a kind investing opportunity in Canada that is unmatched by today’s standards and ever increasing regulation.

 

Wayne was the owner and CEO of a petroleum company for 6 years and spent 6 years as a Director of the Eastern Ontario Development Corporation, an Ontario Crown Corporation, providing loans to developing and expanding businesses.

 

He was a CFA exam marker for 10 years for the Institute of Advanced Financial Planners and Executive Director of North Frontenac Community Services where he took part in social, health and community planning.

Board of Directors
Robert Barnes
Chair
Robert Barnes
Chair
  • Robert is a ​Vice President, Energy & Digital Services, EllisDon since 2017
  • Director, Managed Services, EllisDon 2011 to 2017
  • General Manager, Robinson Solutions Inc. (buildings systems solution provider) 2008 to 2011
  • Managing Director, Axis Database Marketing Inc. and Compliance Marketing Services Inc. (integrated marketing and technology services) 1997 to 2008
  • Director since 2005
William Calvert
Director
William Calvert
Director
  • Retired senior municipal and provincial civil servant
  • Consultant to various municipalities and provincial ministries
  • Director since 2007
Andrew Blanchard
Director
Andrew Blanchard
Director
  • ​Founding Partner of Jacket River
  • President, Raven Telemetry
  • Management Consultant, Mckinsey & Company 2013-2015
  • Process Engineer, Procter and Gamble (Canada and UK) 2011-2013
  • Director since 2015
Margaret Kelk
Director
Margaret Kelk
Director
  • Retired teacher, artist, owner and manager of farming and real property rental operations since the 1970’s
  • Director since 2005
  • Margaret is the Chair of the Governance/Nominating Committee
Eric Dinelle
Director
Eric Dinelle
Director
  • ​Owner of Environmentall Contracting Services since 2009
  • Senior Project Manager, City of Kingston 2009
  • Manager of Space Planning and Capital Projects-Planning, Kingston General Hospital & Providence Continuing Care Center 2003-2009
  • Director since 2007
  • Eric is Chair of the Audit Committee
Sheldon Jacobs
Director
Sheldon Jacobs
Director
  • Retired teacher of business and economics
  • Director since 2012