Our Team
United by expertise
and a common goal
Robinson Group - Senior Management Team
Matthew J. Robinson, B.Sc, CIM®
CEO & Portfolio Manager (AR)
Matthew J. Robinson, B.Sc, CIM®
CEO & Portfolio Manager (AR)

Matthew Robinson, B.Sc., Chartered Investment Manager, holds the Advising Representative designation with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Matthew is the CEO and Portfolio Manager (AR) of W.A. Robinson Asset Management Ltd. He is 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, obtaining both his Real Estate Broker licence and his Mortgage Broker designation.

 

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 Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Manager.

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 is a dedicated employee and a passionate supporter of the defined culture of “The Robinson Group of Companies”. Her passion is leadership!

As Director of Culture & Talent, she is proud to work with staff assisting them to be the very best that they can be. When staff are successful in their journey with the company, the company succeeds. Trust, teamwork, professionalism, and innovation are the key components to the culture. A dynamic workplace will allow the company to attract talent as it continues to grow.

 

Since joining the company in 2002, she has experience in corporate accounting, personal finance, income tax preparation and investment management, earning her CIM designation and receiving the AR designation. She is responsible for the discretionary portfolio clients, working with them to obtain their goals and achieving the lifestyle they desire.

 

Debra has been an active member of her community as a Scout Leader for 15 years, baseball coach for 10 years and the Treasurer and Entertainment Chair for the Parham Agricultural Society for many years.

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

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). 

Investment Services Team
Ryan Dales, FCSI, CIM, FMA, RRC
Financial Planner
Ryan Dales, FCSI, CIM, FMA, RRC
Financial Planner

As a member of the Investment Services Team, Ryan is responsible for delivering exceptional client care while maintaining the high professional standards of W.A. Robinson.

His key responsibilities include managing client relations and maintaining financial documentation in compliance with the requirements of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Ryan has over 10 years of experience in the investment industry. He holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), Financial Management Advisor (FMA), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC) designations. He also expects to attain his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in the near future.

With an outgoing nature and commitment to his community, Ryan is an active volunteer in Kingston. He is a former Vice-President and Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and he has coached Kingston Impact Basketball Club since 2014. He also volunteers with Well Suited Inc., which helps prepare men of all ages for job interviews and new employment.

Amber Kehoe
Supervisor, Investor Services Compliance Coordinator
Amber Kehoe
Supervisor, Investor Services Compliance Coordinator
Laura Purdy
Client Officer
Laura Purdy
Client Officer
Corporate Support Team
Laurie Noonan, CPA, CGA
Corporate Accountant
Laurie Noonan, CPA, CGA
Corporate Accountant
Dana Freeman
Corporate Accounting Clerk
Dana Freeman
Corporate Accounting Clerk
Sharon MacMunn
Corporate Controller & HR Administration
Sharon MacMunn
Corporate Controller & HR Administration

As the Corporate Controller & HR Administration Head, Sharon is responsible for processing corporate accounts on a day-to-day basis.

Kim Morrow
Corporate Office Coordinator
Kim Morrow
Corporate Office Coordinator

Kim is the first person you see when you enter our office.

Katie Harris
Junior Corporate Accountant
Katie Harris
Junior Corporate Accountant
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 is also the founder of the mortgage brokerage and administration firm known as Pillar Financial Services Inc., which lends and underwrites the mortgages Frontenac invests 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 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.