James Kirk

B.A. (Hons.), CFP®

204-946-3541 | jkirk@lawtonpartners.ca | profile

James has a passion for helping business owners and their families make smart choices with their money. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1998, and with Wynn Sweatman since 2004. James, Wynn and their team moved to Lawton Partners in 2015.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® James provides expert and professional financial planning services. He adheres to a professional code of ethics and remains up to date on planning strategies, tax issues and financial trends. In addition to an Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, James has also completed the Level II Life Insurance Licensing Program and the Canadian Securities Course.  James has commented on CBC National Television and in the Winnipeg Free Press.

James is currently President of the St. George’s Church Memorial Fund Inc. He is also a minor hockey coach. James is past Chair of the Board of both ImagineAbility and Opportunity Partners Ltd. ImagineAbility is a not-for-profit organization that in conjunction with Opportunity Partners employs over 200 individuals with intellectual disabilities. He is also a past Director of Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada.  Outside of work and volunteer commitments, James enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and three children.


Wynn Sweatman

Wynn has been a trusted financial advisor since 1974. He has earned a national reputation for his expertise in life insurance solutions for families and private businesses. His main focus is on wealth creation and estate preservation by eliminating debt obligations and minimizing tax liabilities.


Avis L’Esperance

Since 1989, Avis has worked closely with Wynn and James who provide insurance products and services to their clients through Sweatman Insurance & Retirement Services. When she joined the team, Avis brought over 10 years of experience in all aspects of life insurance products and services. Her experience allows Wynn and James to help their clients focus on what is important to them and their families.

Avis assists in developing and implementing individual insurance programs for our clients. Avis’ role encompasses preparing for client meetings, processing and following up on all aspects of the insurance division, and managing the daily operations and administration duties. Avis holds her Life License and her extensive knowledge continues to be an important asset to our practice.

Angela LeBrun


Angela joined James and Wynn in 2016. She brings with her 15 + years of knowledge in many aspects of the financial services industry. Angela has her Certified Financial Planner® designation. A committed member of our team, Angela adheres to a professional code of ethics. She has extensive experience with investments, insurance and group solutions. She is a strong advocate for industry education, professional development, and positive client relationships. She loves art, music, baking, and running. She is a big fan of her two teenage children and their endeavors. Angela continues to advance her education, and looks forward to using that knowledge to help you.

Sandy Proulx

Sandy is the newest member of our team, joining us in June of 2020.  She began working in the financial services industry in 1993, and brings valuable experience and energy with her.  Along the way, she obtained her life insurance and mutual funds licenses.  Sandy and Angela LeBrun worked together in the past with great success.  Providing timely and sterling service to our clients, Sandy is a believer in holistic financial planning.    

Outside of work Sandy’s favourite people in the world are her children and grandchildren.  She loves gardening, and recently qualified as a judge with the American Iris Society.  She is an avid reader, and enjoys going to museums and taking road trips across Canada.

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