Jamie Townsend


204-944-3515 | jtownsend@lawtonpartners.ca | profile

Jamie works with business owners and professionals to help simplify their financial lives. Typically, this involves finding ways to reorganize their planning to achieve tax-efficient solutions for their succession, retirement and estate planning challenges. Jamie was recognized by Wealth Professional Magazine for this work as a Top 50 Advisor in Canada.

From a personal perspective, this includes focusing on areas such as total wealth accumulation, improved tax efficiency, dynamic withdrawals, cash flow planning and proper retirement planning. From a business perspective, this also involves group benefits, group RRSP’s and the Moneyball project to help business owners make informed decisions in growing and transitioning their business.

Jamie is a member of Advocis, CALU and the Family Enterprise Exchange (FEX). He is a past board member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (Manitoba Chapter), a past member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a Dunstall Award winner and former President of TEDxWinnipeg. He holds a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation, a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation, and has a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He currently sits on the non profit board for the Kildonan Foundation, providing housing to low income seniors.

Jamie has also completed his designation in the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) program which focuses on helping Families manage their greatest asset through continuity. This includes Business Boards and Family Councils, Business Family Dynamics & Family Enterprise Strategy.

Jamie and his wife Lisa have three children and enjoy spending time at their cottage.


New clients by referral only.




Wayne Townsend


With over three decades of experience, Wayne specializes in helping clients make smarter decisions about their money. He works with a select group of experienced entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals in situations where he can add significant value towards achieving their most important financial goals.

As a trusted advisor and business entrepreneur, Wayne utilizes his considerable knowledge and expertise in developing strategies in four key areas: wealth enhancement, wealth transfer, wealth protection and charitable gifting.


Ryan Brite

B.Comm. (Hons.), CFA, CBV

When Ryan joined Lawton Partners in 2014, he brought extensive business valuation and planning knowledge from his experience working at one of the largest consulting practices in Western Canada. He joined the firm because he wanted to extend his passion for helping clients grow and increase the value of their businesses to include their personal finances. He believes that successfully developing a financial plan involves aligning our client’s personal and corporate financial goals.


Ryan Pilon


Ryan has been with Lawton Partners since July 2017. He is actively involved in the day to day management of client accounts addressing all areas of their financial situation including investment, insurance, or corporate planning. Because of the time that he has spent living outside of Canada in the USA, Europe, and New Zealand, he is able to incorporate a broad world view into his personal financial philosophies. It is his goal to help clients keep the long term nature of a financial plan in mind when they make a financial decision.


Barb Modjeski

Barb is the direct source of contact for our clients and her warmth, friendliness and caring attitude makes her a key member of our team.

Tax and estate planning questions, tracking down missing information, banking arrangements, requests for withdrawals, and coordinating appointments are some of the many skills Barb brings to the team.

Barb joined Lawton Partners in 1999 after a 15-year career at a major insurance company, focusing on retirement planning and pension products. She holds her mutual funds and life insurance licenses.

Linda Stupack

Linda joined Lawton Partners in June 2014 as an assistant to Wayne and Jamie Townsend. Linda brings over 20 years of experience in office administration, accounts receivable and client services. Linda assists the team with client communication, presentation research and preparation, account administration and day-to-day functions.

Outside of work Linda spends her time keeping up with her young family’s activities, and participating in organized running events.

Alison Hanneson

Alison is a graduate from the University of Manitoba and joined the financial industry shortly after her graduation in 2008.  As a Financial Advisor at a Canadian bank, she focused on providing clients with holistic financial planning advice including day-to-day banking, lending, and implementing investment decisions. Alison thrives when she is working directly with clients to deeply understand their situation and their plan.

Along with her University Degree, Alison has completed her Personal Financial Services Advice Course, Financial Planning One and Canadian Securities Course.

Alison, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba is married to her husband Matthew Hanneson, a CPA, where they raise their 2 daughters. Alison spends her spare time with her family and can be found watching her daughters perform gymnastics and dance.

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