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 holds his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree, majoring in finance and international business.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys travelling and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He never passes an opportunity to see the ocean or play beach volleyball. Ryan also loves technology and is always excited to check out the latest smart phone on the market.
Wayne TownsendBA, CFP®, CLU, CH.F.C., TEP
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.
Jamie TownsendBA, CFP®, CLU, FEA
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 recently 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.
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.
His previous work experience includes time in the financial services industry in both Canada and the USA where he was first exposed to the benefits that an independent investment management firm can provide. He currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has completed an MBA degree from Humboldt State University in California and a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Ryan tries to spend as much time as he can with his wife Randi and their two children seeing the world whether it is close to home or an exotic destination. His other interests include basketball, cooking, and reading.
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. She also acts as the director of research.
Barb joined Lawton Partners in 1999 after a 15-year career at a major insurance company, focusing on retirement planning and pension products. She is a proud qualifier of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation and also holds her mutual funds and life insurance licenses.
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.