Randy’s formal education includes a B. A. (Finance) from University of Regina, a B. A. (Economics) from Luther College and a LLB from Dalhousie University. After articling at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, he was called to the bar of Ontario and subsequently earned his Chartered Accountant designation (Ontario) with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. Randy honed his skills as a tax specialist for another major accounting firm, while also completing the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course. Following this, Randy became a tax partner in a specialty law firm and used his tax practice as a cornerstone to develop an integrated wealth management business to advise individuals, families and their businesses.
Having found existing professional practices too restrictive to effectively serve the needs of families, Randy created Genbridge in order to best serve individuals, families and their businesses. Randy tried several different paths- including an IDA registered brokerage firm, a major Canadian bank and its investment counseling firm and an independently-owned investment counseling firm- before deciding that the multi-family office model was the best approach.
Cathy brings some twenty years of experience as a corporate lawyer to assist our family clients with their day-to-day needs. Cathy obtained her B.A. from Queen’s University. Following graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School, she was called to the bar of Ontario. Prior to joining Genbridge, Cathy was In House Counsel at another prominent multi-family office, and practiced law in downtown Toronto with Oslers and Blakes before becoming a partner at Wilson Vukelich, a boutique law firm in Markham. Cathy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Currently, as President of Genbridge, Cathy’s expertise in corporate commercial law and mergers and acquisitions, provides both our firm and our family clients with tremendous insight into best practices and legal structures.
Aslan- the Noble Lion of Stonemead- had an auspicious beginning, being born into a family of eight in Milton nearly a decade ago. As the smallest puppy in the pack, his “person parent” carried him in his shirt for the first few weeks of his life. During this time period, he had the opportunity to attend his first business meetings and take numerous trips to the bank. This experience has led him to develop such a strong bond with people that visitors often comment that Aslan ‘doesn’t even know he’s a dog’. Always there with an able paw and a wagging tail, Aslan greets visitors at the door. He is a welcome addition to meetings and is always happy to carry note pads to and from the boardroom. With his business background- and years spent as a therapy dog involved in visitations to seniors’ homes and hospitals- he comes to Genbridge ably qualified as Vice President of Stress Relief.