Meet Our Team

Westcap has established a premier team of business professionals with deep experience in their respective fields, including an executive team with more than a century of investment management expertise.

Westcap Team Members

Brenda Gessner

Director of Corporate & Community Relations

Bret Gleeson

Investment Analyst

Brett Doepker

Investment Analyst

Breyanne Pollard

Administrative Assistant

Darryl Caudle,
BAC

Vice President - Hotel Operations
Ramada Plaza Regina, Ramada Hotel Saskatoon

Glen Schuler

Digital Specialist

Graham Friedt

Investment Manager

Grant J. Kook,
C.Dir., S.O.M.

President/Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Heidi Loth

Administrative Assistant

Jamie B. Schwitzer,
CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Lee Jebb

Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Peter Wilson,
J.D., CFA

Investment Analyst & Legal Advisor

Raeleen Mann,
B.Comm.

Communications Director

Robert J. Connoly,
CFA, CPA, CMA

Chief Financial Officer

Shayla Romanyshyn

Communications Coordinator

Stacey Kotsanidis,
B.Ed.

Financial Administrative Associate

Tyler Bradley

Vice President

Virgil Cairns

Golden Opportunities Fund, Manager of Payroll Services

Wanda Hunchak,
CFA, CPA, CMA

Executive Vice President

Board and Committee Leadership

The wealth of leadership provided by Board and Committee members at Westcap provides leading oversight and expertise in a variety of industries.

Westcap MBO I Investment LP and Westcap MBO II Investment LP – Investment Committee

Daniel Johnson1

Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Credit Union

David C. Filmon

Founding Director Exchange Income Trust

Gerald W. Grandey

Past President and CEO of Cameco

Gord Broda

President of Broda Construction Group of Companies

Grant J. Kook

President/Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Westcap

Gregory J. Yuel

President/Chief Executive Officer, PIC Investment Group

Ron Carson

Founder, Carson Energy Services (CES)

Mark Lane2

CEO of Affinity Credit Union

Golden Opportunities’ – Board of Directors

Brian L. Barber

Senior Vice-President, Saskatchewan, Ledcor Construction Limited

Douglas W. Banzet

Retired Businessman (Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Westcap Mgt. Ltd.)

Grant J. Kook

President/Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Westcap

James S. Salamon

Managing Partner, SRC Chartered Professional Accountants

Lorraine Sali

Business Manager for the Sponsor, Construction and General Workers’ Union, Local 180

Murad Al-Katib

President/Chief Executive Officer, AGT Food and Ingredients

Ron S. Waldman

Former CEO & Chairman of the Board for Great Western Brewing Company

Thomas A. Shepherd

Retired Businessman (Former Senior Vice-President, Dundee Realty Corporation)

Blair Davidson

President and CEO of Blair Davidson CPA, Prof. Corp.

HONOURABLE WILLIAM (BILL) MCKNIGHT (1940 – 2019)

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

The Board of Directors wishes to recognize the late Honourable William McKnight, who in 1998 was a Founding Director of the Fund and long-standing Chair. He was not only instrumental to the success of the first Provincial Retail Venture Capital (RVC) Fund in Saskatchewan but represented the Province in his capacity as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa, holding numerous cabinet positions. As the former Saskatchewan Treaty Commissioner, he was a tremendous influence, closing the divide between First Nations and non-First Nations people for a better Province. Mr. McKnight was instrumental in the creation of the Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement and was also named Honorary Chief of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. To acknowledge Mr. McKnight’s dedication to our Province, and, specifically, his contribution to the Fund, on behalf of the Board it is our privilege to bestow the title of Director Emeritus to the late Honourable William McKnight.

1 Westcap MBO I Investment LP: Investment Committee Only
2 Westcap MBO II  Investment LP: Investment Committee Only