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

Breyann 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/CEO/Founder

Heidi Loth

Administrative Assistant

Jamie B. Schwitzer
CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Lee Jebb

Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Natasha Hnidy

Communications Coordinator

Peter Wilson
J.D., CFA

Investment Manager

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

CEO, Innovation Credit Union

David C. Filmon

Founding Director, Exchange Income Trust

Gerald W. Grandey

Past President and CEO, Cameco

Gord Broda

President, Broda Construction Group of Companies

Grant J. Kook

President/CEO/Founder, Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

Gregory J. Yuel

President and CEO, PIC Investment Group

Mark Lane2

CEO, Affinity Credit Union

Ron Carson

Founder, Carson Energy Services (CES)

Golden Opportunities’ – Board of Directors

Blair Davidson

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

Brian L. Barber

Senior Vice-President, SK, Ledcor Construction Limited

Douglas W. Banzet

Retired Businessman (Formerly COO, Westcap Mgt. Ltd.)

Grant J. Kook

President/CEO/Founder, Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

James S. Salamon

Managing Partner, SRG Chartered Professional Accountants

Lorraine Sali

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

Murad Al-Katib

President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients

Ron S. Waldman

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

Thomas A. Shepherd

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

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