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

Camille Russell

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Darryl Caudle

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

Glen Schuler

Technology Manager & Digital Specialist

Graham Friedt

Investment Manager

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


Heidi Loth

Administrative Assistant, Executive Office

Jamie B. Schwitzer

Chief Investment Officer

Kudi Imasuen


Lee Jebb

Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Mary Pereverzoff

Administrative Assistant

Natasha Hnidy

Communications Specialist

Peter Wilson

Associate Vice President

Raeleen Mann

Communications Director

Robert J. Connoly

Chief Financial Officer

Ty Wirvin

Associate Vice President

Tyler Bradley

Vice President

Virgil Cairns

Investor Relations Manager

Wanda Hunchak

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.

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

Catherine Gryba

Owner of CRG Strategies

Grant J. Kook

President/CEO/Founder, Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

James S. Salamon

Managing Partner, SRG Chartered Professional Accountants

Kenneth Juba

Principal of Firestorm Holdings Ltd.

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



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.