Family Wealth Advisers

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The Two Roads team concentrates its expertise on developing personalized investment and tax-efficient strategies to preserve capital for our client’s retirement and estate plans, while maximizing family income throughout retirement through effective tax planning.

Our award-winning team has been nationally ranked as “Top 10 Wealth Builder of the Year” two years in a row, across Canada, and named Consumers Choice Award four years in a row, for business excellence.

Starting the conversation about money matters isn’t always easy, Get in Touch  or call for a private appointment with one of our Family Wealth Advisers.

Our Team

Frederick Marchildon

Frederick Marchildon MBA
President, Financial Adviser
Retirement Income Specialist
Dofasco Pension Specialist

Qualifications

Fred Marchildon is an MBA graduate of McMaster University. He is a successful insurance and retirement income specialist and a personal financial adviser.

After a rewarding career with Dofasco Inc in Hamilton, Fred joined GIC Financial in 2004. He was appointed Managing Director in 2006, became Managing Partner and Vice President in 2010 and in 2014 Fred became President and CEO and rebranded the company Two Roads Financial.

He has served on the Advisory Committee of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario refining best practices for financial institutions and was a past Director on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Services of Hamilton. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Golden Horseshoe Credit Union Ltd and volunteers his free time and resources to charitable causes.

Employees of Dofasco Retirement Services

Fred’s career at Dofasco and his network of contacts across the company means Fred has easy access to resources and is thoroughly familiar with the Dofasco pension system, the Fund, Fund 2, SRIP, benefits and Dofasco’s retirement allowance. Fred works with the Golden Horseshoe Credit Union and its members. As a result of this partnership close to 6,000 Dofasco employees have received practical and valuable information from Fred to assist them with retirement planning.

Investment Philosophy

Fred has deep roots in the community and a great appreciation for the issues facing families. He has always believed that what the majority of hardworking families want is to improve the quality of life for themselves and their family. With respect to investment advice and retirement planning people want low-risk and reasonably priced solutions, honest advice and they want to work with someone they can trust. Fred delivers this every day to his clients not because it would provide him an advantage, although it will. He has done this and will continue to do this for the fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do. That’s what will continue to set Fred apart from other financial advisers.

Personal

Fred lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife Karen and their four children. Fred’s interests include cars, sports and aviation; he is a seasoned pilot. As a family the Marchildon’s enjoy theatre, sports and outdoor activities.

 

Danielle Marchildon

Danielle Marchildon BA
Financial Adviser & Guaranteed Income Specialist

Qualifications

Danielle joined the company in April 2009 following her graduation from McMaster University. She is mutual fund licensed, has her CFP Level 1 (FPE1) and is working toward her CFP designation. Danielle works with clients and our team of advisers. Her responsibilities include assistant to the President, client and vendor relationship management and guaranteed investments management. Danielle looks forward to the future and a career in financial services.

Personal

Danielle resides in Hamilton with her husband Bryan and their family. She keeps active in the community volunteering.  In her leisure time she enjoys playing volleyball and baseball. She likes to read, travel and spend time with family and friends..

 

James Marchildon

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Financial Adviser & Guaranteed Income Specialist

Qualifications

James joined the company in 2012. He attended Brock University and is a graduate of the Mohawk College McKeil School of Business Financial Services Program. He is mutual fund and life licensed. James works with clients and our team of advisers. His responsibilities include client and vendor relationship management, insurance and tax preparation. James looks forward to the future and a career in financial services.

Personal

James resides in Hamilton with wife Elizabeth. He keeps active in the community volunteering. In his leisure time he likes to exercise and play hockey and baseball. He enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Trish Richardson

Trish Richardson – B.A
Financial Adviser & Guaranteed Income Specialist

Qualifications

Trish joined the company in September, 2008. She previously worked with a Mortgage Broker/Financial Planner in the Caledonia/Brantford area. She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and has recently completed the Registered Deposit Brokers course for GIC’s. Trish has extensive customer service experience and thoroughly enjoys speaking to clients every day.

Personal

Trish lives in the Cayuga area with her husband, Brian, and their three children. Her children are very involved in sports which keep her busy in her leisure time. She also enjoys camping, reading and music.

 

Suzanne Cramm

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General Manager

Qualifications

Suzanne joined the company in 2006.  She is a graduate of McMaster University.  She is responsible for office operations and procedures, payroll, accounting, bookkeeping, and supplier relationships.

Personal

Suzanne lives in Hamilton with her husband David and their three children.  In her leisure time she enjoys music, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Joan Hartz

imgp0069Joan Hartz CFP CSA
Branch Manager

Qualifications

Joan Hartz has been in the financial services arena since 1972.  She joined the company in 2003 and in 2009 accepted the position of Chief Compliance Officer and serves as the Branch Manager.

Joan has her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designations.  She is also insurance licensed.     

Personal

Joan has lived in the Hamilton-Dundas area all of her life. Family has always been a priority.  One of Joan’s younger sisters recently moved into a nursing home; she is well versed on the challenges faced by those who have aging and ailing family members.  Vacations are spent with her nieces and nephew and two grand-nephews in sunny California.