Our Management Team:
Effective August 22, 2016, the Corporation appointed Brad Penno as Chief Executive Officer. In the past, Brad has served as Commercial Mortgage Manager with Royal Trust Corporation and Royal Bank of Canada, as a Mortgage Specialist with Royal Trust Corporation of Canada and most recently as a Commercial Mortgage Associate with Sherwood Mortgage Group in Saskatchewan. He has held Credited Residential Appraisal Designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and has completed a Real Estate Appraisal Commercial, Industrial Investment Analysis Course with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Marlene Kaminsky was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation effective June 29, 2016. She has served as Acting Chief Financial Officer since May 29, 2015. Marlene joined PrimeWest in 2013 as the Corporate Controller. Prior to PrimeWest, Marlene was employed as the Corporate Comptroller & Office Manager for a multi-disciplined industrial contractor in northern Manitoba for 18 years. Other accounting experience includes work in the construction and engineering industries in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Marlene obtained her CMA designation with the Society of Management Accountants of Alberta. Marlene has been actively involved with Toastmasters International for over 25 years.
Our Administrative Team:
Moira joined PrimeWest as a Mortgage Administrator in July of 2012. Moira's expertise in administration was acquired through a long career with RBC including her most recent role as Associate Account Manager. Moira's organizational skills are key to success in mortgage administration.
Rae-Ann joined PrimeWest in 2013 as a Human Resources Client Liaison Officer. Rae-Ann holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of Saskatchewan and brings a background in maintenance and customer service to the company.
Dave has worked with PrimeWest since 2008 and brings over 25 years of business banking and managerial experience with RBC Financial Group. He has been involved in many aspects of banking including commercial and agricultural lending, credit risk management and branch management. Dave works closely with the President and provides expertise to the company in areas such as risk management and loan impairment.
Board of Directors:
Tom Robinson is a Retired Regional Managing Partner of KPMG LLP. Tom joined KPMG in 1975, became a partner in 1984, and retired from the firm in 2014. Tom served in numerous leadership roles with KPMG. He was the Regional Managing Partner of the West Region for 15 years and the Managing Partner for the Regina office for 25 years. Tom was also a member of the firm's Management Committee for 5 years. For more than 39 years he has provided audit, business advisory and consulting services to large and medium sized organizations in the private and public sectors.
Tom Archibald is a long time resident of Saskatoon and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Commerce (Economics). He has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry at the CEO and VP levels. Currently he is the President of Eden Health Solutions, a privately held consulting company. Other achievements include past President of SaskSport/ Saskatchewan Lotteries and past CEO of Parkridge Centre, an organization named as “100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada” by the Financial Post.
Francis Bast has 40 years experience in finance, real estate sales and real estate developments. He is currently the President of Century Management and Development Corporation. Francis achieved an award for being in the top 21 agents in the Century 21 system in Canada. As principal owner of the Century 21 franchise, he grew it throughout the province to the largest real estate firm in Saskatchewan and the number one Century 21 franchise in Canada. During the period he also established the provinces largest mortgage brokerage operation. In addition to Century 21 and Canada Mortgage Direct, Francis is also involved in development and ownership of franchises such as Uniglobe Travel, Real Canadian Property Management, Subway and Taco Del Mar.
In the past 10 years Francis has been very active in both condominium and commercial development. His key responsibilities include purchasing land, raising Investment funds, financing and managing the leasing sales of the properties and real estate broker. Francis's success in the industry is not limited to his knowledge and keen interest of the market but also his ability and experience in negotiating contracts. Developers and investors often seek him out when planning new ventures.
Doug Frondall is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Fellow Certified Management Accountant, Certified Management Consultant and Certified Valuation Analyst who has been in public practice since 1986 and a partner of Virtus Group Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors LLP from 1993 until December 2013. His primary client focus was privately-held businesses, with a concentration in mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, business valuations and general business advisory services, including strategic and succession planning.
Doug is currently Executive Advisor, Corporate Services with the Virtus Group
Wilson Olive has served as senior counsel to Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP which firm has provided legal services to the Corporation since its inception in 2005. Wilson has served as a director with a number of public companies. He also served as past chair of the Board to the Regina Regional Economy Authority and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Science.