Our Team

Our success depends on our greatest resource – our people.
Partner, Portfolio Manager

J.A. (Jerry) Meckelborg

jerry@mfgltd.com

I have worked in this industry for 49 years and my current position is President & Portfolio Manager. I am a problem solver who loves to work with clients to help them see the big picture and then have team players work with the clients to achieve their goals.

Three words that describe you are:

I would say the three words that best describe me are: Organized, Persistent (“Never accept no for an answer”) and Dedicated.

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

Morning coffee followed by Sunday mass then usually some working around the acreage. Most Sundays end with a visit from some of the kids and grandkids.

Partner, Portfolio Manager

Mark Meckelborg

markm@mfgltd.com

I am registered as a Portfolio Manager while also fulfilling the role as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. We are a small firm that is growing fast which means there is always a lot to do. I try to help out wherever I can, which means I generally have a pulse on all things that are going on at MFG.

Three words that describe you are:

Obsessed – If I start something new or get back into something, I almost always jump in with both feet. It can be, and generally is, something that involves sports or work though of late, it has been reading (something that I am sure shocks everyone who is reading this and has spent any amount of time with me!)

Energetic – I can back this up with stats as I am always the top stepper on the weekly fitbit challenges. I generally try to pack as much and more into each day which is great in many ways, but results in me showing up to many venues a few minutes late or running down the first fairway alone to catch my group on the 2nd tee box. I love to spend time outdoors, enjoy most sports, and learning new things. I have a feeling this bug inside me will never die.

Charismatic – and downright handsome! People don’t often tell me this, but I get the feeling that anyone who gets a chance to hang out with me just loves it. This is not how others describe me but how I describe myself. I am also extremely modest…but I was only able to use three words to describe myself.

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

Sunday is truly fun day at our house! Summer time includes days at the lake, hitting new biking paths or on the golf course with the kiddies. Winter time includes skating on the pond beside the house, tobogganing or trying to stay warm. Shoulder seasons include leisure centers, board games or cards with family. We often use that day to make the biggest mess in the kitchen.

Partner, Portfolio Manager

Benoit Gaudet

benoit@mfgltd.com

I will be celebrating 20 years in the industry come February 2019, ten of which have been at MFG. I started in Admin, having learned all aspects of the business and have worked my way up to Portfolio Manager in that time. My day to day involves managing relationships and providing quality service to a large number of MFG clients. Behind the scenes, I work on ever evolving planning strategies and investment solutions.

Three words that describe you are:

I would say the three words that best describe me are: Trustworthy, Organized, and a Man of Integrity!

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

In winter, my Sundays usually involve watching my kids play hockey at some rink in Saskatchewan, snowmobiling or if the calendar is free, watching NFL Sunday. During the other six months (sigh), you’ll likely find me enjoying my backyard with friends and family.

Partner, Associate Portfolio Manager

Mark Teal

markt@mfgltd.com

I joined MFG in 2007 as a Research Analyst and later became registered as a Portfolio Manager in January 2011. My duties include building, monitoring, and managing client portfolios and relationships. I also help manage the MFG Diversified Strategy Fund. I spend a good part of my day in the research function of our firm and sit on a variety of committees (including our Board Committee) and I chair the Investment Strategy Committee.

Three words that describe you are:

Passionate, Team player and Analytical

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

To me, Sundays are meant to spend time with the kids, eat well, and enjoy some downtime to recharge the battery for the upcoming work week. In the summer, I spend most of my Sundays at the lake with my family and friends.

Partner, Operations Manager

Mindy Meckelborg

mindy@mfgltd.com

I started with MFG in 2009 as an Executive Assistant, working closely with Mark Meckelborg and Mark Teal. My role began to evolve as I started taking on more and more tasks relating directly to the operational components of our business.

In 2014, I became Partner and assumed my current role as Operations Manager. I work with our team members to create efficiencies within our internal systems, as well as with our custodians to improve upon our day-to-day processes. I also work closely with our issuers to coordinate fundings, distributions, tax reporting (my favorite!), communiques, etc.

Three words that describe you are:

My colleagues would probably describe me as a fast walking perfectionist who works too much and sleeps too little!

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

A typical Sunday for me means pancakes for breakfast with my 3 handsome boys, running around to ball, hockey and/or ball hockey, grabbing a quick bite to eat between activities (with the promise that we will eat a home-cooked meal tomorrow night for supper) and then baking cookies for the upcoming bake sale/fun night/fundraiser!!

Associate Portfolio Manager

Richie Stanviloff

richie@mfgltd.com

I am an Associate Portfolio Manager and a member of MFG’s insurance team. I have completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan with a major in Finance and entered the industry in 2007 after accepting a position at a major financial institution. I joined MFG in early 2013.

Three words that describe you are:

Caring and compassionate are two words that would describe me. I take pride in the responsibility of my clients’ finances and work hard to provide the best solutions to match their needs. I was raised by parents that were involved in the education system and enjoy educating and providing financial advice to my clients.

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

Sundays involve spending time with my wife, Jamie, and son, Emmitt. During the summer, I’m most likely at the lake. I also enjoy playing golf, hockey, watching football and cheering on my beloved Calgary Flames and Dallas Cowboys.

Associate Portfolio Manager

Zach Sim

zach@mfgltd.com

I joined MFG in January of 2016 as a Client Relationship Manager and Research Analyst. I have since become an Associate Portfolio Manager and my day-to-day includes monitoring our clients’ portfolios, working on our investment committee, marketing committee and business development initiatives.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you?

My colleagues describe me as driven, personable, and tenacious.

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

A typical Sunday will change depending on the season – In spring or summer my Sunday will typically start with an early morning round of golf or on the boat fishing if I’m at the lake. When we are home, my wife and I enjoy bike rides by the river with our two dogs, Hank and Nella. We have just had our first child, so my Sundays will not include golf quite as much!

Associate Portfolio Manager

Robert (Bob) Buness

bob@mfgltd.com

Three words to describe you are:

Genuine, Patient and Compassionate

What’s a typical Sunday look like for you?

In the morning, I start off by reading the paper, catching up on the latest news and sports on TV, relaxing and doing some crossword puzzles.

The day sometimes progresses into going out for Sunday brunch with Susan or heading out for a round of golf or catching up with our kids and our granddaughter Brooklynn.

Associate Portfolio Manager

Darren MacDonald

darren@mfgltd.com

As an Associate Portfolio Manager, Professional Financial Planner and Insurance Advisor, I work with my clients to solve all of their financial planning needs. With 13 years of experience, I work one-on-one with my clients to find solutions to the challenges they face in planning for and managing their retirement.

Three words that describe you are:

Personable, Approachable and Analytical

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

My typical Sunday in the fall or winter is spent at the rink coaching my kids hockey, in the spring at the ball diamonds for their baseball and softball or in the summer camping at one of Saskatchewan’s great lakes.

Insurance Consultant

Richard Facia

richard@mfgltd.com

Since entering the financial services industry, Richard Facia has served as Director of Advanced Marketing for two major insurance companies. Currently, Richard provides advanced technical support to Meckelborg Financial Group and its clients in the area of insurance planning for estate preservation, corporate owned insurance, business succession planning, planned gifting, product analysis, and taxation issues pertaining to life insurance.

Richard also conducts seminars and workshops for insurance and investment advisors, clients and professional advisors on matters relating to life insurance applications and taxation. Richard is a member of CALU (Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting) – an association of top insurance advisors, tax and legal professionals working in the advanced insurance, tax, and estate planning markets.

HR Manager

Janine Meckelborg

janine@mfgltd.com

I have been a member of MFG since its inception in 2009 and I currently act as the group benefits administrator for the owners and staff of MFG. My role also includes completing the necessary documents for the corporate and individual insurance licensing, error and omissions insurances for the corporation, payroll for MFG staff which includes dealing with any questions or concerns regarding employee benefits, as well as account reconciliation and banking on a regular basis.

Three words that describe you are:

Cost conscious, upbeat, and can pull off a disappearing act like no other!

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

Waking up, having coffee and doing the crossword from Saturday’s paper. Going to church and meeting the family for coffee right after. The afternoon is usually filled with running errands and then we try to get as many grandkids over for supper as possible. The night is capped off with a healthy dose of “House of Cards”.

Executive Assistant

Brigitte Fouillard

brigitte@mfgltd.com

I am the Executive Assistant to Jerry Meckelborg, Benoit Gaudet and Richie Stanviloff. I assist the advisors in the day to day processing of business, follow up and client services. I have over 30 years experience with Meckelborg Financial Group.

Three words that describe you are:

The three words that would best describe me would be: Diligent, Dedicated, and Trustworthy

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

Sundays are my day to relax and spend time with family and friends.

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Executive Assistant

McKenzie Voinorosky

mckenzie@mfgltd.com

I have worked in this industry for 5 and a half years starting as the front receptionist at MFG in 2013 and quickly transitioning into the Executive Assistant for Mark Meckelborg, Mark Teal, and now Zach Sim. My work can typically change from day to day but include independent projects, investment closings, working on client files, booking travel, event planning, and being the right hand (wo)man to Mark, Mark, and Zach.

Three words that describe you are:

Multi-tasker: I like to stay busy and can usually tackle many tasks at once. To me, efficiency is key.
Friendly: I enjoy meeting new people whether through talking on the phone, email or in person. I believe building relationships in all aspects of life is very important.
Organized: Whether in my personal or professional life, I like to be organized. You will never find my house or workspace a mess. Some would say I’m a minimalist.

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

In summer you’ll find me at the lake enjoying my morning coffee, visiting and spending time on the boat. When I’m home, Sunday mornings can include church, taking my dog (Lola) to the dog park and maybe supper with friends or family.

Executive Assistant

Tammy Moynham

tammy@mfgltd.com

I am an Executive Assistant and have been working in the financial industry for over 30 years. I am here to assist the advisors and clients wherever possible.

Three words that describe you are:

I would say the three words that best describe me are: Cheerful, Dependable and Practical.

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

In the summer, I enjoy working in my yard or camping. In the winter, I enjoy watching the Blades and Huskies games or just relaxing.

Executive Assistant

Ashlie Custer

ashlie@mfgltd.com

I have worked in the industry for three years and am now currently an Administrative Assistant for MFG which includes handling all of the administrative duties to MFG’s Insurance Division.

Three words that describe you are:

I would say the three words that best describe me would be: Confidence, Reliability, and Dedication

What does a typical Sunday look like for you?

Sundays include family dinners, walking my dogs and maybe going to catch a movie.

Our Mission

At Meckelborg Financial Group, our goal is to improve the lives of our clients, our team members and our families. We aim to continually improve our business and ourselves so that we can serve and perform at higher levels in all facets of our lives, both personally and professionally, creating an improved quality of life for everyone we touch.