After a fascinating first career in government, thought leadership, and citizen advocacy, John Whittaker has joined Grayhawk Wealth as Chief of Staff to founder and co-CEO Michael Kaumeyer.
John’s most recent role in the Alberta Government saw him manage board appointments for the province’s 270 agencies, boards, and commissions (such as Alberta Health Services, ATB Financial and AIMCo).
John spent his early working life at two national non-profit organizations, including a leadership role where he developed ideas and networks to improve the Canadian democratic system. He also co-authored a book on Canada’s public policy landscape.
“I’m delighted to welcome John to the Grayhawk family,” said Michael Kaumeyer. “Throughout John’s career, he’s had the unique opportunity to connect with people across Canada. He has a deep appreciation for the importance of developing and nurturing relationships, and he’s exceptionally strategic and rigorous to boot. He’s a superb addition to our organization.”
John holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in economics from Queen’s University, where he specialised in econometrics. Born in Calgary, John grew up in Scotland, developing a unique international perspective alongside his natural pride in his Canadian roots. He is an avid golfer, an eager student of history, and is back living in Calgary, now with his wife.
“To be part of a movement that seeks to connect Canadians in a meaningful and beneficial way is a truly unique opportunity,” John says.
“I already see how my new teammates at Grayhawk are dedicated to building profound relationships and delivering exceptional service to our families and foundations. It’s a special place and I’m excited to get started.”
As a Chief Investment Office, Grayhawk Investment Strategies Inc. (“Grayhawk Wealth”) (“Grayhawk”) works with successful Canadian families to provide personalized investment management services, curated to help position them to achieve their wealth goals and accelerate their impact.
Grayhawk Wealth has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal and is registered as a Portfolio Manager and Exempt Market Dealer in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan and as an Investment Fund Manager in Alberta, Ontario and Québec.
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