Colin Andrews, MBA, CIM
Colin Andrews is a Portfolio Manager and First Vice-President and operates as the business leader for The CM Group. He is a dedicated believer in a long-term approach to building and protecting wealth, offering high net worth individuals and their families investment advice since 1999. Colin holds both the Chartered Investment Manager designation (CIM) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). The recipient of innumerable performance recognition awards, Colin has been both nominated and named advisor of the year by a leading brokerage firm.
Originally from Saskatoon, Colin studied economics at the University of Saskatchewan and completed his MBA in Leadership at Royal Roads University in Victoria. Colin believes in the importance of life-long learning and enjoys spending time pursuing educational activities.
When not at the office Colin enjoys spending time with his wife Leanna and their children Kaelan and Ava. Spending time as a family getting out to the mountains in the summer and being at a cold hockey rink or basketball court in the winter.
If you asked Colin he might tell you that he has too many interests- working on Spanish, learning how to play a guitar, golfing and biking in the summer, and playing hockey and skiing in the winter.
Greg Kraminsky, CIMA, CIM
Greg Kraminsky is a Portfolio Manager and First Vice-President with the CM Group, and is the senior member of our team. Greg holds an M.Sc. from the University of Alberta, and has been working with individual and corporate clients to create a positive investment experience since 1996. Greg’s background in science has led him to an evidence-based approach to the Wealth Management process, which drives planning and investing decisions based on data and factual information rather than emotions and speculation. Greg’s objective is to help our clients achieve their financial goals with peace of mind.
Outside of the office Greg spends his time with his wife Ellen and children Mikaela, Gabriel and Aaliyah, not to mention a menagerie of furry friends.
Steven Molina is an Investment Advisor with the CM Group. He joined the team in 1998 and holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.
Conservative and consultative, he has provided a large and growing contingent of CM Group clients with financial advice and investment counsel based on an acute understanding of their immediate and long-term objectives and needs. Above all, Steven recognizes that an individual’s financial expectations and requirements vary throughout life and that, inevitably, wealth goals evolve over time.
In his downtime, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife Ann and his children Braydon, Nicholas, Matthew and Ava. He likes to stay active and is focused on living a healthy lifestyle.
Blair Howell joined the CM group in 2017, bringing 15 years of experience in the financial industry to our clients. He takes pride in his ability to ascertain our clients’ deepest values, building on them to better meet their unique — and often complex — financial objectives. Blair is a graduate of the University of Calgary and holds both the Certified Financial Planning and the Chartered Investment Manager designation.
Blair works hard to provide the very best service for our clients. His purpose is to keep our clients’ financial goals on track. He is skilled at relating genuinely to people of vastly different backgrounds and experiences. Blair focuses on supporting clients in working toward their dreams by assessing, monitoring and refining their financial plan as their lives — and goals — evolve.
In his free time, you will find Blair coaching hockey or soccer or driving from one kid’s activity to another. When not volunteering, he enjoys playing hockey or heading out to the golf course, always entertaining his teammates and friends with witty banter and a well-timed joke. An ideal day for Blair is spent at a lake or hiking with his wife Laura and their two children Avery and Parker.
Paige Hilton is the Financial Associate for the team, she is a Registered Representative and is currently working towards her Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation. Paige began her career in the investment industry in 2007 and has worked in various client service roles through the years. In 2014 she took a break from the industry in order to focus on her family and stay home with her son.
Paige has always been focused on the holistic part of wealth planning as well as on the goals and needs of the individuals. With this goal in mind she joined the liked minded individuals on the CM Group in 2017 and has been an integral part of the team ever since.
In her spare time Paige enjoys all things outdoors, including gardening, camping and hiking. On cold days you can find her curled up in the corner with a cup of tea and a good book or baking treats in the kitchen for her son Wyatt and her husband Kyle.
Helen Stead has over 25 years of investment industry experience. Her career originally began with Pemberton Securities before moving to Dean Witter which through a series of acquisitions became CIBC Wood Gundy. In March 2014 Helen joined the CM Group focusing on administration and providing exceptional service.
When Helen is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her daughter Jamie, son-in-law Eric and grandchildren, Isaac and Megan. She particularly enjoys cheering on her grandchildren at their lacrosse and basketball games. Helen likes to escape to her sister’s ranch where she has recently taken up horseback riding.
Amber Li is a Client Associate with the CM Group. Amber joined the CM Group in 2018, and has over nine years’ experience in the financial services industry. She assists with account opening, documentation, transfers and other administrative tasks. Amber is a Registered Representative and she is looking forward to continue her education in Financial Planning.
Outside the office, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband Baijie and their daughters Shuyan and Shuran. She also likes hiking in the mountains and travelling around the world.