Why we love what we do!

We have been helping families and institutions achieve their wealth goals by staying true to our team's core values - Authenticity, Transparency and Personalized Care. 

"During the great recession, I realized that wealthy families and institutions didn't need another stock broker, they needed a group of professionals who could help them manage all aspects of their finances." And so, Michael joined RBC Dominion Securities and created The Martin Group to begin what has now been a decade long commitment to helping clients along their wealth journey.

Michael Martin, MBA, CFA, CFP®

Vice-President, Portfolio Manager, Investment & Wealth Advisor

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Through The Martin Group and prior experience working on global equity financings and mergers and acquisition assignments as an Investment Banker with RBC Capital Markets, Michael has a thorough understanding of financial markets and a distinguished professional skill-set. Michael also obtained an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is a CFA Charterholder.

Michael strongly believes that establishing a high degree of trust with clients is the first step in a successful long-term relationship. “As a trusted advisor,” he says, “The transparency of my services is very important to me.” Furthermore, identifying opportunities to educate his clients is also a high priority for Michael. “I encourage my clients to understand and take ownership of the financial priorities that we establish. In my opinion, any strategy is deficient if the client does not understand it.”

Michael lives in Calgary with his wife, Christie and their three daughters. He is active in the local community, volunteering his time to charities and local causes.

Kara Jones, PFP, BASc

Associate Wealth Advisor


A former NCAA soccer player, Kara graduated from Oakland University in Michigan, and obtained a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Finance. Born and raised in Calgary, Kara joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2014 and has since earned the Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation. Kara prides herself on delivering exceptional client service with an emphasis on a comprehensive wealth management approach. Kara and her husband Neil enjoy spending time together exploring Calgary, walking their dog and travelling. 

Elese Steeple, BA, FMA

Associate Advisor

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Elese joined The Martin Group in early 2018. With her extensive experience of over 15 years as an Associated Advisor with and Executive Council Team in Vancouver, she is a strong believer in a client centered approach to investing with a strong commitment in helping clients achieve their goals. Elese holds a degree in Music and in 2009 earned the Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designation. Elese, her husband, Sean, and 2 children, are kept very busy outside the office adventuring around Calgary and Banff as well as chauffuering kids to Lacrosse, Taekwondo and Rock Climbing.

Gillian Mair

Associate Advisor

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