Shawn Kunnas

Vice President & Branch Manager

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Shawn was raised in Thunder Bay and graduated from Lakehead Universitywith a degree in Commerce in 1990.  He began his financial services career with Ernst & Young in 1990.

Shawn has worked as an Investment Advisor since joining the firm in 1995. In 1997 he earned the prestigious Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designation, the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation as well as the Certified Investment Manager (CIM) designation.  Shawn was given the Associate Portfolio Manager designation in 2002 allowing him to operate discretionary accounts.  Shawn is also life insurance licensed through RBC DS Financial Services (Ont) Inc.

As the lead member of the team, Shawn’s primary responsibility is portfolio management.  He remains focused on current economic and market trends.  From this he prepares his overall market strategies and decides on specific recommendations.  Shawn takes a genuine interest in your financial well being and expects you will benefit from his value-added approach to managing both relationships and portfolios.  He uses a fee-based portfolio approach along with a well-balanced, long term, tax-effective diversified investment philosophy.

Shawn and his wife, Jennifer, have been married since 1997 and have three daughters.  Shawn places the highest priority on family activities.  He is an avid reader and also enjoys a number of sports including golf, playing and coaching hockey and spending time at camp.

Barbara Luft

Associate

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Barb has been with RBC Dominion Securities since 1998, and joined Shawn’s team in October 2007.  Committed to a high level of client service, her primary role is to assist clients with day-to-day investment needs – with a focus on regular contact and communication.  Barb is licensed to act on trading instructions in consultation with Shawn.  Barb’s background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Labour Relations and Economics, and over 16 years of experience in the investment industry.

Barb is a three-time recipient of the RBC Dominion Securities Award of Excellence, which recognizes the achievements of individuals in Client Service Excellence, Innovation, Learning & Development Excellence, Corporate Citizenship and Productivity.

Barb has been married since 1991 and has one son and a daughter.

Jennifer Fontaine

Branch Administrator/Associate Advisor

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Jennifer has been with RBC Dominion Securities since 2005, and joined Shawn's team in December 2014.  Committed to a high level of client service, her primary role is to assist clients with day-to-day investment needs - with a focus on regular contact and communication.  Jennifer is licensed to act on trading instructions in consulation with Shawn.  Jennifer's background includes a diploma in Finance, and over 15 years of experience in the investment industry.

Jennifer has been married since 2007 and has two daughters.