Additions to the Northland Wealth Team
Updated: May 9
Richard Scarisbrick, JD Law Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer
Richard Scarisbrick joined Northland full-time as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) in June of 2017. He is also on the Board of Directors of the firm. Richard has almost twenty years of experience in the ever-changing Canadian securities and financial institution compliance regulatory environment, including privacy and anti-money laundering experience. Prior to becoming the CCO at Northland, Richard had been providing compliance consulting services to the firm since 2013.
The foundation for Richard’s compliance experience is his formal legal training. Richard has received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from the University Of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 2002. He also has a Combined Honors Economics and Political Science bachelor’s degree from McMaster University and has completed several Canadian Securities Institute courses.
Richard began his career in compliance in 1998 at Jones Heward Investment Counsel, while still in law school. After graduating from law school he has progressed through increasingly senior compliance roles with Sionna Investment Managers Inc., which was Canada’s largest start-up portfolio management firm at the time, with CIBC Wealth Management Compliance, which was responsible for regulatory compliance oversight of all CIBC securities and wealth management subsidiaries, and with Leon Frazer and Associates, Ontario’s oldest portfolio management firm.
Richard also has banking risk management and compliance experience as Manager, BASEL Risk Management with Bank of Montreal Financial Group and as the Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer of Community Trust Company, a federally regulated financial institution.
Gregory W. Lawrence, CPA, CMA, CFA
Vice President, Wealth Management
Over the course of more than 25 years working in the capital markets, with the bulk of his career on an institutional trading desk, Gregory has developed a sophisticated and holistic understanding of investing. His expertise has been crafted by decades spent analyzing investment opportunities, portfolio management techniques, and financial markets. In that time, he has developed a trusted reputation of working closely with clients to help them achieve financial objectives that are in line with their goals, values and risk tolerance.
Gregory’s focus is on helping senior professionals, business owners, and athletes, who often come to him at a point of transition in their careers. With the objective of providing a comprehensive and sophisticated suite of services to clients, Gregory has created a closely knit network of external professionals that can assist clients in finding their next career opportunity. This community includes employment lawyers, career strategists, executive coaches, executive recruiters and mental health professionals.
Gregory holds the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant designations and is an active member of the CFA Institute, CFA Toronto and CPA Canada.
On a personal level Gregory shares his life with his incomparable partner Robin, who is a teacher at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto. He is an adoring father and step-father to 4 amazing children. Gregory proudly serves on the board of directors of Reconnect Community Health Services which is a publicly funded mental health and addiction organization. He has spent 20 years studying and training in various martial arts and holds a black belt in karate. Gregory is also an avid snowboarder, scuba diver, private pilot and yoga practitioner.