In 2011, the Olympia Charitable Foundation was formed with a primary goal to allow our staff to be directly involved in deciding how and to whom their charitable funds were donated. Olympia Charitable Foundation extends this opportunity externally; welcoming requests from all over the world. The charity's main source of funds is employee donations matched by Olympia Financial Group Inc. and subsidiary companies.
A 2019 recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Craig Skauge is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Olympia Trust Company. Craig is a Founder, Director & President of the Private Capital Market Association of Canada and is a former member of the Alberta Securities Commission’s Exempt Market Dealer Advisory Committee. Craig was previously a member of both the Ontario Securities Commission Exempt Market Advisory Committee and Small and Medium Enterprises Committee.
Vice President, Securities
Throughout her 20 years in the financial services industry, Andrea's ability to cultivate positive customer relationships built on delivering lasting solutions has led her to progressively senior roles. As Vice President of the Registered Plans & TFSA Division, Andrea uses her extensive knowledge of the exempt market industry to develop and implement strategic plans for the division, ensuring a positive, personalized result for Olympia's clients. In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan, Andrea has studied a wide range of industry specific courses including financial planning and the Canadian Securities Course.
Vice President, Mortgages
Kelly has spent over a decade in the financial services industry gaining a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Registered Plans Division. Having held many positions within the division, Kelly relies on her previous experience to help create efficient systems and procedures. In addition to a diploma in Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Kelly has completed a range of industry specific courses including the Alberta Mortgage Agent Course and the Canadian Investment Manager program.
Vice President, CSS
Dean is a well-respected leader in the corporate securities industry, with a strong focus on client service and business development. Dean joined Olympia in 2000 and led the Corporate & Shareholder Services division through a period of substantial growth, culminating in the acquisition of the division in 2013. He subsequently spent several years as the head of Client Services for Western Canada at a multi-national transfer agent before returning to Olympia in 2018. Dean is a graduate of Dalhousie University, and is an active member of several industry associations, including the Securities Transfer Association of Canada and the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.
Chief Information Officer
Ryan is the Chief Information Officer at Olympia Financial Group Inc. A detailed understanding of software development, infrastructure, disaster recovery, IT general controls audit, information security and service delivery assist Ryan in leading Olympia’s IT team. Ryan is a passionate leader in a high performance environment delivering solutions that align with business objectives. His confident leadership style is based on an extensive knowledge of process, development environments, project management and best practices.
Jonathan Bahnuik specializes in corporate and commercial law. Previously, Mr. Bahnuik served as general counsel to several public corporations traded on the facilities of TSX-Venture exchange. He has also been a partner at a boutique corporate-commercial law firm, worked as an associate with a large national law firm and worked in-house with a major Canadian oil & gas corporation. Mr. Bahnuik received a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 2002 and a Master of Business Administration from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary in 2013. He is a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of British Columbia.
Vice President, Currency & Global Payments
Neil has been working in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. After spending the first part of his career working in the public sector as a business and strategic planner, he transitioned to the private sector working in customer service and operations while progressing through a private investment firm that provided him an opportunity to work abroad, highlighted by 18 months in Hamburg, Germany. In 2010 he joined Olympia Trust and has been part of the management team in our Currency & Global payments division since. In 2019 he was appointed Vice President and is focused on continuing to build our business through exceptional operations and outstanding customer service delivered by our exceptional team. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and watching his teenage kids play soccer, and having a laugh with friends and family.
FCPA, ICD.D, MFAcc, CFE, CAMs
Chief Compliance Officer
Chioma Ufodike is a Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) and leader in Finance, Regulatory Compliance, Risk management and Forensic Accounting, with over 22+ years of experience spanning across various industries.
Chioma is the Chief Compliance Officer for Olympia Trust Company and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and a Masters in Forensic Accounting. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP).
Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer is the Chief Financial Officer at Olympia Financial Group Inc. Jennifer joined Olympia in 2021 as the Corporate Controller and was appointed as the CFO in October 2022. Jennifer is a seasoned professional with experience in accounting, finance, financial and regulatory reporting, internal controls, compliance, and audit. Jennifer is a dynamic and passionate leader that holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is a CA, CPA.