David Baskin

David founded Baskin Financial Services Inc. in 1992. The firm, now operating as Baskin Wealth Management, has grown from assets under management of $25 million in 2000 to well over $1 billion today, with about 500 client families in eight provinces. David appears frequently on national television and radio as a commentator on the markets and is frequently quoted in the press. An enthusiastic sailor and traveller, David and his wife Joan Garson have two adult children. All are actively involved in community and charitable activities.

Barry Schwartz CFA, MBA
Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Barry joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2005. He spearheads the research on new investment opportunities and carefully monitors current ones. Barry is also a frequent commentator on the markets on national television, radio and in the press, and he provides insightful editorials regularly on Twitter and on the Baskin Wealth Management blog. Barry is currently involved in many community charitable organizations, and he is on the investment committee of Robbins Hebrew Academy. He and his wife live in Toronto with their two energetic boys.

Scott J. Mazi CPA, CA, CFA
Vice President, Portfolio Manager & Chief Compliance Officer

Scott joined Baskin Wealth Management in 2006 and became a partner in 2009. He has over twenty years of experience in wealth management and financial services and has held senior positions at KPMG, UBS (Cayman Islands) and TD Asset Management. With his large breadth of experience, he is involved in numerous aspects of portfolio and relationship management as well as business development and operations. Scott and his family live in Oakville, and he is involved in community and charitable activities as well as coaching.

Rob McDonald CFA
Chief Operating Officer

Rob joined Baskin Wealth Management this year as Chief Operating Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in the Wealth Management industry, with roles including Private Banking and Portfolio Manager for high net worth clients at TD Bank and more recently head of operations and investments for RBC Phillips, Hager and North Investment Counsel. Through these roles, Rob has kept a strong focus on client experience as he has delivered online reporting, enhanced statements, risk management practices and portfolio management and trading systems.

Rob and his wife live in Toronto and are actively involved in their community through their children’s schools and sports.

Benjamin Klein CFA, BAH
Associate Portfolio Manager

Benjamin joined Baskin Wealth Management in 2013 and became an Associate Portfolio Manager in 2016. Benjamin works on a variety of projects, including investment research, tax reporting, portfolio analysis and compliance. He also fundraises for several charitable organizations and events, such as the annual bicycling Ride for Heart in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Terry Fox Run in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.

Gord Thomas
Melanie Tellis
Client Services Manager
Doug Fraser
Accounts & Client Relations Associate