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John Ridd
Kate Parker
Michelle Silva
Megan Lisowski

16775 Yonge St
Suite 221
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 8J4

Meet Our Team

Ridd & Associates Wealth Advisory Group empower clients; made up of successful individuals, business owners and their families, to organize and take control of their own financial and life management plans.
 Ridd & Associates Wealth Advisory Group Offices
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Yonge and Wellington

15252 Yonge Street,
Aurora, ON L4G 1N4
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Bayview and Wellington

668 Wellington Street East,
Aurora, ON L4G 0K3
BMO Nesbitt Burns

16775 Yonge Street, Suite 221
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8J4
John G. Ridd, PFP®, CIM®, FMA®, FCSI®
Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Portfolio Manager
John is a Portfolio Manager and has been a Wealth Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns for over 20 years and holds the Personal Financial Planning (PFP®), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM®), Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®). He is a Life Insurance Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns Financial Services Inc. Prior to BMO Nesbitt Burns, he worked directly for BMO Bank of Montreal for seven years in various positions involved in both personal investment lending & commercial lending. In all, John has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry.

John and the team have been entrusted with over $200 Million in client assets, not including insurance plans for estate planning purposes and group registered plans for a number of corporate clients.

John’s office is located in the BMO Bank of Montreal branch in Aurora. As a part of the BMO Financial Group, his role is designed to provide for the more complex needs of sophisticated clients. It allows John to partner his expertise, with that of other specialists within in the BMO Financial Group as well as a other outside specialists and life management professionals.

As a result, Ridd & Associates Wealth Advisory Group is positioned on behalf of their clients as 'team co-coordinators', providing clients with access to the expertise they need in all areas essential in helping to build, protect and manage their wealth and lifestyle.

John not only works locally but also lives in Aurora with his wife; Lydia, daughter; Madeline and son; Christian. He enjoys focusing on family activities and including golfing, skiing, physical fitness, fishing and boating.

Kate Parker, CIM®, CFP®, B.Comm.
Investment Advisor, Financial Planner

Kate Parker was born in Ottawa, but grew up on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. She attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she graduated on the Dean’s Academic List with a Degree in Commerce and a Major in Finance. She has since earned her Chartered Investment Management (CIM®) Designation, her Certified Financial Planning Designation (CFP®) and her Advanced Investment Advice Certification.

Before joining BMO Nesbitt Burns, Kate worked as an Analyst in Commercial Banking and with Scotia Wealth Management in the Toronto Head Office. She also spent time working abroad in marketing and product management at the headquarters for the Adidas group in Germany and with the Canadian International Development Agency in Tanzania as project manager and consultant in sustainable development.

She is a strong advocate for volunteerism and is personally involved with various volunteer activities, including her current position as the elected Chair of the Board for DevXchange, a Canadian Registered Charity focused on International Development projects around the world.

Kate finds her career as an Investment Advisor extremely fulfilling and truly enjoys working with individuals to support them in reaching their goals and in achieving peace of mind. Outside of work Kate enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as being active, as a former varsity athlete she is drawn to sport. She also has a passion for learning and always has another certification or designation on the way. 

Megan Lisowski, PFP®
Investment Representative

Megan is a multi-tasker and our Communications manager.  She works on a variety of projects including financial planning, assisting with trading, creating the Enewsletter, and answering your calls.  You will also hear from her when it is time to book your review meetings. She lives locally in Newmarket with her family and enjoys biking, hiking and skiing.

Michelle Silva
Investment Representative

Michelle is the person to contact for any client account inquiries. Her helpful nature and attention to detail ensures that your administrative needs are completed efficiently. Her passion is making the sometimes complex and confusing administration related to your plan clear and seamless.