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BMO Nesbitt Burns

1400-1675 Grafton St
Halifax, NS
B3J 0E9

BMO Nesbitt Burns
37 Commercial Street
Truro , Nova Scotia
B2N 3H8

BMO Nesbitt Burns
303 Main Street F2
Antigonish , Nova Scotia
B2G 2C3

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Our Team

Our Team


Josh Arenburg
Investment Advisor

I have spent the last 23 years growing a valued base of experience by partnering with select individuals, families and business owners to provide financial counsel and risk management. The goal is simple, understandable solutions to grow and protect wealth.

My family has lived, worked and operated a successful real estate business in the local community for 20 years. Drawing on real world business experience and a former career as a commercial banker I understand the commitment required to build operate and maintain a successful career, business or professional practice.

Craig MacDonald
Investment Advisor

Craig is an Investment Advisor who joined the firm in November of 2014.   He attended Harvard University from 1995-1997 studying Economics.   After Harvard, Craig played professional hockey for 16 years in both North America and Europe.  In helping individuals, professionals, and families Craig takes a team approach to help his clients achieve their visions and dreams.    By establishing a true partnership, we can work together to provide clarity and direction towards financial independence.   Craig is an IIROC Approved Registered Representative with a Canadian Securities License and an Insurance License. (Life, Disability, Critical Illness) He and his wife Amanda live in Antigonish with their three children where he enjoys playing golf and helping the younger generation on the ice. 

Doug Ives
Associate Investment Advisor

A St. FX Business graduate, Doug has worked in the financial services industry since 1972, transitioning to BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2000. Since that time, he has had to deal with a couple of personal health issues that made him even more aware of and sensitive to his clients’ wishes to both grow and protect their investments, utilizing strategies specific to their needs. This included tax planning, life insurance and estate planning. Happily married to Debby, with five children and seven grandchildren, Doug contributes to his community through volunteer work with CBDC, a community-based development organization, Coady International and the annual Bonvie-MacDonald Rinks-to-Links charity golf tournament.

Andrea Ross
Investment Representative, Sales Assistant

Andrea has over 20 years of experience with BMO Nesbitt Burns. Her primary objective is to provide excellent customer service to the clients and support the advisors by carrying out administrative responsibilities. She is a vital and valued member of the team. She is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College Investment Management Program and has successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and the Conduct and Practices Handbook (CPH) through the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI).

Tyler Mackisoc
Private Banker

Tyler helps guide high net worth clients in developing and implementing customized wealth management solutions, ranging from Private Banking to Investment, and Trust and Estate Planning services. His extensive background in banking and lending ensures each client receives the expert, and personalized service they need to ensure family success now, and in the future. He is firmly committed to developing relationships built on trust. A native of Calgary, AB, Tyler has moved to the Maritimes and proudly calls Antigonish, NS home with his wife Kaylyn.

Marc Champoux
Nova Scotia Market Leader, VP & Managing Director

Having worked in the financial services industry since 1988, Marc currently holds the position of Vice-President, Halifax Branch Manager, which includes all Nova Scotia locations, and Wealth Advisor. After graduating from the St. FX University Business Program, he obtained his MBA at Dalhousie University. A Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, Marc has also achieved Certified Financial Planner status. An avid golfer, Marc is happily married to Clare and is the father of two. He is very involved with giving back to his community, particularly Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre.

Wafaa Abousamak
Assistant Market Leader

Wafaa joined BMO Private Wealth in 2020 as an Assistant Market Leader. Previous to that, she gained 7 years of industry experience working in different roles within the Wealth Management Sector and 9 years of experience specializing in client service. Wafaa works with the team by providing support to them to help with operations, growth and business continuity. In her spare time, Wafaa enjoys spending her time hiking and exploring our home region  and spending time with family.