The Sutton Thiessen Stiver Wealth Group - Team Members

Jack Sutton, FCSI

Senior Investment Advisor | Senior Wealth Advisor

Over the course of Jack's career one investment principle has always held true—own good quality businesses! As one of Winnipeg’s leading Senior Investment Advisor and Senior Wealth Advisors Jack's goal is to ensure clients know what they own, why they own it, and offer investment strategies to help grow their portfolios. By delivering excellent customer service and advice, Jack has had the opportunity to provide private wealth management services to many prominent families in Winnipeg, and beyond—some encompassing 2nd and 3rd generations.

Jack began his career as a private investment manager in 1973, working in various roles across Western Canada before joining BMO Nesbitt Burns Winnipeg in 1993.

When Jack is not spending his time researching investment opportunities or capital management (which is hardly ever), you will find him cracking jokes around the office. Jack resides in Winnipeg and is a proud father of three boys.

Christopher Thiessen, CIM, FCSI

Senior Portfolio Manager | Senior Wealth Advisor | Senior Investment Advisor

As a discretionary portfolio manager Christopher (Chris) spends his time researching and constructing portfolios for both retail and institutional clients in and around Winnipeg. His “client-first” to private wealth keeps his relationships strong and focused, while his continued success in the wealth advisory business has seen him rise to Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Wealth Advisor here at BMO Nesbitt Burns Winnipeg.

Chris joined the Winnipeg branch of BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2009, after a number of years at various other wealth management and private investment firms. He holds a Business Administration Diploma (major in marketing), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation, and Discretionary Portfolio Manager designation. In 2021 he also became a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®), achieving CSI’s highest credential available.

When Chris is not busy researching and managing investment strategies and wealth preservation, he enjoys spending time with his wife Christine, son Hunter and daughter Isla. In his off hours, he enjoys golf, playing guitar with other musicians and fishing at his cabin.

Dan Stiver, FCSI, CIM, FMA

Senior Portfolio Manager | Senior Wealth Advisor | Senior Investment Advisor

Throughout his career as a private asset manager, Dan has worked with high-net-worth clients who require a detailed, professional approach to wealth management. Dan is responsible for managing client portfolios and developing unique investment strategies that help preserve family wealth.

Dan completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1993 and began his career in private wealth as an Associate Investment Advisor in 1995. He joined the Winnipeg office of BMO Nesbitt Burns as an Investment Advisor in October of 2011 and successfully grew his practice until joining The Sutton-Thiessen-Stiver Wealth Group in 2015. He obtained his designation as a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) in 2013, allowing for discretionary portfolio management of accounts for retail and institutional clients, and his Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®) in 2018.

Based in Winnipeg, Dan and his wife, Lisa, like to spend time outside with their Chocolate Lab, Lucy. He is also a proud Uncle who enjoys taking in the sports and school activities of niece Rhyan, and nephews Josh and Zac.

Michael Amyot, CFP

Senior Wealth Associate | Certified Financial Planner

As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Michael works with our clients to develop personalized wealth plans and investment strategies to help high-net-worth individuals clarify and meet their wealth preservation goals. Through an in-depth discovery, analysis and implementation process Michael uncovers what is most important to our clients, and how we can achieve them.

One of Winnipeg’s top investment advisors, Michael began his career a Customer Service Representative with BMO, after completing his B.A with the University of Winnipeg in 2009. In 2011 he transitioned to a new roll with BMO Nesbitt Burns becoming an Investment Representative in 2012. In 2013 Michael joined The Sutton-Thiessen-Stiver Wealth Group as an Associate Investment Advisor in 2014, and obtained his CFP ® designation in 2018.

When helping clients with their portfolio management, you can find Michael relaxing with his wife Kristen, daughter Bradlee, and dogs Sophie and Ollie, (ideally BBQing for family and friends), at their cottage outside Winnipeg.

Kim Blair

Administration Assistant

A key member of the Winnipeg BMO Nesbitt Burns team, Kim is responsible for all administrative duties. This includes account opening, transaction processing and all other customer service-related inquiries to ensure the needs of our wealth management clients are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

Kim began her career in the private investments industry in 1991, working at various financial planning firms, before joining BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2008.

Outside work hours, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. In the summer, she enjoys spending time outside, taking long walks with their beagle Oreo, cycling, and going to the beaches around Lake Winnipeg.

Paola Leon Olivella

Administration Assistant

Paola oversees the management our digital presence, providing solutions to customer service inquiries, and supporting our wealth management team to deliver the best value for our high-net-worth clients.

Currently enrolled in the Canadian Securities Course through the Canadian Securities Institute, Paola began her career in the investment management industry in 2020 as a Customer Service Representative with BMO at the Winnipeg Main Branch. She was quickly promoted to Personal Banking Associate, where she achieved the highest sales performance across the Winnipeg market. In November 2022, she joined BMO Nesbitt Burns as a member of The Sutton Thiessen Stiver Wealth Group.

Paola, her husband Andres, and their son Luca love to travel and spend time outdoors going to the beaches around Manitoba Lakes, hosting BBQs in their backyard, or enjoying picnics at the Winnipeg Parks.