Michael J. Hayden, B.Comm., CIM
Senior Portfolio Manager & Senior Investment Advisor
Michael Hayden, a 30 year veteran of the investment industry, heads the wealth management group dedicated to providing a full range of financial solutions to clients. Michael attended the University of Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
After five years in the commercial banking division of a major bank, Michael focused his career on becoming an Investment Advisor. As a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns, Michael embraces the responsibility of being an essential counselor that clients rely upon to guide their most important financial decisions.
Blake McLennan, CIM
Blake has worked at BMO Nesbitt Burns since 2008 and started with the Hayden team in 2015. He works with clients, both domestic and abroad, to help them navigate their complex financial goals and needs. Before working for BMO, Blake started his career in New York City at a private investment bank after attending Hamilton College in upstate New York where he obtained a BA in Economics. He currently lives in Oakville with his wife and young son.
Blake believes in a disciplined approach to investing and wealth management. He firmly believes clients need a plan and guidance, and with a help of our trusted partners, brings solutions to help make clients lives easier.
Senior Client Service Associate
Taren has been with BMO Nesbitt Burns since 2004 after working in the financial services industry since 1999. A graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University, Taren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Television. As a Licensed Representative, she provides invaluable assistance in navigating administrative issues and is a key component to the success and productivity of the group. Her attention to detail ensures the seamless operation of day-to-day activities and she is dedicated to offering clients prompt and diligent service.
Taren is an avid world traveller having been to 6 of 7 continents. She has a passion for scuba diving and underwater photography spending many vacations exploring some of the world’s best reefs. When not diving, she enjoys an African adventure, cruising or exploring a big city.
Taren has a love of animals and has raised three Labrador Retrievers for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. She currently has small a dog named Ludwig adopted from a rescue out of the United States.
Senior Client Service Associate
Vanessa began her career as an Assistant with Midland Walwyn in 1994, has been with BMO Nesbitt Burns since 2016, and joined The Hayden Wealth Management Group in 2018.
She has proven administrative, customer-service, and trading experience. Vanessa is committed to efficiently and effectively servicing clients’ needs with exceptional care and professionalism.
Vanessa calls Etobicoke home and is extremely proud of her two daughters who are enjoying success at Wilfred Laurier University and Etobicoke School of the Arts.
Martha joined the team in July 2022. She holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Health Administration from Toronto Metropolitan University.
Her role is to provide administrative and operational support for the Hayden Wealth Management Group and to use social media to benefit, maximize the growth of the team’s business and client communication.