Jayne enjoys the diversity at Ford Keast and that she is able to work with a variety of clients and industries. The ability to connect and build relationships with clients motivates Jayne to provide exceptional customer service.
Away from the office, Jayne enjoys the great outdoors and traveling the world. She is an avid golfer, skier and cycler.
Shaun is the Tax Services Manager at Ford Keast and works closely with the firm’s Tax Services Partner, David Raines. Shaun enjoys consulting with the firm’s clients on a myriad of tax planning and compliance issues, including business purchases and sales, restructuring and complex personal tax matters.
Shaun graduated from Western University and has completed the CPA Canada In-depth Tax and In-depth Corporate Reorganizations courses. Shaun is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and is currently Treasurer of the Board for Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, serving London and surrounding counties.
Shaun and his husband Dan are both born-and-raised Londoners. The pair married in 2016 and spend their free time camping with friends, exploring major cities around the world, and enjoying time at home with their cat, Mr. Snuggles.
Derek enjoys that Ford Keast provides him the opportunity to continually learn and develop within his role. His coworkers and work atmosphere would definitely rank high on his ‘Ford Keast Favorites’ list.
As an all-around sports fan, Derek enjoys spending his time cheering on the Leafs. In the off season you can find Derek making moves and scoring goals on the soccer field with the Ford Keast soccer team.
Jann Danyluk brings over 30 years' experience to the role of HR Consultant.
Jann has her Business Administration diploma from Conestoga College. She developed her HR skills through a variety of education programs and received her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. She is a member in good standing of the Human Resources Association of Ontario. Jann has worked with small, mid-size and large companies providing HR advice and progressive programs which address the complexities of today's ever-changing work environment.
Jann lives in London's Byron area. She and her husband Dan are committed to their community and spend their leisure time travelling and relaxing at their cottage in Grand Bend. Although born and raised in Nova Scotia, Ontario is now home to Jann. She does however regularly cross the ocean to spend time with her daughter who lives in the UK.
Tom is a general practice partner at Ford Keast, and is the Independence Leader of the firm. Tom is quite often the "go-to" for all questions in the office relating to accounting and auditing, serves as a file monitor for many London Chartered Professional Accounts, as well as File Quality Control partner for many of our largest clients. Tom is a graduate of University of Western Ontario, and completed his Canadian Securities Course.
Tom's community involvement is impressive. He is a past Chair and Director of McCormick Home Foundation. He is the Treasurer of North London Sports Association Inc. He participates in tax clinics annually, and loves to support his clients through participation at their charitable events.
Tom hasn't given up the dream of an NHL career, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and Stanley Cup winner Ray Getliffe (who gave Rocket Richard his nickname). Tom is an active cross-fitter and has a new found love for running 5km races!
Gabrielle's favourite part of Ford Keast is the day to day relationship building with clients and being part of a great team. The diversity that Ford Keast provides allows for continuous development and different opportunities.
Outside of the office you can catch Gabrielle on a spin bike or kicking it with the Ford Keast soccer team. From time to time she does enjoy a classic twin switch - they never know who is who!
At Ford Keast Brittany is tasked with a variety of projects which she enjoys as it provides her the ability to continually learn and grow. Brittany has recently become a key component to the Social Housing sector of our firm.
Before joining the accounting world, Brittany began her professional career as an Instructor Therapist to children with Autism. She currently sits as a member on a micro board which specializes in assisting a family with any hardship's they may encounter.
Brittany enjoys an active lifestyle and can be found on the slopes snowboarding or scuba diving when the opportunity presents itself! She loves travelling and learning about different cultures and ways of life.
Jason enjoys the flexibility and opportunity that Ford Keast provides. While he makes the most of his time in the office, he loves being able to travel offsite to client offices. This opportunity not only brings diversity to his working day, it also allows him to discover the cities’ most acclaimed restaurants.
In his spare time, Jason volunteers his time as the treasurer of Leads Employment Services. While he does enjoy watching hockey and football, which often leads to fantasy sports league victories, his passion and support is with the Calgary Flames.
At Ford Keast, Sherri contributes her extensive administrative knowledge and experience to the everyday processes of the Firm. She enjoys striving to enhance administrative policies and processes to fulfill the known saying of ‘work smarter, not harder’ and to benefit the Firm as a whole. The family-like atmosphere amongst the staff has been one of her favourite attributes of the company. Ford Keast offers an ever-changing workplace which accommodates Sherri’s drive to continuously learn and tackle new tasks.
Outside of the office, Sherri enjoys all things outdoors… minus the bugs. Soaking up the sun at the beach, hiking, and glamping with family are a few of her favourite summer activities. She’s an avid sports fan, playing beach volleyball and soccer (recruited to the FK soccer team) and watching basketball and baseball.
Ian is a general practice partner at Ford Keast. Ian began his career with Ford Keast during co-op work terms while studying for a mathematics degree at the University of Waterloo. Ian has a wide range of experience with owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He works closely with many of our Long Term Care Home clients.
Ian is a board member of the McCormick Care Foundation, serving on the finance committee. He also dedicates his time to his three children including their athletic and musical pursuits.
Ian tends to turn any vacation time into “race-cation” time. That is, combining travel with his love of endurance sports including running, cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon.
Kathleen joined Ford Keast with the Gordon Hardcastle merger at the end of 2015. She enjoys that Ford Keast provides her the opportunity to work with many corporate clients on a variety of projects.
Away from the office you can catch Kathleen harvesting vegetables in her garden, spending time with her family or singing in her local church choir.
Paul is a general practice partner at Ford Keast. A graduate of Queen's University's Commerce Program, Paul began his career at a national firm, and had many years' experience in Calgary. The firm's Professional Development leader, Paul is the role model to many staff in how to be a successful Chartered Professional Accountant – knowledgeable, hardworking and a trusted advisor to all the clients he services. He is the liaison between the firm and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Paul is past Treasurer of SW Ontario Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and a past member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Greater London. He is past president of Boys' and Girls' Club, as well a past Board member and coach of Southwest Optimist Minor Hockey and West London Minor Hockey Association.
A diehard Montreal Canadiens fan, Paul enjoys his time away from the office on the golf course or lounging near the water in northern Ontario cottage country.
Melissa specializes in accounting and assurance services, mainly in the not-for-profit and social housing sectors of the firm. Her favourite part of working at Ford Keast is that it allows her to meet and work directly with clients, growing her relationship with them and her understanding of how they operate.
In 2016, Melissa graduated from Brock University with a Degree in Bachelor in Accounting. She joined our team in 2018, bringing with her 4 years of public practice experience. She is an active member of the Ford Keast Wellness Committee and has a passion for work-life balance and mental health initiatives.
Outside of the office, you can find Melissa behind a good book and a nice glass of red. Family time is very important to her, especially caring for her newest addition - Rory, the cat.
Meg is part of the tax unit at Ford Keast. She made the transition from the assurance and audit side in early 2019. Meg’s favourite part of working at Ford Keast is constantly learning and meeting new clients. Meg works on a variety of different projects and enjoys that it allows her to continually build great working relationships with the clients.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends while learning to golf, or cheering on the Leafs. During peak season, Meg can be found at their family cottage in Longpoint.
Susie joined Ford Keast with Robert G. Sandford CPA, CA merger in 2017 and has been dedicated to making the transition seamless. As a manager she enjoys the opportunity of meeting and building working relationships with existing and new clients.
Away from the office Susie dedicates her time to her children as they engage in swimming, dance, skating & soccer. When she is not fulfilling the role of Super Mom she loves putting her creativity to use through interior decorating.
Dorinda joined the Ford Keast team with several years of reception and administrative experience. She enjoys the professional yet family atmosphere that Ford Keast provides and is always smiling! Working with people comes naturally to her and approaches every situation with a can do attitude!
In her spare time, you can find Dorinda cheering for the London Knights and the Pittsburgh Steelers! Although she is an avid sports fan you are more likely to find her cheering on the team rather than in the game. Go Knights Go!
Glenn is a general practice partner at Ford Keast, and he couldn't be more proud to be part of such a diverse and innovative firm. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Glenn has continued his commitment to learning, having served as a Practice Inspector with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO), and having completed his In Depth Tax Course through the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). He has taught courses on not-for-profit assurance and tax matters, and serves as a monitor to many Chartered Professional Accountants throughout Ontario.
Glenn formerly served on the Board of Directors at the London Hunt and Country Club, and prior to that, was the Chair of Finance and Audit. Glenn has also served as the Treasurer, Board member and Chair of Finance and Audit of the Children's Health Foundation.
Glenn's favourite thing to do away from the office is supporting his daughter's competitive soccer team, FC London. He is a huge supporter of Manchester United, and feels he could bring them back to their past glory if given the chance to manage them.
Donna enjoys that she is a part of an experienced professional team at Ford Keast. She particularly enjoys assisting a wide variety of clientele.
Outside of the office you can find Donna riding horses, camping and spending time with her family.
Ron is an accountant with Ford Keast and works with a diverse range of clients including construction, manufacturing and investment related companies. He sits on the Finance Committee for a London non-profit organization, and is Trustee for a Trust, with respect to the management of its affairs and investment holdings. Ron has an Accounting diploma from Fanshawe College, brings over 30 years of accounting experience to the job and enjoys the many long-term relationships he has built with his clients.
After many years of managing and assisting with the coaching of his children’s sports teams, Ron is taking a more relaxed approach to life. He enjoys working outdoors, time with his family and travelling, while confidently waiting for this year’s imminent Stanley Cup win, for the Leaf’s.
As a member of the team, Angeline is very appreciative of the wide variety of work opportunities offered at Ford Keast. She is particularly excited to be learning with and from an incredible roster of colleagues.
A graduate from the University of Western Ontario, Angeline studied both accounting and music to receive two bachelor degrees over her six years at Western. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the oboe and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Laura is in the tax unit at Ford Keast as a Tax Specialist. She works on a diverse range of items including, personal and corporate taxes, tax compliance issues and tax planning opportunities for clients.
After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University where she received her Honours BA in Business Administration, Laura quickly decided to specialize in tax and completed her In Depth Tax Course and In Depth HST Course through the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.
Laura recently moved to London from her home town of Fergus, Ontario and is currently enjoying discovering the city and spending time with family and friends.
David is the tax service partner at Ford Keast. This often means that David is being pulled in a thousand directions at once, and is responsible for ensuring that the firm delivers the latest tax compliance issues and planning opportunities to its clients. David is also the firm's Board representative with our Wealth Management business.
A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, David completed his In Depth Tax Course through the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), and served as an instructor in both the group study and in-residency programs. David was an instructor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) School of Accountancy program, and is a member of the Estate Planners Council of London and the Canadian Tax Foundation.
David is an avid outdoorsman, and in his spare time can be doing anything outside. He enjoys hiking, skiing and golf, and looks forward to the day that he can become one with the mountains in western Canada.
Debra enjoys being part of the Ford Keast team as it offers her an opportunity to work with a variety of clients in various industries. Though new to the team she brings with her 14 years of experience in public practice and is a Member of the Canadian Payroll Association.
Away from the office Debra loves spending time with her family, and especially enjoys bonding over a traditional home cooked Caribbean meal. She also enjoys baking and decorating cakes.
Robert is a general practice partner with Ford Keast LLP. Prior to joining Ford Keast LLP, Robert was a partner in a regional accounting firm from 1994 - 2001. He started his own firm in 2001 in London, Ontario, and operated it until December 31, 2016. On January 1, 2017, Robert merged his accounting firm with Ford Keast LLP.
Roberts’ expertise and experience have assisted family-owned businesses every step of the way, from start-up, through expansion and growth, to retirement.
Community is very important to Robert which is demonstrated through his involvement with many charities and his presence on multiple boards. Since 2010, Robert has been the Treasurer, Investment Committee Chair, Executive Committee Member and member of the Board of Directors at Ronald McDonald House Charities – Southwestern Ontario. He is a founding member of both the Entrepreneurial C.A.’s of London and of The London Business Breakfast Club.
Away from the office Robert enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and friends.
Michael is a general practice partner at Ford Keast, and is relied heavily on his expertise and tireless work ethic for many facets of the firm. Michael has developed our accounting software templates and continues to be the leader in making Ford Keast such an innovative practice. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Michael's latest and greatest work has been in seeing the expansion of our building and the catalyst in the merger of both Gordon Hardcastle CA and Robert G. Sandford Professional Corporation clients.
Michael's accounting and auditing expertise is vast, with clients ranging from those in the construction industry to charitable organizations, owner-managed businesses to nursing homes, and everywhere in between.
Michael has always been very active in the community, with most recently being a director and Chair of Finance for King's University College, and volunteering his time with Bethany's Hope Foundation. Michael is also instrumental in orchestrating providing free tax clinics for Hutton House Foundation clients.
Michael enjoys time with his family, and has recently travelled to Italy.
Kim, Executive Assistant to Gareth Whiteside, of FKWM thrives on providing the very best service to each client. When they reach their goals, it provides satisfaction that FKWM clients are also reaching theirs.
In her time away from the office Kim enjoys spending weekends with her family and friends at their family cottage. Kim also loves spending time walking their Doberman “Bo” and Chocolate Lab “Ellie”.
Michael is a manager at Ford Keast. He enjoys that he has the opportunity to work with clients in a broad spectrum of industries which include long-term care homes, construction, automotive, retail, charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
Outside of the office Michael is active in the local community; volunteering on the board of directors for the Community Services Coordination Network, acting as captain for the Ford Keast soccer team, and refereeing part time in recreational hockey leagues. In his spare time, Michael continues to hone his ping pong skills in hopes of one day dethroning Eric as Ford Keast Champion.
James enjoys working with a diverse set of clients from various industries facilitating an environment where he is constantly learning and challenging himself.
As a graduate from the University of Waterloo, James started his co-op with Ford Keast and joined the firm full time post graduation.
Outside of the office James enjoys travelling, playing hockey and keeping the Ford Keast soccer team in the game as their goalie.
Lenore joined the Ford Keast team in October of 2000 to provide administrative support in all areas of the firm. Lenore loves the variety of projects and duties associated with her position and she also enjoys working with the partners and staff at Ford Keast.
Outside of the office Lenore enjoys spending time with her daughter Erika, eating Sushi and walking her dog “Loki”.
Britini’s favourite part of working at Ford Keast is not only the daily interaction with the great staff, but being able to work on a multitude of files for various businesses. She enjoys being able to help present a clear financial picture to each business while having an opportunity to learn more about their operations.
Outside of work you can catch Britini at the arena multiples nights a week with her son Charlie or at the dance studio with her daughter Callie. She loves spending time with her family and wouldn’t turn down a nice glass of wine with her friends.
Lisa is a manager at Ford Keast, specializing in audit and assurance engagements for a variety of clients including social housing and co-operative housing corporations, condominium corporations, non-profits and charities. A graduate of Brock University, Lisa has continued her commitment to the accounting profession through serving as a panelist for the CPA Capstone program, a mentor in the Brock mentoring program as well as mentoring future CPAs in the CPA Ontario program. Lisa is also a part-time practice inspector for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO). Lisa is passionate about helping clients’ Boards enhance their governance capacity to more effectively govern their organizations.
Lisa is active in the community and is currently the Chair for the Board of Directors of Anago and a member of their Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and she also serves as the Treasurer for her condominium corporation. She is also a past volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as the Learning Disabilities Association.
Lisa’s favourite thing to do away from the office is going to the family cottage just south of Tobermory with her husband Dan. She is also a huge country music fan, loves attending concerts and spending time with her puppy Bailey.
Julie is the administrative manager at Ford Keast and has been a member of the team for more than 25 years. Her favourite part of her job has always been the people. As a long-term employee of Ford Keast, Julie has witnessed the business grow into a wonderful family environment.
Julie is a Black Belt, which is her greatest achievement in recent years, and can be found daily punching a heavy bag. When she is not at the Dojo, Julie loves spending time with family – especially cheering on her all-star niece when she is on the basketball court. When the hot weather hits, Julie will be getting her tan on at her family cottage.
Eric is a general practice partner at Ford Keast. He began his career with the firm in January 2005 after graduating with distinction from the Honours Business Administration program at the Ivey Business School at Western University. As a leader in the latest accounting, assurance, and taxation matters, Eric has served a wide range of the firm’s owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations from start-ups to the well-established. Eric enjoys getting to know and work closely with the many individuals involved in client organizations, and has a diverse range of experience with various industries.
Eric has also assisted many clients with the purchase and sale of their businesses and succession planning. From smaller deals to those $100M+, he enjoys supporting all stages of the process including consulting on valuation matters. Eric also closely follows the capital markets and enjoys equity research and portfolio design in some of his spare time.
A Londoner, born and raised, Eric has been heavily involved in Byron Baseball over the years as past Treasurer and a coach of countless teams. He participates in the annual CPA tax clinics, is a mentor in the CPA Ontario PERT program, and can still be found on the baseball diamond or soccer pitch in the summer. Winter pursuits involve a good game of squash or skiing. Eric is also the reigning ping-pong champion of the office and welcomes any challengers at any time!
John is a general practice partner at Ford Keast, and is the Human Resource Leader of the firm. A graduate of University of Waterloo, John serves many small to medium sized owner-managed businesses, as well as not-for-profit organizations. John has an agricultural background, having grown up on a family farm outside of Lucknow, and uses that knowledge to service many of Ford Keast's farming clients.
John is past President and Board member of Ronald McDonald House, and served as past Chair of that organization's Building Committee and Investment Committee. He is a past Director of the Ingersoll Chamber of Commerce as well as Ingersoll Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association.
John is proud to be a Toronto Maple Leaf fan. He is a member of the Entrepreneurial CA's of London, and enjoys spending time with his family.
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Robert is a Supervisor at Ford Keast and enjoys working with a variety of clients to better understand their business and provide exceptional service. He has worked with a wide range of clients in many industries, from small owner-managed to public companies.
Robert is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Accounting programs and brings over 20 years of experience in accounting, assurance, and taxation. Robert also has experience in commercial real estate appraisal services and received the Post Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from The University of British Columbia.
Outside of the office, Robert can be found at the gym strength training and on the mats improving his skills in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Gareth is a Certified Financial Planner and has been working in the financial industry since 1989. He joined Ford Keast Wealth Management in 2001. The cornerstone of Gareth's success has been caring for his clients and putting their needs first. His focus is on building high quality, personalized financial plans that help to guide the client through all phases of their lives.
Gareth is a lifelong resident of London. He has been happily married to Joanne for over 30 years and they have two sons, Ben and Josh. Gareth is involved with his community and church, and currently helps run a basketball program for teenage boys. In September of 2017, Gareth became a community member of the Quality Committee for St. Joseph’s Health Care which is committed to ensuring consistent and quality patient care. He is an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys many sports and outdoor activities.
Steve is a manager at Ford Keast, assisting clients with a wide range of assurance and taxation services. Steve is involved with various sized clients and strives to learn the unique business features of each client all while building great working relationships. Steve specializes in sectors relating to the construction industry, long-term care homes and pension plans.
Steve graduated from the University of Western Ontario and received his Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. Steve sits as a board member on the King’s University College Foundation and currently serves on their finance and investment committee.
Away from the office Steve keeps occupied with his two sons who lead very active lives. Steve assists in coaching both of their hockey and soccer teams. Steve’s ‘me’ time includes hitting the trails on his mountain bike, playing slo-pitch and regularly donating blood – he’s reached 100 donations!
Weijie's favourite part of working at Ford Keast is the support his team members provide. He enjoys being part of a team that is able to provide solutions to clients through a variety of services.
Weijie has a bachelor degree in accounting and experience in many different accounting and auditing roles. He has obtained his USCPA (Guam) and completed his MBA at Lakehead University.
Outside of the office Weijie enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing, especially when enjoyed with his friends and family.