B. Kirk McNamee, CFP

Financial Advisor - Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.
Life Insurance Advisor - McNamee & Associates Financial Services Ltd.

Kirk was born in Oshawa Ontario and attended both O'Neill and Courtice Secondary schools. It was while attending the University of Toronto studying for a Bachelor of Science degree that Kirk's father Barry encouraged him to consider changing his career direction and join the family business, a financial services company that he started in 1969.

Kirk joined McNamee & Associates in 1989. In 1999 he earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Kirk’s interests include golf, drumming and playing the guitar. He has also won 3 Canadian hockey championships at the age 35 and over level and an International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship at the age 45 and over level.

Shantel Ielasi

Mutual Fund Advisor Assistant - Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.
Marketing Assistant - McNamee & Associates Financial Services Ltd.

Shantel was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario—eventually moving east to start her family in 2007.

After graduating from Seneca College with an advanced International Business Administration diploma, Shantel started her career with TD Bank Group—moving between the banking and insurance sectors during her tenure with the company.  Realizing her affinity for wealth management and desire to address client’s individual financial goals while looking at financial well-being on a holistic level, Shantel sought out a role where exposure to this would be possible.  In joining Assante Wealth Management Shantel had the opportunity to learn more about wealth planning and build upon her knowledge of the financial industry in the capacity of Executive Administrative Assistant.  With the progression of Shantel’s career, becoming licensed would ultimately mean outgrowing her role at Assante, which was in perfect timing as we said “happy retirement” to our long-time Marketing Assistant Wendy Adcock.

Shantel joined McNamee & Associates in April 2018 as a Marketing Assistant and shortly thereafter, successfully completed the Investment Funds in Canada course.

As a wife, mother and career woman, Shantel is dedicated to continual self-improvement as well as keeping work and home life balanced. When she is not focusing on career aspirations, Shantel is busy with family and extra-curricular activities.

In her spare time, Shantel enjoys social gatherings, outdoor activities and the arts.

Douglas McCormick

Financial Advisor - Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.
Life Insurance Advisor - McNamee & Associates Financial Services Ltd. 

Doug was born and raised in Montreal.  He graduated from Concordia University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

For the next 19 years Doug worked in the banking industry.  He has worked for Canadian, U.S. and International banking organizations.

For nine years Doug was the Manager of the Precious Metals department within the Investment Banking division of a Canadian Bank.  He was actively involved in the day to day trading in the gold and silver markets on both a spot and futures basis.  During this time he also played a large role in establishing a gold options trading desk.

Later, Doug spent five years at BNP Paribas, a major international banking group as their Vice President Canadian Energy and Commodities.  In this role he was responsible for establishing credit facilities and hedging strategies for Canadian based oil and gas firms.  He would then go on to work as the Vice President, Private Wealth Management where he advised high net worth clients on their financial affairs including their investment portfolios.

In 1999 an opportunity presented itself to join McNamee & Associates as a 50% owner and partner.  Doug always wanted to be a business owner, so he jumped at this opportunity. 

Doug is married to his wife Kate and has two daughters Shannon and Robyn.