Meet the Team

We have brought together a team of financial industry specialists with a breadth and depth of wealth management expertise.

Our investment advisors have considerable experience working in financial services and private banking in Switzerland and North America. Most importantly, we all share an in-depth understanding of, and interest in, global financial markets; a proven track record in the financial services industry, and; high ethical standards combined with a desire to operate transparently.

Our board of directors is comprised of several highly successful business people and entrepreneurs who have an excellent understanding of multiple industry sectors and a proven track record. All board members have been selected based on their individual skill sets, which complement each other and allow us to make the most effective business decisions possible.

 

Beat Meier, CFA, CIM

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Beat Meier has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Before co-founding Dynamic Tree Asset Management AG, he was responsible for managing and growing the wealth management business of UBS in the Prairies Region of Western Canada. Prior to that, he was a Senior Private Wealth Advisor and a member of the UBS Key Client Group in Canada, which serves Ultra High Net Worth individuals and families (>$50 Million in investable assets). Beat is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. He is also a graduate of the Swiss Certified Banking Specialist program and has his designation as a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM).

  +41 44 787 59 01
  beat.meier@dynamictree.com
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Michelle Chow, CIM

Executive Vice President

Michelle Chow has over 17 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Prior to her role as a Vice President of Dynamic Tree Asset Management AG, Michelle was a Private Wealth Advisor at UBS Wealth Management managing assets and servicing High Net Worth individuals and families (>$2 million investable assets) in Canada.

Michelle has extensive experience in portfolio management, research analysis, asset allocation strategies as well as providing counsel on comprehensive wealth management issues; all of which she combines to deliver tailored investment solutions to her affluent clients. In addition, Michelle collaborates with professionals such as lawyers and accountants in order to provide her clients with holistic wealth management solutions.

Michelle began her career as a Private Wealth Consultant at Altamira Financial Services Ltd. and has served in various roles within client service, relationship management, portfolio management, marketing and compliance. She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.

  +41 44 787 59 06
  michelle.chow@dynamictree.com
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Regina Minger

Human Resources

Regina Minger has broad experience in business administration, human resources, marketing and public relations.

Prior to working at Dynamic Tree Asset Management AG, she ran her own business consulting firm in Calgary, Canada working primarily with North American marketing leaders helping them to expand their businesses.

From 1999-2005, Regina worked in Corporate Communications for Man Investments, one of the largest hedge fund managers globally. She has a degree as a certified PR Manager.

  +41 44 787 59 08
  regina.minger@dynamictree.com
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Board of Directors

Andreas Strangemann

Andreas Strangemann has over 25 years experience in the real estate acquisition, financing and development industry in both Canada and Germany. He is the founder and owner of the Investra Group of companies, engaged in the development and acquisition of commercial real estate holdings in the top Canadian markets and throughout northern Germany.

He is also the co-founder of ePhilos AG, a leading software firm, providing e-procurement software solutions to large and mid-sized companies throughout Germany. As a strategic investor he is engaged in analyzing companies at various stages of their development.

Andreas holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Wayne Egan

Wayne Egan, P. Eng., has over 40 years' experience in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. He was a Founding Partner and long term Board Member of the Colt Companies & Colt Engineering, which became one of the largest privately owned engineering companies providing EPC/CM services to the Canadian energy industry, prior to the acquisition by WorleyParsons.

At Colt Engineering, Wayne held management, technical (2 patents), and marketing/sales positions. He also served on the company's Shareholder Value Committee which was responsible for strategic planning, evaluating M&A opportunities and corporate restructuring.

He is currently President of a private equity investment company focusing on opportunities in the financial and energy sectors.

Advisory Board

M. Paul Lessard

M. Paul Lessard, P. Eng. and MBA, has over 30 years' experience in the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Oil & Gas Industries. He was formerly a partner and board member of Colt Engineering, a mid-cap Canadian Engineering Procurement and Construction company, prior to its acquisition by Worley Parsons.

While there, Paul developed strategy and the business plan for a proprietary leak detection system, tripled the size of Colt’s largest alliance relationship, lead unprecedented and sustained growth in their construction division and, amongst other duties, served on the Leadership Committee where he helped create the company wide Leadership and Management development program.

Today, Paul is President of a private investment company that actively pursues new ventures and opportunities in Canada and the International markets.

Ulrich Huerlimann

Ulrich Huerlimann has broad experience in accounting and auditing in both Switzerland and Canada. He worked for several years as an accountant for Swiss subsidiaries of multinational companies before starting his career with Ernst & Young.

For the last ten years, he has been an auditor with Ernst & Young, auditing companies of all sizes in various industries. From 2007 until 2009 Ulrich gained valuable international experience in the Calgary office of Ernst & Young. During his professional career, Ulrich also worked in due diligence and was involved in accounting standard conversion projects.

Ulrich holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a Certified Accountant in Switzerland.

Erich Amgwerd

Erich Amgwerd has 20 years of combined leadership experience in hospitality, wealth management and technology, both in Switzerland and Canada. In 2007 as Executive Director, he restructured and modernized the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver and Calgary, and thereafter served on the Board for 5 years. In 2012, he established and has since been running a 600 member community organization in BC.

Specializing in helping companies achieve success by maximizing opportunities in relationship management, operational excellence, service delivery and technology, Erich has been providing management consulting and business advisory services to clients in Canada for the past 8 years.

He is currently Vice President of AMG Global Research Inc., and also recently founded Ceruzi International Inc., a luxury and lifestyle services company.