Our Team

Executive Team

Daryl MacLellan, CPA, CA

President & CEO

Daryl MacLellan was named president of CWB Maxium Financial in March 2016, following the acquisition of Maxium and Desante by Canadian Western Bank. A tenacious problem-solver, Daryl’s leadership approach continues to be “to work together to change impossible situations to possible ones.”

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Daryl MacLellan, CPA, CA

President & CEO

Dan Gilchrist

Vice President

Dan has been working in the financing industry for over 20 years. He is a true expert in many industries, including Healthcare, Transportation, Construction, Office Products, Technology, Sponsor Finance, Energy Finance and Infrastructure Finance. 

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Dan Gilchrist

Vice President

Neil Cruickshank

Vice President

With over 35 years experience in commercial lending, structured finance and equipment financing, Neil brings a broad background of lending experience and relationship management to Maxium.

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Neil Cruickshank

Vice President

Michael Levine, CPA, CA

Vice President, Finance

Michael brings over a decade of national and international business experience in both public accounting and various industries, holding progressive leadership roles in a variety of organizations.

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Michael Levine, CPA, CA

Vice President, Finance

Edward (Ted) Hopkinson

Vice President, Risk Officer

During a 30 year career in banking, Ted has enjoyed a variety of roles including Commercial and Corporate Banking, Restructuring, Real Estate Lending and Risk Management.

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Edward (Ted) Hopkinson

Vice President, Risk Officer

Healthcare Finance Team

Chris Graham

National Sales Manager

Chris joined CWB Maxium in May 2011 and currently holds the position of National Sales Manager. Chris has been instrumental in working with the sales team to structure deals which are both satisfactory for Credit while meeting the client’s needs.

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Chris Graham

National Sales Manager

Chris Lowry

Regional Sales Manager, Ontario

Chris is a sales agent for CWB Maxium in Ontario with over 21 years of sales experience, with an expertise in pharmacy and real estate acquisitions.

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Chris Lowry

Regional Sales Manager, Ontario

Mike McGillivray

Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada

Mike is an origination agent for CWB Maxium in Western Canada. He is a veteran of the healthcare finance industry, specializing in financing practice and pharmacy acquisitions.

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Mike McGillivray

Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada

Paul McFadyen

Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada

Paul is a sales agent for CWB Maxium in British Columbia. He has an extensive background in management and has been successful in providing financing solutions to Health Care Professionals since 2002.

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Paul McFadyen

Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada

Susan Redmond

Regional Sales Manager, Atlantic Canada

Susan is a sales agent for CWB Maxium in Atlantic Canada. Susan has worked in the independent pharmacy industry for over 15 years and has an extensive knowledge of the marketplace in Atlantic Canada.

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Susan Redmond

Regional Sales Manager, Atlantic Canada

Kelly McFadyen

Regional Manager, Western Canada

Kelly McFadyen joined CWB Maxium as an Account Manager in August 2016, bringing with her 13 years of experience in the financial sector. Kelly works with clients in the Condo/Strata and Healthcare divisions to help them find the best financial solutions for their needs.

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Kelly McFadyen

Regional Manager, Western Canada

Commercial Finance Team

Rob Mabe

Vice President, Business Development

A devoted member of the CWB Maxium team since 1997, Rob has held several positions including Vice President of Finance and Administration, Golf, Sales, Operations and – most recently – Vice President, Business Development.

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Rob Mabe

Vice President, Business Development

Blake Barrigar

Director, Originations

Since 1998, Blake has contributed significantly to many roles within CWB Maxium, currently responsible for developing and managing the  Condominium Finance program in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

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Blake Barrigar

Director, Originations

Ryan Griffiths

Director, Condominium Finance

Ryan brings over 15 years of extensive experience in commercial lending across multiple industries. Ryan works exclusively with condominium corporations, property managers and other stakeholders across Canada to develop and implement customized financing solutions.

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Ryan Griffiths

Director, Condominium Finance

Pierre Sauve

Director, Originations

Pierre has been a key contributor of CWB Maxium since 1997, providing medium-sized businesses and large corporations alike with financing facilities and programs.

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Pierre Sauve

Director, Originations

Kelly McFadyen

Regional Manager, Western Canada

Kelly McFadyen joined CWB Maxium Financial as an Account Manager in August 2016, bringing with her 13 years of experience in the financial sector. Kelly works with clients in the Condo/Strata and Healthcare divisions to help them find the best financial solutions for their needs.

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Kelly McFadyen

Regional Manager, Western Canada

Lyndsey McNally

Director, Originations

Lyndsey joined the CWB team in 2020 with an extensive background in the condominium sector, having worked with condominium corporations in the GTA since 2002. Lyndsey is a licensed condominium manager and in 2017 was selected as property manager of the year by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.

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Lyndsey McNally

Director, Originations

Program Finance Team

Justin Limpright

Director, Program Finance

Justin Limpright was the first member of the CWB Maxium Program Finance team. His responsibilities quickly grew from Program Auditor to Program Manager overseeing the growth in this vertical while maintaining reporting to funders and senior management.

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Justin Limpright

Director, Program Finance

Nathan Ferguson

Director, Program Finance

With over 10 years experience in structured finance, commercial lending, and consumer finance, Nathan brings a broad background of lending experience and relationship management to CWB Maxium.

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Nathan Ferguson

Director, Program Finance

John Drenoski

Director, Program Finance

With over 16 years experience in commercial lending, equipment financing and consumer finance, John brings a broad background of lending experience and relationship management to CWB Maxium.

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John Drenoski

Director, Program Finance

Golf Finance Team

Toby McHale

Director, Originations 

Toby has been with the team since 1999, having joined the golf team in 2001. He has helped to provide innovative, flexible financing solutions to many of CWB Maxium’s 700 golf course clients.

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Toby McHale

Director, Originations 

Ryan Spring

Golf Leasing and Golf Mortgage Specialist

Ryan has been a part of the team since June of 2010. Ryan has spent his entire career in the golf industry, and was a Class “A” member of the Canadian PGA from 2000 to 2011.

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Ryan Spring

Golf Leasing and Golf Mortgage Specialist

Financial Advisory Practice Team

John Walker

Managing Director, Cash Flow

John began his 30 year career in Toronto as an equity analyst for a Canadian financial institution, learning a value approach rooted in fundamental analysis.

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John Walker

Managing Director, Cash Flow

Tyler Wilson

Business Development Manager

Tyler has been with CWB Maxium since 2016, initially in commercial cash flow underwriting and is now focusing on Financial Advisory lending. He enjoys working with clients to tailor make financing to enhance their business and achieve sustainable growth.

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Tyler Wilson

Business Development Manager