Management Team - Richmond Club

Management Team

Scott Barber President
Mr. Barber started his career at TD Bank where he obtained a mutual fund and insurance licenses and was instrumental in getting his branch to the number one position, in the region, for sales and service. He then became a National Credit and Administration Manager for VFC Inc., an automotive finance company, where he helped grow a company from 10 million to over 200 million in outstanding receivables in just over 5 years. He then went to Wells Fargo Financial as a Business Development Manager where he was able to grow a territory over 400% in just over two years. Scott has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance, the Canadian Securities Course, the Partner Officer & Director designation and won the entrepreneurship award in University.
Greg Beckett CIM, FCSI Founder, Director Of Research

At age thirteen, Greg invented the auto reverse cassette deck. In 1983 he participated in the development, production and marketing of the world's first microwave popcorn bag. This invention was the "secret" in General Mill's Pop Secret brand of popcorn. In 1987 he assisted in the sale of this business which sold for $24,000,000. Subsequently Greg co-founded and was the President of Toronto Venture Exchange listed Beckett Technologies Corp., a microwave food packaging company, which had a market capitalization of $198 million. It was at Beckett Technologies where he was granted thirteen U.S. patents for microwave food packaging.
In 1997 he founded Beckett Capital Corp., a Limited Market Dealer licensed with the Ontario Securities Commission. Beckett Capital's name was later changed to Kingsdale Capital Corporation in 2001. In 1999 Greg founded the Richmond Club Corp. and was and still is responsible for the stock research and selection for the Richmond Index which, as of June 1, 2014, has grown at a rate of 19.68% per year since its inception in July 2005 which compares favorably to -6.2% per annum for the TSX Venture Exchange or 8.72% per annum for Berkshire Hathaway over the same period of time.
In 2005 he founded Liberty Fund Management Inc., which created the Liberty Micro-Cap Gold Index. From 2007-2008 he was the host of Micro-Cap Stock Watch, which was a daily Internet TV program through Market News One in Dallas. Texas. From 2011-2012 Greg was an Investment Advisor with TD Waterhouse at the TD Bank tower in Toronto. From 2012 - 2014 Greg was a Vice President, Retirement, Estate & Trust Strategies at Wickham Investment Counsel Inc.
Currently, Greg is Director, Retirement. Estate & Trust Strategies at Beckett Wealth Management Inc. and Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer at beckettbank Corp which provides debt and equity primarily to companies listed on the Richmond Club Index. He was also: a founder and former Executive Director of The Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA)™ which is the association for Exempt Market Dealers, has appeared as a guest on Business News Network (BNN) and is the founder and Chairman of the Richmond Foundation which focuses on helping "at risk kids" in Ontario to become functional members of society.
The following are some of the courses that Greg has successfully completed which are administered by the Canadian Securities Institute. Canada's leading provider of professional credentials for the financial services industry:

  • Certificate in Retirement Strategy
  • Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice
  • Certificate in Estate Planning & Trust Strategy
  • Chartered Investment Manager (CIM)
  • Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course
  • Portfolio Management Techniques Course
  • Business Succession Planning Course
  • Individual Pension Plans Course
  • Investment Strategies for Retirees Course
  • Planning Strategies for Seniors Course
  • Financial Planning for Snowbirds Course

For recreation, Greg enjoys competing in triathlons as well as camping, and snowboarding.

Galit Solomon BA President, Richmond Media Inc.
Galit Solomon is an award-winning journalist, writer, radio news anchor and communications professional. She enjoyed a 13-year career as a journalist and anchor with some of Canada’s top newsrooms including CTV and CityTV in Toronto. During that time that she won several prestigious awards including the Best Feature Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, The Bryden Award for the One
to Watch from York University and the Award of Courage from Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention.Galit specializes in creating compelling stories for media as well as brands. Galit has been published in Notable Life, Today’s Parent, CAA Magazine. She also hosts the morning news on radio station 105.9 The Region.In her past role as Director of Operations and Public Relations for On Q Communications, Galit led a team of social, digital, PR, graphic design and production professionals. She also served as a
Spokesperson and Media Relations Manager with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for several years.
Salisha Ilyas B.Com, MBA Director Of Investor Relations
Salisha is a senior investor relations professional with 18 years of experience across a range of industries. She has held senior IR and communication roles at Canadian, US and UK publicly listed companies and has also served as the head of professional development at the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) in Toronto. Salisha holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and a Master in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, and she has completed the Canadian Securities Course.
Jerry Astor MA Director of Business Development
Jerry is a senior business development professional with over forty years of experience at senior levels in various sectors including manufacturing and technology. He has helped dozens of companies with the challenging transition of going public and is an expert in branding/imaging, communications, corporate finance, sales, marketing, and turn-arounds.