Team 2018-12-10T20:55:47+00:00


More than anything we deliver peace of mind and clarity. At Sovereign Wealth we want people to be confident in their security today. Our client’s assurance comes from our passion, strength, expertise and integrity. We deliver trust that leads to a natural solution.



Whitney Hammond has been in personal practice since 1997. She desired to own and operate her own private wealth firm and launched Sovereign Wealth Management in 2004. Working closely with clients’ accounting, tax and legal advisors, Whitney helps clients understand and select will planning, testamentary trusts, tax deferral and asset accumulation strategies. Her expertise with wealth and risk management focuses on client’s goals and values allowing Whitney to build high levels of trust and establish multi-generational relationships.

Advisory Team

Whitney Hammond CFP, CLU
Principal, Sovereign Wealth Management

Whitney Hammond, principal of Sovereign Wealth Management, has been in personal practice since 1997. Whitney is a recognized leader in the Canadian financial planning field and a frequent speaker at events focusing on estate planning.

With exceptional knowledge in wealth accumulation and preservation, Whitney coaches clients to build solid financial plans which include tax and estate plans, testamentary trusts, tax sheltered growth plans and, for business owners, comprehensive succession plans and exit strategies. Her expertise in wealth management, and focus on delivering effective programs has allowed her to build trusting, inter-generational relationships with her clients.

Steve Shillington CA, CFP, TEP

Steve Shillington provides support to  financial advisors on tax, estate planning, business exit strategy and business risk management matters. Steve is a chartered accountant, with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, following a 10 year career with KPMG where he was a tax specialist, advising corporate and individual clients on taxation and related estate planning issues. Steve is a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Society of Trust and Estate Planners

Associate Advisors

Brian Weatherdon BA, MA, CFP, CLU, CPCA, CRC

A financial advisor since 1995, Brian’s practice has grown with professionals, businesses, and families to safeguard their wealth and build  estates. Brian listens attentively to what is most important to his clients, their circumstances and dear ones. Thereafter a financial plan is constructed to assure, as much as possible, that goals are attained.  Brian meets with his clients on a regular basis, to review progress and to update plans as circumstances change. The long term goal of a financial plan is to protect and enhance client assets.

Greg Murray

Greg graduated with Deans Honors from a two-year financial services program at Mohawk College and has successfully completed the CFP Level 1 exam, a requirement for attaining CFP certification in Canada. Greg started his practice with Freedom 55 Financial and has been providing financial planning for clients of Sovereign Wealth Management since 2013. Greg takes the time to get to know his clients and employs a comprehensive approach to financial planning which encompasses all aspects of a client’s current and future financial needs.

Operations Team

Ben Takacs B.Comm (Hons)
Investment Associate

Ben Takacs is a dynamic investment professional and has completed several industry-accredited courses through the Canadian Securities Institute. Ben also holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University with a specialization in Finance. Here at Sovereign Wealth Management, Ben is dedicated to helping clients through utilizing an in-depth knowledge of investment products and services, and effecting investment transactions expeditiously and accurately. Ben has a strong desire to grow professionally and is currently a Level III Candidate in the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) program

Nicole Goodland

Marketing Assistant to Whitney Hammond

Nicole is an enthusiastic and accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in Executive Administrative positions. She has a wide range of skills in client services, event planning, marketing, desktop publishing, and sales/budgeting.  At Sovereign Wealth Management, Nicole is responsible for scheduling client reviews, managing social media and marketing events while cultivating strong and lasting client relationships. As a proven facilitator, she sets high standards and expectations to meet customer’s needs by providing assistance in a timely, friendly, and proactive manner – all with a smile and positive attitude. Nicole is always seeking new experiences to build upon her professional skills. Her passions include travel, arts and health.

Christine Blacquiere

Insurance Associate

Christine is an experienced Insurance Associate who has a passion for helping others, and is focused on providing exceptional customer service and advisor support. Christine completed a diploma in Business – Financial Services from Mohawk College. Pursuing her interest in Insurance, Christine has been in this role at Sovereign Wealth Management since 2013.  She has an acute knowledge of life and health insurance products. Christine is a key team player who works independently to serve and meet clients’ needs. She is always looking to expand her knowledge and grow within the financial services industry.

Amy Zulerons


Amy has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, where she specialized in Accounting and minored in Economics. She is a Certified Management Accountant and since 2005 has chosen to focus her career helping her clients, like Sovereign Wealth Management, with their bookkeeping needs.

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