President

Brent Pickerl - President Sandstone Asset Managemet

Brent Pickerl - President

Since the formation of SANDSTONE in 2004, Brent has been responsible for ensuring the firm's adherence to its core investment philosophy; creating possibilities for clients, employees, and community; providing discretionary, intelligent and independent investment management services to private individuals, foundations, and family trust. All while contributing his experience to big-picture decisions relating to investments and the firms' direction.

In the late 90's, Brent began his career with one of Canada's largest financial institutions; CIBC Wood Gundy. Here he worked with an experienced team, gaining valuable knowledge and experience of his own. Along with standard duties and market observations, personal development has, and will continue to be, a major focus for Brent.

Several years into building his knowledge of the investment field and acquiring industry credentials, a familiar friend introduced him to Sharon Watkins. Recognising their shared investment philosophy and aspirations, Brent and Sharon stepped out on their own, forming SANDSTONE Asset Management Inc.

Brent holds dual Degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, majoring in both Finance and Economics. In addition to his U of S credentials, Brent is alumni of the Executive Program at Singularity University, an academic mecca whose mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies addressing humanity's grand challenges.

"We look forward to seeing Brent on a personal and professional level at each OUTLOOK Event. See you this year!" - Private Client

In addition to standard licenses and certifications all Portfolio Managers must hold, Brent continues to strive toward personal development by completing the Governance-Plus Program at Propellus (formerly CentrePoint), and deploying his time, energy and leadership competencies through various strategic board placements. He is Past Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee for the board of Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) and Past Chair of the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Immigrant Youth. Over the years, he also served as a jury member for the City of Calgary Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians.

Brent is married with three active children. When spare time becomes available, he enjoys encouraging community involvement through events, such as hosting concerts where the only way to gain entry is to perform. Showing his knack for being neighbourly and approachable. In addition to family and community activities, Brent has participated in Ironman competitions around the world and several marathons, even winning one of them!

These are only a few examples of why Brent was selected as one of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 under 40.