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CDSPI's Executive Team

Susan M. Armstrong, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Sue Armstrong joined CDSPI in June of 2009, and is currently Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for leading CDSPI’s advisory, wealth management, insurance, and health and wellness service offerings for the Canadian dental community. Sue has over 20 years of experience at the senior executive level in the insurance and reinsurance industries. In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Michael Garron Hospital, she is a director of West Park Healthcare Centre, Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company and Legacy General Insurance Company.

Ed Dermit, BA

Ed joined CDSPI in September 2014 with over 15 years of senior management experience in the financial services industry. He has held a number of executive-level roles in his four years with CDSPI, taking over as President in January 2018. Prior to CDSPI, Ed held senior roles at Manulife Asset Management, VenGrowth and ING Investment Management. Ed has a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, and enjoys playing hockey in his leisure time.

Corry Cheung, BMath (CS) 
Vice-President, IT

Corry joined CDSPI in 1989 as a Programmer and was then promoted as Manager of I.T. in 1999. She has been serving as the Vice-president of Information Technology since 2009 with more than 25 years of experience in the I.T. field. Leading a team of 10, Corry oversees the Programming, Network Systems and Security and Operations divisions in the I.T. Department. Corry possesses a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.

Ron Haik, MBA, CFP®, CIM®, FCSI®, CIWM®, TEP
Vice-President, Investment Advisory Services

Ron has practiced in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He gained a breadth of experience in a variety of roles, such as Financial Planner and Investment Advisor in the areas of domestic and offshore planning for the High Net Worth segment. As Vice-President of Investment Advisory Services, Ron leads a national team of Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) professionals who serve the Canadian dental community. Ron holds an MBA with a double-major in finance and financial services from the Schulich School of Business.

Susan Roberts, BA, FLMI®, ACS®, AIAA, CHS

Vice-President, Insurance Advisory Services

Susan has practiced in the insurance industry for over 20 years in several advisory and claim focused roles. In her role as Vice-President of the Insurance Advisory team, she leads a team of experienced insurance advisors who provide expertise and guidance to Canadian dental professionals.  Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario along with numerous insurance industry licenses and designations. Susan is the Deputy Principal Broker at CDSPI Advisory Services Inc. 

Margaret Rutherford, CPA, CA, B.Comm
Vice-President & CFO

Margaret joined CDSPI in 2012 as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (VP & CFO) and is responsible for finance, banking operations, compliance, human resources and insurance and investment administration.  She brings over 20 years of finance experience to CDSPI after holding progressively senior roles at some of Canada’s well-known financial institutions.  Margaret holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA) designation and possesses a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) degree from the University of Toronto. 

Julie Yoshikuni, BA (Hons)

Vice President, Marketing

Julie Yoshikuni joined CDSPI in 2016 as Vice President, Marketing. She is responsible for leading the Marketing team and marketing strategy. This includes managing the brand, social media and websites with a focus on promoting and educating the Canadian dental community about insurance, investments and support offered by CDSPI. Julie has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and product roles within the financial services industry. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.