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As Partner and CEO of the firm, I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead our team. I love the challenge leadership brings, as well as the opportunity to connect with our community. I try to keep abreast of emerging issues that affect our clients and their businesses. My main focus is making sure we put the best possible team on the field every day to help our clients succeed.

More About Me

My Specialties

  • Assurance and Advisory
  • Strategic Planning for Firm and Clients
  • Business Development
  • Success Planning

My Credentials

  • CPA Ontario, FCPA, FCA – 2016
  • CPA Ontario, CPA, CA 1991
  • FPSC, Certified Financial Planner – 1998
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Diploma in Accounting – 1991

What I enjoy

There are few things that I find more enjoyable than hopping on my bike and going for a long ride. I also love playing my guitar, travelling and reading a good book.

Latest Insight

It is with sadness that we share that our former colleague and friend, Arch Lawrence passed away on Saturday, February 24th. Arch was a valued Associate Partner when SB was called Scott, Batenchuk & Company and retired in April 1997. If you did not know Arch, you probably know Beth. Beth helped us during tax … Continued
John Chisholm on March 1, 2018 in SB Partners News

In the Community

One of my most rewarding pursuits is serving the community. I enjoy making contributions to organizations that have a positive impact in our area. I’m currently Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford. In the past, I‘ve enjoyed serving on the Boards of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, the Gift Planning Advisory Council for the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice in Hamilton and as Cabinet Chair for the Accounting Division of the United Way Burlington Campaign. No matter what events or initiatives I become involved with, the thing that never ceases to amaze me is the passion of the people involved, and their dedication to the cause.


“Our business was taking on larger and more diverse projects as we grew, but because of our seasonal activity, our bank was not able to provide the proper credit lines when we needed them the most. We turned to SB Partners to provide the portfolio required to search the financial marketplace and they arranged for a new facilitator to maintain our growth and allow us to move forward into bigger and better challenges. They have continued to be our accountants and auditors for over 20 years.”