OUR PEOPLE 

SHAYNE E. STEPHENS
President, Family Office Director


Shayne co-founded Landmark Advantage in 2001 to provide interdisciplinary strategic direction, management oversight and a highly customized approach to preserving and sustaining family wealth and to move away from the conflicts inherent in the sale of proprietary products and services of the traditional wealth advisory industry.

From a background in behavioural sciences, organizational development and communication, Shayne has held a number of consulting positions in a variety of industries including accounting, investment management, pensions and benefits and communication before discovering her entrepreneurial spirit and her passion for serving successful individuals, entrepreneurs and families in business.

Shayne joined the steering committee to bring the Family Firm Institute (FFI) to Ontario in 2006 and became the membership chair of the inaugural FFI Ontario board of directors.

In partnership with The Chang School of Continuous Learning, Ryerson University and the Helderleigh Foundation, she was involved in piloting an interactive learning forum for families of wealth and advisors from across the disciplines that assists family leaders and leading advisors to understand, invest and intentionally guide and nurture their family's human and social capital in order to achieve sustainable multi generational wealth.

Shayne's other passions include teaching and learning, community work, sports and wilderness camping.



JAMES R. MACBRIDE, CFP, TEP
Family Office Director


James R. (Jamie) MacBride is a co-founder and Family Office Director of Landmark Advantage and has been advising professionals, executives and families in business for over 15 years. Jamie facilitates a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to developing strategic plans on behalf of individuals and their families.

Prior to founding Landmark, Jamie was an investment advisor and financial planner in a successful wealth management practice with over $140M under management. His career started in 1989 as an analyst with a major Canadian integrated oil company.

Jamie is a pioneer and a leader in the Canadian wealth management industry. In 2006, he joined the steering committee of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and became a founding member of the FFI Ontario chapter responsible for bringing the Family Firm Institute to Canada. This chapter was the first FFI branch outside of the United States and is currently the model for developing chapters for FFI worldwide.

Jamie has guest lectured at the Schulich School of Business at York University and in 2009, co-authored the estate planning chapter for an international handbook for advisors to families in business published by The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He was a founding member of the International STEP Family Business Special Interest Group, a regular contributor to their newsletter and in 2010 was the STEP representative on the curriculum review committee for the FFI Family Business certificate program.

A graduate of Acadia University (BBAH), Jamie's honours thesis was on, the application of cooperative education to the Acadia University School of Business. His passion for working with people and commitment to continuous education allows him to continue to employ best in class resources and remain at the forefront of the wealth management industry's best practices on behalf of our clients.