Jennifer Charman, CPA, CA Controller
Jennifer was born and raised in Winkler, Manitoba, and has called Winnipeg home since graduating from University of Manitoba in 2009. In 2012, she received her Chartered Accountant designation. She joined Fort Group in May 2019 and is excited to be a part of the team.
Kyle Buhler, Accountant
Kyle was raised in MacGregor, Manitoba, an hour west of Winnipeg. He graduated from Providence University College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Business Administration. Kyle previously worked in the finance department of a transport company. He is working towards obtaining his Chartered Professional Accountant designation. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys watching and writing about the Winnipeg Jets.
Chris Malkiewicz, Accountant
Chris was born and raised in Winnipeg, growing up playing soccer and Polish folk dancing, both of which he still does today. Chris is currently attending the University of Manitoba and will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in economics. Chris joined Fort Group in March 2018 on a part time basis and began working full time in May. After graduation, he plans to enroll in the Chartered Professional Accountant program and earn his CPA designation.
Derek McKnight, Accountant
Derek was born and raised in Winnipeg. For the past three years, he has attended Grande Prairie Regional College in the University Transfer-Bachelor of Commerce Program. He will be transferring to the University of Manitoba or University of Alberta to complete his Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Once graduated, Derek intends to enrol in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program.
Phuong Nguyen, Accountant
Phuong was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam and has been studying abroad in Canada as an international student since 2013. She is currently studying towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, double-majoring in Accounting and Finance. Phuong joined Fort Group in 2016 as a co-op student and returned in January 2017 for a second work term. A Phuong is currentlye enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant program to earn her CPA designation.
Ezekiel Palicte, Accountant
Ezekiel Palicte was born and raised in the Philippines and came to Canada in 2019. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2019. Ezekiel intends to enroll in the CPA PEP Program with the intention of attaining a CPA designation. He likes doing photography outside work and school, which he started in 2015. He loves watching Japanese animations.
Long Phan, Senior Accountant
Long was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. He came to Canada in 2009 to study as an international high school student. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Manitoba earning a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the Asper School of Business, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Long is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program, and hopes to receive his CPA designation in 2018. When not at work, Long enjoys playing sports and working out.
Anton Rosenbaum, Senior Accountant
Anton was born and raised in Winnipeg. In 2012 he graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Spanish. After spending several years working in Calgary, Anton decided to return to school at the University of Windsor to complete his studies in the field of accounting in 2016. He is currently working towards completing his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Ben Vandenberg, Senior Accountant
Ben was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in Winnipeg. He graduated from Calvin Christian Collegiate in 2012 and earned his Business Administration Diploma from Red River College in 2015. Ben is currently working toward his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba Asper School of Business, majoring in accouting. He joined Fort Group in May 2016 as a co-op student returned for a second work term in January of 2017. Ben is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant program and earn his CPA designation.
Cherie Weng, Accountant
Cherie was born in Taiwan and moved to China when she was three years old. She came to Winnipeg to study as a high school student. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the Asper School of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance. Once graduated, Cherie intends to enroll in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program and hopes to receive her CPA designation in 2021.
Amber Hill, Executive Assistant
Amber grew up in East St. Paul, Manitoba. She joined Fort Group in February of 2019 after 10 years in her previous administrative position. Amber enjoys spending time with her family at the cottage going fishing, quadding or reading a good book on the dock. She has two children and likes to volunteer in the animal rescue community when she can.
Kayla Jory, Executive Assistant
Kayla was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and moved to Winnipeg in elementary school. She received a Bachelor of Music Performance (Voice) Degree from the University of Manitoba. Following her graduation, Kayla worked in various positions as a client service manager and office administrator until 2008 when she became a full-time home administrator and part time voice teacher. She is now thrilled to be a part of the Fort Group team. In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, singing constantly and making the most of every moment.
Madeleine Kaletzke, Client Service Coordinator
Madeleine was born and raised in Winnipeg. She has completed numerous courses throughout the years in computer programs, legal secretary, bookkeeping, interior design and French. Madeleine is the firms longest running employee, having joined Prychitko, Kapitoler; Burdey in 1987 as an administrative assistant providing reception, secretarial, bookkeeping and payroll services. Madeleine has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys gardening, Pilates and getting together with friends for wine and card making.
Lynn Krawchuk, Executive Assistant
Lynn spent most of her youth in rural Manitoba and now resides there with her husband and two children. Lynn has held roles of increasing seniority throughout a career spanning more than a decade in the life insurance industry. Her skills in "getting stuff done" and feisty personality have made her a great addition to the Fort Group Team.