The strength of our business is our clients and the strength behind the business is our professional team of experts. Emphasis on continued education and training ensures that clients always receive the highest level of service.
Andrew Pyle, MA, CFP, CIM, FMA, FCSI, Senior Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager
For over 25 years, Andrew has held several senior market analyst positions in Canada’s financial industry, advising individual clients, businesses and charitable organizations on financial issues. Prior to joining ScotiaMcLeod, he was the Vice-President and Head of Capital Market Research for Scotia Economics and the Chief Canadian Strategist for the Dutch bank, ABN AMRO.
During his career, he has provided economic and investment strategy advice to corporations, central banks and some of the largest investment funds in the world. He is widely quoted in the media, appearing regularly on radio and television, and is often asked to speak to industry groups and community associations. Andrew works with clients across Canada, and lives in Peterborough, Ontario. He is an active contributor to the local community.
Ally Pyle, B. Sc. Econ., Wealth Advisor
Ally joined the Pyle Group in August 2016 from Scotiabank. She brings with her 7 years of industry experience. Her roles included Customer Service Supervisor and Financial Advisor. Ally strongly believes in the importance of excellent client service and advice and was awarded an individual recognition at ‘Best of The Best’ in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Economics from Trent where she played varsity soccer. She is fully licensed in securities and is currently working towards her Wealth Management Essentials certification.
Ally was raised in Peterborough, playing rep soccer for the City; she attended PCVS in the Arts Program and then graduated from St. Peter’s Secondary School. Ally volunteers with the Downs Syndrome Association of Peterborough and enjoys singing, playing guitar, four wheeling, and spending time outside with her two dogs Cash and Carter.
Eileen Huggins, FMA, CIM, Investment Associate
Eileen has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined ScotiaMcLeod in 1996 and has worked in the Peterborough office since that time. Eileen has her FMA (Financial Management Advisor Designation), Retirement Strategist Designation, Level II Insurance Licence and securities licence.
Eileen recently received her Chartered Investment Manager designation. She assists with the investment side of the business as well as portfolio management and business development. Eileen has extensive experience in customer service and the financial services industry. Outside of ScotiaMcLeod, Eileen is involved in various charity fundraisers in the community. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, curling, running and reading.
Emily Downie, B.A., CFP, Senior Associate
Emily has a broad knowledge of the financial services industry as a result of working for financial institutions in Canada and the United States. She returned to her hometown of Peterborough in 2006 after living abroad for 15 years. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University and is fully licensed in securities, and insurance. She has successfully completed her CFP designation.
She works with our team of experts from the insurance, estate, and trust departments to provide a complete financial strategy. She assists in preparing and implementing financial plans. Emily is actively involved in several charities in the community and is an avid marathoner. She lives in Peterborough with her husband and three children.
Brittany Scott, B.A. Senior Associate
Brittany joined The Pyle Group team from Scotiabank, where she excelled as a Customer Service Representative. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and an Event Management certificate from Fleming College and is fully licensed in securities.
Brittany takes a proactive approach while servicing client needs and working with ScotiaMcLeod’s team of experts. Brittany enjoys volunteering in the community with local theatres and special events. Her volunteer experience also includes working with international health teams in Cambodia, Bolivia, Haiti and Ecuador. Brittany was raised in North Bay and now makes Peterborough her home with her Border Collie.
Tammy Sargeant, B.A, Administrative Associate
Tammy joined the Pyle Group in 2017. Though new to the team, she may be a familiar face from her previous role as our Branch Operations Assistant here at ScotiaMcLeod.
Tammy got her start in the financial industry as a Customer Service Representative at Scotiabank, and has since then transitioned to ScotiaMcLeod where she continues to deliver client service.
Tammy earned her Bachelor degree at Trent University and is fully licensed in securities.
She and her husband Mark have made Peterborough their home since meeting at Trent University in 2006. They’re blessed with two young boys, Maximus who is five and their new baby, Andrew (Drew).
Tammy enjoys volunteering with Mark in the summer as a soccer coach with the Peterborough Youth Soccer Club, spending time with Family and reading.