Staff Profiles


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Owner - HFG 

Investment Advisor/Portfolio Manager - ACPI 

Don has been an Investment Advisor with Aligned Capital Partners (ACP) since 2012 and is licensed with IIROC. Don has over 35 years of experience in dealing with clients' financial planning needs. Don specializes in investments through ACP but also has extensive tax, insurance and estate planning knowledge which has been the cornerstone of Halton Financial Group for many years.  Don earned his Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) in 2012 and Chartered Investment Manager designation (CIM) in 2013.  Don is also a Commissioner of Oaths as well as an IRS Certifying Agent. Don offers securities products through ACPI.

Don is actively involved in the community of Burlington supporting minor hockey, the Burlington Women's Curling Club and the Dundas Lions Club's Annual Ribfest. Don is also a key member in organizing the Beverly Charity Classic Golf Tournament.  



Brendan Enright CFP, CIM

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Investment Advisor/Portfolio Manager - ACPI   

Financial Planner - HFG

Brendan joined HFG in 2016.  He began his career in financial services in 2009 and has held positions of Reginal Branch Manager, Auditor – Business Conduct, Senior Compliance Branch Manager, Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager.  He has provided comprehensive financial planning solutions since 2012 and enjoys working closely with clients to develop and implement customized wealth accumulation and retirement income strategies. 

Brendan has held the Certified Financial Planner® designation since 2012 and the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation since 2018.  He is registered and offers investment advice through Aligned Capital Partners Inc.

Outside of the office, Brendan likes to spend his time outdoors golfing, hiking and camping with his family. 

Chris Viani CFA

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Associate Portfolio Manager/Investment Advisor - ACPI   

Wealth Advisor - HFG

Chris began working in the financial services industry in 2014 when he started with NEI Investments, an independent Canadian Asset Manager. While at NEI Investments he held multiple roles that allowed him to work with financial advisors across the country to help them build better portfolios for their clients. In 2021 Chris began working for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, on their Institutional Client Team to work with some of the most sophisticated public and private defined benefit pension plans, wealth platforms, and family offices in Canada. This opportunity allowed him to develop experience working with advanced investment strategies, such as private equity, private credit, infrastructure, real estate, and quantitative strategies while also gaining insight into how Canada’s most sophisticated investors build portfolios.

Chris graduated from McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce, Honors, in 2013 and became a CFA charterholder in 2019. Outside of work he enjoys running, and spending time with his wife Meredith and their two mini dachshunds, Maggie and Trouble.


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Licensed Assistant - ACPI

Office Manager - HFG

Tara has over 26 years’ experience in the financial industry. Since 2004 she has worked as Don's Assistant having ten years’ experience with another advisor prior to coming on board. She expanded her knowledge in the industry and became a licensed assistant in 2013. Tara is dedicated to helping clients with her in-depth knowledge of income tax planning, investment products and services, and promptly responds to all client requests with accurate and personalized advice.




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Executive Assistant - HFG

Sandra has over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector. She has been a member of Don's team since 2012 bringing with her a passion for helping others and is focused on providing exceptional customer service and advisor support. She has extensive knowledge in the insurance & banking industries. Sandra is a licensed insurance assistant who relates very well to Don's clients. She is always looking to expand her knowledge within the financial services industry and handles all Estate Administration.



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Tax Administrator - HFG

Emily Howell   

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Executive Assistant - HFG

Emily joined HFG in 2023 after spending 4 years in the banking industry. She prides herself on her exceptional customer service and willingness to learn. She looks forward to growing her knowledge and taking on new responsibilities with the team at HFG.