Kevin Mah

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Kevin Mah, BSc, CFA
Director, Portfolio Manager
Telephone: 604-844-5423 | [email protected]

Kevin is from North Vancouver, where he and his wife Jenna now live with their three children. Outside of time with his young family, Kevin and his wife love to hike, snowshoe, bike and run – though these activities depend on how hard it’s raining on the North Shore! Since 2018, Kevin has been involved with Highlands Early Learning Centre and currently chairs its Board of Directors.

He attended the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in general Biology in 2005. After exploring career opportunities as a science graduate, Kevin decided to switch gears and enroll in the Financial Management Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

In 2007, Kevin began his career at Odlum Brown as an Investment Assistant to Russell Smith and John Hooper. He began working exclusively with Russell in 2012 as an Associate Portfolio Manager. Kevin achieved the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2013. Continuing his partnership with Russell Smith, he became a Portfolio Manager in 2017 and began expanding his own client network. In 2021, Kevin became a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Over the years, Kevin had the privilege of working with clients under the mentorship of Russell Smith. With Russell’s retirement at the end of June 2019, Kevin is proud to continue strengthening the bonds they have built over the years, with the same personal level of service with which their clients expect and value.

Matthew Shaw
Investment Assistant
Telephone: 604-844-5627 | [email protected]

Matthew came to Vancouver from Scotland in 2016, following in a family tradition of moving from the U.K. across the Commonwealth, adding Canada to Australia and New Zealand.

He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Economics and worked for financial services firms in London and Edinburgh before moving to Canada. Before joining Odlum Brown, he spent two years as an Investment Assistant at a bank-owned investment firm.

Matthew is enjoying the active B.C. lifestyle, having taken up snowboarding in the winter and volleyball in the summer.

Amanda Cochran
Investment Assistant

Telephone: 604-899-8744 | [email protected]

Amanda was born in London, England, and moved to Canada at an early age with her family. She grew up on Vancouver Island, and eventually moved to Vancouver as a young adult. Amanda has a diverse career history, working in business administration and project management for many years, before graduating from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a Diploma of Technology in Financial Management in 2013. She has worked in the financial industry ever since.

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two daughters and large family, cooking and baking, hiking with her dogs, doing yoga and taking fitness classes.

Our Approach

Kevin’s practice was founded on an understanding of each client's individual needs, combined with mutual trust and respect. His passion for service and client communication makes tailoring a personal financial strategy both pleasurable and rewarding.

From the onset of a client relationship, Kevin’s principle objective is to listen and learn about the person or family who has entrusted him with their money and appreciate what’s most important in their lives. By understanding each client’s aspirations for the future, he can provide personalized advice and service that offers confidence and perspective.

Our Services

Kevin has the privilege of working with individuals, families, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Along with his team, Kevin hopes to engage his clients in a way that will leave them delighted by the service they receive. He always strives to be accessible, whether by telephone, email or in person, to answer questions and review portfolios.

Kevin offers discretionary portfolio management services on a fee basis as well as investment advisory services on a transactional basis with commissions. Since 1923, Odlum Brown’s business model has centered on aligning the firm’s interests with the interests of its clients.

By working with Kevin and his team, all clients have access to Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited to develop a financial plan that will complement their investment strategy. As part of producing a comprehensive plan, Kevin welcomes the opportunity to discuss family financial security and wealth transfer.

Investing for You

Kevin is a strong advocate of Odlum Brown’s independent equity research and the fixed income expertise of Hank Cunningham; both of which are invaluable in constructing customized portfolios for each client’s individual needs.

He encourages clients to be involved in the management of their investments as much or as little as they would like to be. Investment experience is not necessarily the most important element when investment strategies are discussed. What matters most is respect for where the money comes, the effort that was made to build the wealth; and the hopes and aspirations that the wealth may offer. As part of building a unique portfolio, Kevin shows the utmost respect for his clients’ ethical and social views.

Being employee-owned means that we’re all invested in what happens here. As an independent firm that doesn’t participate in investment banking or trade for its own account, Odlum Brown is solely focused on one activity: advising individual clients on how to grow and preserve their wealth.


Kevin is proud to work with a number of organizations where they are responsible for accepting and processing donations, such as:

  • St. George's School
  • Vancouver Opera
  • West Vancouver Presbyterian Church
  • York House School

Therefore, he is also a strong proponents of the benefits of donating shares “in-kind.”
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