The RWT Growth team includes Chartered Professional Accountants and entrepreneurs spread across North America and Europe.

A melting pot of creativity and financial expertise, we approach every situation with a clean lens, and work together as a team to find the best course of action. We’re known for being creative, reliable, agile and nimble.

Founding Partner

Reece Tomlinson, MBA, CPA, CMA

Kelowna, BC & London, UK
Founder and Managing Partner, Reece Tomlinson is the driving force behind RWT Growth’s exceptional achievements. 

He is an entrepreneur, a leader, a mentor, and successful strategic thinker. Reece’s vision and approach has shaped RWT Growth into a firm consultants want to work for and clients want to work with. 

Reece started their first company at 17 and has since gone on to become an award winning serial entrepreneur / leader and has lead companies to the Profit 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies in Canada on three occasions and was a recipient of the Athabasca University Rising Star Award. Reece has done business in over 34 countries including leading businesses in Europe. Reece founded RWT Growth in 2014  to focus more on helping organizations, leaders and entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

Passions including sustainable and net positive business, growing companies, raising capital, executing deals and developing others. 


Deepak Jassal, LLM

London, UK
Deepak is a Partner at RWT Growth. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance advising clients and executing complex financial transactions including Strategy, M&A, capital raising and financing. He was a senior director at HSBC and prior to that at KPMG Corporate Finance. 

Recently Deepak has been working as an advisor to start-up businesses, where he has acted as board advisor on strategy, positioning and capital raising. Deepak has an LLM in International & Commercial Law and a BA in Accounting and Finance. 

Business Development Manager

Jacques de Muelenaere

Jacques connects his formal education with his experience of relationship building in his role as Corporate Development Representative for RWT Growth. He has a B. COMM in Accounting and a B. COMM in Management Accounting. He has over 15 years in the financial services industry. Previously he was the Sales Director for third party Sales of one of Canada's largest Insurance companies, covering Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He started his first business in University and is on the board of a real estate company holding both residential and commercial properties. 


Krystal St. Martin

Kelowna, BC
Krystal has over a decade of successful bookkeeping and analytical experience with local and international businesses in various stages of growth. Her background includes work in the construction, service, online retail, and product distribution industries. She has an edge for getting businesses caught-up and back on track while streamlining their accounting processes. 

Her goal is to help business owners focus on what is important to them, both inside and outside of their business, by freeing up their time and providing the right financial information to achieve their business objectives.

Vice President

Matthew Linklater

Matthew has a considerable background in generating value for business owners on M&A transactions and sourcing financing.  Through his experience at RWT Growth, he has worked with intricate financing structures that can be tailored to each client's needs and objectives.

As a Vice President,  Matthew’s main responsibilities include evaluating potential advisory opportunities and overseeing the execution of active engagements.  He enjoys working through critical business problems and providing value to clients through meaningful solutions and creative capital structuring.  He has an eye for synergies and focuses on finding new ways for clients to adapt to the rapidly evolving business market. 

When not at the office, Matthew is playing beach volleyball, skiing in the mountains, and biking the beautiful trails the Okanagan has to offer.


Sheldon Gardiner

Sheldon has over 25 years of experience growing businesses in several different industries including but not limited to energy, real estate, and tech. He has founded and sold companies, including one to a public company in the energy sector. This experience has allowed him to help many owners/founders with the growth and sale of their companies over the past decade. He considers his best startup to be his family and is proud to take up residence in Kelowna alongside his wife and two daughters. 

In addition to RWT, Sheldon is an Executive in residence at Accelerate Okanagan where he mentors tech enabled companies. He is also the Founder/Chair of Do Some Good, a growing tech for good company and serves on the board of TechBrew Robotics. 

Sheldon has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan (Marketing/Finance)


Shathish Baabu

Baabu has over 5 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Marketing, spanning across the countries of Singapore, UAE and India. He holds a Master's degree in Global Business, a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and is a Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst. He is also currently pursuing his CFA Charter, having successfully completed his Level 1. He joins the team as an analyst helping organizations strategically structure their businesses and ultimately achieve sustainable long-term earnings. On his days-off you can see Baabu strumming away on his guitar and singing, along the shores of Kelowna. He is also passionate about Fitness and religiously follows various sporting events across the world such as European Football, Cricket & Formula 1


Steven Fiust

Steven leverages his passion for analytic research with his experience working in capital markets to develop tailored strategies for organizations looking to scale and optimize their business. He is a BBA Finance graduate who founded a student-led investment fund that manages over $100,000 in assets under management, and now sits on its board. Steven comes on to the team as an analyst, specializing in fundamental research and identifying unique business and market trends. 


You will likely find Steven enjoying his days off cycling the back-country, playing golf with his friends and soaking up the sun at the beach.

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