Mackenzie (Mack) BerkhoutCIM®

Associate Advisor

Mack is the newest member of the team, joining after finishing his undergraduate studies. Mack graduated from Brock University with a BBA degree as well as from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht of Germany with a BSc. In Management degree.  


During his time at Brock University, Mack competed for the Brock Rowing Team where he learned the discipline and passion needed for success. His crew's dedication amounted to various provincial and national titles. 


Mack has had the opportunity to embrace many different life experiences during his studies in Germany. Within his time abroad, he traveled and experienced cultures of numerous European countries which he embraced and has implemented in his Canadian life. Mack was involved heavily in the refugee community in Lorch, Germany where he helped integrate carious refugee families into the German community. Mack also got the chance to work in Portugal for a summer where he had the incredible opportunity to experience local cuisine, social and surfing culture. 


Mack‘s studies also extended into the financial planning field during the 5-month period wher he researched and wrote his thesis paper on Intergenerational Wealth Transfer.  

Since returning home from Europe, Mack joined the Ed Van Der Kooi team full time. He also spends his spare time golfing, cycling and enjoying time with friends and family.  

While working alongside Ed, Mack is also studying to reach an initial designation of IIROC certification, which is the first step on his planned road to the Certified Financial Planner® designation so he can better assist clients in providing long lasting financial planning advice.