It’s a vibrant and inviting environment, built with confidence and knowledge, providing clients with a highly personalized experience, and offering employees mentorship, encouragement and a rare work/life balance.

Meet Our Team


    Mike is a Chartered Professional Accountant and successful businessman with more than 20 years of experience working with private businesses as an advisor and investor. Mike is a passionate leader in his industry where he shares his experience, knowledge and ideas, and is a trusted and valued business advisor and partner.



      Scott specializes in tax planning and complex corporate restructuring for owner managed businesses.  Scott is also a regular public speaker, haven spoken for organizations such as World Source Financial Management, Transamerica Life, the Canadian Dental Association and BC Road Builders Association.


      • BEN DIXON, CPA, CA
        BEN DIXON, CPA, CAPartner

        Ben is a member of the leadership team and brings more than a decade of accounting experience to the firm. He acts as the primary advisor to several owner-managed private companies and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of accounting, taxation and transactional services.

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      • TIEN LAM, CPA, CA
        TIEN LAM, CPA, CAPartner

        Tien has been with Renaissance Group since day one, and became a partner in 2011. With more than a decade of experience, Tien primarily works with professional services clients including doctors, lawyers, dentists, and personal real estate corporations (PRECs).

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          JILL GUTHRIE, CPA, CAPartner

          Jill has been working with clients for approximately 30 years, having worked with many since the start of their businesses and careers, seeing them through all stages from asset building to retirement and estate planning.

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            ANNA-MARIE DURANTEChief Administrator

            Anna-Marie originally set out on a career in accounting, and then soon transitioned into operations and administrative management. With over 20 years of experience at local and global companies, Anna-Marie brings a wealth of knowledge to her role at Renaissance Group. Responsible for day-to-day administrative and operational support, Anna-Marie is an integral member in assuring quality of customer service and smooth running of internal processes.

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            • Axel Christiansen, CFA
              Axel Christiansen, CFAVice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

              Axel brings over 20 years of M&A and Corporate Finance experience to Renaissance, serving as an integral member of the Mergers and Acquisitions division. With a career focused on serving small to mid-sized BC companies across a wide range of industries, Axel is routinely sought out by entrepreneurs seeking to successfully transition their businesses.

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              • KEVIN SHAW, BBA Finance
                KEVIN SHAW, BBA FinanceVice President, M&A

                Kevin brings a diverse background to Renaissance, serving as an integral member of the Mergers and Acquisitions division. With experience working with businesses in multiple industries ranging from hospitality to construction, Kevin’s focus at Renaissance is in acquisition planning, divestitures, business strategy, and business transition.

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                • Sharon Henshaw, CPA, CA
                  Sharon Henshaw, CPA, CASenior Manager, Tax

                  Sharon’s accounting career spans over 25 years and she is a dedicated member of the Renaissance Group management team.  She specializes in tax planning for individuals, trusts, and owner-managed businesses, including restructurings.  Sharon handles Canada Revenue Agency audits and appeals for our clients, manages tax compliance work and foreign reporting matters, and also reviews personal and corporate tax returns.

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                  • ROCHELLE MCNAUGHTON, CPA, CA
                    ROCHELLE MCNAUGHTON, CPA, CAManager

                    After graduating with honours from UBC Okanagan with a Bachelor of Management in accounting, Rochelle joined Renaissance Group fulltime to pursue a career in professional services. Rochelle manages client relations and works primarily with those in professional services or commercial industries.

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                    • NATHAN YEN, CPA, CGA
                      NATHAN YEN, CPA, CGAManager

                      Prior to joining Renaissance Group, Nathan worked in the public sector gaining experience at both federal and provincial government organizations. Seeking to expand his specialization and work in a more fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, Nathan made the transition to professional services when he joined Renaissance group in 2012.

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                      • ARNEH KHATCHATOURIANS
                        ARNEH KHATCHATOURIANSSenior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions

                        After earning his Diploma in Accounting from UBC, Arneh joined the firm in 2013 as an articling student and is a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

                        Arneh is currently a member of the firm’s Advisory Services group as a Research Analyst with the Mergers & Acquisitions team, and is also working towards obtaining his CBV (Chartered Business Valuator) designation.

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                        • JODI HUI
                          JODI HUISENIOR ASSOCIATE

                          Jodi attained a Bachelors of Business Administration from SFU with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. While attending SFU, Jodi joined the student co-op program ‘for on the job training’ which brought her to Renaissance for tax season work in 2012. Shortly after, Jodi accepted an Articling Student position with the firm and is a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Jodi is now working towards a specialization in taxation.

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