Attwill Advisors

Each advisor brings individual skills, extensive business background and successful strategies to help guide ATTWILL through its’ business growth in each division.
Rick Ferrera
Rick is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for driving changes in healthcare that make sense to ayers, patients, and providers alike. His first company was International Managed Healthcare in Canada, which he sold to Liberty Mutual Insurance in 1994. In 1997, he built Alliance Medical Corporation, the first major medical device reprocessing company that was a pioneer in many aspects of the reprocessing industry. In 2010, Rick sold his company to Stryker for more than half a billion dollars. 
Paul Barnicke
Paul is a retired senior partner of PwC having spent 37 years in the accounting profession specializing in taxation. He has extensive experience across all commercial sectors including 7 years working in capital markets, M&A and international tax  in New York and London, England. Paul is also a retired Vice-President Taxation for the George Weston group of companies, including Choice REIT, PC Bank and Loblaw. Paul is active on numerous corporate, non-profit and charitable boards.
James Watson
James is an Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology at the University of Western Schulich School of Medicine. In 2012, he was appointed Chair of OMA’s section on Anesthesiology. In 2011, James was the recipient of the Professional Staff Organization Award for St. Joseph’s Health Care. James was Ontario's representative of the Canadian Anaesthesiology Association in 2011.
Geoffery Goad
Geoffrey is Managing Director, Private Clients at Echelon Wealth Partners. He is a seasoned investment advisor with extensive experience advising small and mid-sized businesses on how to achieve their objectives. Geoffrey entire career has been involved in management, board and advisory capacities with public, private and non-profit organizations. This skill set is invaluable in assisting ATTWILL plan and achieve its own strategic initiatives. He is a strong believer in an individual’s capability to achieve success given the appropriate tools and a “chance”.
Gary Oakeson
Gary is an equity partner at Thorpe North & Western and a licensed attorney in both California and Utah. As a registered patent attorney, his practice focuses primarily in the areas of patent prosecution, opinion work, and litigation support, in addition to his trademark and copyright practice. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law.
Geoff Browne
Geoff has over 40 years of experience in the financial services in Canada, the U.S. and London, England. He was head of private equity of Merrill Lynch Canada and a founder and Managing Partner of MWI & Partners, a private equity firm. Prior to founding MWI, he was a senior executive with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CIBC Wood Gundy Inc. for over 20 years. His last position at CIBC was Chief of Staff for CIBC World Markets. Geoff is active on numerous corporate and not-for-profit Boards.
John Kennedy
John has been a technology entrepreneur for the past 37 years specializing in medical devices and advanced manufacturing. He has numerous patents in both fields. John now spends his time as an angel and venture capital investor. He is active on boards for medical, environmental and e commerce companies. John is involved in numerous charities and enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs.
Tim Shortly
Tim is a successful entrepreneur and managing director with proven strategic and leadership competencies in business development, team building and revenue generation. He has demonstrated strengths in sourcing, selling and delivering innovative client concepts that increase revenue.  Tim has been a successful businessman with experience as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand, and as a corporate banker at Bank of Montreal, Chicago IL specializing in leveraged buyouts. He spent a number of years as the managing director of Union Bank of Switzerland in Chicago where he ran a lending portfolio of $1.4 billion. Since leaving the banking industry, Tim has successfully pursued life as an entrepreneur.
Jon Last
Jon has worked in the medical device arena for 27+ years, with experience in finance, sales & marketing, manufacturing, operations, and senior management. He helped integrate a newly purchased division, Vas-Cath, into C.R. Bard, a large international medical device company and progressed from president of Bard Canada, to president of Bard EMEA, and then president of Bard Access Systems where he led the division with global sales of $650 million and 500+ employees. Jon spearheaded the successful launch of 15 new products, received the Harris L. Willis Award for highest growth in net income (2008), and completed an acquisition and integration of a public company. In 2010, he purchased a small, automated controls company that specializes in water treatment, mining and other related industries in the Intermountain area of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada.
Richard M. Abraham, MD FACEP FACOEM
Dr. Abraham has been a practicing Emergency and Occupational Medicine physician with Cascade Medical Associates in Eugene Oregon since 1979. Dr Abraham attended Medical School at the University of Western Ontario. He is board certified in Occupational and Environment Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is the founding partner of Nova Health Urgent Care walk-in clinics with 19 clinics in Oregon and Montana and the medical director of Cascade Health Solutions Occupational Medicine Program. He is a founding Director and Board Member of Summit Bank(SBKO) in Eugene and Bend, Oregon and Monarch Medical Weight Loss Clinics with 5 clinics in Oregon. He also serves on the boards of Cascade Health Solutions and McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. He has previously served on the boards of MWMC Foundation, PacificSource Health Plans, the Health and Safety Institute and the Marist Foundation.