To expand access to retirement security and contribute to a world where all people, regardless of how much they earn or how they work, have access to a high-quality workplace retirement plan.
We partner with unions, associations, sectors, groups of employers, and other communities to design, build, and manage high-quality collective retirement plans for workers without access to traditional pensions.
Common Wealth was founded in 2015 with the goal of expanding access to retirement security. Co-founders Alex Mazer and Jonathan Weisstub wanted to use their cross-sector backgrounds of law, business, and government service to use finance to serve the public good. Building on its work with some of the world’s pension institutions, Common Wealth created the first retirement plan for lower- and moderate-income Canadians, which it launched in 2017 in partnership with SEIU Healthcare, and more recently partnered with the Ontario Medical Association to design the first group retirement income plan in the country focused on the needs of physicians. The firm is currently working with a coalition of foundations and not-for-profit sector leaders to create a nationally portable workplace savings program for Canadian frontline workers. It has advised pension funds with collective assets under management of over $800 billion. Since its founding, Common Wealth has built a team of experienced pension professionals and partnered with governments, think tanks, and international financial institutions to improve retirement systems around the world.
Head of Plan Operations
Director, Plan Operations
Richard has 30 years of experience in the pension industry working with OMERS, one of the largest defined benefit plans in Canada, where he […]
SVP of Technology
Filip Zalewski is the SVP of Technology at Common Wealth. He is an experienced software engineer and engineering leader with over 15 years of industry experience. Most recently, he […]
SVP of Engineering
Thomas is a Senior Vice President of Engineering at Common Wealth. He is a software technologist with 20+ years of experience, specializing in building and […]
Denis Bukharov is a Principal Engineer at Common Wealth. He is a software developer and technology leader with over 15 years of experience in the field. Denis brings […]
Director, Employer Solutions
Connor Bays is Director of Employer Solutions at Common Wealth. In this role, he supports Common Wealth’s plan sponsor partners in building and scaling retirement programs […]
Jaymin Kim is Manager of Partnerships at Common Wealth. Jaymin joined Common Wealth from MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, where she specialized in advising […]
Product Manager and Chief of Staff
Joan is Product Manager and Chief of Staff at Common Wealth. Her previous experience includes roles at Tangerine Bank, 24/7 Customer Canada and Cycle Toronto. […]
Director, People Operations
Nora Beatty is the Director of People Operations at Common Wealth. She is passionate about people and connecting innovative people strategies to better business outcomes. […]
Marketing and Communications Director
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Michael Nobrega was, from 2007 to 2014, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest […]
Asheesh is an accomplished entrepreneur, having served as CEO of Covestor (a financial marketplace acquired by Interactive Brokers) and Founder/CEO of CircleLending (a social lending […]
Murray Gold is a senior pension and benefits partner with a national pension and benefits practice. He is a leading practitioner in the area of […]
Harry is University Professor Emeritus, former Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, and former President of York University. From 2006-2008, he chaired the Ontario Expert […]