Principal, Family Office Advisory

Scott Dickenson

Scott is a Principal in the family office advisory group at Northwood. In this role, he acts as a trusted advisor to a number of Northwood’s client families in Ontario and British Columbia on their integrated financial affairs.


In addition to his work with Northwood’s client families, Scott co-chairs Northwood’s Business Development and Marketing Committees alongside his colleague Brad Jesson. Scott writes frequently on the Northwood Perspective Blog, helped create the Northwood Quarterly Reading List, and has hosted several episodes of the Wealth of Wisdom podcast series.

Beyond his duties at Northwood, Scott is a guest lecturer at the Rotman School of Management. He is also the Vice Chair of CFA Society Toronto’s Private Wealth Management Committee, and on the Steering Committee of the Forum on Multi-Generational Family Wealth and Leadership.

Outside of work, Scott and his wife Ruth are the proud parents of their son Dean. Scott is also an avid traveler (and self-published writer), who has travelled to over 65 countries on five different continents.

Prior to joining Northwood, Scott worked at RBC Capital Markets in Equity Research and Fixed Income Sales and Trading.




MBA, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto B.Com, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

In the Industry Since


At Northwood Since



Working at Northwood gives me the chance to build fulfilling long term relationships and have a meaningful impact on the lives of the clients I work with.