Matthew Venne


What are you surprisingly good at?

I have the amazing ability to transform Kraft Dinner into many different worldly dishes, simply by raiding the spice cabinet. My kids think I am a chef!

What are you most passionate about?

I enjoy building personal relationships with my clients and acting as their confidant, as well as tapping into the resources of the firm’s dynamic group of professionals to bring a holistic approach to serving them. The majority of my practice is now focused on working with agricultural clients (producers and agri-business) and owner managed businesses.

It’s quite an amazing thing to have someone who’s worked so hard to build their business come to you as a trusted advisor.

What’s important inside your community? Are you part of any organizations?

Community is as important to me as it is to the clients I serve, most of whom are the community members who mirror my practice focus in agricultural production, owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
One of the things that I am always thinking about is making sure that my family has a wonderful place to grow up in. We belong to many different organizations within the community and I have been very involved with my church for many years.

What do you feel have been the most important successes in your life?

Being able to continue in a long line of advisors at RLB who have been able to live out the balance of big firm resources with small-town service and holding true to values of what client service really means.

If you could be a superhero or have a superpower, what would it be?

Time travel would be my superpower, absolutely. I have a deep passion for Canadian history and architecture. Some days I like to imagine its 1855 and I am a businessman living in the days of old.