Our Team of Chartered Professional Accountants

Jonathan Gallo

Principal and owner

Email: jonathan@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Jonathan Gallo is the Principal and Owner of Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants. He articled at a large national firm and then worked at a mid-sized national firm, before starting Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants. His professional interests are varied as his personal. He has completed the 3 year In-Depth Tax Practitioner course through CPA Canada, ensuring that his clients receive unparalleled tax planning advice. His passion is assisting private entities and high net worth individuals in tax planning in order to reduce the tax impact on their hard work. Outside of work, Jonathan sits on the Board of Directors of Mountain Equipment Cooperative, a 4 million member organization with revenues over $350 million. He also currently sits on the Board of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and is heavily involved in his children's school finances as treasurer. Jonathan is a retired Infantry Officer and veteran of the Afghanistan War. He is an active outdoors man, adventure racer and loves spending time in the mountains and wilderness with his three children and wife. Through Jonathans leadership the Firm actively supports veterans starting businesses and transitioning from the military.

Preet Sandhu

Senior Manager

Email: Preet@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Preet Sandhu is a Senior Manager at Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2009. After graduating from the U of A, he articled at a mid-size national firm, where he and Jonathan Gallo first met and worked together. Preet is a Chartered Professional Accountant, passing the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant’s national evaluation in 2011. His passion for business, accounting and entrepreneurialism started young as his family is involved both in business and the community. Preet understands what it means to bring value to the table and making businesses succeed. He has a wide range of skills, from auditing large institutional clients to providing tax and accounting advice to small owner managed businesses. He specifically enjoys integrating corporate and personal tax planning at the owner/operator level and is always keen to find efficiencies in business operations and tax structure. Preet recently joined BNI, which is the world leader is business networking and word of mouth marketing and is always looking to bring businesses together so that they can succeed together. When Preet isn’t working, he is involved in sports, including coaching of youth soccer, playing ball hockey and golf and watching all sports, including hockey, basketball, football, tennis and golf. He is yet to have his coaching skills in soccer tested against his Principal. But when the time comes, he is confident that his soccer team will crush Jon’s. After all, competition is healthy, it is the backbone of the Alberta business spirit.

Shavinder Kingra

Designated Professional

Email: shavinder@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Shavinder Kingra joined Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants in September 2014, with a few years of experience at another small sized firm. He graduated from Grant Macewan University in the fall of 2011, and has been working as an accounting technician since the summer of 2012. Shavinder is currently in the process of working towards achieving an accounting designation. He will be writing his unified final exam in June of 2015 to complete his Chartered Professional Accounting designation. He is looking forward to finishing his articling so he can spend more time developing client relationships and assisting clients with business development and growth. Outside of work Shavinder enjoys going to the theatre to catch a movie, going to the gym to ensure he stays healthy, and spending time with his family and friends.

Courtney McCormack

Bookkeeper

Email: courtney@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Courtney McCormack joined the team at Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants in May 2013 as an Accounting Technician. She is currently in her fourth year of her Accounting degree program at NAIT and will graduate in December 2014. After she graduates with her degree, she will enter into the new CPA program to earn her designation. She plans to major in Taxation and Assurance. Courtney was born and raised in Sherwood Park and currently lives with her boyfriend Torey and their two dogs Gizmo and Leo. In her spare time Courtney enjoys shopping, cooking, and traveling and she is currently planning a trip to Europe next year.

Matthew Peddie

Articling Student

Email: matthew@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Matthew Peddie joined Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants in September 2014 upon graduation from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in accounting. He is now pursuing a CPA designation. He is also pursuing a Master 2019 in Professional Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a passion to continue learning and developing his knowledge and abilities in order to help clients and build success in future endeavours. Following a junior hockey career that allowed him the opportunity to play throughout the United States and Canada, Matthew played four years with the MacEwan University Griffins Mens Hockey Team. He will continue to be involved in the community as a part of the MacEwan University Mens Hockey Executive Booster Club. Matthew comes from a very active family and will maintain an active lifestyle with involvement in high level sport. As a hobby, Matthew is a hockey scout and enjoys working on websites in his spare time and travels to the mountains to ski whenever the chance arises.

Hrislie Chua

Articling Student

Email: hrislie@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Hrislie Chua joined Gallo and Company in January 2015 after graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she had accounting co-op experience in both industry and public accounting sectors. She is currently pursuing her CPA designation in the hopes of being able to add more value to client services by continuously expanding her knowledge of accounting strategies and techniques. Born into a Chinese family and raised in Manila, Philippines, her family moved to Canada when she was 15. As a result, she is adventurous and can easily adapt to any situation she's put into. Outside of work, Hrislie is a baker, foodie, and an avid traveler. She has also made it her goal to try anything at least once (skydiving, shark cage diving, etc) and to travel to 30 countries by the time she's 30. To keep fit, she enjoys doing yoga, CrossFit, and playing with her two hyper Pomeranians.

Giandrey Nutting

Articling student

Email: gnutting@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Giandrey Nutting joined Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants in October 2015 as an articling student. She is currently enrolled in her final year at the University of Alberta with a major in Accounting. After graduation Giandrey plans to pursue a CPA designation and is committed to developing her career and expanding her knowledge in business and accounting. She has high aspirations to be a successful business owner in the future. Born and raised in Namibia, Africa, Giandrey moved to Canada to finish her education at the age of 14. She developed a passion for travelling as a result of her move across the globe. As a result, she has made it her goal to travel to a different country every year. She also enjoys playing different kinds of sports like Netball, Soccer and have recently developed a love for Curling. Giandrey is excited to develop her career at Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants and looks forward to graduating and pursuing a career in accounting.

Fallon Forbes

Office Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Email: fallon@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Fallon Forbes is the Office Coordinator/Administrative Assistant at Gallo & Company Chartered Professional Accountants. She has extensive experience in administration and dealing with the public on a face to face basis. Fallon is responsible for booking client meetings, preparing client files, and making sure the office is kept clean, organized, and running smoothly. She has been at our firm since June 2014 and has taken on a lot of responsibility within that time.r Fallon is currently living in Beaumont, Alberta with her fiancee Shaun, and three children they share together as a family, Kayden, Hailey, and Carson. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, attending the children after school activities, vacationing to Cuba, and most of all her family nights.

Gurwinder Sekhon

Accountant

Email: gurwinder@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Gurwinder Sekhon is an Accountant at Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants. He Graduated University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and has successfully completed the Chartered Accountancy School of Business and the Common Final Examination. Currently Gurwinder is in process of obtaining his US CPA designation. Prior to joining Gallo and Company, Gurwinder previously worked for the Canada Revenue Agency for 5 years in the Audit and Debt Services Division. Gurwinder has also articled at a large national firm working mainly on the international tax team and a mid-sized firm specializing cross-border taxation in the lower mainland.

Mark Kennedy

Accountant

Email: mark@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Mark Kennedy joined Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants in August 2016. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2015, and since then has been working towards his CPA designation. Mark is passionate about building on the technical and enabling skills he has acquired, helping build strong relationships with clients and provide quality service. Mark comes from an active family of six, with three brothers. Both Mark and his brothers have been a part of the indoor and beach volleyball community for over a decade, enjoying success from junior high all the way to the collegiate level. Mark has a passion for skiing, and has had the privilege of travelling and skiing at world class resorts in Canada, the United States, and Japan. Mark is an avid water-skier and enjoys spending time in the summer at the lake with friends and family.

Daphney Makaruk

Email: daphney@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Daphney Makaruk joined Gallo and Company Chartered Professional Accountants in February 2017. She is graduating in April 2017 from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration, majoring in accounting. Daphney plans on commencing her CPA designation this upcoming year. Prior to joining Gallo and Company, Daphney previously worked for the Canada Revenue Agency and with Precision Drilling Corporation for the last 6 years. She is excited to expand her current knowledge base and develop her skills as a professional. Daphney was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. Outside of work, Daphney enjoys spending time with her dog, working out, trying new restaurants and travelling.

Kevin Wong

Email: kevin@galloandco.ca

Phone: 780.417.7530

Kevin Wong joined Gallo and Company in April 2017. He graduated from NAIT in 2009 and is in the process of completing the CPA program, in order to earn his designation. Before commencing his accounting studies, Kevin lived abroad in South Korea and Taiwan, teaching English to middle school and kindergarten students. Although he doesn't miss the constant humidity, he does miss all of the fantastic foods he encountered while in Asia. Outside of work, Kevin's main hobbies include cycling, attending advanced movie screenings and trying new eateries.