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Clarence M. Faulkner, MBA

Managing Director

Mr. Clarence M. Faulkner is the Founder and Managing Director of the PMI Group of Companies. He specializes in developing governance structures relating to investment and portfolio development, investment management, financial advisory services, private wealth, and social protection systems.

Over the last 25 years, Mr. Faulkner has been involved in numerous projects aimed at addressing the concerns of both formal and informal sectors and highlighting the key components of an individual’s replacement rate. His drive to focus on the communities and people of the Caribbean region has been evident throughout his career. He has introduced the first multi-employer pension solution to the BVI in line with his drive to redefine the way governments, companies, and individuals view pensions. He assists both families and individuals retrieve assets from underperformed investment structures. Mr. Faulkner has been instrumental in restructuring and transitioning several private pension plans from a defined benefit to a defined contribution structure in multiple jurisdictions.

Mr. Faulkner’s extensive expertise is also evident through his work as the former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, former Interim Chairman of the Board of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency, former Investment Manager of the BVI Social Security Board, former Director of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute, former Vice-Chairman of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) Technical Commission on Investments, and former Chairman of the Working Group of the CARICOM Regional Social Security Systems, to name a few.

Mr. Faulkner holds an MBA (Hons) in Finance from Wright State University and a Bachelor of Commerce, dual majors in accounting and finance from St. Mary’s University.

Michelle L. Todman Smith, MBA, FICA

Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Michelle L. Todman Smith is a results-oriented professional who brings over 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the international financial services industry and its products.  She specializes in financial services regulation and supervision with expertise in banking, money services and financing business, corporate services, regulatory compliance, and risk management.   

Mrs. Todman Smith has held senior roles in Operations with one of BVI’s leading corporate services providers and with the Territory’s social administration agency.  She was the Deputy Director of Banking Supervision for the Financial Services Commission of the British Virgin Islands and the inaugural Ambassador and Asia Representative of the Financial Services Commission in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region.  Mrs. Todman Smith has represented the BVI on numerous regional and international platforms organized by prominent “watchdog” agencies such as the Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors, the Caribbean Action Task Force, the Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Bank of the Virgin Islands and was Chairperson of the Bank’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

At PMI, Mrs. Todman Smith draws on her experience and distinct background to assist in providing strategic direction, developing new business opportunities as well as expanding PMI’s brand.

Mrs. Todman Smith holds an MBA in Finance from Wright State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of the Virgin Islands and is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.

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Ryan Seale, BBA, CIM®

Senior Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Ryan Seale has over 20 years of international financial services experience. As a senior member of the investment management team within various family offices, he worked towards driving those firms’ investment strategies, analysis, and implementation of comprehensive investment programs.  He is also well versed in the offshore Financial Services sector in areas of Trusts and Corporate Services.

Mr. Seale has experience as a Business Development Director for a precious metals mutual fund working with international clients inclusive of those within the Canadian (MFDA/ IIROC) channels. In his most recent position, Mr. Seale was a Director for Global Business Development, a real estate asset manager.

Mr. Seale holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Human Resources, from Bishop’s University in Quebec and is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) Designation Holder.

Sherma Mahabirsingh, BS

Senior Portfolio Analyst

Ms. Sherma Mahabirsingh brings with her over 10 years of experience in the field of investments and active portfolio management. She has served (with gratitude) in different positions along the investment management process including Analyst, Trader, Investment Manager, and Portfolio Manager. She takes great pleasure in applying this knowledge and experience as part of her role here at PMI.

Ms. Mahabirsingh is currently pursuing her International MBA with specialization in Finance, from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Christina Cooke, BS

Junior Portfolio Analyst

Ms. Christina Cooke is an investment professional with 10 years of experience across investment advisory, and economic and investment analysis. Her experience has also encompassed relationship management geared at client acquisition and retention. Ms. Cooke is passionate about investment solutions and believes that proper financial planning with sound investment advice is vital for achieving financial success. Here at PMI, Ms. Cooke is responsible for investment analysis that includes conducting comprehensive business and market studies in keeping with PMI’s mandate of delivering financial solutions to our clients.

Ms. Cooke is pursuing the CFA Charter and holds a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance from the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica.

Elizabeth A. Keller, MBA

Client Relations Manager

Ms. Elizabeth A. Keller is the Client Relations Manager and focuses on Relationship Management, regulatory compliance, and special projects.  Over the past 15 years, Ms. Keller has worked across the public, private, and non-profit sectors in a variety of industries, including political, energy, humanitarian, and theatrical production.  Her diverse background enables her to bring a well-rounded perspective and a depth of experience in working with a variety of individuals, project management, and the development and implementation of creative solutions.  

Ms. Keller is currently pursuing an International Diploma in Governance, Risk, and Compliance from the International Compliance Association. She holds an MBA from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts from California State University at Sacramento, USA.

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SHAUNTÉ T. STOUTT

Supervisor – Pension Administration

Ms. Shaunté T. Stoutt is the Supervisor of the Pension Administration Team. A true testament of commitment and perseverance, Ms. Stoutt commenced her career here at PMI and has grown through the ranks to the position of Supervisor. Mastering the various elements of pension administration, she has acquired extensive experience in the development and day-to-day operations of pension plans.

Ms. Stoutt is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a Minor in Human Resource Management from Missouri Southern State University and holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the Virgin Islands.

Tonya M. Solomon

Senior Accountant

Ms. Tonya M. Solomon specializes in accounting and IT. She has been in the accounting industry for more than a decade concentrating on developing accounting and bookkeeping solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Her interest in IT and accounting has awarded her with the knowledge to create systems that maintain data cohesion and integrity, for a wide range of clients. She believes in a smooth flowing operation and is keen on accuracy and presentation. At PMI, Ms. Solomon’s functions entail the continued enhancement of systems and processes, which promotes efficiency and facilitates new technologies in a growing world. Ms. Solomon’s hybrid experience allows her to think critically when it pertains to problem-solving and data analysis.

Ms. Solomon is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and holds an Associate degree in Computer Studies from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the Virgin Islands.

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KHRISTIE LATCHMAN

Pension Administrator – New Engagements

Ms. Khristie Latchman is one of PMI’s young professionals who consistently demonstrates her ability as an astute learner and dedicated teammate. She is involved in the various aspects of operations here at PMI with a specialization in client registration and governance documentation management. Her experience in banking and finance gives her an appreciation of the functional elements of PMI and the drive to make a difference in what she does, Ms. Latchman envisions herself building a rewarding career at PMI.

Ms. Latchman is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Florida International University and holds an Associate in General Science from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the Virgin Islands.

Shakiya Farrington-Archer, BS

Pension Administrator – Processing

Mrs. Shakiya Farrington-Archer specializes in accounting services. She brings a level of analytical and organizational skills that contribute to the overall operational productivity of PMI.  Her commitment to PMI and our clients is demonstrated through the adept administration of trade confirmations and the reconciliation of investment trades.

Mrs. Farrington-Archer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Finance and is pursuing the ACCA.

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KEMISHA RICHARDS

Pension Administrator – Contributions & Benefits

Ms. Kemisha Richards specializes in the day-to-day administration of pension plans. Ms. Richards is a focused and determined individual. Her career path exposed her to traditional banking services and day-to-day client relations matters to both private and commercial clientele.  She possesses an ability to independently assess matters and provide solutions as evidence by the accolades received in such an early career and her proficiency in quality assurance as regards PMI’s benefits and contributions systems.

Ms. Richards is currently pursuing a degree in Finance from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the Virgin Islands.

KIMBERLY L. LAFEUILLEÉ

Pension Associate

Ms. Kimberly L. Lafeuilleé specializes in the onboarding of new clients. She possesses knowledge and experience in administration and accounting from the insurance industry. She brings with her a heightened level of organizational skills and efficiency in addressing client needs. Determined to succeed, she aims to continue making a difference with meaningful solutions, to the persons she encounters.

Ms. Lafeuilleé is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the Virgin Islands.

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Smeralda Avril

Pension Associate

Ms. Smeralda Avril specializes in the onboarding of new clients and the administration of pension plans. She possesses knowledge and experience in administration and customer service and has responsibility for data integrity concerning PMI’s client intake process. With an interest in the field of finance and investing, she aims to grow alongside PMI and continue gaining experience in the field.

Ms. Avril holds an Associate of Arts in General Studies with a focus on English from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the Virgin Islands.