Meet Our Commercial Centre Team

Shaun MacIntyre
Director, Commercial Services

Shaun was born and raised in Glace Bay, Cape Breton. With over twenty years' experience in commercial banking, Shaun specializes in franchise banking, international trade, aboriginal banking, knowledge-based industries and real estate financing. He joined the CUA team in 2012.

In his spare time, Shaun gives back to the community through his volunteer with as Treasurer for the Hammonds Plains Community Centre and as President of the Bay Treasure Chest Association.

Shaun lives in Hammonds Plains with his wife, two sons, and Miniature Labradoodle.

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Sandy Bonn
Commercial Account Manager

Born and raised in Halifax, Sandy has enjoyed a career in banking that has included branch management, small business and commercial account management, international trade finance, and real estate financing. 

Throughout his career, Sandy has enjoyed working with a wide range of companies from start-ups to publicly traded corporations and he has always enjoyed building strong relationships with his clients. Sandy joined the CUA team in 2015. 

Outside of the office, Sandy enjoys hiking, kayaking, heading south each winter to escape the cold, listening to music and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Corey Bowes
Commercial Account Manager 

Born and raised in Halifax, Corey has been in the banking industry for over 15 years, including small business and commercial account management, real estate financing, insurance, and operations and commercial financing management.

Away from the office, Corey is a former small business owner and enjoys traveling and attending concerts and sporting events.

Corey lives in Peggys Cove with his wife and daughter.

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Nancy Keating
Commercial Administrative Assistant

Nancy joined CUA in June 2018 with over 25 years' experience in the financial industry.

She assists in handling the administration aspects of the commercial portfolio including preparation of security documentation, loan disbursement, transaction posting, renewals, etc.

Nancy has spent the last 30 years in the Halifax area, but Cape Breton will always be home. Her spare time is spent at the local Community Centre where she volunteers but most of all, she loves spending time with her family and friends.

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Matthew McQuade 
Small Business Advisor

Matthew calls Halifax home and has been a part of the CUA team since 2015. He spent four years working directly with members on the frontline and during the spring of 2019, he joined the Commercial Team as a Small Business Advisor.

Matthew specializes in working directly with small business owners and start-up companies, offering financial assistance and advice while they are getting their feet off the ground.

In his spare time, you can find Matthew acting as the Treasurer for the Saint Margaret’s Bay Chamber of Commerce, taking advantage of educational opportunities and spending time with his friends.

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Susan Ogden
Commercial Account Manager

Susan grew up in Amherst and after attending St. Francis Xavier University, she moved to Dartmouth.  With over twenty years experience in Small Business and Credit Risk Management, Susan is no stranger to dealing with various types of businesses in HRM and across Canada.  Susan loves working directly with our local Small Business owners and Non-Profit Associations in our community. She joined the CUA team in 2019.

In her spare time, you will find Susan camping at the beautiful Kejimkujik park, walking trails with her dog, or at the rink cheering on her daughter as she plays ringette.

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Bryan Richard
Commercial Account Officer

Born and raised in Cole Harbour, Bryan is a member to the Commercial Team. Having almost 2 years of experience working the front line with CUA and over 14 years in customer service, Bryan is very personable with all our members.

Bryan specializes in providing financial assistance to the small start-up businesses that need guidance while getting things started. With solid experience in the financial industry as well as an educated marketing background, Bryan can assist you with all of your financial needs, and then some.

Bryan enjoys watching and playing all sports especially soccer and golf. His downtime consists of spending time with his family and friends and enjoying the sun when he can.

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Brad Thomson
Commercial Account Manager 

Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Brad has spent nearly two decades in the banking industry with the last few years focused on small business banking. He joined the CUA team in February 2018 and brings with him a variety of banking skills, including account and cash management, commercial real estate, commercial deposit management and other small business and commercial lending.

Outside of the office, Brad likes to spend time with his wife and son, playing hockey, hiking with the dog, watching football and playing a variety of musical instruments. 

Brad currently lives in Hammonds Plains with his wife, son, dog and cat.

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Michelle White
Commercial Credit Officer

Michelle joined CUA in November 2009 with over 20 years’ experience in administration of commercial mortgage products.

She handles all administration aspects of the commercial portfolio including preparation of security documentation, loan disbursement, transaction posting, renewals, etc.

Michelle is a country girl who enjoys the simple things in life and spending time with my family, friends, and fur babies.

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