A veteran of the financial services industry since 1974, John provides strategic leadership to Nicola Wealth using his passion for providing innovative solutions to clients’ complex problems.
His areas of expertise include investment management, estate and financial planning, as well as business planning with a focus on best practices for wealth building, exit strategies, and shareholder agreements.
John was named the 2015 Winner of Business In Vancouver’s BC CEO of the Year Award – Small-Medium Private Company. He was also selected as the winner of the Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Financial and Professional Services in the Pacific Region) and was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs of 2016 by Waterstone Human Capital.
A Founding Member of CALU (Conference for Life Underwriters), he has continued to contribute to the organization. This includes serving On CALU’s Board as Chair in 2001.
John is also involved with many philanthropic endeavors, another passion of his, and has been a board member of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice for the last six years including two years as Board Chair. Over the years he has and continues to use his business acumen to help develop and grow both Canuck Place and several other not-for-profit organizations.