With our diversified team we can offer all the qualifications and expertise you would expect from a boutique Insurance Firm. Our team is full of hard-working and dedicated professionals that are industry leaders in their fields. We are committed to being specialized, experienced and innovative.
President & Advisor
Jason is the President of Insure Wealth Group Inc. He has been working in the insurance and investment industry for the past 17 years and is continuing to grow Insure Wealth Group Inc. across British Columbia and Alberta. Jason has tremendous experience in life, disability, and critical illness insurance planning as well as segregated funds. He is nicknamed the ‘heart surgeon’ of the office as he specializes in corporate life insurance planning using a number of insurance strategies to help business owners with effective tax planning as well as estate planning. Jason is a member of ADVOCIS (The Financial Advisors Association of Canada) and is currently working on his CLU designation. If he is not in the office, you can find him in the outdoors or at the hockey rink spending time with his wife and three children.
Vice President & Business Development
Darren is an accomplished businessman with over 25 years’ experience in business development as well as establishing and managing companies in Alberta and British Columbia. He has experience in oil and gas, capital markets, retail, aviation, and now insurance. Darren is a results oriented, decisive leader with proven success in new market identification, market plan execution and problem anticipation. He has a proven track record of increasing sales, market share and profitability. Married to his wonderful wife Heather for 28 years, they have resided in Kelowna since 2001 and have 3 children. When not engaged in business activities, Darren is enjoying all the outdoor activities the Okanagan has to offer, such as boating, skiing and community involvement.
Executive Assistant & Advisor
Saskia began at Insure Wealth as an assistant in 2014. Since then, she has shown tremendous drive and initiative and successfully passed her life licensing exam in 2015. Now a licensed Executive Assistant, Saskia is the oil that keeps this machine running. She is extremely organized and assists all the advisors on their back end work and maintaining relationships with clients
Kara became a licensed Insurance Advisor in 2004 and Realtor in 2006. She has continued to pursue her career as a professional business woman with great passion, versatility, ingenuity, and complete honesty. Kara now works alongside Insure Wealth Group Inc. She believes that proper insurance and estate planning is vital in protecting yourself and your family. Kara is well known among friends and colleagues as someone who goes out of her way to help another; this is especially reflected in the way she works with her clients-- going the extra mile to make your dreams come true!
Lisa has been helping individuals and business owners with their insurance planning since 1990. Lisa is a vital part to our team as she specializes in health trusts and helping local business owners through insurance planning. She works with the majority of accounting firms in Kelowna. Lisa co-writes the column ‘Dollars & Sense’ in the Kelowna Daily Courier. In addition to her local presence in the community, she is ranked nation-wide as top 3 in her field of health trust planning.
Accounting & Payroll
Sara graduated from Okanagan College in 2010 with her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in Accounting. Since then she has worked in the Accounting/Bookkeeping industry for the past 7 years. Last year she opened her own company, Abaci Business & Tax Services, which covers personal tax, full cycle bookkeeping, and Notice to Reader Corporate tax files. She has been with Insure Wealth since the beginning, and has been working with Jason for the past 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys everything the Okanagan has to offer, from golfing, to wine tasting, to camping.
Des has been a self-employed business owner for over 30 years. He has knowledge and experience working with insurance, financial planning, growth and development, franchising, leasing and real estate. His commitment to Insure Wealth is to aid in corporate and personal structuring and protection.
Business Development & Advisor
Clay is a self taught entrepreneur. After creating, developing and selling a multi-million dollar Canada-wide packaging and distribution company almost 30 years ago, Clay has spent his time helping other companies start and expand their businesses. He has recently joined Insure Wealth Group Inc., secured his insurance agent license, and is now assisting in new business development and acquisitions.
Board Advisor, CPA, CMA
Glen is a results focused tax accountant with business experience in public accounting, auditing, tax planning, strategic planning, and business development for domestic and international operations. Glen has a refreshing approach to client relations. He is committed to delivering clear communication to clients and is always willing to go the extra step to help educate clients along the way. His clients value the leadership role Glen plays and his ability to develop a big picture plan. Glen commutes from his Penticton office to support clients in Alberta and British Columbia. His public practice experience includes: accounting, tax work, and management consulting. He has corporate experience in financial analysis; activity based costing, financial modeling, growth strategies for the IT industry, project management and leadership for financial system implementations. Glen also has numerous years of tax experience with Canada Revenue Agency in senior audit, head office appeals, and as in-house instructor of tax courses. Glen is a family man and in his spare time he enjoys a healthy dose of culture, mountain biking and skiing. In 2014, Glen successfully completed his first, and possibly last, distance triathlon Challenge Penticton.
Board Advisor & Lawyer
Maria practices primarily in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets and securities regulation, as well as business and corporate commercial law. Maria has represented both public and private clients in respect of mergers and acquisitions, equity (public and private) and debt securities financings, corporate reorganizations and corporate structuring with a particular interest in the exempt market. In addition, Maria has advised on corporate governance issues, disclosure matters and regulatory compliance. Maria’s practice is focused on advising start-up and junior private companies and mutual fund trusts through all stages of business including initial organization and formation. Maria is a member of the Securities Law and Business Law subsections of the Canadian Bar Association and is also on the Advisory Board for Child Rescue North America and participates in the Canadian Bar Association Mentor program. Maria is the Corporate Secretary of private and publicly traded companies.
Business Development & Advisor
Chris received his Chartered Accounting designation in 2000 and completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course. He was a tax manager with a major accounting firm, specializing in tax planning for high-net worth individuals. In 2003 Chris joined the insurance world as a Tax & Estate Planning professional; first with Standard Life and later Transamerica Life Canada. In this role he specialized in assisting advisors develop and implement insurance related strategies specific to business owners and other high-net worth individuals. Chris became an independent insurance advisor in 2012 and is licensed from B.C. to Ontario. As an independent licensed advisor, Chris continues to develop and implement strategies to create, protect and transfer wealth for business owners and other high-net worth individuals. Chris provides the technical accounting background for our Insure Wealth Group Inc. clients.
John van Limbeek
IPC Securities Services
John and his wife Becky have made Kamloops home since 1996 and now have 2 boys. John developed an interest in the Financial Services Industry when he was still involved in the Forest Industry. During that time John had already committed to the CFP Certified Financial Planner Education Program. John joined Abbott Wealth Management in 2007; in 2008 John earned his Branch Manager Certificate and in 2010 John completed the CFP Program. John is now a full partner of Abbott Wealth Management Inc. and is completely dedicated to his clients and the Abbott Wealth Management investment discipline. John’s passion within our company is to create, implement, and monitor financial and retirement plans.
D. Mark Bertoli
IPC Securities Corporation
Mark’s home is Kamloops as he enjoys the people and the recreational activities of the area. Mark’s background is business and he owned and operated a number of successful businesses through the B.C. Interior. These businesses consist of operational companies and commercial real estate development firms. With this vast business experience, Mark brings a hands on approach to tax, as well as corporate and estate planning for his clients. Mark joined Abbott Wealth Management Inc. in 2003 as a full partner and has worked with his associates to bring Abbott Wealth Management to where it is today.
FLMI, ACS, AIAA, CPCA
IPC Investment Corporation
After the closure of Manulife Financial in Kamloops her career path changed and was fortunate to become a Team member of Abbott Wealth Management. Since that time she has worked to obtain her Mutual Fund Registration, Life & Accident & Sickness License, and her CPCA designation (Certified Professional Consultant on Aging). Sandy is currently a valued partner of Abbott Wealth Management Inc. She greatly values the relationships that she has formed with clients and enjoys working with them to achieve their financial planning goals.
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Our goal at Insure Wealth is to help your insurance and investment needs to best fit you, your family, or your business.