Our firm name is Team Approach Planning, we feel that taking a collaborative approach to planning for and solving for potential problems best serves you and your family today and tomorrow. In today's world there is a lot of information available. The challenge of so much information is overload, anxiety and procrastination. Getting started is often the biggest challenge. At Team Approach Planning, we find the right solutions connecting the right people with correct professional advice. My name is Brian McMillan, CLU, CFP, Ch.F.C., EPC, and I am the principal of Team Approach Planning. I have been in the financial services business since 1991. I have developed a network of professionals assisting our clients and referrals find the right solutions to their problems. As our client base ages there is an increasing need to help them deal with new issues, such as their health, family dynamics and estate planning. Our Team Approach has served our clients well. We work almost exclusively by referral. This speaks to the value client's find in using our collaborative approach. We look forward to serving others and providing the best possible and current advice. We are committed to taking the stress out of the lives of our clients and potential clients. We work on a fee based service as well as commission. The cost is always established upfront so there are no surprises or hidden fees. I have acted as an estate trustee personally and have assisted many clients to get proper professional advice. So I am familiar with the process. Becoming a CEA will give me additional confidence in this role going forward. Being committed to life long learning has proven to serve our clients, their families and community at a time when needed most.
I work for BlueShore Financial, which I consider to be the preeminent financial institutions in Canada.
We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional client experience, along with delivering prudent financial and investment advice.
With more than 35 years in the industry, and being both security and insurance licensed, I am confident in my abilities to assist my clients in achieving their important financial objectives.
I welcome anyone who is trying to navigate these sometimes challenging financial waters to contact me to arrange a complimentary, no-obligation review.
I look forward to meeting with you soon!
Peter has been in the financial planning industry for 24 years. During the last 14 years he has specialized in advising and educating financial advisors on how to best serve their clients interests in the estate planning area. Peter has a strong background in working with other estate planning professionals to find the best possible result for their clients. Peter is an organized and efficient client focused advisor who can help simplify the complicated. Peter has been appointed as the Regional Director for Atlantic Canada for the Certified Executor Advisor Network and is currently working on starting a Chapter(s)for CEAN so please contact Peter if you are interested.
As a Certified Financial Planner and Elder Planning Counselor, Shawn has been helping Canadians achieve their financial goals for over 25 years. Shawn is a graduate of the School of Business at Queens University and has also taught a variety of financial planning courses at St. Lawrence College, Kingston campus. Shawn has also been a guest speaker at several industry events and conferences and oversees the Essential Financial Planning Services Program.
Mark is president of the Canadian Institute of Certified Executor Advisors (and also of Strategic Edge Chartered Financial Consulting Inc, which provides integrated tax strategies for Canadians through their professional advisors). His career includes senior management positions with national wealth and insurance companies, where he developed innovative business strategies and provided training, marketing materials and case consultation to financial advisors across the country.
A graduate of Ashbury College in Ottawa and Western University in London, Mark is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, registered Trust and Estates Practitioner and Certified Executor Advisor. He is licensed to conduct business in every province and territory in Canada.
In addition to CICEA, he is a member of Advocis (the Financial Advisors Association of Canada), the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Mark has given hundreds of seminars across Canada, to the public, professional associations, study groups, Canadian businesses, industry symposia and aboard continuing education cruise ships around the world. He has been speaking about the important role of executors and on estate tax strategies for more than 25 years.
Gordon Paul is a CPA, CMA, CEA, B.Comm(HA) and a B.A. Gordon is a senior
executive, with over 35 years of business experience in the for-profit public and
private sectors. Gordon retired from his position as VP Finance and CFO of a Corporation which owned more than 35 legal entities. He has had diversified industry
experience including oil and gas, regulated utilities, property development,
manufacturing, distribution, retail and consulting services. He has a proven track
record in providing focused and value added customer service and in
building business partnerships. Effective interpersonal, negotiation,
organizational, and strategic planning skills executed through a detail oriented hands-on approach.