John was born and raised in Ottawa and studied accounting at Algonquin College. He began his financial advising career in 1987, after working as a coop student in the public sector. He is the founder of Independent Investment Solutions (IIS) and has successfully navigated the company through ever changing and volatile markets. Built on his tenacious focus on putting the “Client First”, IIS continues to grow and expand on its success. John’s 25+ years experience and strong background in tax and accounting make him indispensable as our resident investment specialist. John has mentored countless advisors, and been called on to guide new advisors as they enter the business, based on his broad understanding of the industry, the products and the inherent ‘subtleties’ of building a successful practice. Over the years, John’s clients, who reside throughout Eastern Ontario and beyond, have come to rely on his expert advice, sound judgement and genuine interest in their financial well being. Favourite quote: “It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong” - John Maynard Keynes.