FINANCIAL SECURITY ADVISOR
Under his expertise and guidance, Scott has developed meaningful and long-term relationships with his clients with his personable and professional manner. His business is built on relationships of open communication and trust and he is continually recognized for providing effective financial solutions and delivering the highest level of personalized service.
Scott is dedicated to meeting the specific financial objectives of his clients and enjoys the strong relationships he has built. His dedication and strong work ethic consistently result in solid investment performance and clients’ goals achieved. He is a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the premier association of financial professionals and is proud to follow both his grandfather and father in the financial services industry, building upon 65+ years of experience.
Scott is the primary advisor in our Durham regional office and lives in the area with his wife and two sons. He is an active member of various community associations.
JASON BEGG, CFP, CHS
Jason Begg, CFP, CHS, is a Certified Financial Planner, an active member of Advocis, a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and the Financial Advisors Association of Canada.
Jason has grown his practice in the Peterborough area through his confident and individualized focus to help clients through financial decisions and setting lasting goals. His planning approach helps ensure his clients develop and understand their financial objectives and apply the discipline needed to achieve them. His advice is based on thorough wealth planning rooted in the principles of long-term investing. Jason is a well credentialed advisor specializing in wealth management and client-centric financial planning.
Jason grew up in a successful family business and continues that experience on his own. He is frequently recognized for his ability to communicate financial plans in a way that helps clients easily understand. Jason is active in several community associations. He has three young daughters and lives with his wife in the Peterborough area. They enjoy family time, youth sports and participating in outdoor activities.
DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT
Jaymes brings 35 years of experience and knowledge in the insurance industry to Park Place Financial. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Health Insurance Specialist and has been a member of Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada his entire career.
Jaymes works with new business clients and provides continuous communication with existing clients. He supports the advisors and their clients’ development and implementation of tax-deferred, risk management strategies.
Jaymes is an active member of the Rotary Club of Peterborough – Kawartha and enjoys living in Peterborough with his wife Paula. They have two children.
MATT HOWELL, CHS
GROUP, LIFE & DISABILITY CONSULTANT
Matt is a Group, Life and Disability Consultant and holds the Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) designation and looks to help small business owners protect themselves, their families and their employees' families from lifestyle-threatening risks.
Before merging with Peak Benefits Solutions, Matt founded Howell Financial Corp in 2018, after having more than 20 years of experience as a small business owner. Prior to being in financial services, Matt spent 12 years growing 3 successful, local restaurant franchises.
Matt is no stranger to financial services, having spent 10 years as an advisor with Freedom 55 and Riley Financial Group where he cared for a client base of over 500 homes and 80 businesses.
A big believer in generosity, Matt supports the Trillium Gift of Life Network.
As a proud father Matt sits on the board of the Children's Safety Village.
As an engaged Financial Advisor, Matt is a director in the local chapter of Advocis, an association promoting advisor professionalism since 1906.
As a concerned small business owner Matt is an active member in 5 local Chambers of Commerce in and around the greater Quinte area.
Originally from the Bancroft area, Matt moved to Belleville in 1990 to attend Loyalist College and never left. Matt is the proud father of Donovan, future lawyer/NFL superstar, and Emily, future veterinarian/Mayor of Belleville.
Matt collects guitars and likes to fish the Bay of Quinte.
Solutions for wealth and estate protection
Greg joined Park Place Financial as the first Investment Representatives when they moved into the Kingston market in 2021. Having worked in finance since 2015, as a Director at Freedom 55, Greg had many years of experience leading a team of advisors to develop their skills and business growth. He was excited to be a part of the founding Park Place team in the region as he could see how the companies values aligned with his own in approaching everything with excellence.
Greg has long had a passion for financial planning, as his own life experiences have clearly demonstrated to him the need for a proper and thorough financial plan. He believes that while health is your number one priority, you also need to apply that same importance on financial wellness to ensure a strong and sustainable future.
Originally from Listowel, Greg studied Kinesiology at Western, graduating in 1999. Shortly after he and his wife relocated to Kingston and have called it home since. He is very involved in the community having volunteered as head coach for his son’s hockey team and is also a patient experience advisor at the Regional Cancer Centre of Eastern Ontario and Board Committees of Kingston Health Sciences Centre, where he works to improve patient experience.
A native of Kingston, Ontario, Hunter has been working in the field of finance since 2019. While servicing a wide sector of clients in Eastern Ontario, from individuals, business owners, families and entrepreneurs, his passion lies with designing and enhancing plans to help people achieve their goals.
Initially drawn to the industry by seeing a need for financial education and literacy, Hunter enjoys working with his clients to understand their perspectives and help them through what can sometimes be overwhelming for those new to investment or corporate tax strategies.
A lifetime hockey player, Hunter appreciates the value being part of a team like Park Place brings. He enjoys collaborating with his colleagues across the multiple pillars of the business to best meet the needs of his clients.
When not in the office, Hunter can still be found at the rink or on the golf course.
Jason Hicks is joining the Park Place Financial team in the role of Associate Advisor for the Quinte Region. In his previous role at Canada Life, Jason specialized in life insurance, living benefits, critical illness & disability insurance, TFSAs, RRSPs, Mutual Funds and Segregated Funds.
Having grown up in Trent Hills on a family farm, his father instilled a strong work ethic and with his mother working as a nurse at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, he witnessed first-hand the importance of being of service to your community.
While Jason originally studied electrical engineering at Loyalist College, and heavy equipment machinery at Algonquin College, he soon realized that he wanted to be able to provide for others what his parents never had, sound financial advice from an independent advisor.
Jason is passionate about financial literacy and empowering clients to make the best choices for their future, while understanding the financial implications of those decisions.
Jason continues to reside in Trent Hills and volunteers his time coaching Campbellford Minor Hockey.
Zach holds undergraduate degrees from Brock and Niagara University where he also gained valuable experience playing varsity rugby. Both on the field and in the office, Zach enjoys being part of a team. In his role of Associate Advisor Zach is committed to helping families, individuals and business owners work toward their financial goals. He takes great pride in building genuine relationships with his clients.
After working in the independent school system for a period of time, Zach moved into the financial services industry. He initially worked with a large Canadian Insurance and Investment company, then transitioned to a private brokerage where he further developed his knowledge base and gained experience in working with high net worth clients. Zach’s background in education has helped him teach and guide clients as they navigate their financial worlds.
Zach and his wife live just outside of Peterborough with their 2 young sons.
IN-HOUSE ASSOCIATE ADVISOR
In the role of In-House Associate Advisor, Park Place Financial, Kyle will be providing financial planning advice to an in-house portfolio of clients, servicing existing clients, helping secure new clients, and business development.
Kyle first found a passion for financial planning while attending Durham College from 2012-2015 in the Sports Management department, however, quickly discovered his desire for helping those around him realize their own financial goals. This led him to a position with Freedom 55 Financial, before undertaking a role with Raycroft Financial for the previous 5 years. He has proudly supported many local individuals and families with their financial plans, establishing clear goals and strategies to achieve them.
Kyle was born and raised in Peterborough, attended Holy Cross High School, and has played AA and AAA hockey, as well as lacrosse in the Lakers system. He has also dedicated time to volunteering as a coach with the Ennismore Minor Hockey Association and in the summer months enjoys golf at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club. He is extremely proud and excited to begin this next chapter of both his professional and personal life with Park Place Financial.
Tania’s career really began working in the accounting departments of hotels, with Deerhurst Resort, then moving to The JW Marriott Resort in Muskoka, where she learned first-hand the importance and value of excellence in customer service. Having relocated in 2013 to Peterborough, she began working at Assante, gaining her Mutual Funds license, and became the branch manager in 2016. As part of her growing role with the firm, she became part of Assante's National Administrators Council, invited to join as one of 12 administrators across Canada, meeting to discuss and plan future Assante policies, procedures, and events. In time, Tania moved from branch manager to a more client-facing role to work with the team to grow client relationships. Tania lives in Peterborough with her husband and their two young daughters. As a family, they enjoy being outside, especially hiking with their 2-year old labrador "puppy".
Amanda grew up on a small farm just outside Peterborough and accredits this to contributing to her strong sense of community and work ethic.
Amanda attended Sir Sandford Fleming Collage, graduating with a diploma in Hotel Resort Management which allowed her to work in many cities across Ontario throughout her career, before coming back to her roots and setting in Bethany. She was able to enjoy many roles within the hospitality industry, which grew and developed her skills of customer service, business operations, and leadership.
In September 2020, Amanda joined the financial services industry as a Marketing Associate for a firm principal and obtained her Life License and Mutual Fund License the following year. She has applied her passion for customer service to her financial career taking great pride in developing long lasting relationships with clients and focusing on what matters to them in delivering excellence in client experience.
Amanda enjoys an active lifestyle, camping, playing baseball, participating in charity runs, and each week looks forward to Sunday family dinners at the farm she grew up on. Please join us in welcoming Amanda to the team.
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