Finance man earns new title

Sean Parker of Parker Financial Services Inc. has earned special status recognition with Sun Life Financial.

Sean Parker of Parker Financial Services Inc. has earned special status recognition with Sun Life Financial.

It’s a milestone that few financial advisors achieve, and is particularly special to Parker, 36, who opened his business 14 years ago.

Parker is consistently one of the top one per cent of Sun Life advisors across Canada.

I have clients all over the world,” he says, althugh 75 per cent of his business is from the Alberni Valley and central Island.

He offers financial services ranging from tax-efficient investing to life and disability insurance. It’s something he has loved since he was a teenager, taking night courses and working a retail job during the day.

“I like problem solving,” he says. “I believe no matter how financially successful or wealthy someone is, there’s always room for improvement.”

Parker gives credit to the rest of his team for helping him achieve this recognition: office manager Sharlyn Huysmans, estate and financial plan expert Damien Burleigh, certified general accountant Danielle Parker and technology, training and customer support representative Susan Mann.

Parker also counts his clients as part of his team, and thanks them and mentor Shaoron Murray for their roles in the success of his business.

As part of the award, Sun Life gave Parker $6,000 to donate to charities of his choice. He has given $2,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation in memory of George Manson, a friend who recently passed away from cancer. The remaining $4,000 will go to the Alberni Valley Hospice Society, specifically for Ty Watson House hospice.

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