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About Us

As professional financial advisors, we continually strive to see every client realize all of their financial dreams. Whether your goal is to save for a new home or your retirement, protecting loved ones from financial loses or managing your portfolio wisely, we have the experience and resources to meet your needs.

Denise Gallant

CFP


As a professional offering independent advice Denise focuses on the individual needs of her clients.

“I chose this business because I am passionate about building and protecting financial security, and I chose to work as a financial planner because I love to work directly with families in our community."

Denise’s career as a financial planner began in 2000 after many years at League Savings and Mortgage. The switch to financial planning was motivated by a desire to provide comprehensive financial solutions for her clients.

Her knowledge, creativity, experience, and friendly "no pressure approach" make Applied Wealth Strategies the go to place for all manner of financial advice. She is proficient in all areas of financial planning, but stands out as a retirement income specialist. Denise shares her knowledge with her clients directly and as a seminar speaker, writer and resource to other related professions.

Denise is a certified financial planner, and makes continuing professional development a priority. She is a 15 year member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of insurance professionals. She is a member in good standing with Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada and a member of The Canadian Institute of Financial Planners. She also contributes her time as a committee member of several professional associations’ as well charitable foundations.

My primary goal is to ensure that all key aspects of each client's financial plan are addressed in a manner consistent with professional financial planning practices.


Dealer

Mutual Funds Provided Through FundEX Investments Inc.

Kim Neville

Licensed Assistant


At Applied Wealth Strategies, we believe excellent service means taking care of the details.

I work closely with Denise, insuring that each of our client's questions and needs are addressed in a timely manner. We know that the efficient management of your investment and insurance plans is very important to you. I am an administration specialist, and look after the day to day details for our clients. Whether you are inquiring about your account, have a question or are relying on us to manage your income payments, I am here for you.

I am well qualified to ensure that your account is professionally handled. I have years of financial services experience, some with a major bank. I hold a BA in community studies, and am a licensed mutual fund representative.

We believe in continuous education and I am currently studying the LLQP life licensing qualifying program.

Marion D'Andrea

Marketing Assistant


My role is to assist Kim and Denise with administrative duties, including scheduling appointments. I also help with the marketing aspect of the business.

I am the first point of contact at Applied Wealth Strategies, either by phone or in person. My priority is to make you feel welcome and to provide you with excellent client service. I will handle your request professionally and efficiently.

My past experience includes 13 years in the financial industry including two major financial institutions. My volunteer experiences in a lead position with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and with a local church have helped me play an active role in the community.