Guidance Financial can help you support your current standard of living while also planning for the future.
Let us partner with you to advance your financial goals.
We draw on more than 150 years of financial stewardship to partner with clients across our institutional, retail, and retirement businesses globally.
Our specialist approach to money management includes the highly differentiated strategies of our fixed-income, specialized equity, multi-asset solutions, and private markets teams—along with access to specialized, unaffiliated asset managers from around the world through our multimanager model1,2.
Our personalized, data-driven approach to retirement is focused on delivering financial wellness in retirement plans of all sizes to help plan participants and members retire with dignity.
Life is unpredictable. But with our help, you can be better prepared for life's “what-if” and more confident about living life to the fullest.
Whether covering final expenses, securing family or business income, or building a legacy, our broad range of term and permanent protection options help meet your needs now and years down the road.
Tax-sheltered accumulation and tax-free wealth transfer are key to our planning strategies. And you can count on access to innovative tools and expertise to help make owning insurance easier, always.
Guidance Financial was born in 1998 from the desire to find a NEW way to help clients improve and organize their financial lives into a simple, straight-forward format. We are an independent, full-service retirement and financial planning firm. After many years in this industry we recognize we are truly about ensuring that our client's specific road to financial independence remains clear and in the right direction, regardless of the changing seasons or road conditions.
President, Financial Advisor
Scott Reynolds has been a Financial Advisor since 1991. Scott is the President of Guidance Financial, an independent advisory firm. He passionately serves his clients from his hometown of Burlington, Ontario. Prior to joining Guidance Financial, Scott worked with TD Canada Trust, Equinox Financial and others.
Scott received his B.A. in Economics from York University, and he has earned both his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations. Scott diligently upholds the CFP Code of Conduct by acting for clients first with integrity, objectivity, honesty, confidentiality and professionalism.
In his spare time, Scott likes a variety of sports and he particularly enjoys cycling and performance driving. Scott is happily married to his wife Karin and they have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Personal Wealth & Risk Management Advisor
Michael has been consulting on Personal Wealth and Risk Management for many years. His focus has been on Financial Planning and Tax and Investment Management. His clients are successful families, business owners and professionals.
Michael believes in the importance of reviewing a client's entire financial picture before it is possible to provide effective financial advice. He is a relentless advocate for simplifying money management concepts and presenting a straight-forward approach to his clients. This approach to client service is the foundation on which the Guidance Financial process is built.
Michael lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario with his wife Kelly, son Lucas and daughter, Julia. He enjoys playing hockey with his friends, reading and fishing. Most importantly Michael enjoys being a father. He enjoys video games with his son, hosting a tea party with his daughter and royal rumble wrestling matches with both. Michael is also an avid Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan.
Les is a wealth planner with over 20 years in the industry. He predominantly focuses on advising successful business owners and professionals to achieve their goals with clear planning. Les joined the wonderful team at Guidance Financial in 2021. He is passionate about physical, mental and financial health. He uses a proven system to achieve measurable success. His values center on providing timely, exceptional service and advice.
He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Gloria whom he has two terrific girls with, Gabrielle and Sarah. He enjoys the outdoors, all sports, self improvement and simply spending time with his family. He is a regular contributor to various charities although, most notably, World Vision and Lighthouse.
Stacie is an integral part of our team who coordinates the Client Service Experience at Guidance Financial. She entered the financial industry after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration.
Prior to joining our team in January 2017, Stacie worked with other elite financial advisors in the GTA. She has extensive experience in client service, underwriting and office management. She holds her life insurance license and is knowledgeable about the many risk management and wealth products that we offer.
Stacie lives in Oakville, Ontario and has 2 grown sons, Ryan and Jason. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening and traveling.
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