MEET OUR TEAM

Ken Adams

Ken Adams
Financial Security Advisor, Partner

Ken began working as a financial security advisor in 1997. He provides advice to individual clients on their investment portfolios and insurance matters. 

Ken has experience in individual tax return preparation and takes a holistic approach to investment portfolio construction. Ken believes that a thorough understanding of a client's needs and risk tolerance are essential in creating a strong portfolio that will serve his client's best interest over the long term.

Ken is a past Treasurer of Newmarket Lion's Club and has been an active member of the club since 2007. Ken lives in Newmarket with his wife and family.

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Doug Browning

Doug Browning
Financial Security Advisor

Doug believes that the first step to assessing a client’s needs is to listen. Doug focuses on helping families, small business owners and professionals to achieve their financial dreams on time, while eliminating unforeseen risk on the journey to their financial independence. 

Doug has been a strong advocate within his church family for many years and he currently acts as an auditor for reviewing the accuracy of their reports. He lives in Whitby with his wife.

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Greg Gillespie

Greg Gillespie, CFP
Certified Financial Planner, Partner

Greg has been working in the financial services industry since 1997. He consults with business clients on their employee benefit programs and partnership insurance. Greg advises individual clients on their investment portfolios, pensions and insurance matters.

Greg is a past-President and an active member of the Rotary Club of Newmarket, a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Financial Advisors Association of Canada. Greg lives in Newmarket with his wife and their children.

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Karin Barker

Karin Gillespie Barker EPC, CEA
Elder Planning Counselor, Certified Executor Advisor,
 Financial Security Advisor, Partner

Karin has been working in the business since 1992. Obtaining her Elder Planning Counselor designation in 2008 and her Certified Executor Advisor designation in 2016 she specializes in asset management for seniors.

Karin helps guide clients in arranging investment  portfolios that provide lasting income and efficient intergenerational wealth transfer. Karin also provides investment advice and insurance planning for families.

Karin lives in Newmarket with her husband and their children.

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John Savage

John Savage
Associate

John joined the Gillespie Adams organization in 2006 having established a background of experience in financial planning and investment management with over 20 years in the financial services industry.

During his career John has developed professional capabilities fostered through his affiliations with a diverse group of organizations such as National / Scotia Trust, Assante Wealth Management, CIBC Imperial Service and TD Waterhouse Financial Planning.

John resides in the Bayview Village area of North York with his wife.

 

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John Vyver

John Vyver, EPC
Elder Planning Counselor, Associate

John has experience in financial planning, investment management and benefit consulting with over 40 years of work experience in the financial services industry. He first began his career with Norwich Union in New Zealand emigrating to Canada in 1978. In 1980, he later joined a leading Canadian financial company working as an insurance agent. John also holds his property & casualty insurance licence.

John received his Elder Planning Counselor designation in 2000.

John, a resident of Brampton for 25 years is a past chairman of the board of elders for the Bramalea Alliance Church.

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Teresa Adams

Teresa Adams
Marketing Assistant

Teresa has been working with Ken in an administrative and marketing capacity since 2002 after working as a business manager with Bell Canada for 25 years. Her role involves servicing clients on behalf of Ken.

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Alina Thurston

Alina Thurston, BA 
Client Service Specialist

Alina has been working in the office since the beginning of 2016 in a customer service capacity for Karin & Greg. Alina has over 16 years experience in customer service as management. Her focus is to help meet our client needs in a friendly and efficient manner.

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