Meet Our Team

Suzanne Kania

As the principal owner and driving force of Simplified Financial since 2010, I understand firsthand the challenges that unforeseen circumstances and sudden unexpected situations can bring. One day I was working in the office, looking forward to a lifetime of happiness and success with my life and business partner John McDermott…then his sudden passing left me with a decision of whether or not to keep the business running. I chose to continue John’s legacy by taking care of the clients that both John and I had worked with in setting up family protection plans and investment strategies. I decided I wanted to continue to make a difference in people’s lives.

Professionally, I have made a commitment to grow my business as a trustworthy, compassionate, service-focused, caring company where we offer recommendations and advice with integrity, honesty, trust and loyalty, and follow through by providing innovative solutions through reputable and established companies with flexible options, demonstrated top levels of quality and service, and suitable products to fit various client needs.

Over the past twenty plus years, we have adjusted to a number of changes within the insurance industry. I want to be a great leader that inspires my dynamic team to be better, focus on exceptional customer service, give strong advice, and provide credible, creative, and affordable solutions that protect individuals, families and businesses from unforeseen circumstances…in British Columbia and Alberta.

Personally, my interests include walking and spending time with my wonderful German Shepard, working on my next painting at home or Art Class, relaxing in my backyard, spending time with family and friends, and travelling to various destinations, including Hawaii, South Carolina, Eastern Canada (especially the Maritimes) and sunny beach destinations. I especially love to explore the various islands and harbors in and around Vancouver Island. I am a mother, a dog lover, a gardener, a theatre regular, and a music fan.

For individuals and families just starting out, those with a substantial portfolio, and everyone in between…The Simplified Financial Team strives to help your complicated financial stresses become more simplified.

Connect with us today to start simplifying your complex financial decisions.

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Shelley Chanut

Shelley has been in various roles over the past 20 plus years in the financial services industry. As a banker, a high-risk lender/collector, a mortgage lender, investment advisor, and an insurance agent…just to name some. Being in the industry as an advisor and as a client for so many years, it is evident that the industry can be full of frustration and misdirection…very complicated. “Suzanne Kania and Simplified Financial Inc. have restored my faith in the financial services industry by focusing on great advice, exceptional customer service, and putting together a great team.” Shelley especially loves to connect with people and assist them in finding the right fit. When dealing with financial issues, working in the office, hiking, exploring various parts of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, or just out for a walk…it makes sense to…Get Simplified.

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Denise Durocher

Denise brings to Simplified Financial Inc. 30 plus years of administrative experience. Denise is typically your first point of contact when you call the office and is definitely first rate! She enjoys the dynamic of working with an office full of strong independent women. Denise is the pleasant voice on the phone when you call in, offers the kind and caring touch in answering your questions, handling your concerns and keeping you updated on your insurance and investments…and is always ready to help out. She can be found most evenings and weekends enjoying spending time with her family.

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Brad Nicholl

Brad joined the Simplified Financial team in 2016. Bringing 38 years in Group Benefit Administration experience to our office. Brad is a hard working individual who adds that long overdue masculine point of view to our strong independent team. Full of new ideas and a strong understanding of group benefits he will provide Simplified Financial with the ability to continue to serve our clients in the best way possible. He spends his weekends cycling, golfing and enjoying time with his family. Brad looks forward to assisting you and growing the Simplified family.

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