Qualified Financialís Wealth Strategies Group consists of a network of financial advisors, lawyers,
accountants, and other professionals in the areas of strategic financial planning, tax minimization,
wealth creation and estate preservation. Our key contributors include:
Kevin Cott, Managing Partner
Kevin brings more than two decades of estate planning and wealth creation experience to our Wealth Strategies team. As the President of Qualified Financial Services he actively oversees every aspect of our team approach to financial planning, from strategy to implementation.
His actuarial background contributes to the collective insight and discipline that enables us to consistently deliver measurable results and added value to our clients. Kevin is a frequently sought after public speaker who regularly conducts seminars on wealth strategies, and is a past moderator of the Certified Financial Planner course.
Brian Gribben, Senior Partner
Brian has been providing life insurance and financial planning guidance to his clients for over 20 years. He has developed an exceptional reputation for implementing creative solutions that maximize the wealth and protection of families and businesses.
Brian has a strong passion for the value of life insurance, and the strategic role that it plays in a well-balanced financial plan. His dedication, specialized knowledge, and focus on service, has enabled him to build a highly successful practice.
The open mind and spirit of partnership that Brian brings into the planning situation has enabled him to make a significant difference in the lives of his clients.
John R. Ardill CFP, CLU, CH.F.C., Senior Partner
John's more than 25 years of in-depth experience, continual education and being a lifetime student of The Strategic Coach make him a significant asset to his clients. He has worked on thousands of cases with countless success stories.
John has been a speaker at various Insurance Industry functions, has written published articles on planning and is involved in numerous industry organizations. He is currently a member of the TEC advisory board, coaching senior managers and business owners, and he participates on the Planned Giving Committee of the Southlake Regional Health Centre.
In his free time, John spends his summers sailing the Great Lakes with family and friends, and his winters applying his skills skiing and snowshoeing in Collingwood.
Mitzy Dadoun, Partner
Mitzy has spent most of her 20 years in the financial services sector specializing in helping clients with tax-minimization strategies, including Planned Giving and Insurance Trusts.
Mitzy is one of a few Canadian Financial Services Advisors licensed to utilize a number of advanced proprietary planning tools including the LEAP Systemô and MoneyTrax© .
Mitzy sits on the fund raising committee of Ernestine's Women's Shelter and is actively involved in a number of other community projects.
David Cooke, Partner
In practice since 2001, David is highly regarded for his open and clear communication style, strategic insight, and diverse product knowledge.
David has helped many families and business owners bring financial balance to their lives. In addition to insurance planning and investment management, David employs unique planning models and wealth research techniques to place clients in their optimal financial position.
An active member of the community, David lives in Toronto serving clients across Ontario.
John Stregger CFP, CLU, CH.F.C., Partner
John Stregger began his career in the financial services industry in 1989. He is a well-known expert in the matters of wealth planning and income tax
reduction. His advice has been published in IE Money Magazine as well as
Investment Executive. John specializes in working with families who are
motivated to increase their personal wealth, reduce their income taxes and
lessen their exposure to risk. John's main goal will be to help you enjoy
your life more by worrying about your money less. With his expertise in
retirement planning, income planning, estate planning and portfolio design,
he has the tools to design a custom plan that works - and that you will be