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 Canaccord Genuity Corp.

John Warnke

Senior Wealth Advisor

For over two decades, John has provided wealth management solutions to clients across Western Canada beginning with Edward Jones in 1998. His background also includes 15 years in the technology sector as well as exposure to the oil and gas industry.

With a Diploma of French Language Studies from Centre universitaire d'études françaises - Université Stendhal – Grenoble III, and the study of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Institut d'Etudes Francaises pour Etudiants, Université D'Aix-Marseille, John’s experiences in France align with Canaccord Genuity’s presence as a global wealth management firm.

Married to Patricia, John has two sons, Eric and Ian, and two daughters-in-law, Megan and Alena. Outside of the office, his interests include spending time with his grandchildren, perennial gardening and wine tasting. He is also Past President of the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society.

Sharon Wrusch

Branch Administrator

Sharon Wrusch is the Branch Administrator at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management’s Edmonton branch.  Sharon brings to her role over 26 years of experience in the investment industry, starting as a wireroom operator in 1989.  She spent nine years as an Investment Advisor Assistant before joining Canaccord Genuity 16 years ago as a Branch Administrator, where her problem-solving skills, administrative expertise, and long-standing client relationships make her a “go-to” person in the office.

Outside of the office, she’s enjoys watching hockey and soccer.  Sharon is married, with three grown children and one adorable grandson.  


Strategic Partners

Jeff Haggerty, CFP®, CLU, FMA®

Wealth & Estate Planning Specialist

Jeff partners closely with CGWM Investment Advisors to provide comprehensive financial planning, wealth protection, tax mitigation, legacy, and estate planning for individuals, professionals, and business owners. Jeff is dedicated to providing effective and customized solutions for each clients' unique goals.

Jeff has over 15 years of experience in the wealth management industry and holds the Certified Financial Planning (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and the FInancial Management Advisor (FMA) designations.

Ashley Searle, MBA, CFP

Wealth & Estate Planning Specialist

Ashley collaborates with clients and wealth partners to create long-term, customized financial plans. She has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1997 and has extensive experience in retirement and financial planning. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, Ashley worked for TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. She has held a number of management positions in financial services in sales, service and training. Ashley has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Dalhousie University.

*Insurance and estate planning services are offered through Canaccord Genuity Wealth & Estate Planning Services Ltd.