John Warnke

Investment 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 a daughter-in-law, Megan. 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

Paul Marion

Managing Director, Wealth Management – Canada
Canaccord Genuity Wealth & Estate Planning Services Ltd.

Paul Marion is one of Canada’s leading wealth and estate planning professionals. He heads up the team of insurance, tax and estate planning specialists at Canaccord Genuity Wealth & Estate Planning Services Ltd. Prior to joining Canaccord, Paul founded a financial planning service, Strategic Insurance, which specialized in sophisticated wealth management and tax planning services for high net worth clients and business owners. Before that, he spent over 10 years in management at large multinational manufacturing companies. 
Paul holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) certification, which enables him to provide individuals, families and business owners with customized solutions for their income replacement, risk management, estate planning and wealth transfer needs. 

Jeff Haggerty, CFP®, CLU, FMA®

Wealth & Estate Planning Specialist

Jeff started his career in financial planning over 15 years ago. Over the last 10 years he has focused on comprehensive planning for high net worth individuals such as business owners, professionals, and farmers, to deal with their more complex needs. He has recently joined Canaccord Genuity Wealth & Estate Planning Services as Edmonton’s Wealth & Estate Planning Specialist. Previously, he held roles with RBC Wealth Management as a Financial Planning Specialist for the Edmonton area and Director, Estate and Financial Planning, for Sun Life Financial.

Jeff's areas of expertise are planning for retirement income, estate preservation and protection, taxation, and business and farm succession. He also provides consultation on unique situations clients are exposed to such as U.S. Estate Tax and filing obligations, reviewing buy sell arrangements for businesses to ensure adequate funding, assessing risk for wealth protection, etc.

Jeff will work closely with your other advisors, such as your accountant, lawyer, and investment advisor, to help guide implementation of your plan.

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.