Meet the Team

Michael Suter

Managing Principle, Certified Financial Planner, Group Benefits Broker, and Investment Representative

For 8 years, I was a Financial Security Advisor, Investment Representative and Branch Manager for Freedom 55 Financial and Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. Having incorporated my practice in 2019, I am operating under Financial Empowerment Inc., where I represent Canada Life and Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. I can provide expert advice on industry-leading products that are offered by the most recognized names in the Canadian Marketplace.

It is important that my clients understand their investment profile. That is why I follow a proven planning process which includes understanding my clients’ goals, their current financial position, and a review of their sources of income and savings. I develop a confidential customized retirement investment plan and review and monitor the plan on an ongoing basis.

Prior to joining Freedom 55 Financial in 2011, I owned a number of successful businesses in the Barrie, Ontario area. I believe having been a business owner, I am uniquely positioned to understand the challenges faced by other Business Owners and Professionals. As such I can provide additional insight into the challenges that they face on a day to day, and this is the foundation on which my practice has been established.

Any activity in relation to my title as Managing Principle of Financial Empowerment Inc., is related to my insurance business only, and is not the business of/or under the supervision of Quadrus Investment Services Ltd.

Brad Paproski

Insurance Consultant

With over 25 years of experience to draw upon, Brad is our Insurance Consultant, skilled in Wealth & Estate Planning, Taxation, Financial Planning, Insurance, Investment Strategies and Retirement Planning. He has a strong passion for helping clients reach their financial goals.

Phil Rayson

Wealth Management Consultant

With over 17 years of experience to draw upon, Phil started his career as a Financial Security Advisor, working diligently to guide his clients towards achieving their own unique financial security goals. Phil has worked as a Training Manager, which enabled him to work with new and veteran Financial Security Advisors to develop their skills and knowledge in order to effectively provide the results that their clients expected. In 2017 Phil took on the position of Wealth Management Consultant. Phil provides balanced risk recommendations through case analysis and consultation with Financial Empowerments clients.

Carmen Suter

Marketing Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator, she manages and initiates all design/marketing elements of the company and she is one of the key reasons why Financial Empowerment Inc’s unique client-focused approach has been such a success.

Ryan Carter

Wealth and Tax Planning Consultant

Rob is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and Certified Financial Planner. He works to ensure tax and related matters are properly incorporated into the analysis of client goals and planning opportunities for proposed insurance solutions.

Robert Lee

Securities Specialist

As an IIROC licenced securities advisor, licensed through Qtrade Securities, Rob assists us with helping our clients meet their financial objectives. By providing in-depth analysis on existing portfolios, He helps clients evaluate their goals and mitigate risk to ensure that their investments are properly aligned with their long-term needs. At one point in Robert’s career, he worked for the Ottawa Senators, but we forgive him for that!

What People Are Saying About Us

“I contacted Mike to assist me in implementing a savings/retirement plan for myself, my daughter and my grandson. His knowledge of the products that would best suit all of us at our different stages in life was impressive. I would highly recommend Mike to assist you in preparing for a more secure financial future.”

“Mike helped something I find very complicated to become clear. He really helped to put together a package that would meet my needs and does constant follow ups.”

“I would personally refer Mike for the fact that he goes above and beyond to help and look out for your best interest. Everyone needs to set up a meeting with this guy!”

“As a Chartered Accountant, I advise my clients to seek the advice of professionals in the appropriate specialty related to their specific needs. When it comes to insurance and investments, the services provided by Michael Suter of Financial empowerment are second to none”