Andre was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. He attended both Laurentian University and the University of Ottawa where he graduated with an Honours Bachelor degree in Economics.
His professional career has spanned both the public and private sectors and many cities across the country including Ottawa, Kingston, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver before settling in Victoria in 2016. He once served as a senior advisor on energy policy to the federal Minister of Energy Mines and Resources and as executive assistant to the CEO of Petro-Canada before beginning his career as an investment advisor in 1997. Since then, he has held a number of senior level management positions in the financial services industry, most recently as Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of the Victoria Branch of Raymond James Ltd.
Andre is a graduate of the National Defence College located at Fort Frontenac in Kingston, Ontario -- a year-long executive development program focused on global strategic studies. His travels have taken him to a number of countries in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as every province and territory in Canada, including the North Pole.
As a Wealth Advisor Associate with the Willow Wealth team, his time will be spent on client communications, investment solutions, economic commentary, business development and recruiting. As a veteran in the wealth management business, Andre is constantly looking for ways to improve client service and solutions.
Andre loves to golf and is a member of the Royal Colwood Golf Course and of its Finance Committee. He enjoys cycling, working out and long walks on the beach with Kirsty and their dog Piper. On a more creative front, Andre plays guitar and likes to experiment in the kitchen, from cocktails and wine to creating new dishes.