Support Team

Josephine Chai 
Executive Assistant to Harry Perler, CEO of Perler Financial Group

Team - Josephine Chai

Josephine joined the firm in July 2002 as Executive Assistant to CEO, Harry Perler, with over a decade of experience in business administration. Her combined education and previous experience provides the executive office with a reinforced level of excellence and efficiency within Perler Financial Group.

Josephine’s eye for detail and resourcefulness in problems resolution contributes greatly to the performance of the group. Her fresh approach to customer service and innovative ideas create a pleasant environment for both the client and firm professionally and personally.

Josephine was born and raised in Malaysia and schooled in England. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Josephine immigrated to Canada in the 1980’s and now resides in Delta BC.

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Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Anita Perler
COO, Perler Financial Group

team - Anita Perler

Anita Perler, co-founder of Perler Financial Group, brings forth a business education from Capilano University & BCIT, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial industry.

Anita has successfully completed the Investment Funds in Canada Course (CIFC), the Branch Manger’s Examination Course (BM), FLMI Level One Certificate, Certificate in Regulatory Compliance Essentials (LOMA), in addition to several other industry related courses. Anita continues to broaden her knowledge in the financial industry and business through ongoing education.

Her role as Chief Operations Officer involves corporate relations and coordination of the overall operations of the firm. In particular, her leadership, organization and communication skills, coupled with her precision to detail contribute to the efficiency of the day to day operations for Perler Financial Group.

Anita is also responsible for the management of client services and special events Perler Financial Group hosts. Anita has coordinated and chaired special events for nearly 30 years, so you can be assured that should you attend a Perler Financial Group client event, you are in for a treat!

On a personal note, Anita feels fortunate to work alongside of her husband, Harry, for the last quarter of a century in a business that feels more like a fulfilling life style rather than a career. Together they have two daughters; both in pursuit of careers in the medical field.

Anita holds community involvement in extreme importance. From her early days as the Vice President of her business club at university, through her years as a volunteer in community events and non-profit community groups, Anita’s love for service continuously grows. Her latest endeavors involve chairing the Ridge Meadows Hospital Gala, the Meadowridge School Gala, the Meadowridge School Golf Tournament, co-chairing the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation’s charity golf tournament ‘Drive FORE Babies,’ and taking on the role as the President of the 2009 BC Disability Games. Anita continues to make service a major part of her life as she is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

Accolades:

In 2009 Anita was awarded the President’s Award from BC Sport in recognition of the leadership, commitment and dedication she demonstrated in her performance as the President of the 2009 BC Disability Games. That same year she was also nominated as Business Person of the year for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce: Business Excellence Awards.

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Phone: 604 317 8506

Fax: 604 468 0887

Laura Seekings
CFP, FMA, CPCA – Financial Planner

team- Laura Seekings

Laura joined Perler Financial Group in late 2009. She holds three designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Financial Management Advisor (FMA), and Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA).

Before Perler Financial, she worked in the banking industry since 1991 and has been helping people with their financial planning since 2002.

Harry has known Laura since 1994 when she and her husband had owned a family restaurant in Coquitlam. Laura knows and understands the importance of excellent work ethics, great communication, client appreciation, and industry knowledge.

Laura believes in building long-term relationships with clients and works with them to help achieve their goals by developing long-term strategies. Her friendly demeanour, combined with her education and professional experience, make Laura an incredible asset to the team.

Laura assists Harry & David with the comprehensive financial plans for clients. Her skills in number crunching and calculations coupled with her knowledge in tax, retirement, and estate planning make her contributions to the firm vital.

She remains on top of her work, creating detailed and thorough plans, so don’t be surprised if you receive a phone call from Laura reminding you to book a time to get your financial plan updated with Harry & David!

Email Laura

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Stefanie Larson
Administration Assistant

Stefanie

Stefanie has been part of the Perler team since 2007, bringing along with her 13 years’ experience in customer service environments.

As first impressions are of great importance upon entering the office, Stefanie ensures the reception is run smoothly and efficiently. The welcoming environment of the firm is due to Stefanie’s warm disposition and genuine interest in our clients’ health and wellbeing. As such, don’t be surprised if Stefanie gets to know you by name, starts to memorize what you like in your coffee, and learns more about your interests when you come into our reception while waiting for your appointment.

Aside from being responsible of her domain of the reception area, Stefanie helps Harry prep his files and assists other team members with a variety of administrative tasks.

Stefanie’s keen nature and friendly demeanour make her a wonderful member of the Perler Financial team.

 

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Lisa Fong
Bookkeeping Assistant & Processing Supervisor

Lisa

Lisa joined Perler Financial Group in early 2010 as a Processing Administrator, and has recently advanced her position to Bookkeeping Assistant & Processing Supervisor.

Lisa’s education background is in Commerce and Business Administration; holding an Accounting Management Diploma and a General Business Diploma. Lisa has several years experience in the banking industry and accounting field.

She has a very diligent work ethic, is extremely organized, pays attention to detail, and keeps a very pleasant demeanour. All of these skills combined makes her a valuable member of the Perler Financial team.

 

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Jasmyne Cunningham
Digital Marketing & Client Relationships

team - Jasmyne Cunningham

Jasmyne joins us with extensive financial and customer service experience. Her drive and aptitude to learn has led her into promoted roles resulting in a management position with one of her previous banking employers.

Jasmyne joined Perler Financial Group in the January 2015 as our Processing Administrator, responsible for processing the trades within our firm. Jasmyne is now assisting with the firms digital marketing and building of client relationships. Her creativity, precision to detail, conscientious attitude, and excellent integrity makes her a true asset to our team.

On a personal note, Jasmyne enjoys being active, travelling and spending time with her family.

 

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Taylor Guest
Administrative Assistant

Taylor

Taylor is the newest member of Harry’s team, joining him in September 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. Taylor joins Perler Financial with several years of experience in the hospitality industry, bringing forth a wealth of knowledge in client service. She understands the importance of excellence in service and looks forward to providing such service to Harry’s clientele.

Taylor has proven herself to be a fast learner, and continues to make strides in learning more about the financial industry. With a combination of Taylor’s past hospitality experience, her friendly demeanor, and driven work ethic, Taylor is an excellent asset to Harry’s team.

As our Administrative Assistant, Taylor is responsible for various administrative related duties and customer servicing. On a personal note, Taylor enjoys spending time with friends and family, and shopping.

 

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Catherine Austen
Marketing & Assistant Event Co-ordinator

team - Catherine Austen

Catherine joined Perler Financial Group in 2015 as a part-time Administrative Assistant.  She has assisted in different areas of the company based on the volume requirements, finally settling in to the role of Assistant Event Co-ordinator and Marketing Assistant to the COO.
Catherine’s years of experience in administration combined with her kind disposition, enjoyment in event planning and desire to make the client experience memorable, makes her a wonderful asset to our team.

On a personal note, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and finding quiet moments to reflect on the things she is grateful for.

 

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Jeanny Sanchez
Processing Administrator

Jeanny

Perler Financial Group welcomed Jeanny in early 2017 as our Processing Administrator.  Jeanny came to the team with a wealth of administrative experience. Her dedication to learning new skills and her interest in the Financial field has a positive influence on how she effectively, efficiently and accurately process trades.  Jeanny’s personality is a refreshing addition to the team.

 

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887

Joanne Goertz
Financial Planning Associate

Joanne

Joanne joined Perler Financial team in late 2017. Joanne comes to us with 30+ years of customer service experience including 5 years of insurance experience. Joanne assists Laura Seekings with putting together your financial plans.

On a personal note, Joanne enjoys being involved with her children’s sports and activities. Volunteering her time on the Coquitlam Lacrosse Executive and with her daughters dance. She also enjoys paper crafts and walking her dog!

 

Phone: 604 468 0888
Fax: 604 468 0887