Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute
Grant Hicks has been successfully selling business-building ideas since 1989. These ideas are based on his everyday experiences as a retirement planning specialist and business builder. He managed a financial planning firm and built it up over 3 years from 20 advisors to more than 70 advisors. He then went back to managing clients and as a Retirement Planning Specialist and rapidly built up his business from $1 million to more than 120 million. Now in his new role as Vice President, Western Canada for Manulife Securities, Grant is in charge of helping advisors develop their business to reach their full potential.
His web site
www.financialadvisormarketing.com is a virtual search engine for marketing for investment professionals and the financial industry with hundreds of links to the best marketing ideas and strategies in the industry today.
He holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) portfolio management designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), the highest mark of professionalism in the Canadian Securities Industry.
Grant has been an invited speaker by many organizations including TD Bank, Manulife Financial, Standard Life, Vancouver Island University, Advocis, RDBA Registered Deposit Brokers Association, RBC Dominion Securities, Scotiamcleod, ILS education and the Guerrilla Marketing Association.
He is also a financial advisor marketing and business coach at
He is co author of "Guerrilla Marketing for Financial Advisors " Trafford Publishing with Jay Conrad Levinson, contributing author of "Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines" Morgan James Publishing, "Guerrilla Marketing Remix" Entrepreneur Press and author of Canadian Retirement Planning Mistakes, Trafford publishing.
Grant is married with two children. He enjoys hockey, golf, boxing and skiing. He played professional hockey in Europe before starting his career in the financial services industry.
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The "Father of
Jay Conrad Levinson is the
author of the best-selling marketing series in history,
"Guerrilla Marketing," plus 29 other business books.
His books have
sold 14 million copies worldwide. His guerrilla concepts have
influenced marketing so much that today his books appear in 39
languages and are required reading in many MBA programs worldwide.
Jay taught guerrilla marketing
for ten years at the extension division of the University of
California in Berkeley. And he was a practitioner of it in the
United States -- as Senior Vice-President at J. Walter Thompson, and
in Europe, as Creative Director and Board Member at Leo Burnett
He has written a monthly
column for Entrepreneur Magazine, articles for Inc. Magazine, and
online columns published monthly on the Microsoft Website -- in
addition to occasional columns in the San Francisco Examiner. He
also writes online columns for several Internet websites, including
Netscape, America Online, Fortune Small Business and
Jay is the Chairman of
Guerrilla Marketing International, a marketing partner of Adobe and
Apple. He has served on the Microsoft Small Business Council and the
3Com Small Business Advisory Board. His Guerrilla Marketing is
series of books, audiotapes, videotapes, an award-winning CD-ROM, an
Internet website, and a breakthrough online marketing advancement
called The Guerrilla Marketing Network, a marketing support system
for small business, a way for business owners to spend less, get
more, and achieve substantial profits.