Meet the Team

Pinkowski Wealth Management is one of Canada’s leading investment teams

Lori Pinkowski, 

Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice President
Private Client Group
Lori Pinkowski

Lori is a founding partner of Pinkowski Wealth Management and is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President in Raymond James Ltd.’s Private Client Group. She specializes in conservative wealth management and financial planning. Her commitment to her clients’ well-being through sound investment advice and regular communication has helped her build strong, long-term relationships with each of the families she works with. Lori carefully creates and manages personally tailored investment portfolios on a discretionary basis to meet her clients’ investment and life goals.

She has over 19 years’ experience as a financial advisor/portfolio manager and studied financial management at BCIT, continuing her studies in financial planning and wealth management, to earn her Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) and Portfolio Manager designations.

As a well-known financial expert, Lori has one of the top weekly radio shows on CKNW 980AM radio, “Making Cents of the Markets”, where she discusses market conditions and financial industry news. She has been a financial columnist for the North Shore News since 2001 and has appeared regularly on Global News.

Lori has been recognized with many awards for building one of the most successful investment practices in Canada and also for her dedication to the Vancouver community through various charity and educational endeavours. These include:

• Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) Top Under 40
• Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40
• Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner
• Raymond James Global Top 50
• Raymond James Top 40 Under 40
• Raymond James “Woman of Distinction”
• Wealth Professional Canada’s Women of Influence

• BC Children’s Hospital
• ALS Cycle of Hope
• Prostate Cancer Foundation BC
• Special Olympics BC
• North Shore Crisis Services Society
• Canadian Cancer Society
• Music Heals

Lori enjoys giving back to the community by speaking at various high schools and post-secondary institutions such as BCIT, SFU and UBC to teach young adults about the fundamentals of finance that isn’t taught in a classroom and inspire those with her story of success as a financial advisor. She also volunteered her time with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs where she mentored, empowered and educated women of all ages to arm them with the knowledge to become successful entrepreneurs. Lori is a world traveler and has visited 45 countries and also loves to spend time with her two French bulldogs, Pinky and Franky. Her hobbies include track driving and she recently obtained her professional racing license.

John McLean, 

Financial Advisor
Head of Business Development
Lori Pinkowski

John is passionate about helping people and as one of the team’s senior financial advisors, he works with clients to develop and review their tailored financial plans and investment strategies, ensuring they are on track to achieve their financial goals. As part of the management team along with Lori, he also helps manage the operations of the office.

Starting in the investment industry as a trader in 1998 exposed John to the highs and lows of the tech bubble early in his career. This background gives him a strong technical foundation and his 21 years of broad experience in banking and investments allows him to provide our clients with exceptional service and expert advice. He attended BCIT and Simon Fraser University where he studied financial planning and business administration. Recognizing the importance of continuing education, John regularly expands on his studies in portfolio management and financial planning, having already earned his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation and currently on track to finalize his certified financial planner (CFP®) designation. He has also spent multiple terms acting as treasurer and board member for a non-profit organization, overseeing the budgeting and governance of a corporation with multi-million dollar annual revenues and government grants.

Outside the office, John is a proud dad of two teenage daughters and loves to travel. Enjoying the outdoors and staying active, he likes spending time on a mountain, the soccer pitch, a golf course or on his bike. He’s especially proud to coach his nephew’s soccer team who happen to be the top team in the league for the second year in a row.

Brianne Gardner, 

Investment Advisor
Lori Pinkowski

Brianne is one of the team's Investment Advisors and provides first-class service to our clients using her years of experience working closely with families who have complex financial needs and unique circumstances. In addition to providing portfolio reviews and market updates, she also oversees client servicing including our customized tax reporting.

She began her career in wealth management at Richardson GMP in 2014 after receiving her MBA specialized in Finance from Bond University in Australia. Prior to joining the finance industry, Brianne  worked alongside Fortune 100 companies at an agency, utilizing her strong background in sales and marketing before pursuing her passion in wealth management. She is currently working towards her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation to enhance her ability to provide clients with the best financial advice possible. Like Lori, Brianne acts as a mentor to young women in business  and has always been an active member of her community and a philanthropist through her membership in professional associations and charitable organizations such as Women in Capital Markets and ReThink Breast Cancer.

Brianne is originally from Ontario and moved to the west coast in 2016. In her free time she enjoys travelling and leading an active lifestyle through volleyball, skiing and hiking.

Andrea Griffin, 

Marketing & Administrative Assistant
Lori Pinkowski

Andrea provides excellent service to many of our clients, in addition to being the executive assistant to Lori Pinkowski, the lead portfolio manager on the team. She helps organize client events and is responsible for maintaining our media relationships and acts as a liaison for our multiple appearances through radio, TV and print.

Andrea attended Capilano University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. During her tenure at school, she studied international business and had the opportunity to study abroad in Hertfordshire, England. Before entering the wealth management industry, Andrea worked in tourism for over three years at the Britannia Mine Museum where she gained valuable communication and customer service experience. She has now been with the team for over four years.

Andrea loves to travel and enjoys spending time at the beach as well as hiking around Vancouver.

Marina Zlomislic, 

Administrative Assistant

Marina is an assistant to the Financial Advisors of Pinkowski Wealth Management in addition to providing any assistance needed within the team. She acts as a point of contact for clients and is devoted to making sure they are all well-supported. Marina also helps organize client events and manages the team’s online media presence.

Marina’s background and experience in communication and customer service is extensive. As a Master of Arts graduate from the University of Leeds in England, she specialized in international communication and media management. Prior to working in the wealth management industry, Marina spent over four years developing her skills in customer service and sales with a strong focus on customer relations.

Marina is an exceptionally dedicated dancer and dance teacher with a passion for travel.

Esha Anand

Client Service Assistant

Esha is one of the assistants to the Financial Advisors on the team and has had over five years of experience within the financial industry. While handling the day-to-day operations in our clients’ accounts, she executes client requests in a service oriented manner and also ensures that all client needs are looked after. In addition to this, she also helps prepare for client meetings and portfolio reviews.

Stemming from Esha’s academic background in Geology, she has an affinity for the great outdoors. In her spare time she loves running, hiking, and biking. Esha also loves travelling and has done a lot of conservation volunteer work in Latin America.