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DISTINCT Financial Solutions Inc.

Your financial strategy should be as unique as you are. Whether you’re just starting out, about to enter retirement, or somewhere in between, a strong financial roadmap can help you reach your short and long-term goals. Let’s work together to protect what matters most to you and help you secure your future. Reach out to get started. Let’s get you there.

Job Title: It all starts with great advice!

Languages spoken: English

Phone: (250) 933-2500

Email: dean.carto@sunlife.com

Address: 101 - 6543 Portsmouth Road,, Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1A3 Canada

Dean Carto

Over the past 20 years as an advisor with Sun Life, I have helped many Clients develop solid financial strategies. I work with many business owners and professionals to help them achieve their goals. I specialize in wealth management, investment planning and retirement planning. Seeing Clients prosper and live out their dreams is why I love my job.


I am a qualified member of the Million Dollar Round Table. MDRT is an international independent association representing the world’s best sales professionals in the life insurance based financial industry.


I grew up in Powell River, but I now call Nanaimo home. I truly enjoy Nanaimo and spend a fair bit of time in the community volunteering with local charities. I have been married to my lovely wife for over 25 years. When I’m not working I enjoy cycling, hiking and fishing. 

Awards and memberships are based on insurance business only.

Job Title: Advisor, Sun Life, PRP, RRC®

Phone: (250) 933-2500

Email: dean.carto@sunlife.com

Fax: (250) 933-2501

Jakeob Maltesen

As an advisor, I specialize in life insurance, health insurance and wealth solutions. I help Clients with uncontrollable events, controllable priorities and growth opportunities. My goal is to understand the Client’s big picture and their desires for the future. With this in mind, I can help them today while setting them up for future success.


When I was young, my family owned restaurants and a catering company. Growing up in the service industry taught me a lot about work ethic. Prior to joining Sun Life, I gained 10 years of experience in the customer service industry. This experience has continued to help me in my role where I work with Clients on a daily basis.


In my free time, you will find me snowboarding, hiking or playing golf and basketball. 

Job Title: Associate Advisor, Sun Life

Phone: (250) 933-2500

Email: jake.maltesen@sunlife.com

Fax: (250) 933-2501

Jana Slater

As a Service Associate, I enjoy my role because I'm passionate about providing excellent customer service to Clients.


I believe in continuous education. I am working towards completing a bachelor’s degree and am enrolled in a Mutual Fund course.


Prior to joining the team, I spent 15 years working in real estate. I worked with many different people and Clients in this role. I believe my experience helps me today in my current role to understand Client’s needs easily.


I am happily married and have two amazing girls. I am passionate about healthy living and in my free time I like to be physically active. In my free time, I enjoy strength training, cycling, hiking, paddle boarding and snowboarding.

Job Title: Service Associate, Sun Life

Phone: (250) 933-2500

Email: jana.slater@sunlife.com

Fax: (250) 933-2501

Marlene Maunder

In my role as Advisor Assistant, I enjoy supporting advisors and helping them provide excellent service to Clients. I’m looking forward to learning more about the financial services industry. My background is in customer service and I enjoy getting to know the Clients we work with. I understand that each Client is unique and deserves the utmost care and attention.


When I’m not working, my active family of four keeps me busy. In my free time, I enjoy refinishing furniture, gardening, floral arranging and spending time outdoors. 

Job Title: Advisor Assistant, Sun Life

Phone: (250) 933-2500

Email: marlene.maunder@sunlife.com

Fax: (250) 933-2501

Shannon Matthews

As an Advisor Assistant, I prioritize Client’s comfort and stress-free experiences. With a background in paralegal and management, I bring valuable insights to the financial services industry. I genuinely enjoy engaging with Clients and understanding their unique needs. By providing guidance, I create a sense of safety and confidence in their financial journey. 

Outside of work, I cherish quality time with my daughter, exploring nature and participating in sports. I also find relaxation in reading, meditation and maintaining my physical well-being through gym sessions.

Job Title: Advisor Assistant, Sun Life

Phone: (250) 933-2500

Email: shannon.matthews@sunlife.com

Fax: (250) 933-2501

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We are contracted with Sun Life Financial Distributors (Canada) Inc., a member of Sun Life group of companies. Mutual funds distributed by Sun Life Financial Investment Services (Canada) Inc.