About us

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Welcome to Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions

Our team looks forward to the opportunity to build a long-standing relationship with you and your family. Our focus is on generational planning and taking a holistic approach to meet all of your needs while providing superior service.

Shaw Investment & Insurance 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.

Brian Shaw

Brian's career focus has been to provide generational family financial planning. One of his greatest accomplishments is to be the name at the table during Thanksgiving that everyone knows. From the grandparents right through to the grandchildren.


He provides a steady investment approach that focuses on the risk adjusted returns within your portfolio. Whether you’re a conservative investor who fears volatility or an aggressive investor that strives for solid, high, long term returns, Brian believes that if we keep a core strategy of making sure that we can make money when the money making is good and lose less than everyone in the down times that is how we will continue to come out on top in the long run.


As a CERTFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, Chartered Life Underwriter®, and Certified Health Specialist™ since 1997, Brian provides a fully comprehensive strategy. He is here to help families retire when they want with what they want. He helps generational wealth transfers occur as tax efficiently as possible. You worked hard to build a lifetime of net worth. We want to ensure as much as possible transfers to the next generation.


In Brian's spare time, he enjoys time with his family, time on the golf course, and travelling the world.

Job Title: Financial Planner, Sun Life, CFP®, CHS™, CLU®

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Phone: (519) 603-3111

Email: brian.shaw@sunlife.com

Address: Waterloo, ON

Natalie Lacroix

As a CERTFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and Partner at Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc., Natalie's role is to help you retire financially independent, support your children’s education, and establish a wealth transfer to your next generation as tax-efficiently as possible.


Natalie's career in the insurance and financial services industry began in 2011. She worked as an associate advisor with one of the largest multi-advisor firms in Canada for seven years. Since 2020, she has worked closely with Brian before becoming a Partner in 2022.


Natalie works with you to understand your goals, risk tolerance and needs. Then, she creates a structured plan that is right for you. Her investment approach centers around the individual Client. She tailors each person’s specific and personal goals to their plan. Your plan will be risk-protected against different ‘what-if’ scenarios that life can throw at it. Together, you can work on building a plan that gives you peace of mind. 


When you work with our team, you get more than an experienced advisor who cares about your needs. You get the strength and leadership of a leading Canadian full-service insurance and investment company.  

Job Title: Financial Planner, Sun Life, CEA, CFP®, CHS™, CLU®

Phone: (519) 603-3111

Email: natalie.lacroix@sunlife.com

Address: Waterloo, ON

Rebecca Murray

As an associate advisor who has worked with the company since 2020, Rebecca provides Clients with exceptional holistic financial advice. She is fully licensed to offer mutual fund investments and insurance products. Rebecca works with you to build a financial strategy to help you achieve your financial and retirement goals as well as safeguard your plan. 


One of her specialties is working with groups and corporations to find the right solution to fit their needs.

Job Title: Associate Advisor, Sun Life

Email: rebecca.murray@sunlife.com

Adam Steckly

Before coming to Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc. in 2024, Adam graduated from Conestoga College with an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. He obtained experience working in the financial sector by previously working at the bank. Adam is currently pursuing his CFP® designation.


Adam offers tailored and holistic financial guidance, holding licenses for both investment and insurance products. He is here to help you develop a comprehensive financial strategy that is aligned with your goals and objectives.


Outside of work, you will typically find Adam playing basketball or going to the gym.

Job Title: Associate Advisor, Sun Life

Email: adam.steckly@sunlife.com

Kelly Lavoie

Kelly came to the firm with 15+ years of work experience in the financial services industry. She is an essential part of our team, supporting our advisors and Clients with investment accounts and transactions. Kelly handles new account openings, investment transfers, and calls with Clients. She supports a positive Client experience with each and every interaction.

Job Title: Associate Advisor, Sun Life | Advisor Assistant, Wealth, for Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc.

Email: kelly.lavoie1@sunlife.com

Joanna Kaminski

Joanna came to Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions with 15+ years experience in the financial industry. She brings a positive energy into the office and goes above and beyond to help Clients. Joanna works closely with Clients and our advisors to set up new accounts, process trades and transfers, and reinvest maturing investments.

Job Title: Service Associate, Sun Life | Advisor Assistant, Wealth, for Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc.

Email: joanna.kaminski@sunlife.com

Courtney Tripp

Courtney has worked in customer service for 10+ years. She is the first point of contact with most Client interactions. She schedules Client meetings and assists our advisors with meeting preparations and follow ups. Courtney regularly updates our website and social media accounts. As a valuable member of our team, she enhances the Client experience with a friendly welcome, both on the phones and in our office.

Job Title: Advisor Assistant, Sun Life | Reception for Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc.

Email: courtney.a.tripp@sunlife.com

Jayna Catsimbras

Jayna comes to Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions with 5 years of customer service experience. She is the friendly face that greets Clients both on the phones and in our office. She schedules Client meetings and assists our advisors with meeting preparations and follow ups. She regularly updates our website and social media accounts.

Job Title: Advisor Assistant, Sun Life | Reception for Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc.

Email: jayna.catsimbras@sunlife.com

Kristine Shaw

Kristine’s primary responsibility is to ensure Clients are looked after in the most professional way possible. She also ensures the day-to-day operations of Shaw Investments & Insurance Solutions Inc. run smoothly. Kristine organizes Client events, marketing campaigns and works with the team and Clients to build strong and lasting relationships.

Job Title: Advisor Assistant, Sun Life | Client Service for Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc.

Email: kristine.shaw@sunlife.com

Amanda Mader

Amanda plays a key role on our team at Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc. She has 20+ years of customer service experience. Her primary responsibility is to ensure Clients are looked after and supported during the insurance underwriting process. She also assists with customer service matters relating to insurance business and supports advisors with quotes and administrative tasks.


Amanda goes above and beyond to assist Clients. Her attention to detail, time management and follow through leaves Clients feeling at ease during the insurance application process.

Job Title: Advisor Assistant, Sun Life | Advisor Assistant, Insurance, for Shaw Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc.

Email: amanda.mader@sunlife.com

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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.