Meet Our Team

Our History

Sutton Financial Group was founded by Bob Sutton in 1990. Sutton Financial Group was started on the premise of providing objective and reliable advice to clients in the pursuit of their financial security and peace of mind. Bob believed that if you treated people with respect and always put their interests first then the business would be a success. Bob’s son Stuart Sutton and Jay Stark joined the firm over a decade ago, followed by Tim Hansen and then his wife, Andrea Hansen.

Our Team: Then & Now

Together they’ve partnered to build on the foundation laid by Bob, and have worked to build on his early success. As advisors, they are optimistic, authentic, and genuinely happy people. Their happiness comes from a grounded belief system that sees them fully engaged with respect to their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. They believe their perspective on the world is highly correlated to financial success, so they lead by example. It is this example that they believe can and will inspire their clients to greater life fulfillment, so their clients are able to impact their world in a meaningful way.

The SFG Team

The SFG Team is friendly, engaged and professional. Their attitude demonstrates genuine caring and interest in the needs, concerns and goals of clients. They take pride in the fact that everyone who encounters SFG feels like they are the most important person in their day, because they are. They constantly innovate our service offering to ensure we remain the standard of measure for successful financial planning and business consulting. Our processes have been tested and proven to provide timely, desirable results. Nothing is left to chance – each process is systematized, orchestrated and implemented with careful attention to detail.

  1. Stuart Sutton

  2. Jay Stark

  3. Andrea Hansen

  4. Tim Hansen

  5. Staci Heinbigner

  6. Gord MacAulay

  7. Lindsay Fuchs

  8. Melanie McCrea

  9. Evan Verbeem

  10. Stacey White

  11. Erin Wrubleski

  12. Erin Bauldic

  13. Chelsea Geenen

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Stuart Sutton

Certified Financial Planner, Manulife Securities Incorporated and Sutton Financial Group

Insurance Representative, IDC Worldsource Insurance Network Inc. and Customplan Financial Advisors Inc.

The son of founder, Bob Sutton, Stuart is Vice President of Client Fulfillment.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Certified Financial Planner and Insurance Representative. Stuart joined the business out of a desire to make a difference in people’s lives and the belief that we can reach our goals through consistent behaviour.  He is proud to be involved in what his father has built – a caring, professional firm that looks out for each client’s best interest.

Stuart has become an integral part of the transition of the firm into the second generation.  He works directly with an established client base, and gets great satisfaction in giving his clients the gift of greater confidence and peace of mind about their future.  He also provides valuable management expertise in the area of client fulfillment and financial oversight.

Stuart and his wife Keri have three busy and entertaining daughters, and as faith is an integral part of their lives, they are actively involved in their church.  In his spare time you can find him mountain biking, golfing, attending Rider games or managing his Fantasy Football team (where he is happy share that he is a 3-time champion of his local league!)  When the weather warms up each summer, he and the family spend as much time camping as possible.

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Jay Stark

Certified Financial Planner, Manulife Securities Incorporated and Sutton Financial Group

Insurance Representative, IDC Worldsource Insurance Network Inc. and Customplan Financial Advisors Inc.

Jay is a Certified Financial Planner and Insurance Representative and the President of Sutton Financial Group. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the U of S in 1997, he began his career in the financial services industry as a personal financial officer at a chartered bank. His desire to work more closely with clients to achieve their financial goals motivated him to move into independent financial planning. Jay believes that people can achieve anything if they develop and commit to a plan. And he believes that by ensuring the success of his clients, he too will be successful. Jay uses a common sense approach to values based financial planning; he has an uncanny ability to explain complex financial ideas in a simple to understand format and he gets great satisfaction from helping his clients fulfill their true potential.

Jay is married to Sheri, and together they enjoy being entertained by their two energetic daughters Alexandra and Sydney, and their puppy Ginger. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, gets in as much canoeing and camping as possible, and has been celebrating the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup win as if he played on the team.

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Andrea Hansen

Business Advisor, Sutton Financial Group

Member of the Benefits Alliance Group Inc. - Canada's Leading National Alliance of Independent Employee Benefits Advisors.

Andrea is a Business Advisor specializing in group benefits and building total rewards strategies. With over a decade of experience and a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction, Group Benefits Associate (GBA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certifications, Andrea is well qualified in the benefits industry. She is passionate about providing businesses with expert advice in group benefits, but her practice has expanded and now includes leadership development training and building employee engagement and retention strategies for business clients.  She is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner and an accredited MERIT Trainer associated with Logia Consulting Inc. providing character-based personal leadership development programs for organizations. 

Andrea values community involvement and inspiring others to reach their full potential. Her accomplishments have been recognized by various awards, including a nomination for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in 2005 and 2014, the Saskatchewan Young Professional Award presented by SYPE in 2006 and the ATHENA Young Professional Award in 2009. Her greatest personal joy lies in spending time with husband Tim, and their children, Victoria and Broderick. 

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Tim Hansen

Certified Financial Planner, Manulife Securities Incorporated and Sutton Financial Group

Insurance Representative, IDC Worldsource Insurance Network Inc. and Customplan Financial Advisors Inc.

Tim is a Certified Financial Planner and Insurance Representative and Vice President of Operations. Tim attended the University of Saskatchewan and holds his Bachelor of Commerce degree. Prior to starting his financial services career in 2004, he worked in the construction industry and as a manager with a large multinational organization in Saskatoon.

What Tim enjoys most about his career is helping his clients set and achieve their financial and other life goals. Each solution is built around his clients' needs, resources, and expectations. His professional and personalized approach is appreciated by his clients as they turn to Tim for advice on all their financial decisions. As a member for Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, Tim is committed to our consumers’ best interests.

Tim and his wife Andrea have two beautiful children, Victoria and Broderick. Both Tim and Andrea grew up in rural Saskatchewan and still love returning home to spend time with friends and family! When Tim finds time for hobbies, he most enjoys the outdoors including fishing and hunting with his Brittany Spaniel, Autumn. Attending an occasional Vancouver Canucks or Roughrider game doesn't hurt either!

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Staci Heinbigner

Advisor Associate, Sutton Financial Group

Member of the Benefits Alliance Group Inc. - Canada's Leading National Alliance of Independent Employee Benefits Advisors.

Staci joined Sutton Financial as a Relationship Manager in January 2012 bringing with her almost 10 years of industry related experience.  In January of 2015, Staci achieved her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation and was promoted to our first Advisor Associate.  Staci serves as the primary business advisor for clients focusing on benefits and pension.  She is passionate, knowledgeable and is enthusiastic in meeting the diverse needs and demographics of each client she works with. 

Staci grew up in Lake Lenore, SK and moved to Martensville in 2001 where she lives with her husband Travis, and her 2 sons, Scott and Levi.  Staci enjoys the outdoors and is looking forward to spending time at their family cabin at Big Shell Lake. 

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Gord MacAulay

Business Advisor, Sutton Financial Group

Our most senior associate moved from a major chartered bank to the life insurance industry in 1978. Gordon MacAulay wrote his first group plan in 1981 and he continues to be a recognized specialist in the areas of HR, employee benefits and pensions.  He made his name as the “Group Guy” of Saskatoon and in 2017 was ready to actively search for the candidates to build his business succession plan with.  “Sutton Financial Group represents all the principles that have guided me over the years, and they have the experience to have their own proven track record.”  Gordon has officially joined Sutton Financial and plans to continue to work full time through spring 2018 when he will begin working lesser hours towards a full retirement by 2020. 

Gord is a Saskatoon man.  In his spare time, you might catch him playing some of the greatest R&B tunes in the city.  He is the bandleader and bass player of Saskatoon’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue.  He also enjoys spending time his friends and family. 

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Lindsay Fuchs

Operations Team Leader, Sutton Financial Group

Lindsay joined the SFG team in 2013 bringing with her 9 years of management experience.  She fills an innovative role leading our team operations.  While her focus is to facilitate engagement and communications within our team, she enjoys every chance she gets to interact with our clients. 

Lindsay grew up on a farm in the small town of Meyronne, Saskatchewan but she prefers the city life here in Saskatoon. Lindsay and her husband have 2 children and they enjoy their time together as a family taking in local attractions. Playing volleyball, camping or spending time with friends and is where you will find her away from work.

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Melanie McCrea

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Melanie joined Sutton Financial Group in 2012 as a Relationship Manager, and has been in the financial and insurance services industry since 2004. In 2013 she obtained her Life Insurance and Accident & Sickness Insurance License and finds it rewarding to bring more value to our firm’s clients. She enjoys working in financial services and particularly thrives in an environment where she can interact with clients and get to know people better.

Melanie and her husband, Dave, have raised three boys and now enjoy four beautiful young grandsons and one long awaited granddaughter. She enjoys gardening, cooking and sewing in her spare time as well as the peaceful aspects of small town living.

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Evan Verbeem

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Evan joined Sutton Financial Group in March 2014 as a Relationship Associate.  Evan has previous experience in a support role to advisors and is always looking to provide a great experience to our clients.  With previous education in the investment industry, Evan is looking forward to expanding his knowledge in insurance and group benefits.

Evan was born in Weyburn and raised in McTaggart along with his three younger brothers.  Evan first moved to Saskatoon to get his degree in Economics at the U of S.  After a brief hiatus to work at a Credit Union back home, Evan moved back to Saskatoon to join Sutton Financial Group.  Growing up Evan played a variety of sports, and has always enjoyed curling both competitively and recreationally.  Evan also enjoys music, games and reading.

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Stacey White

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Stacey joined Sutton Financial Group in March 2014 and brings over 20 years of experience in the Financial and Insurance services Industry specializing in Employee Benefits.  In her career, Stacey has gained experience with local and national brokerage firms.  She has achieved excellence in consulting and customer service, and also enjoys marketing.  She is committed to innovative solutions and customer service and finds it most rewarding delivering customized strategies for her clients.   

Stacey loves her community and enjoys volunteering for the many cultural and fundraising events in and around Saskatoon.  As a board member of Family Service Saskatoon Foundation she served as the chair of the Hearts for Hope Gala.  She was a Board of Directors member for the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Event Committee member for the NSBA Builders Awards, Committee Member for The Children's Hospital Foundation Jeans and Jewels gala, Habitat for Humanity Gala and Women’s Build.  She is a 6+ year Volunteer Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and loves the way Saskatoon comes alive in the Summer.  She and her new husband, Cam, enjoy spending time with family, music, camping, and the outdoors.  She is the proud mother of one daughter, Hailey, and three step boys Danny, Keiven, and TJ who continually keep both her and Cam motivated and inspired.

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Erin Wrubleski

Relationship Associate, Sutton Financial Group

Erin joined Sutton Financial Group at the beginning of 2015 as a Relationship Associate. She has gained customer service expertise through her previous experience in the insurance services industry.  A recent grad from the Edwards School of Business with a Bachelors of Commerce in Management, she seeks to increase her knowledge of personal and business financial services to better assist our clients.

Erin was born and raised in Saskatoon, and has been very active in the athletic community mostly through hockey, soccer, and snowboarding. Additionally, she enjoys writing, painting, and baking in her spare time, and hopes to travel to Ireland in the future. She has conquered her past fear of spiders and soon will be in the market for her own pet Tarantula! 

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Erin Bauldic

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Erin joined Sutton Financial Group in September, 2015 fulfilling our Service Associate position. After 2 years with SFG, she has decided to pursue working with our clients more closely becoming one of our Relationship Manager’s. Erin looks forward to enhancing our client’s experience and growing a deeper knowledge of the financial services industry.   

Erin was born and raised in Manitoba and in 2009, she moved here to Saskatoon. She is very passionate about travelling to new destinations to experience new cultures and indulge in the local cuisine. You will also find her using her spare time teaching and practicing Pilates, checking out our local food scene, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Chelsea Geenen

Service Associate, Sutton Financial Group

Chelsea joined Sutton Financial Group in November, 2017 as our Service Associate.  Chelsea brings over 15 years of customer service, as well as managerial and administrative expertise through her past work experience.  Previous to joining our team, she was the co-owner of an automotive repair shop in Shaunavon managing the front office.  She looks forward to utilising her skill and experience to enhance our clients’ experience, as well as increasing her knowledge to further her career in this industry.

Chelsea recently moved back to Saskatoon with her two sons, Hadin and Jace, after spending 9 years living in Shaunavon.  She was born and raised in Saskatoon, and is excited to be closer to her family and friends.  Chelsea is a U of S graduate, majored in History, and has a passion for Roman and Greek Antiquities.  She enjoys painting and drawing, and is often creating artwork to add to her walls at home.  Her favourite pastimes include playing outside with her sons, visiting family, and reading, often getting lost in books.  Her goal is to travel to Australia with her children to visit her sister and nephews. 

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