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 Bauldic

  12. 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.

Stuart is a Certified Financial Planner and Vice President of Finance with Sutton Financial Group.  He has found his niche helping Family Business and as a second-generation owner and partner at SFG, Stuart and his team have been showing business owners, professionals and executives how to preserve, protect and pass on their wealth for over 25 years.

Having spent most of his life in Saskatoon, Stuart graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan, with a major in Finance.  Stuart is a warm and passionate communicator with a “down-home” style who loves to share his financial wisdom and insights as a presenter to many organizations, such as his church (Calvary Church in Eastview), the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Teen Challenge Saskatchewan, among others. 

Stuart shares his leadership experience as a board member at Calvary Associated Gospel Church, Impact Canada Ministries and Family Business Association Saskatoon, and he is a past treasurer of Saskatoon Youth For Christ.  He has also been involved with Family Enterprise Exchange (formerly known as the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise), who recognized Sutton Financial Group with the national Family Enterprise of the Year Award in 2016.

Stuart has been married to Keri since 1995 and they have three daughters, Ella (age 14), Abby (12), and Emmy (10).  Stuart and his family enjoy reading, travelling and camping at Waskesiu and Memorial Lake, as well as mountain biking, and fishing at Besnard Lake. By far, Stuart and Keri get the most enjoyment from spending time watching their girls perform at hockey tournaments, dance recitals and Saskatoon Children’s Choir concerts.

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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 Stark is a partner, Certified Financial Planner and President of Sutton Financial Group.  Jay works closely with clients to achieve their financial goals and fulfill their true potential.  Jay has been successfully advising individuals, families and business owners on how to significantly reduce their income and estate taxes for more than 20 years.  His expertise has helped hundreds of families in the Saskatoon area realize their goals of giving back and creating a lasting legacy.  

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997, he began his career in the financial services industry as a Personal Banking Officer at a chartered bank.  He earned his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2002, and now has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry.  Jay is a member of the NSBA, CAFE, and is the Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners Saskatchewan chapter, and also earned his Christian Financial Counselor designation.

Jay has been married to his high school sweetheart, Sheri, for over 20 years, and they have two teenage daughters, 18-year old Alexandra (Lexie) and 16-year old Sydney, as well as their family dog, a golden retriever named Ginger.  Jay loves to explore, and enjoys geocaching with his family, or going on long canoe adventures in Northern Saskatchewan, being sure to stop at Barker Island, a favorite spot they visit each year. 

The Chicago Blackhawks are his favorite hockey team; however, he prefers to play sports, rather than watch them, with hockey, softball and zip lining being his favorite activities.  He also enjoys coaching, where he can share ideas and his odd dad humour, most recently with Sydney’s flag football team, who just lost to Lexie’s team in the city final.

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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. www.benefitsalliance.ca

Business Advisor, educator, writer and the creator of the SFG Employee Engagement Wheel TM. Andrea is a partner of Sutton Financial Group and specializes in group benefits and building total reward strategies for community minded businesses.  By helping businesses effectively allocate their resources, time and money into the right elements of a total rewards program, she has helped hundreds of Saskatchewan employers maximize their talent attraction and retention strategies.

Andrea’s credentials consist of a specialty designation focused on group benefits design and management (Group Benefits Associate), Certified Financial Planner certification and she has her Bachelor of Commerce degree (graduated with distinction). 

Beyond benefits consulting, Andrea is passionate about leadership development training and 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 has been advising businesses in total rewards strategies for over 18 years and is now a writer for a recurring feature in the The Business Advisor Magazine sharing “Stories You Should Know” about local entrepreneurs which you’ll always find on the last page. She is also a regular contributor in The Business Voice, sharing insights learned from community leaders.          

When Andrea is not working, she enjoys being active with her family in all-seasons and cherishes the time they spend together at their cabin in Fishing Lake.  Andrea’s husband, Tim, is also a partner of the firm and together, they have two children, an 11-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son.  Her daughter plays Comets hockey and dances competitively, and her son plays hockey in the Redwing Zone and plays guitar. 

Andrea enjoys being a hockey mom and has been the treasurer for the Comets for a number of years.  Andrea is also extremely involved in her community, and one of her many accomplishments is being the co-founder and host of Seeds for Dreams, which offers woman-owned Saskatchewan businesses seed capital through a unique pitch and vote event.

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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, Insurance Representative and Vice President of Operations for Sutton Financial Group.  Tim works with Clients on a personal level, helping them create a plan for the future, and as Vice President of Operations, Tim takes on additional responsibilities relating to management, including HR, Technology and the day to day operations.  Tim is specialized in Group Savings Accounts and has found his niche working with independents and family business owners to help them to preserve and protect their financial well-being.

Tim graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2001 with a Bachelor of Commerce and has been working in the financial planning industry since 2005, becoming a Certified Financial Planner in 2011.  Tim is a member of Advocis, as well as the NSBA, Chamber of Commerce, Benefits Alliance, FEX.

Tim is married to Andrea Hansen, a Business Advisor and partner with Sutton Financial Group.  Together they have two children, Victoria, who is 11, and Broderick who is 9.  Tim lives vicariously through his children, loving helping them partake in all their activities.  An avid sports fan, Tim’s teams are the Vancouver Canucks, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where he is a season ticket holder, and enjoys taking in as many games as possible. 

In his spare time, Tim enjoys any outdoor activity, from hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, skiing, and anything else he can do.  Tim also enjoys the arts, collecting coins, drawing, painting and dabbling in photography, as well as reading personal development books and trying to maintain a balanced life wherever possible.  To stay healthy, Tim plays recreational hockey with a bunch of men he met through his business partner, Jay.  Tim tries to keep everything light in life and wants those around him to be able to laugh at life and enjoy it for what it is.

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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. www.benefitsalliance.ca

Staci joined the Sutton team in January of 2012 and is an Advisor Associate for Sutton Financial Group.  Staci specializes in group benefits and building total rewards strategies for businesses.  She works closely with businesses on implementation and service of their group insurance plans, developing long-term relationships with clients.

Staci has been working in the group benefit industry for over 15 years, beginning in 2003.  In 2015, Staci obtained her GBA designation, promoting her into her current role as Advisor Associate. Staci is a member of the Promotion Club of Saskatoon, a club whose mission is to provide members with business-related leads to further their careers.

Staci has been married to her husband, Travis, since 2002 and together they have two boys, Scott, who is 10, and Levi, who is 8.  They also have a 2-year-old chocolate lab named Buster.  As a family, they love to spend time at their cabin at Big Shell Lake enjoying 11 acres of garden, dirt bike tracks and fruit trees.  Staci enjoys life on the go with her children, watching them participate in all the activities they love – competitive swimming, baseball and hockey.  She also enjoys any outdoor activity from biking, running with Buster, lake time, campfires, gardening, and the list goes on.

 

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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 Sutton Financial Group team in 2013 to fulfill a new role, Operations Team Leader.  She is responsible for managing the office logistics, team development and execution of business strategies.  Lindsay provides value to our clients by coordinating processes behind the scenes, so the rest of our team can deliver the highest level of client service.   

Bringing over 9 years of managerial experience with her, Lindsay previously worked as Operations Manager at JABA Construction.  Lindsay graduated with distinction from McKay Career Training.  She also attended the University of Lethbridge, Southwest Regional College and the Saskatoon Business College, taking various classes of interest and classes for career advancement.  Additionally, Lindsay holds certificates in Personal Leadership Effectiveness Coaching, Dale Carnegie Coaching, Safety Management, Basic Training Techniques, and Leadership for Safety Excellence Proficiency.

Lindsay married her high school sweetheart, a welder/fabricator with Brandt, here in Saskatoon.  Together, they have one daughter, 11, who is passionate about cheer, and one son, 8, who terrifies her with his skills in parkour.  They have a large, 2-year-old, shepherd great pyrenes cross who they all adore.  Lindsay enjoys experimenting with graphic design & photography, continual learning and singing the occasional karaoke tune.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially for game nights, movie nights and dog park dates.  She loves watching her kids participate in all their activities, binging on Netflix and camping in the summer. 

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Melanie McCrea

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Melanie is one of the Relationship Managers at Sutton Financial Group, working closely with and assisting Tim Hansen.  As Relationship Manager, Melanie develops and manages the relationship with SFG’s personal clients to ensure their needs are being met and they are connected to the firm. 

Melanie graduated from the Saskatoon Business College with Honors in Administrative Assistant in 2002.  She started with Sutton Financial Group in 2012 and has worked in the Financial Services industry since 2004.  Melanie holds her Life Insurance and Accident & Sickness Insurance Licence and enjoys the additional challenge this designation brings.

Melanie has been married to her husband, Dave for 29 years.  Together, they have three sons, Andrew, Matthew and Daniel, who fortunately for Melanie, all live close by her.  Melanie and Dave have four beautiful grandsons and one long awaited granddaughter, aged 3-10, that they enjoy spending time with, and attending their various sporting events such as hockey, swimming and kick boxing.  She enjoys gardening, cooking and sewing in her spare time, as well as the peaceful aspects of small town living. During the summer months, Melanie and Dave enjoy fishing and spending time at Delaronde Lake.  They hope to enjoy a family vacation with their children and grand children in the next 5 years.

 

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Evan Verbeem

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Evan is a Relationship Manager with Sutton Financial Group, providing a supportive role to Jay Stark as well as our other Advisors, and a pleasant experience for our clients.  Beyond his role as Relationship Manager, Evan also assists business clients in setting up Group Pension Plans and providing education for their employees. 

Evan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan, and worked with the Credit Union in his hometown before joining Sutton Financial Group in 2014.  Evan also holds his Life Insurance and Securities Licensing to better serve our clients.

Evan was originally born in Weyburn and grew up in McTaggart, along with his three brothers.  Evan lives with his long-term girlfriend, Kaitlin, and together they have a beta fish named Fishie.  In his spare time Evan enjoys reading fantasy books, playing board games, and is interested in general health and exercise.  For fun, Evan loves to curl, both competitively and recreationally and plays cards with family and friends.    

 

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Stacey White

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Stacey joined Sutton Financial group in 2014 and works closely with clients as a Relationship Manager.  She provides customer service, complicated claims issues support, analysis of Employee Benefits Programs and Plan Design Modification.  Stacey specializes in Employee Benefits and Philanthropy.

Stacey brings with her over 20 years of industry related experience and has gained her knowledge with local and national brokerage firms.  She graduated from Business College and through continuing education keeps informed as the industry evolves.  She obtained her GBA, Group Benefits Association designation, to ensure she continues to bring the most value to her client relationships. 

Stacey is the proud mother of one daughter, Hailey, who is 20 years old, and gained three new step sons, Danny, Kieven and TJ, when she married Cam in the fall of 2017.  In her spare time, Stacey enjoys camping, travelling to Ontario and spending time with her family and friends, as well as swimming and volunteering.  She is avidly involved in the community and has sat on a few boards and committees in the Non-Profit Sector.  2018 will mark her 7th year as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Saskatoon Jazz Festival. 

 

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Erin Bauldic

Relationship Manager, Sutton Financial Group

Service Assistant, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Erin is the newest Relationship Manager on our team, providing support to our Advisors, working closely with Stuart Sutton as well as enhancing the overall experience of our clients. 

Erin started with Sutton Financial Group in 2015 as the Service Associate before moving into the Relationship Manager position in 2017.  Erin brings customer service and management experience with her from her previous employment.  She attended one year at the University of Brandon before getting her Travel Counsellor Diploma, and worked in the travel industry for five years, switching gears in the last few years to pursue a career in the financial industry.

Hailing from Manitoba originally, Erin is the youngest in her family, with a sister, half-sister and half-brother.  She has four nephews ranging from 5 years old to 20 years old and enjoys going home to Manitoba to visit them regularly.  Erin enjoys staying active by practising and teaching Pilates part-time at Lead Pilates.  She is also a seasonal runner having run two 10 km races and is currently training for her third race.  Erin is an avid food lover and enjoys exploring new restaurants in the community and trying her hand at new dishes in the kitchen.  Travelling is another passion of Erin’s where she enjoys exploring new destinations for their history, culture, art, and of course food.  Some of her favourite places visited are Peru, Turkey, Kenya, Malta and Italy, however, according to her, the list will never end.  Aside from travelling and food, spending time with her friends is very important to Erin, since her friends are like family to her as her family is so far away.

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Chelsea Geenen

Service Associate, Sutton Financial Group

Chelsea is the newest member of the Sutton Financial Group team, fulfilling the position of Service Associate.  As Service Associate, Chelsea is responsible for the Administration side of Sutton Financial Group, assisting the team in the day-to-day activities to help keep SFG running smoothly.

Chelsea is a U of S graduate, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2006, and proceeding to obtain her Certificate of Local Government Authority from the U of R in 2008.   Chelsea brings over 15 years of customer service, as well as managerial and administrative expertise through her past work experience.  Prior to joining our team, she was the co-owner of an automotive repair shop in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, managing the front office. 

Chelsea, born and raised in Saskatoon, recently moved back with her two sons, Hadin (8) and Jace (7), after spending 9 years living in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan.  As a History Major, Chelsea has a passion for Roman and Greek Antiquities and enjoys discussing the myths connected with that era.  She enjoys painting and drawing and is often creating artwork to add to her walls at home.  In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys playing outside with her sons, visiting family, and reading, often getting lost in books.  She also enjoys travelling and has a bucket list of places she would like to visit including Spain, Ireland and Australia to visit her sister and nephews in the near future. 

 

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