Press Release: Harbourfront Wealth Appoints First VP of Business Development, Ryan Ackers


Date: June 14, 2022

Vancouver, BC – June 14, 2022 – Today, Harbourfront Wealth Management (HFWM or Harbourfront) announced the appointment of Ryan Ackers as Vice President of Business Development to the Canadian independent wealth management firm. 

Ryan Ackers joins Harbourfront from GBL where he led Business Development for Western Canada, Canada’s largest provider of IPPs and RCAs. While at GBL, Mr. Ackers oversaw B2B and B2C strategy and grew sales to over 200% YOY. Prior to GBL, Mr. Ackers held senior executive roles at Leadevest and Randstad Canada. Responsible for the launch of the Fortune 500 company’s first Finance and Accounting Group for Western Canada, Ackers received the Elite Award for #1 revenue in Canada.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Ackers will lead the acquisition of exceptional advisor teams with a planning focus and oversees the transition process to ensure it is smooth for advisors and their clients. 

“Our culture reflects our belief that great people make great companies and not the other way around and our drive to strategic excellence through innovation and technology has resulted in our firm becoming a talent magnet,” says Mark Pinto, President & Director of Harbourfront Wealth Management. 

“Ryan with his versatile skills, industry-wide recognition, and excitement for exponential growth, is yet another example of goal alignment.”

“I left an outstanding position and company where I worked with almost every Canadian financial institution to join Harbourfront Wealth Management because I believe that what the company is doing for its advisors and clients represents the future of our industry, and I want to contribute to this,” says Ryan Ackers.

Everybody here is intent on making Harbourfront the premier firm for Canada’s top advisors and no idea goes unexplored.”

A graduate of Ivey Business School and the University of Toronto, he served as President of the University College Alumni Association and other boards. Ackers currently sits on the Calgary Petroleum Club’s Board of Governors.

About Harbourfront Wealth Management 

Harbourfront Wealth Management is a Canadian-owned independent advisory firm servicing growth-oriented advisors and high-net-worth clients. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, and has a rapidly growing network of 22 branches across Canada. It is a member of the Harbourfront Group of Companies, which also encompasses a sub-advised Canadian Asset Management firm specializing in alternative investments, and Harbourfront Wealth America, a US registered investment advisor. 

Learn more about Ryan Ackers: harbourfrontwealth.com/team-members/ryan-ackers/


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