Stephen Biringer, COO Announcement

It is with great pleasure Valley-Wide Financial Group & Win Succession announce the appointment of Stephen Biringer as Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2021.   His vast array of experience in operations, customer service, and his effortless approachability all make him a trusted and effective leader in the industry.

Valley-Wide’s Vision is to become a leading independent insurance and financial services firm in Canada. Our 360 degree approach provides clients access to ALL areas of Financial Planning, General Insurance, Tax, Mortgage Brokerage and Group Benefit services through our unique referral program. Stephen’s addition brings an abundance of experience in Operational Expertise that together with Win/Succession will allow us to achieve this Vision.

Stephen brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Canadian financial services industry, having worked for two large banks, a mutual fund company and an insurance carrier.  Prior to entering financial services, he developed a passion for service working at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal, where he worked his way up to Front Office Manager.

Stephen was most recently with Empire Life where he held three different leadership roles including: Vice President, Retail Operations and Vice President, Group Operations, leading operations and customer service for both individual and group lines of business.  He also held the role of Vice President, Retail Business Development where he built the organization's captive distribution channel with a digital first approach to sales.

Prior to joining Empire Life, he spent five years as Director, Wholesale & Brokerage Operations with CIBC after getting his start in the financial services industry processing financial transactions for a discount brokerage firm.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from Concordia University and is
bilingual in both official languages,

We are looking forward to Stephen playing an integral role in the development of Valley-Wide Financial Group and Win Successions’ presence across Canada as we strive to become a leading, all-encompassing firm that can truly provide clients the benefits of a “One Stop Shop”