Darren St-Georges, BA, B.Comm.
Senior Wealth Advisor
Financial Security Advisor
Darren, the 2nd generation owner of The St-Georges Group, has over 15 years of experience in the industry. Having started contributing to the business while completing his bachelor of commerce in finance at the John Molson School of Business, he explored other avenues that took him to study and live in Australia for many years. Bolstered by his life experiences abroad, he reintegrated the business in 2009 as partial owner and completed the transition in 2015.
A strong believer in the strength of collaboration, as well as the view that investment advice in isolation is of little value, Darren has built his team to consist of leading professionals in key areas of taxation, financial and estate planning, and complementary insurance solutions.
Firm in his view that clients need to be engaged and fully understand the recommendations and strategies proposed, the families he works with appreciate his ability to simplify complex subjects matters. Furthermore, they appreciate his acknowledgement that peace of mind goes beyond financial matters and that, as such, they always have an attentive ear and sounding board in him regardless of the discussion.
When not running the business, Darren enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, learning new instruments, and travelling. He also gives back to the community through his involvement with the Games for Hope Foundation, his participation in the reading program at his children’s school, and coaching little league soccer.
*Insurance products and services are provided through Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc.
Wealth Management Advisor
Having graduated from the University of Quebec in Outaouais with a Bachelor of Finance with honours, Valérie joined The St-Georges Group as an associate advisor in January 2019.
While completing her university studies, she worked for 3 years as an administrative assistant for another financial advisory group. She is beginning her studies to earn her financial planning designation (Pl. Fin.). Valérie’s main role is to support the team by doing the behind the scenes calculations and analysis for our clients. In addition, Valerie has a natural affinity with the next generation of clients (in particular, children of our existing clients) and leads those relationships to deliver them with complete wealth management solutions to meet their evolving needs.
In her spare time, she is an avid snowboarder and motorcycle aficionado. In addition, Valérie gives her time to the Canadian Cancer Society, Leucan and the Breakfast Club of Canada.
Client Service Manager
A graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Paris as well as from Université Paris VIII, Stéphanie has been with The St-Georges Group for over 7 years as our administrative assistant. Her role is the ensure excellent client service, process and review financial transactions, as well as keep client files up to date.
Stéphanie is currently studying at the CSI to become a licensed assistant.
Regional Vice-President Estate Planning
As a Regional Vice-President, Estate Planning, Annick Desmarais is well-positioned to deal with the technical aspects of our clients’ more complex situations. She works to mitigate risk, protect assets, and provide tax deferral strategies and solutions that allow a smooth transition of estate or business assets to the beneficiaries or surviving partners. She provides in-depth information on various insurance products and services that complement the overall wealth management for our clients. Annick joined Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc. in 2018. Her career in the financial services industry spans 20 years with roles of increasing responsibility with a major insurance company throughout the province of Quebec, including 7 years working with advisors and insurance specialists at investment firms as a national accounts wholesaler. Annick provides a wealth of knowledge and experience that is utilized by our advisors and complements the philosophy of our organization. Annick has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sherbrooke. She is also a licensed financial security advisor. Annick is based in Montreal and services Quebec.
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