Alex Yu, MBA, CIM
Vice-President, Corporate Strategies and Investment Services
Alex founded the Company in March 2016 and worked as the Vice-President of Operations with responsibility for developing Brightview’s strategic partnerships and operational framework. He assumed his current position in January 2018, working with corporate, institutional and accredited clients to build tax efficient and investment focused solutions. Alex is also responsible for compliance and reporting at the firm.
Prior to founding Brightview Wealth Management, he was Head of Business Development at Goldenwise Capital, a quantitative, market neutral strategy hedge fund firm. Prior to that, he was Partner at Liakada Capital, a venture capital firm focusing on international business transactions, enterprise management and finance consulting. In his earlier career, he was an Associate Manager at Sun Life Financial.
Alex is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM). He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science (HBsc) degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Rotman School of Management.
Snow Gong, CLU, TOT
Vice-President, Estate and Trust Services
Snow joined the Company in March 2017 as a Managing Partner and Vice-President of Estate and Trust Services. She is responsible for the structuring and establishment of Canadian and International trusts, and implementation of estate plans for accredited families and business owners.
Prior to joining Brightview Wealth Management, Snow was the President of S. Gong Financial Services Inc., which merged with the Company in 2017. She had served the community in financial planning for close to a decade and have helped hundreds of families to achieve their wealth management goals.
Snow is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), specializing in Estate and Trust. She earned an undergraduate degree of Honours Bachelor of Commerce (HBCom) at the University of Toronto, and is currently pursuing a Master of Finance (MFin) degree at the Rotman School of Management. Snow was also recognized in the industry as top 1% internationally through earning Top of the Table at the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Snow also sits of the board as a member for Kudos international.
Eduard Ribacov, MD, CLU, RRC
Vice-President, Health and Benefits
Eduard joined the Company in September 2016 as a Managing Partner and Vice-President of Health and Benefits. Eduard is responsible for the implementation of corporate health strategies, employee benefits, and preliminary assessment and underwriting for advance cases.
Prior to joining the Company, Eduard was an Associate Manager at Sun Life Financial, where he focused on health initiatives and benefits programs, his was a speaker and guest member for many company events.
Prior to a life in business, Eduard earned a medical degree (MD) at the Nicolae Testemiţanu State University of Medicine, with specialization in General surgery and in 2007 passed Canadian Medical Licencing Examination. Eduard is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC).
Kevin Ye, RRC
Vice-President, Advisor Channel and General Insurance
Kevin joined the Company in March 2019 as a Managing Partner and Vice-President of the Advisor Channel and General Insurance. He is responsible to develop the advisor channel through providing industry leading training and coaching, as well as working with strategic partners to help talents grow. Additionally, Kevin is responsible to provide general insurance solutions such as commercial, home and auto insurance planning for families and businesses.
Prior to joining Brightview, Kevin was a Sales Manager at Sun Life Financial, where he focused on growing the Career Sales Force through recruiting, training, and development of on-board advisors. Prior to that, Kevin was a successful entrepreneur and built many businesses in the food and beverage industry.
Kevin is a Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC). He has earned a business degree in his undergrad, and is currently pursuing the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation.
Kitty Sun, BCom
Kitty joined the Company in June 2018 as a financial consultant. She was responsible for client management and business development. Kitty assumed her current role in July 2019, to assist senior management with company operations. Kitty is the cornerstone of the company's daily operations.
Prior to joining, Kitty was an associate consultant at Investors Group Wealth Management. She managed a large block of clientele with relationships dating back to the 1960's, and provided unparallel service with a focus on building holistic and personalized financial plans for clients.
Kitty earned an undergraduate degree specialising in Finance and Economics at Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto.