Best in class expertise

What is unique about our exceptional team of professionals is our synergetic approach. We all work together with a focus on Client experience. An optimal Client experience is not exclusive to financial planning. It’s about nurturing long-standing relationships to help Clients achieve their life vision and goals.
As part of our approach, we also work with several accountants, lawyers and mortgage brokers as well as Sun Life Specialists, introducing the appropriate professionals when and if necessary to enhance your overall plan. 


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Blake Griffith, CFP®, BAFS

Financial Planner, Sun Life
President, Griffith & Associates

Blake, the founder of Griffith & Associates, is a dedicated professional who specializes in meeting the unique needs of executives and owner-managers in Calgary. With his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and a Bachelor of Financial Services degree, Blake is well-equipped to provide knowledgeable advice. His professionalism has been recognized by various publications nationwide, including the Globe & Mail and Investment Executive.

In just over a decade, Blake has garnered significant recognition for his outstanding work. He's is a distinguished member of the Million Dollar Round Table's "Court of the Table," a prestigious honor that places him among the top financial services sales professionals. Blake takes great pleasure in mentoring new advisors and sharing his knowledge at professional engagements.

Beyond his professional achievements, Blake is a proud father and an avid golfer and fisherman. These personal interests bring balance to his life and contribute to his overall well-being.

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Lance Shilliday, CFP®, CLU®, CH.F.C.

Associate Advisor, Sun Life

With a remarkable 29-year tenure as an Advisor, Lance embarked on a new chapter, joining the Griffith team as an Associate Advisor in 2020. Lance has proudly held the esteemed CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation for over two decades. He works closely with executives and business owners implementing and executing retirement income and estate succession strategies.

Outside the office, Lance enjoys attending whisky events. As a dedicated volunteer committee member of Slainte Mhath, which translates to "Good Health" in Gaelic, Lance actively contributes to the Scotch and other whisky societies at the Calgary Petroleum Club.

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Meghan Grenwich

Service Associate, Sun Life
Human Resources Manager, Griffith & Associates

Meghan has been an integral part of Griffith & Associates since day one. With an impressive tenure of over 15 years in the financial services industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Meghan's role extends beyond her responsibilities in human resources and high-level management consulting; she also takes the lead in spearheading our firm's philanthropic initiatives.

Meghan's educational background is equally impressive, holding a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business & Finance, along with licenses in mutual funds and life insurance. These qualifications, combined with her extensive experience, make her an invaluable asset to our organization.

Outside of the office, Meghan finds joy in spending quality time with her family. During the summer, they retreat to their cabin, enjoying water sports and creating cherished memories. In the winter, they embrace the thrill of hitting the slopes.

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Genna Bey

Associate Advisor, Sun Life
Operations Manager, Griffith & Associates

Having accumulated more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, Genna became a valued member of Griffith & Associates in 2017. Collaborating closely with the team, she plays a pivotal role in developing robust policies and procedures while efficiently managing workflow to uphold our exceptional Client service standards. 

As a duly licensed Associate Advisor, Genna works on both wealth and insurance aspects of our business, empowering Clients to make well-informed decisions regarding their financial goals. 

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Elisabet Serra-Sola

Advisor Assistant, Sun Life

Elisabet joined the team in 2017, bringing with her a strong commitment to delivering exceptional customer service. Her role within the company involves overseeing overall operations, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. With her dual licensing since 2018, Elisabet also oversees insurance requests, providing Clients with valuable insights to help them make informed decisions about their insurance needs.

Outside of work, Elisabet is an outdoor enthusiast who finds great joy in exploring the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Whether it's camping, hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, or birdwatching, she embraces every opportunity to immerse herself in nature.

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Sam Argote, CFA, B.Comm.

Associate Advisor, Sun Life

After gaining valuable experience in the wealth management and financial services industries over several years, Sam joined our team in 2021. His primary role involves working closely with our advisors to assist in the development of suitable investment portfolios based on current market expectations. With a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in finance from the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business, Sam brings a strong educational foundation to his work. Additionally, he recently completed the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 2021, further enhancing his expertise in the field.

Outside of the office, Sam enjoys supporting the arts. He dedicates his time to volunteering with the Calgary International Film Festival and the Calgary Folk Music Festival, contributing to the vibrant cultural scene in the city. When he's not immersed in the world of finance or supporting the arts, you can often find Sam enjoying a cup of coffee while indulging in a wide array of music and podcasts.

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Andrew Maxwell, CFP®

Associate Advisor, Sun Life

As an Associate Advisor with Griffith since 2022, Andrew provides unbiased advice to Clients in retirement planning, investment planning, and risk management. Andrew takes pleasure in simplifying complex concepts, ensuring that Clients fully understand their options and feel confident in their decision-making process. By breaking down information in a clear and digestible manner, Andrew empowers Clients to make informed choices that align with their financial goals.

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Nicole Wanczyk, BAFS, CFP®

Financial Planner, Sun Life

Nicole joined the team in 2018 as a Service Associate, working closely with the advisors to provide excellent Client service. With five years of experience in the oil and gas industry, she brings valuable insights to Clients who share a similar background. Nicole is licensed in life insurance and registered in mutual funds.

Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys exploring cities with her husband, indulging in stargazing, and spending quality time in Fish Creek Park.