Life & Health Insurance and Group Benefits Consultant
Priya started in the Financial Services industry by chance. After completing part of a two-week high school practicum with Imperial Financial Services (now Desjardins), she was asked to come back as a summer employee after graduation. As a post-secondary student, she pursued Computer Technology at Kwantlen College and BCIT but continued to work at Imperial Financial alongside her studies. It was during this time that she became interested in insurance. Priya remained with Desjardins Financial for nine years before moving on to Daystar Financial, a Managing General Agency in downtown Vancouver. After three years, she capitalized on an opportunity to work with an Estate and Insurance Advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns and obtained her license in Life Insurance. From there, Priya branched out. She teamed up with CEO Darren Millard of Facet Advisors to form Facet Advisors Insurance Strategies Inc. (“FAISI”).
Today, FAISI’s focus is to analyze insurance portfolios and help clients—both individuals and corporations—streamline their coverage through solutions that reduce risk, maximize protection, and improve tax efficiency. They also focus on Group Benefits, Critical Illness and Disability Insurance, Private Health & Dental coverage, and Health Spending Accounts.
As a firm believer in continuing education, Priya is currently pursuing her designation as a Certified Financial Planner. Her recent entry into the Accelerator Program (Vancouver chapter) of the Entrepreneur’s Organization has sparked an incredible journey in leadership development and personal growth. Outside of work, Priya enjoys spending time with her husband and 4-year-old daughter. She is a regular gym-goer and believes in working out to maintain a healthy mind-body balance.