Ted Kurello, CIM®
Portfolio Manager, IA Private Wealth Inc.
Insurance Advisor*, IA Private Wealth Insurance Inc.
Ted completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1987, when he was still at IBM, with the intention to better understand his own personal investments. Six years later, he decided to pursue a career as a financial advisor and began to build his practice, one family at a time. Because of his caring, competent, and committed approach, many of those families have been clients for over 25 years. Driven to offer more to his clients, he became a Portfolio Manager in 2014.
Ted graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science and then furthered his education by traveling and working in Europe for over a year. Ted has always enjoyed being active, playing football and being on the track team at St. Michael Power HS in Toronto. Later, he completed a full marathon and reached his goal of completion in under 4 hours. This showed him the importance of setting a goal, building a plan to achieve it, and then living the daily discipline – much like what he discusses with his clients.
Ted loves his family, especially treasuring the time he shares with his children and grandchildren. He enjoys golf and travelling and hopes to one day visit New Zealand and Australia.
Samantha Seaman, CIM®
Portfolio Manager, IA Private Wealth Inc.
Since joining Braestone Family Wealth in 2007, Samantha finds the most rewarding aspect of her career to be helping her clients feel secure about their financial futures. Samantha is committed to building relationships that span multiple generations and believes that the more people we can support in building a solid financial foundation, the better our community will be. Having earned the Chartered Investment Manager designation to become a Portfolio Manager, Samantha is able to look after every detail of clients' investment and financial matters, so they can focus on other important aspects of their lives. As Samantha puts it, “When clients put their full trust in us, we are able to act on their behalf and ensure everything is aligned in their best interest.” Another essential part of her role is supporting clients through those important life transitions including getting married, buying a home, or starting a business. Samantha believes that during those major transitions, clients need the most guidance and someone to take the worry and stress off their shoulders.
Samantha, her husband Andrew, and their son Cooper enjoy spending time with their loved ones and visiting the family cottages on Gibson and Gull Lake. She is actively involved in her community as a proud member of 100 Women Who Care South Simcoe & Central York Region.
Head of Business Development, IA Private Wealth Inc.
Insurance Advisor*, IA Private Wealth Insurance
Tracey began her career in Financial Services in 2000 and joined Braestone Family Wealth in 2007 with the aspiration of helping people. Her skill at being a problem-solver and offering support are uniquely geared to her role of creating estate plans and financial projections. Tracey also analyzes client tax returns, identifies where gaps may exist in planning and detects tax issues. Tracey is insurance licensed, allowing her to mitigate risk and provide clients the peace of mind knowing their medium and long-term needs are being addressed.
Tracey graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and then spent 16 years traveling and supporting her husband Mike’s NHL career while raising 3 children.
Tracey lives in Newmarket and enjoys spending time at the cottage with her family and staying active through tennis, curling and yoga. Tracey’s passion for bringing people together was exemplified in 2018 by participating in a school build in Kenya and raising over $100,000 for this effort.
Investment Advisor, IA Private Wealth Inc.
Insurance Advisor*, IA Private Welath Insurance
Andrew joined the Braestone team in October 2020 as an Investment Advisor. He is focusing his time on expanding client reach to more families and individuals. Growing up, Andrew had a curiosity to understand how things work, why they fit together and how they can be improved. Initially, this guided him into the engineering field, as a Certified Engineering Technologist, where he worked in the automotive industry for over 10 years.
Andrew decided to make a change after feeling like he needed more from his career; he wanted to make a difference in peoples' lives. Transitioning to become a financial advisor has given him that opportunity. His experience with problem solving, analysis and planning have proven to be valuable when taking the time to understand what is truly important to his clients.
Outside of the business, he spends most of his time with his wife Samantha, their two-year old son Cooper and Golden Retriever, Bala. With the last name Seaman, it is only natural for him to love sailing; he also enjoys a good round of golf, playing hockey and spending time with friends and family. Andrew believes in being active within his community and enjoys his role as Foundation Chair for the local Rotary Club and is a proud member of the Innisfil 100 Men Who Give A Damn.
Associate Investment Advisor, IA Private Wealth Inc.
Scott joined the Braestone team at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in May 2020. He completed an eight-month internship with the Braestone team in 2018, which gave him the opportunity to learn about the business and fortify his passion for financial planning.
Scott graduated from The University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2019, and before joining the Braestone team, took a year off to work in the Canadian Rockies.
Outside of the office, Scott enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family as well as participating in activities including baseball, golf, mountain biking and skiing.
* Insurance products are provided through Hollis Insurance. Only services offered through HollisWealth®, a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., are covered by the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.