Rob Gawthrop - President, cFP, CLU, EPC 

Rob is a certified financial planner, an international speaker and the co-author of “Paycheques & Playcheques: Retirement Income Solutions for Canadians.” As the president of Gawthrop Financial Inc. and with over 30 years of experience in finance, Rob is dedicated to helping his clients answer their most important financial questions. As a believer in lifelong learning, he speaks to countless groups and individuals about how to accomplish their financial dreams. Rob is a qualifying & life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a professional musician, (see where he's playing next here) a husband of 34 years and the father of four grown daughters. You can read more about the founder of Gawthrop Financial Group here. 


Sarah Booth (Gawthrop) admin & marketing director

Sarah is responsible for ensuring the days run smoothly and systems are in place for efficiency at Gawthrop Financial. She loves all things administrative and orderly, but is also creative and knows how to make the work environment fun. She balances her time between connecting with clients and working to cultivate a strong on-line presence for the company through social media, web design and blogging. In this information age, Sarah works diligently to create an exciting atmosphere that will strengthen the rapport between the team at Gawthrop Financial and their clients. It is her voice you hear when you call the office and she is happy to answer any questions you might have. 

ruby gawthrop - back office administration

We are so pleased to welcome Ruby to our  team!  She  joins us part-time and will be taking on some of   the   day   to   day   administration   such   as   booking   appointments   and  strengthening  our filing   system.   She  recently   completed   an  outreach  program   in  Oahu,  Hawaii  called "Surf   the Nations"  where   she  served  in  the  local  community.  Currently, she   is  interning  at a local  church  to  become  a  worship  leader  and  continue to  build  her talent as a skilled youth  worker. We  are  so glad to have her with us for the duration.  

Karl Krokosinski - Director, Customplan Financial Advisors Inc.

Karl is the founder of Customplan Financial Advisors Inc. and oversees the management of 11 offices across Canada and affiliate offices in the United States, England, Mexico, and Hong Kong. He is a mentor to Canada’s top financial advisors and is a consulting resource for executive compensation plans, strategic planning, corporate succession planning, and human capital management issues in the financial industry. Karl is a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and currently a 15 year member of the Top of the Table.


Micheline Varas- Partner & VP, Living Benefits, Customplan Financial Advisors Inc.

Micheline (BA, RHU, RFC, EPC, GBDS) has over 23 years of experience working with families, companies and institutions to develop long-term tax, risk mitigation and financial planning strategies. A Registered Health Underwriter, Micheline specializes in pension planning, executive & employee disability, critical illness and executive retirement solutions as well as estate maximization benefits. She has grown her practice and that of others by pursuing collaborative work opportunities. In 2014 Micheline was named one of 50 Women of Influence in Canada's insurance industry.