Atherton Financial Group Inc.

About us

We’ll help you build a personalized financial security plan. Financial security planning is about more than just retirement planning – it’s about building a financial strategy that considers your immediate needs and your long-term goals and dreams.




Robert S. Atherton, PFP
Owner
Professional Financial Planner
Robert Atherton | Atherton Financial | Midland ON

I’ve been a professional financial planner and investment representative for Freedom 55 Financial and Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. since 1996. I incorporated my practice in 2006 and since then, I've been operating under Atherton Financial Group Inc., where I represent Canada Life and Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. I’m able to provide expert advice on industry-leading products that are offered by some highly recognized names.

It’s important that my clients understand their investment profile. That’s why I follow a proven planning process which includes understanding my clients’ goals, their current financial position and a review of their sources of income and savings. I develop a confidential customized retirement investment plan and review and monitor the plan on an ongoing basis.

Prior to joining London Life, I managed the A&P store at the Huronia Mall in Midland, Ontario. I believe working in the food industry and with the public enhanced my ability to work independently and prepared me for my current practise.

I enjoy camping, hiking and traveling with my family. During the winter months I play in a recreational hockey league, and in several competitive tournaments throughout the season. I’m also a proud sponsor of and player in the Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament, held annually in Barrie, Ontario.

Mathew P. Holland, RHU
Financial Security Advisor
Mathew Holland | Atherton Financial | Midland ON

Mathew graduated with a diploma in Marketing & Advertising at Durham College in 2003. He began his career working for a top tier insurance company specializing in corporate, municipal and sport insurance needs. Mathew joined Freedom 55 Financial as a financial security advisor in 2004 and became part of the Atherton Financial team in December 2008. He has his Registered Health Underwriter Designation (RHU).

Wayne S. Kobylnik, CFP®, CHS
Certified Financial Planner®
Wayne Kobylnik | Atherton Financial | Midland ON

Wayne obtained his finance diploma from Fanshawe College, London in 1987. He was also the valedictorian of his graduating year. In June 1987 he began working at National Trust company in mortgage and lending, along with investments. He moved to different Niagara Peninsula and Southwestern Ontario cities with National Trust, the last being Wallaceburg. There he met his wife Michelle. He and Michelle moved to Barrie in October of 1989. In November 1999 after 12 ½ years with National Trust he started working at London Life Company and was delighted when London shifted gears moving to their financial planning division, Freedom 55 Financial in 2000. Wayne obtained his Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation in June of 2002 and in June 2011 followed it up with his Certified Health Specialist designation (CHS).

Since November 1999, he has been a member of Advocis the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, a non-profit association of 12,000 investment advisors, certified financial planners and other members of the financial services industry. For a period of 10 years spanning from the mid 1990’s to the mid 2000’s he was an active Kinsmen Clubs of Canada member. He has been the Stewardship Committee chairman for Westminster Presbyterian church since 2001 and he has been an active volunteer for Rainbows Canada for the past several years before join the board. He has been a part of Atherton Financial since May 2011.

Lauren E. La Brie
Financial Security Advisor
Lauren E. LaBrie

After graduating high school in 2008, I started my post-secondary education at Niagara College in the dental assisting program. I graduated in 2012 with my dental hygiene diploma from Canadore College. I worked as a dental hygienist in the Midland and Barrie area for 4 years. Near the end of 2015 thoughts of changing careers were becoming more and more regular because of chronic wrist and back pain. I was introduced to life insurance and investments after the sudden loss of my father in 2016 and saw firsthand the importance of being prepared. After going through that experience, I knew that I wanted to help families protect themselves from tragedies while also educating them on their finances to make their goals attainable.

I joined Atherton Financial Group Inc. in 2019 and currently working towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner.

Kim Quesnelle
Marketing Associate
Kim Quesnelle | Atherton Financial

Kim attended Niagara College and graduated in 1999 receiving a Health & Science Diploma and furthered her schooling at CCMH and received her Massage Therapy Diploma in 2001. In the years to follow Kim has worked as a Sales Associate in Customer Service as well as Bookkeeping. In March 2012, Kim joined the Atherton Financial team as a Marketing Associate.

Supported by a team of experts

When specialized expertise is required, We have access to a team of professionals who specialize in tax, law, accounting, investments, insurance, group benefits, mortgages and financial security planning.

Angie MacDonald, GBA
Account Manager
The Canada Life Assurance Company
Angie MacDonald

Angie is an experienced account manager with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. She is skilled in health insurance, employee benefits design, term life insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. In addition, she is a strong support professional who graduated from St. Lawrence College.

Brad Paproski, CFP®, CLU, CHS
Sales Consultant - Insurance
Bob Paproski  | Great West Life
  • Joined Great West Life Assurance Company in 2013
  • 25 years experience in the financial services Industry
  • 15 years as an advisor, providing affluent clients with comprehensive financial planning advice on investments, insurance, retirement, taxation and estate planning issues
  • Focused on providing product knowledge, creative sales ideas and industry insight to Freedom 55 financial security advisors
Thomas Sears
Credential Qtrade Securities
Securities Specialist
Thomas Sears

Thomas has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has been in the investment industry for over a decade. He worked as an associate investment advisor before graduating to advisor at a full service brokerage firm. Subsequent to that he spent four years working in corporate finance. Thomas left his job on an institutional trade desk to become a securities specialist.