Our Team

Brian Etherington

Chairman

Brian P. Etherington, CM, BA, CLU represents 45 years of industry experience and the linkage to the 3rd generation of Etherington Family to Etherington Generations Inc.

Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004 and a recipient of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for community service, as well as The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

He is a Past Chairman, Director and Founding Member of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) and the Founding Co-Chairman of the national Action Committee Taxation (ACT) which served as the inaugural government relations committee of the Canadian Association of Financial Advisors.

Brian has been an international industry key note speaker for over 35 years; a 37 year life member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT); a member of the Top of the Table for 26 years and the 1998 recipient of the MDRT Award for Community Service.

Founding Co- Chairman of Special Olympics Sports Celebrities Festival; Past Chairman of Special Olympics Canada national board; Founding Chairman of Special Olympics Canada Foundation; Recipient of 2002 Harry “Red” Foster Award by Special Olympics Canada; Honourary Head Coach Special Olympics Canada National Team 2001/Alaska World Winter Games; Member of Ontario Special Olympics Hall of Fame

Past President of Big Brothers of Metropolitan Toronto and an Honourary Life Member of the Board; Former board member ProAction – Cops for Kids; Former board member Altruvest Charitable Service; Former board member Pathways to Education; Former board member ParticipACTION; Former board member Anglican Diocese of Toronto’s Good Steward Foundation; Past Chairman of The Bishop’s Company Dinner; Anglican Lay Reader.

Brian and his wife Kirsteen were married in Yorkshire, England in 1971; proud parents of Mark (Katie); Paul (Lauren);  Sean (Andrea) and in partnership with Mark and Paul at Etherington Generations. Enchanted by their 5 grandchildren, Kaya, Skylar, Brian, Sarah and Sloane.

Interests are golf; reading; gardening; travel; Family; history; community and Faith.

Mark Etherington

President

Mark Etherington, CHS, has over 18 years of experience in the industry after graduating with an honours degree from Queen’s University.  Mark’s focus is to work with corporate clients in the strategic design and ongoing support of their benefit programs, as well as to work with individual clients providing trusted advise and customized solutions. As with everyone at Etherington Generations, Mark prides himself on providing high levels of customized service to all of his clients.

Mark is happily married to Katie and is proud father of their son, Brian.

Mark is Co-Founder and President of motionball for Special Olympics, a registered not-for-profit whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to  Special Olympics Canada through interactive social and sporting events (has donated over $5,000,000 since inception); a Member of the Special Olympics Canada National Board; a member and past President of the St. Andrews College Alumni Association (2004-2008); a Governor of the St. Andrew’s College Board as well as a 10-year volunteer coach of the York Mills Rangers “Select” Hockey Club.

2011 awarded the June Callwood Award for work within the Disabled Community.  2010 awarded the Queens Alumni Humanitarian Award.

Paul Etherington

Vice-President

Paul, RHU, has over 14 years of experience in the industry after graduating with an honours degree from Queen’s University.  Paul’s business focus is family and individual life insurance planning; Family Business succession planning as well as Corporate Benefits. As with everyone at Etherington Generations, Paul prides himself on creating long term relationships and trusted advice to all of his clients.

Paul is happily married to Lauren and is the proud father of two daughters, Skylar and Sloane.

Paul is Co-Founder and Chairman of motionball for Special Olympics, a registered not-for-profit whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to Special Olympics Canada through interactive social and sporting events (has donated over $5,000,000 since inception); a Member of the Special Olympics Ontario Board; a member of the Special Olympics Festival Board; and a member of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Ontario Revenue Development committee.

2011 awarded the June Callwood Award for work within the Disabled Community.

2010 awarded the Queens Alumni Humanitarian Award.

Kirsteen Etherington

Vice-President

Kirsteen Etherington, joined the industry in 1992 and manages Etherington Generations’ underwriting and individual client servicing departments.  As with everyone at Etherington Generations, Kirsteen prides herself on constant communication and always going above and beyond for her clients. With the complexity of underwriting ever increasing, it is imperative that a strong and well informed advocate help manage the process through as it results in exceptional dividends for our clients.

Kirsteen is a past director of the Canadian Special Olympics national board; a past director (15 years) of the Special Olympics Festival; past Chair of the Sports Celebrities Festival Auction (12 years); former Co-Chair of the Sports Celebrities Festival’s Passport for Sport; former Logistics Chair of the Bishops’ Company Dinner and current and 10 year Logistics Chair of the Jim Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

In an example of the marriage between community and client service Kirsteen was the Co -Chair of a project between Special Olympics Canada and The Royal Bank which resulted in the publication of a financial literacy and self help book for the parents and families of the intellectually and physically disabled.

In 2002 Kirsteen was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to Canada, Community and Fellow Canadians.

Kirsteen has been happily married to Brian since 1971 in Yorkshire, England, prior to which she was an honours graduate and member of The Royal Academy of Dancing and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She performed extensively on British television; London West End theatre and film.

After coming to Canada, Kirsteen became a top Canadian choreographer and teacher of dance whilst raising three Sons, Mark; Sean and Paul and is an adoring Nana to Kaya, Skylar, Brian, Sarah and Sloane.

Interests include membership in The St. John’s Oak Ridges band; travel; golf; gardening; community; Family and Faith.