A Plan That Fits And The Team Behind It

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The Efficient Way to Build Wealth

Here at Bridgeline, we are passionate about helping you get the best possible return for your investment. We work directly with you to understand your exact needs and goals to develop a customized plan that will get you there. We are not here to just sell you a product; instead, we want to partner with you to build a plan that will allow you to achieve your goals in the short term and the long term.

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Ryan Gaunce, CFP®

Founder, BEng

Ryan grew up on his family’s farm in New Brunswick. He showed an aptitude for numbers at an early age and by 10 years old had already begun his own investment portfolio. He obtained a degree in engineering in 2006 from Dalhousie University where he learned that the plan must fit reality and not just look good on paper.

Ryan founded and built Bridgeline with the focus of getting every client a customized financial plan that fits their life. With his unique 3M approach to investing, Ryan and his team have developed successful investment and wealth creation strategies designed to create wins regardless of where we are in the market cycle.

Anuar Konoev, RRC®

Milk River Office Lead

Shortly after Anuar joined Bridgeline, he immediately became an integral part of the team, focusing his efforts on serving agriculture clients, business owners, and professionals. His ambition was to utilize his financial expertise to make a lasting impact, particularly in Southern Alberta, where he aimed to contribute to the community’s growth and prosperity.

His areas of expertise from his work with Bridgeline Wealth Strategies include diversified investment strategies, retirement planning, wealth transfer and estate planning. Anuar found quick success for his clients by helping them get an overall comprehensive financial plan. Once a plan is implemented, Anuar holds annual progress meetings where clients can review results and evaluate progress toward meeting their specific financial goals. Anuar educates clients on financial planning principles, investment philosophy, and exempt market portfolio strategies.

Anuar and his wife, Nicole believe in being active members of their community, with volunteering in a number of capacities. They enjoy hiking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Meet The Team

Anuar Konoev, RRC®

Anuar is a fourth-generation investor with a particular gift for numbers and finance. He holds the Registered Retirement Consultant® designation through The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning. His formal education was done through Red Deer Polytechnic at the Donald School of Business. After he joined the Bridgeline team he found success for his clients by helping them get momentum. Anuar divides his time between the Red Deer office and managing the Milk River office. He is also a registered dealing representative with Raintree Financial Solutions and offers exempt market securities.

Stephen Van Santen

Stephen (Steff-en) is a second-generation Dutch immigrant from Holland. He began investing at 19 which enabled him to buy his first house at 24. Stephen and Ryan first connected to put on finance courses in the community teaching financial education. Stephen has been an advisor with Bridgeline Wealth since 2020 with a focus on working with families, private corporations, and family farms. He and his wife, Madison, and their three children have enjoyed calling Red Deer, AB home since 2008.

Kathy Gaunce

Kathy comes from a family of entrepreneurs who have the rare ability to see opportunity before it happens. Kathy, like Ryan, grew up on a family farm in New Brunswick and also completed her science degree at Dalhousie University. She has been a business owner since the age of 10 and excels with customer service, project optimization, and completion.

Rob Toews

Tara Frisken

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