As founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nicola Wealth Management, John Nicola provides strategic leadership to the firm, exercising his passion for providing innovative solutions to clients’ complex problems.
A veteran of the financial services industry since 1974, John has been a board and committee member of several organizations such as The Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (Founding Member and Conference Chair), Advocis, and The Million Dollar Round Table.
In the community, John has used his business acumen to help develop and grow several not-for-profit organizations over a number of years. These include The Pivot Law Society, a volunteer legal society defending the underrepresented issues facing Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and Bulembu International, a foundation dedicated to helping an abandoned African mining village become self-sufficient. John joined the Hospice Society Board in March 2013.
Married for 40 years, John and his wife Claire enjoy many activities including the outdoors, traveling, golf, tennis and running. They have 3 children – Christopher, Jason and Jared, all of whom are married, providing three grandchildren: Chloe, Lilly, and Wyatt. Family is a big focus for both of them.