Associate Wealth Advisor
CIBC Private Wealth
Janice Bacon’s first job in the wealth management industry was in an administrative capacity. Thanks to the encouragement of her business partner, Christopher Bedard, and her own self-belief, Bacon worked her way into becoming an Associate Wealth Advisor at CIBC Private Wealth. “When I first started in the business years ago, it was really just about investment,” she says. “Now it’s really about holistic wealth management, which suits me better.”
Having begun her career in 2000, Bacon is a fully licensed advisor for both the financial and insurance sides of the business. She attributes her success to her approach, likening meeting new clients to building a friendship. “Starting a new friendship with somebody, you have to prove yourself in the beginning – you have to follow up with them, you have to keep in touch, you have to be accountable, and you have to be able to help them when it’s needed,” she says.
Bacon currently sits on the board of directors for Guelph General Hospital and is president of the Kiwanis Club of Guelph. She has also served on the board of directors for St. Joseph’s Health Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph. Her commitment to the community earned her a spot among Guelph’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011. “I believe that because I live here, it’s really important to me to give back,” she says.