Diego graduated from Laurentian University in 1984 with an honors degree in economics. His career started with a banking position in Toronto at Canada Trust. He quickly moved up the ranks holding a managerial position within 2 years.
Prior to joining IPC Securities, Diego held several senior positions with the TD Bank. These positions included managing the sales force at its main TD retail branch as well as the role of Manager Professional Banking. In the role of Manager Professional Banking, he specialized in providing investment advice to the professional clientele of the branch.
During his time at the TD Bank, Diego was a member of a national integration team that helped TD and Canada Trust. As an integration conversion leader he was required to go across the country training and coaching his team in each of the 4 regional phases. The TD Canada Trust merger was the largest integration of financial institutions in Canadian History.
Diego has successfully completed his CSC (Canadian Securities Course), PFC (Personal Financial Counseling) as well as his SFC (Specialist Financial Counseling).
In the fall of 2001, Diego was recruited to head up the Wealth Management arm of the firm. His role is to deliver sound advice to the firm’s Pension clients concerning their individual and group wealth strategies as well as group pension plans
It doesn’t take very long to understand that Michael DiBrina is a business owner who likes to get things done, and done right. Like most of his clients, he started his business on his own and has grown it into one of the most successful firms of its kind in Canada. So he knows the frustrations, the opportunities, the sleepless nights and the exhilarating days that come with the territory. He also knows what risk means, and how to find a path through it to achieve the big dreams that really are possible.
That’s why his clients count on his experience and expertise to show them a way to have what they want.
Leveraging an entire career of financial planning, Michael shows the owners of private corporations and affluent families how to take control of their financial risks, minimize their tax exposure, plan for wealth transfer between generations, and protect their businesses and families all along the way.
Although you’ll find that Michael has a very easy way about him and connects with people quickly, you’ll also notice how seriously he takes his work. Michael has qualified for the industries prestigious Million Dollar Round Table for the past 13 years, and for the past 4 years has qualified for the Top Of The Table. To put that in perspective, this global organization of financial advisors has hundreds of thousands of members, and less than .5% of them meet this level of performance. Michael is literally one of the best in the world at what he does. He also holds the rare designation of Trust & Estate Practitioner, along with the highest honours and recognition that can be awarded to a Life Underwriter. When Michael speaks of “world class”, it’s not an expression to him, it’s a work day.