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With so many options for advice and products available, it can sometimes be overwhelming to choose the best path for yourself. We help to evaluate your needs, investigate solutions and implement strategies. Friendly and prompt professional service is what our clients most appreciate about our team.

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Dave Kudsia

CFP®, CIM®, B.Comm
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Telephone: 519-822-2322 
Toll-free: 1-866-759-2050  
Fax: 1-866-812-9205 

9 Woodlawn Rd E, Suite 101. Guelph, ON, N1H 0C1

Dave Kudsia, CFP®, CIM®, B.Comm 

Investment Advisor, Manulife Wealth Inc.
Life Insurance Advisor, Headwaters Financial

Dave focuses on working with clients to create personalized retirement income plans that integrate workplace savings, personal plans, and government benefits, in addition to overseeing the portfolio design. Dave holds a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) Designation, spending the last 15 years serving high-net-worth investors and their families. Before joining the financial services industry, Dave spent several years working for a global pharmaceutical firm. He graduated from McMaster University in 2001 with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree. Dave lives in Kitchener with his wife and three kids, ages 11, 9 & 6.  Dave is a sports and music enthusiast who enjoys strength training and swimming before sunrise.  Alarm set for 5:05AM.

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Stephen Derzaj

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Telephone: 519-822-2073
Fax: 519-822-8518 

45 Speedvale Ave E, Suite 4, Guelph ON. N1H 1J2

Stephen Derzaj, CIM®, BA

Financial Advisor, Manulife Wealth Inc.

As a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation holder, he has demonstrated a deep understanding of planning focused portfolio strategies, helping his clients navigate the complexities of the financial world with confidence.

Throughout his career, Steve has been dedicated to providing personalized and strategic financial advice to individuals and families, empowering them to achieve their financial goals and secure their financial future. His strong analytical skills, combined with a genuine passion for helping others, have earned him the trust and respect of his clients.

Steve has a love for basketball and a lifelong Raptors fan. Additionally, he is an avid trail biker, finding serenity and adventure on nature's winding paths. Married with two teenagers, family serves as a constant source of motivation and balance in his life.

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Tom Carroll

CFP®, CIM®, B.Comm
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Telephone: 519-822-2322
 Toll-free: 1-866-759-2050  
Fax: 1-866-812-9205 

9 Woodlawn Rd E, Suite 101. Guelph, ON, N1H 0C1

Tom Carroll, CFP®, CIM®, B.Comm 

Associate Advisor, Manulife Wealth Inc., 
Life Insurance Advisor, Headwaters Financial

Tom prides himself on working with clients to guide them along their personalized investment journey. Tom recognizes that each person’s circumstances are unique making it very important to plan, design and implement portfolios that meet each person’s individual financial goals.

Tom began working in the industry after completing his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Economics & Finance at the University of Guelph. Tom has continued to pursue further education in the financial services industry by obtaining his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designations.

Tom lives with his wife in Guelph and is an avid golfer, triathlete, and overall sport enthusiast, always looking for a challenge.

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Paul Plishka

CFP®, CIM®, B.Sc.
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Telephone: 519-822-2073
Fax: 519-822-8518

45 Speedvale Ave E, Suite 4, Guelph ON. N1H 1J2

Paul Plishka, CFP®, CIM®, B.Sc.

Senior Financial Advisor, Manulife Wealth Inc.

Recognizing the unique needs of each individual Paul dedicates himself to thoroughly understanding and appreciating every client's situation before offering recommendations. In essence, his approach revolves around developing solutions that are tailor-made for each client, guided by the mantra of "helping you explore for more."

He firmly believes in building enduring and robust relationships with his clients, emphasizing trust, transparency, and a genuine concern for their financial well-being.

Outside of work, Paul cherishes adventures with his wife, two daughters, their spouses, and, of course, their family dogs. His interests include skiing, biking, hiking (especially with Jasper), and he proudly considers himself a foodie and audiophile with a deep passion for music. Additionally, he has maintained a lifelong fascination with earth sciences.

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Debra Matte

Investment Associate
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Telephone: 519-822-2322
 Toll-free: 1-866-759-2050  
Fax: 1-866-812-9205 

9 Woodlawn Rd E, Suite 101. Guelph, ON, N1H 0C1

Debra Matte

Investment Associate, Manulife Wealth Inc.

Who knew that previous careers in travel and decorating would lead Debra down the path of Financial Services?  Associated with Manulife Wealth Inc. offices since 2005, she has become a vital part of our firm.  

Most of her personality traits can be attributed to being a “Sudbury girl.”  Outdoor activities trump the gym (except when it’s minus 30), and no home improvement is too big for Debra to handle.  Don’t let her size fool you; she’s a kickboxer, don’t you know!

Living with her husband in the Orangeville area, she enjoys frequent visits from their 2 adult sons and 4 grandchildren.

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Luciana Yamada

Assistant Investment Representative
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Telephone: 519-822-2073
Fax: 519-822-8518 

45 Speedvale Ave E, Suite 4, Guelph ON. N1H 1J2

Luciana Yamada

 Assistant Investment Representative, Manulife Wealth Inc.

Originally from Brazil, Luciana began her career in retail banking and took on various roles, including customer service representative and assistant investment representative. In addition to her practical experience, she undertook an MBA, a step that significantly contributed to her understanding and capabilities. For the past several years, Luciana completed all courses and requirement to support clients as a licensed assistant. What stands out is Luciana’s focus on building strong client relationships to help clients keep their plan on course . Luciana has a blend of hands-on experience and formal education, striving to uphold the qualities of a dedicated financial professional.

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Andrew Hodgkinson

Investment Advisor Assistant
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Telephone: 519-822-2322
 Toll-free: 1-866-759-2050  
Fax: 1-866-812-9205 

9 Woodlawn Rd E, Suite 101. Guelph, ON, N1H 0C1

Andrew Hodgkinson 

Investment Advisor Assistant, Manulife Wealth Inc.
Marketing Assistant, Headwaters Financial

Andrew is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph where he earned his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Economics & Finance. He was President of the Guelph Student Investment Council and successfully passed the Canadian Securities Course. He will be pursuing an array of Financial Services designations over the coming years. He currently lives in Georgetown and in his spare time enjoys travel, sports and reading.

Our Services & Products

Investment & Asset Management

  • Goal setting and Required Rate of Return
  • Asset allocation based on personal goals and objectives
  • Ensuring investment selection is in line with goals & risk tolerance
  • Tax efficiency of Investments
  • Fee Analysis
  • Continuous Monitoring and goal checks

Corporations and Businesses

  • Business Risk Management
  • Investment and Asset Management
  • Group RSP
  • Tax Efficiency of Business Income
  • Group Benefits

Tax Minimization Strategies

  • Tax efficiency of investments
  • Tax deferral
  • Tax conversion
  • Passing assets through your estate
  • Income splitting
  • Intergenerational transfer

**Tax minimization strategies abide by rules set forth by the CRA and may require us to work along side a Chartered Accountant.


  • Capital Needs and Cash Flow Analysis 
  • Education Planning     
  • Short term goal planning 
  • Debt Management
  • Beneficiary audit

Retirement Planning

  • Retirement Income Projection and Analysis  
  • Pension Analysis
  • Severance
  • TFSA or RSP ?
  • Goal Setting
  • CPP and OAS Analysis

Estate Planning  

  • Legacy Planning
  • Inheritance
  • Intergenerational transfers
  • Estate Bond
  • Gifting to children
  • Trusts
  • Charitable donations

**Some Estate Planning strategies may require the involvement of a legal professional.

Risk Management & Needs Coverage

  • Income protection
  • Asset protection
  • Family protection
  • Estate protection
  • Travel Insurance

Offered through Manulife Securities Incorporated

  • Mutual Funds
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
  • GICs
  • Fee-based Accounts
  • Structured Products
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP)
  • Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF)
  • Life Income Funds (LIF)
  • Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)
  • Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP)
  • Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP)

Offered through Headwaters Financial Group Ltd.

Getting Started is Easy

If you would like access to view your Manulife accounts online, please contact our Office Administrator, Debra at 519-822-2322.

While every conversation is different, you should expect to cover some general information and get a sense of what it’s like to collaborate with us.

To help prepare for this meeting, you should have a basic idea of your current financial picture and financial goals. How are things now? Do you have any concerns? What do you hope to accomplish in the next few years and longer term?

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