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Jonathan Braams CFA CBV | Founder & Financial Coach

Jonathan launched JBFI Inc. to inspire, educate, empower, and support individuals on their Journey to Be Financially Independent. Through his own journey to financial independence over the last 10 years, Jonathan has learnt valuable lessons that he wants to share with others so that they can take control of their lives and focus their time and energy on what they value most.

Jonathan worked in a retail bank branch during University and transitioned to the high networth brokerage division upon graduating.  In 2011, Jonathan made the move from retail to institutional investment management.  Jonathan still works full time for one of Canada’s largest institutional investment managers and specializes in private timberland and agriculture investments.

In addition to running JBFI Inc., Jonathan enjoys spending time with family and friends, and on outdoor activities (cycling, hiking, camping, backpacking, snowboarding, snowshoeing), playing the piano, travelling, and personal finance.  Jonathan lives in Edmonton, Alberta and is happily married to his wife Melissa with a newborn son who arrived at the end of 2020.

Contact: jonathan@jbfi.ca

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