John began his career in 1986 as a financial planner with Great-West Life Assurance Company. He achieved his Chartered Life Underwriter in 1997, his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2000 and incorporated Brownell Financial Services in 2003. John worked with and learned from his father Don Brownell for twenty years and in 2018, Brownell Financial Services merged with Edmond Financial Group. During his career as a Financial Planner, John specialized in planning for individuals and families, estate and tax planning, family succession planning, group insurance and pensions. He is known for his responsiveness, his willingness to go the extra mile and his drive to help clients achieve their financial goals. As John transitions into the consulting phase of his career, he looks forward to continuing to interact with the staff and clients of Edmond Financial Group while also making more time to travel with family and pursue other interests.