“People do business with people they like and trust.” It is one of Ron Scott’s favourite expressions – words that go a very long way toward explaining Ron’s tremendous success as a wealth manager for more than 25 years, and his vision of being recognized by our clients and community as Alberta’s most trusted wealth management firm.
Put simply, people like and trust Ron because he is extremely knowledgeable about investment and insurance products – but he is never, ever pushy. Instead, he has a bedrock belief in the freedom of the individual to determine their own path, as expressed in the core purpose of Ron Scott Financial: To control our own destiny and help our clients do the same.
If Ron’s philosophy of life has a distinctly Western ring to it, it is with good reason. He was born and raised in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and before his entry to the wealth management business, enjoyed a 25-year career as a professional steer wrestler. In 1990, he moved to Calgary to work with Sun Life Financial, and in 1999 he established his own firm.
In the course of serving high net worth clients in Calgary and across Alberta, Ron has been recognized by Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) as obtaining its qualifying status for over 20 years. On four occasions – most recently in 2014 – he has reached the highest level of elite status: Top of the Table in the World. In 2011, Ron received the rare honour of being inducted into Sun Life’s Hall of Fame.
Ron is also widely recognized for his extraordinary philanthropic work for young people in need. Through Big Hearted Cowboys, the charity he founded, he has raised more than $2-million for worthy causes including the Variety Club of Southern Alberta, Between Friends and Hull Child and Family Services.
Outside of work hours, along with time he spends giving back to his community, Ron continues to engage in his passion for his Western heritage and love of horses. He still competes at a high level in Canadian Team Penning Association events across Canada and the United States. In 2014, his team was runner-up in the Canadian Team Penning Finals Open Class. The year previous, he won – with a team composed entirely of clients.
“People do business with people they like and trust.” It is one of Ron Scott’s favourite expressions – one that does an exceptional job of explaining the success of Jolene Johnston since she joined the ﬁrm in 2003.
As the next generation of leadership at Ron Scott Financial, Jolene is proud of her work and profoundly attached to the ﬁrm’s mission: We believe in ourselves – and we use extensive knowledge and creativity to give our clients the destiny of their desire. It will be Jolene’s relentless focus on the mission that will ultimately allow the company to reach its ambitious vision of being recognized by our clients and community as Alberta’s most trusted wealth management ﬁrm.
Jolene has been in the insurance industry since 1997 and began working on the investment side when she joined Ron Scott Financial. She is a licensed advisor for life, accident and sickness insurance, has obtained her mutual fund license and is currently taking the Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) designation.
Jolene’s work year after year with Big Hearted Cowboys is irreplaceable. The charity was founded by Ron Scott in 1995 and has raised more than $2-million for the Variety Club of Southern Alberta, Between Friends and Hull Child and Family Services, worthy causes all focused on young people in need. Jolene also volunteers with the Big Hearted Mavericks, another Calgary non-proﬁt that raises funds for children’s charities.
Born and raised in Calgary, Jolene has two children. Given their interests, during the spring and summer you will likely ﬁnd her – assuming she is not working or volunteering – on a baseball or soccer ﬁeld somewhere in Alberta.