Passionate. Committed. Focused on Your Future.
Your Financial Support Team.
Ian Johnson founded JFG Inc. more than 30 years ago, born of a passion for helping individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their unique visions of success and financial well-being.
A proud father of three children, Ian volunteers his time with several youth-focused initiatives including Covenant House, the Council of Champions for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and is an ardent supporter of youth sports, having coached several boys’ and girls’ hockey teams at local and AAA levels.
Ian was appointed to two Industry Agents’ Advisory Councils, is a Past President for the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and was named 2005 Business Person of the Year by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
A 25+ year veteran advisor for individual and group insurance, Rod Johnson is one of our resident employee benefits specialists. Rod shares Ian’s belief that when we do what’s right for the client while acting with integrity and maintaining high standards of service and support, every one wins. Rod also believes in keeping things as simple as possible so everyone knows the plan, the process and the result. And he’s the one you want to go to bat for you should you have a claim (he doesn’t know the word “quit”).
When not busy in his roles of husband and Dad – or engaging in his love of the outdoors – in his non-business hours, you’ll find this former director of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce out networking in the communities JFG Inc services for the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®, and acting in his role of Chair of Council for the Aurora United Church helping to realize the congregation’s dream of rebuilding.
Rod is a Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS), and holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (B.A.S.) in Administration and Policy from Trent University.
Jason McKittrick joined the JFG team in 2013 after a long career in the financial services industry managing mortgage brokerages (Principal Broker), and also with a large Canadian bank. He is committed to doing meaningful work, and is energized by adding long term value that he knows will help sustain the many small and growing businesses that he gratefully calls clients. He believes in providing better – and proven – products to those he serves, which is why he believes strongly in the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®.
A devoted “hockey dad” for both his son and daughter, much of his free time is spent volunteering with his children’s teams, being a supportive fan, and enjoying time with his young family.
Jason is a certified life insurance professional (LLQP) and Licensed Mortgage Broker (FCSO).
Tammy Kennedy joined the JFG team in 2018. She specializes in ensuring financial life planning is up-to-date and on track for success for individuals, families and small businesses. Throughout the Financial Planning Process, she searches for opportunities to minimize taxes and facilitate meaningful conversations, ensuring that families and businesses are protected in case of sickness, disability or death.
Tammy is licenced to provide investment and life insurance products to her clients. She holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) and Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC). She has her Canadian Securities Certificate (CSC) along with successful completion of the Conduct and Practices Handbook course (CPH).Growing up on a dairy farm on Manitoulin Island, Tammy is the youngest of 7. She is a devoted and proud mother. Not only a strong advocate for financial fitness, physical fitness is also her passion. Over more than 20 years, hundreds of people have participated in her group fitness classes. Tammy is an avid boater and spends her leisure time with her husband and son on Lake Simcoe, enjoying sunshine and nature.
Craig became a valuable member of the JFG team in 2023, bringing with him a rich background in wealth management gained during his tenure with two prominent Canadian asset management firms.
Graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University in June 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he majored in Psychology (Honours). He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration at McMaster University on a part-time basis. He strongly believes in professional development and is an advocate for continuing education. He is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and is currently working towards his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Craig embraces an active lifestyle alongside his fiancé. His passion extends to sports, health, and wellness, with a keen interest in activities such as hockey, golf, running, and road-biking during his time away from the office.
Cathy Grzywniak, Manager Customer Relations
Cathy Grzywniak (yes, it’s a tough one: sounds like griz’-knee-ack) is the woman who gets things done behind the scenes for JFG clients… a role she’s performed beautifully since 1999 with us. Having been a busy working mom, Cathy’s organizational skills are exceptional, and her experience and depth of industry knowledge belies her simple title (as those of you who have dealt with her know).
Cathy is accredited with Associate, Insurance Agency Administration (AIAA), with Associate, Customer Service (ACS), and has also completed the Canadian Investment Funds Course.
Kathy Russell, Client Care Specialist
Kathy Russell is our resident professional Client Care Specialist whose focus is in actively supporting our advisors in serving our clients and in administering the employee benefits programs. Kathy brings a conscientious “get it done” attitude to our team. While her background is in project management and marketing (she graduated from Ryerson in Business and Marketing), her love is in getting things done for her clients. Customer service isn’t a role for Kathy, it’s a passion.