Our Team

Michael Etherington

Originally from Ontario Mike graduated from the University of Oregon and began his career as a Financial Security Advisor in Vancouver in 2004. Mike is now a member of CALU (The Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting), ADVOCIS and has also been an active member of the MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) since 2008.

Mike won the Dick Mitchell Award of Excellence in 2007 for leadership and community service and obtained his CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation in 2009.

Mike’s target market is business owners and professionals age 30 to 65 living in Vancouver, Whistler and the Lower Mainland. He specializes in the creative use of tax-sheltered, investment grade, permanent life insurance for financial security, estate planning, private pension and charitable planned giving purposes.

Mike is a 3rd generation Financial Planner. His father Bruce has been practicing for over 48 years in Toronto and runs his own firm Etherington and Associates. His grandfather Joe was with the Toronto Bay Agency of London Life and was both President and Chairman of LUAC (Life Underwriters Association of Canada – now CAIFA).

Mike is an allied partner with the planned giving departments at the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Food For The Hungry (FH Canada), Union Gospel Mission and the Fraser Institute Foundation (Gift Planning Advisory Group).

Mike is an avid skier and also loves tennis, hiking, and cycling. In 2002 he cycled from Vancouver to Mexico and in 2003 he cycled across Canada from Vancouver to Cape Spear, Newfoundland.

Jay Etherington

Director of Customer Experience

A graduate of UBC, Jay has been on the west coast since 1998. After running a successful golf company for nearly a decade, with a small stint in the organic food business, Jay is now in his 7th year at Etherington Financial. He has followed in both his Father and Brother's footsteps having qualified for both MDRT and Excellence, and continues to build his financial planning business here in Vancouver. When he's not seeing the people, you can find Jay at Shaughnessy Golf Club playing golf, working out, or enjoying time on the back patio overlooking the 18th hole with clients and friends. Jay is also an avid hockey player, and dabbles here and there up in Whistler for some turns with the family. We are excited to have him part of our customer service team, and we look forward to him servicing our clients ongoing needs.

Miranda Jin

Marketing Associate

Miranda born and grew up in China, moving to Ontario to complete her high school study and obtained her Honours of Bachelor Math degree at University of Waterloo. Miranda was struggling with the snows in Ontario for a long time and finally decided to move to beautiful Vancouver in 2017.

Miranda started her career as an Operational Associate at Freedom 55 Financial in 2018. Presently, she works alongside Michael Etherington providing him with marketing & administration support and efficiently manages client questions and inquiries.

Miranda balances her work life with traveling and exploring different kind of cultures and traditions. Additionally, she enjoys trying delicious food around the world. Miranda believes in effective client communications by building a strong partnership with them.