Goodman Brown Financial Ltd.

Benefit from the continuity only independent professionals can provide

Whether you choose to work with Astrid or Michael as your primary consultant, you will be working with an owner of the company, and we can promise your consultant will be here next week, next month and for years to come - unlike the big corporate players. We believe that continuity of advice and service is important as you travel life's journey. We're also involved in our communities, through volunteer work and industry associations - just like many of our clients.

Astrid Goodman, BBA, CFP, CIM, FCSI, CLU
Financial Consultant / Owner
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Astrid provides sophisticated investment advice, combined with solid, written financial plans and sound risk management recommendations - a complete suite of services under one roof.
Astrid has been researching, designing and implementing customized investment portfolios and financial plans for families, business owners and professionals for more than two decades. She reviews and monitors her clients' financial progress and makes ongoing recommendations as needed. She co-ordinates the efforts of clients' tax preparers / accountants and lawyers, as well as other professionals they may require.
Astrid is known for her collaborative approach and her ability to use practical, detailed and straightforward approaches to problem solving, resulting in long term benefits for her professional and business clients alike.
Astrid is an active member of the Niagara Estate Planning Council and a member of the Academy of Fellows — Canadian Securities Institute. She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners and an Associate Member of the Toronto CFA Society.
Astrid graduated from Brock University in St. Catharines in 1991, with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in economics, finance and accounting.
Astrid also holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations.
She has worked in the financial services industry since 1993.
Astrid would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call one of the numbers below, or e-mail her at astrid@goodmanbrown.ca.

2 Pelham Town Square, Suite 101
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
Main | 905-892-2586
Fax | 1-877-843-6640
Toll-Free | 1-877-892-2254

Michael Brown, CFP, CLU
Financial Consultant / Owner
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Michael's passion is for keeping things simple, on the belief that the best solution to any problem is the one that achieves the desired results with the least amount of complexity.
Michael has developed expertise in assisting clients who are leaving pension plans, either through retirement or career changes, and keeps current with the ever-changing rules governing pensions in Ontario.
Although he has achieved two of the highest designations in the industry, Michael's strength is in the depth of his practical knowledge, hard earned during more than a decade in the financial advice business and nearly two decades in the news media, mostly in management roles.
Clients appreciate his pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to financial planning, and describe Michael as "easy to talk to." Many times clients have walked away from meetings with a new understanding of their financial situation as a result of Michael's clear way of communicating.
His commitment to putting clients' interests first is matched only by his drive to stay up-to-date with the latest legislation, strategies and products that will serve them.
He earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 2005 and, after several years of study, he successfully completed a tax- and estate-planning designation, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 2012. The CLU is particularly beneficial as Michael works with business owners and their families to structure their affairs for tax efficiency and succession considerations.
When not working, he enjoys gardening, growing vegetables, and trying to win arguments with his Airedale Terrier, Marshall.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls Sunrise, and was honoured to be elected as the club's President for the 2012-13 Rotary year. For three years ending July 1, 2017, he is Assistant Governor for Area 8 of Rotary District 7090.
To get in touch, please call one of the numbers below, or email michael@goodmanbrown.ca.

2 Pelham Town Square, Suite 101
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
Main | 905-892-2586
Fax | 1-877-843-6640
Toll-Free | 1-877-892-2254

Beth Cockcroft, CHS, RRC
Administrative Assistant
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Beth Cockcroft joined the firm in 2014 as a specialist in long-term care and other forms of personal insurance.
Beth is a native of the Niagara Region and has worked in financial services since 2007. Beth brings with her a passion to help people. Her strategies are based on her position: “I believe the work we do is among the most important of all professions. People care about their families and their health, first and foremost, however, wrapped around all of that should be a stable financial plan.”
Beth specializes in Insurance and has an affinity for connecting with and helping people achieve financial security. As a certified health insurance specialist, all aspects of risk are taken into account.
At Goodman Brown Financial Ltd., we believe sound planning along the way is the key component to a comfortable and secure retirement. With Beth’s designation as a Registered Retirement Consultant she can assist in all aspects when it comes to attaining your financial goals, which ultimately lead to retirement.
Beth lives in St Catharines, and is happily married to Tim Denis, Morning Show Host on the local radio station. She is busy with a large family of six daughters and five grandchildren. Beth and Tim both advocate and volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara. Beth is also proud to be associated with the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women.
Astrid, Michael and Beth work together as a team, to provide the best service and experience to our valued clients.
2 Pelham Town Square, Suite 101
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
Main | 905-892-2586
Fax | 1-877-843-6640
Toll-Free | 1-877-892-2254