Credential Financial Inc.

Credential Financial Inc.

December 03, 2013 09:00 ET

Credential Executive Kim Thompson Named One of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Women's Executive Network honours Thompson for her leadership, commitment to innovation, and continued success

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2013) - Credential Financial Inc., a leading national wealth management provider, is pleased to announce that Kim Thompson, Senior Vice President of Advisory Services, was revealed as a recipient of the Women's Executive Network's 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards.

"We are proud of Kim's achievement in being named one of Canada's top women executives, and feel privileged to have her as a member of the Credential leadership team," said Doce Tomic, President and CEO, Credential. "Her dedication to serving the needs of our partners, her passion for innovation, and her desire for growth, have played an important role in Credential's success."

Thompson is recognized for her professional achievements based on her strategic vision and leadership, her role in the financial success of her organization, and her commitment to the community. Since joining Credential in 2010, Kim has significantly contributed to the company's strategic direction resulting in remarkable growth, nearly doubling assets under administration to $16.2 billion.

"I am truly humbled to be recognized among many of the most respected female leaders in Canada," said Kim Thompson, SVP, Advisory Services, Credential. "My ability to influence has been directly correlated to the cultures within the organizations I have worked for. Women need to believe there are no limitations, you control your journey, create your own path and ensure you position yourself in environments that align with your personal values. I'm fortunate to have been able to connect with organizations such as Credential where diversity and opportunities for both men and women occur organically and are weaved into the corporate culture."

Thompson has been instrumental to delivering on the company's commitment to empower growth for its credit union and independent financial institution partners across Canada. Some of Credential's major achievements over the past year include becoming a self-clearing firm and the launch of a new division working with portfolio management firms. The Company also continues to experience remarkable growth, largely credited to Kim's influence over a number of projects to expand the business, including the re-launch of the firm's fee-based program for advisors.

"Every year we see the high quality of female leadership in this country as we review the applications for these Awards," said Pamela Jeffery, WXN Founder. "The 2013 Top 100 Winners are a testament to the broad range of talent and leadership found in Canada and we believe that by recognizing and sharing the accomplishments of these women, we are encouraging the next generation to reach higher so that one day there will be no ceiling, just possibility."

About Credential Financial Inc.

Credential Financial is a national wealth management firm, with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian financial services industry, offering a full suite of products and services to over 225 organizations and more than 1,300 advisors. Credential and its member companies (Credential Asset Management, Credential Securities, Credential Correspondent Partners, Credential Direct, and Credential Insurance Services) provide MFDA and IIROC dealer services, trading and custodian services, online brokerage, and insurance solutions to credit unions and independent financial institutions across Canada. For more information, visit www.credential.com.

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our Partners and Corporate Members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders. More information and details are available at wxnetwork.com or top100women.ca.

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