NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chris Catliff, President and CEO of BlueShore Financial, has been recognized as a 2017 BC CEO Award winner in the large company category. This prestigious award, presented by Business in Vancouver and MacKay CEO Forums, celebrates the best of BC’s business leaders.
“This award is a testament to the passion, talent and dedication of the 340-person BlueShore team who contributes to our business every day,” said Chris Catliff, President and CEO, BlueShore Financial. “I am proud of everything we have accomplished and honoured to be recognized among such outstanding leaders.”
Catliff was selected for the award based on his significant contributions to BlueShore Financial's vision and strategy, financial performance, people development, innovation, and social responsibility. Under his leadership, the organization has reached $5 billion in Assets Under Administration, with an average compound growth rate of 12% over the past five years.
To top this, BlueShore is also an employer of choice with impressively high employee engagement, premium Financial Spa branches across the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor and an immaculately designed head office in North Vancouver. BlueShore has been recognized as an AON Best Small and Medium Employer in Canada for six consecutive years, and consistently ranked by clients higher than other financial institutions for providing exceptional client experience and financial advisory services.
“A true business strategist, not only has Chris led the business transformation of BlueShore Financial, his impact on the Canadian credit union system and the financial services industry is far reaching,” said Allan Achtemichuk, Board of Directors Chair, BlueShore Financial. “Chris’ innovative and visionary leadership style has impressively taken BlueShore from a traditional community credit union to a sophisticated full service financial institution with strong financial performance and a positive and engaging corporate culture.”
Catliff and all other award winners have been profiled in Business in Vancouver and will be honoured at a gala dinner on November 8, where they will share their leadership lessons with an audience of Vancouver's business community.
About BlueShore Financial
BlueShore Financial is a boutique financial institution providing a full range of personal and business banking, wealth management, insurance and commercial lending solutions. With 12 branches across the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor, BlueShore Financial helps clients achieve financial wellness® through personalized solutions and expert advice, delivered in a unique Financial Spa® branch environment. BlueShore Financial manages over $5 billion in assets under administration, is consistently ranked among the top financial planning firms in Metro Vancouver, and has been named one of Canada’s Best Small and Medium Employers six years in a row. As an Imagine Canada Caring Company, BlueShore Financial contributes at least 1% of pre-tax profits annually to charities and not-for-profit organizations within the communities it serves. BlueShore Financial is the operating name of BlueShore Financial Credit Union.