Meet our qualified team members
Through 20 years of combined experience, our staff of financial experts offers you an objective and comprehensive advice.
Broker, QFA, FLIA, SIA, CFP®
Jim has been serving his clients for over twenty-one years as a qualified financial advisor QFA. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from UCD which has led to the industry designation Certified Financial Planner, CFP
Jim also believes in giving back to the community and industry. He served on the board of Bishopstown Credit Union for a number of years and was Board Chairperson for two years. He served on the Board of LIA Ireland and was president in 2009 Jim also served as an International Committee member of MDRT He was the opening speaker at the 2005 International Convention in New Orleans attended by over nine thousand delegates.
Jim is happily married to Anne, who works at AFS as Practice Manager and they have four children. Jim and Anne Barry were founding members of AFS.
Anne is the Practice Manager and Compliance Officer at Assured Financial Solutions. Anne ensures the smooth and efficient delivery of service to you. Anne holds the Industry Designations APA (Retirement Planning, Savings and Investments, Loans and Mortgages, and Protection).
She has 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry having worked with AIB Bank, First Active (now Ulster Bank) and Scottish Provident prior to joining AFS. Anne with her husband Jim, were founding members of AFS.
Prior to joining the Financial Services Industry, Colette had a very successful career in the retail sector. For many years she held the Franchise for the retail newsagents at Cork University Hospital. 16 years ago Colette decided on a career change and joined Canada Life as a Financial Advisor where she again had a successful career. In 2006 she joined AFS Ltd and has become an integral part of the Financial Advisory Team delivering a first class service to our clients.
During Colette’s time at AFS she has achieved the Industry Designation Qualified Financial Advisor, QFA, and is embarking on a further study programme aimed at achieving the Industry Designation RPA (Retirement Planning Advisor).
Director, Financial Advisor QFA FIMM
Brendan is managing director of AFS he was born in South Africa and came to Ireland in 2001. Brendan has over 30 years working in Financial Services.
Since arriving in Ireland he has held Senior Management roles with three of Irelands top Life Assurance Companies, Aviva, Canada Life and Irish Life. The roles included Product Development, Operations Management and Sales Management. Also during this period Brendan studied and became a Qualified Financial Advisor, QFA. Brendan always wanted to advise clients, both individual and business directly, so he decided to put his QFA qualification to good use and left the corporate world behind.
Brendan joined Assured Financial Solutions in October 2018 and continues to advise clients, very successfully, on their financial needs and goals.
Brendan took over ownership of AFS in 2022
Ann joined AFS in 2016 as our Office Administrator and New Business Administrator. Ann is the first line of contact for our clients when they contact us.
Prior to joining AFS Ann worked in various office administration roles. These roles included Secretarial roles, personal assistant to line manager and payroll officer roles. Ann is a qualified payroll administrator.
While working in the catering industry Ann was a stock controller and administration clerk while also performing the payroll officer role.
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