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Meet Mark

Mark’s Story

I’ve always been interested in financial markets and investing icons like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, but I spent most of my career in technology sales. 

I enjoyed helping my clients solve tough problems in the technology industry. But, as my family grew and I was progressing in my sales career I felt that it was time for a change.  

When my dad, who built Walhout Financial from scratch, was ready to retire, he approached me about taking over his business.  My love of economics and finance and desire to build a business where I could have a meaningful impact on people's lives made the opportunity irresistible.

I choose to work closely with families because I understand their challenges.  I see clearly how difficult it can be for people to maintain a multi-decade plan in the face of the other stresses in their lives.  I look forward to helping you.

What I Do for Fun

Having fun at the Blue Jays game.

My wife, son, daughter and I are huge Blue Jays fans. During the season, you can almost always find us catching the game at home or in the stands. We also love to travel and do a lot of family activities together, whether we’re going on a big adventure to Europe, enjoying a day at Canada’s Wonderland, or spending the day at the local splash pad.

I do volunteer work supporting my kids’ activities, like coaching hockey and baseball for my son or supporting family activities at my kids’ schools.

I also play the drums (poorly), and distance run (slowly).

My Credentials

I am an FPSC Level 1® Certificant in Financial Planning.  I hold an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON.  I'm a graduate of the Canadian Securities Institute Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Life License Qualification Program (LLQP).

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