The Mike Poulin Team

Mike Poulin

Senior Financial Analyst and Insurance Advisor

About Mike

Mike is a Maritime boy who loves to help people in many ways – his calling to personal finance turned from hobby to career at age 35. Mike graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Business (BBA, 1984) and Forest Engineering (BScFE, 1983). Mike has entrepreneurial tendencies and thought processes. He has been in the financial business for over 25 years, receiving his diploma from the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning in 1998. Mike has a demonstrated past of helping clients achieve their goals in the financial services industry and teaches people to think about their wealth in four basic themes.

Make it, Protect it, Spend it and Gift it all away.

Mike, a devoted family man, was married to his wife Sandra, a Medical Adjudicator at Service Canada, before she passed away in early 2021. They have two children, twins Lauren and Scott, both University graduates in 2020. Lauren will finish her Masters in Criminology in 2022. Scott started a career in real estate in late 2021.

Mike has volunteered in many activities in his more than 25 years in Chatham, and is passionate about hockey and cycling. Mike currently volunteers for the Sick Kids Foundation, going into his fifth year in 2022, participating in the Great Cycle Challenge Canada riding appropriately 1,000km again this year to help fight childhood cancer.

The Mike Poulin Value Add

Mike provides clients with a comprehensive approach to financial planning, tax preparation and will preparation, ensuring his clients always benefit from the highest level of service. At Optimize, Mike works alongside an experienced team of licensed portfolio managers to help clients achieve their desired long-term financial and investment goals.

The cornerstone of his service rests in effectively matching his clients’ financial and life goals with a personalized financial planning strategy and overall customer service experience which will exceed their goals in every respect. Mike measures his success by how well he has helped his clients achieve their specific goals and objectives.

Mike's Approach to Wealth Management

Optimizing your investments is an important step to achieving your financial goals but realize that it is just one step in a much longer journey. Mike, along with a licensed portfolio manager from Optimize Wealth, will focus on looking at the complete picture as it relates to your particular situation. They begin this process by listening intently to your specific goals and objectives. They then analyze every aspect of your situation such as your investments, mortgage and other debt, will, insurance, company plan, and tax preparation needs.

Once they have completed their analysis, they together will then design you a coordinated strategy to achieve all of your particular goals and objectives. In order to provide you with a better sense of just how much value they could bring to you and your family, the range of services offered through Mike and a licensed portfolio manager from Optimize are outlined in detail below.

*Investment Advice is only offered through a licensed Optimize Portfolio Manager

As a Senior Financial Planner, Mike helps coordinate your financial plan by organizing the strategy into efficient steps toward your goals. Proper Wealth Management is an ongoing process which helps you make prudent decisions about your money in order to achieve your specific goals.



Mike's Wealth Management Team

Lauren Poulin


Laina Millson


Drew Walker

Senior Financial Analyst & Insurance Advisor

Devon Kirkham

Portfolio Manager

Steve McMackon

Senior Portfolio Manager

Warren MacKenzie

Head of Financial Planning