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Our Team Approach

We believe that a team approach has its benefits. Each member brings a different strength and skill set to the team. Advantage Securities is a trade name of Aligned Capital Partners Inc., with National Bank Independent Network (NBIN) acting as carrying broker. NBIN is Canada’s leading provider of custody, trade execution and brokerage solutions to independent Investment Advisors and Investment Dealers.

Advantage Securities

Ryan Peterson, CIM®, FCSI®

Portfolio Manager
Advantage Securites/Aligned Capital Partners Inc. (More info)
Insurance Advisor
Advantage Financial Services

Ryan grew up in Lethbridge and graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2005. He then worked at a financial consulting firm for two years. He founded Advantage Financial Services in 2008. He is a Registered Representative with IIROC and has earned his Chartered Investment Manager designation.

Ryan believes there are several key elements to creating, and maintaining, financial independence:

  • Establishing clear goals and objectives
  • Patient, disciplined investing
  • Regular meetings to identify changes in plans
  • Being engaged and taking an active interest in your finances
  • Willingness to not chase passing trends
  • A client/advisor relationship built around trust

Ryan is committed to providing independent, unbiased research, great service, and most importantly, someone you can trust to create a customized approach to achieve your personal financial objectives. Ryan has a strong and experienced team to ensure that all client needs are met and each client is treated with respect.

Call to arrange an appointment. See if Ryan and his team would be a 'good fit' for you.

Dan Wilde, BMgt, CIM®, CFP®

Portfolio Manager
Advantage Securites/Aligned Capital Partners Inc. (More info)
Insurance Advisor
Advantage Financial Services

Dan completed his studies with the University of Lethbridge in 2015.

He received a Bachelor’s of Management in Accounting.

He previously gained work experience with an accounting firm, then completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Conduct and Practices Handbook course in 2015.

He is currently registered with IIROC as a Registered Representative.

Monique Atkins, BA, RRC, CHS

Insurance & Estate Advisor

Born and raised in Southern Alberta, Monique grew up on the family farm and spent 20+ years skiing in Whitefish during the winter. Monique completed her degree at the UofL in 2004, married her husband Darren in 2006 and they had 3 children soon after. Monique’s career in finance began immediately after university as a corporate trainer for SunLife Financial USA in Lethbridge where she trained 400+ people in the newly constructed call centre. The manager of the SunLife Financial Canada office asked Monique to come over and work in the advisory channel, advising clients on investments, insurance, financial and estate planning. During her 12 years in that channel she built a successful team of advisors, worked closely with local business owners, professionals, farm families and achieved MDRT status.

Through all of her financial experience, Monique found asset protection and insurance planning strategies to be of unique interest, as in 2016 all of the planning she had done for herself and her family came into play when her son was diagnosed with a life long disability and she went into sudden, unexpected kidney failure. Insurance planning gave Monique the option and opportunity to take a few years away from work to focus on the health and well being of herself and her family. Expecting the best but planning for the worst is essential in any good financial plan and Monique brings a unique, experienced view to our clients accounts that we believe is of exceptional value.

Skylar Edmonds, BMgt

Executive Coordinator

Skylar was raised in Calgary, Alberta where she was an avid show jumper, and then moved to Lethbridge to continue her post- secondary journey when she turned 18. After graduating from the Dhillon School of Business in 2018, she had graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with a major in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations with a double minor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, and was searching for an opportunity to kickstart her career journey in the financial sector.

Since starting with Advantage, Skylar has been able to branch into other sectors for business by starting her own company with her boyfriend by managing all animal bylaw services for the city of Lethbridge. She understood that there were other ways that she could help the community in addition to her time at here at Advantage.

Skylar is responsible for managing all our office administration tasks, along with various other channels within the business including group benefits administration, pension administration, estate processing, and insurance and investment administrative needs.

Mason Sheen, BMgt

Born in Taber, raised partially in both California and Okotoks, then moving to Argentina for two years after high school, Mason has found his way back to Southern Alberta to complete his Bachelor of Management in Finance at the University of Lethbridge with a minor in Spanish.

Mason has had an interest in the financial industry since high school, always being drawn towards investments and wanting to help others find ways to grow their money.

Mason has learned valuable lessons about risk management, market and investor psychology, foreign exchange, and macroeconomic conditions through his previous work experience as a day trader for a proprietary firm.