Mark Driediger, CFP, FEA

Senior Wealth Advisor, Assante Wealth Management

About Mark Driediger

With over 20 years of financial planning experience, Mark brings a robust financial knowledge to any client situation. Mark specializes in working with agricultural business families, business professionals, and retirees. As a Family Enterprise Advisor, Mark enjoys working with families that are engaged in business together. Mark offers unique planning tools to help navigate tough business succession conversations and planning.

With significant involvement in not-for-profit organizations in Canada, Mark enjoys giving back by assisting with clients’ charitable giving needs. Mark’s experience, coupled with planned giving strategies, helps to create unique solutions for any client’s or foundation’s situation.

Mark is happily married to his wife, Sandy, and lives in the Abbotsford area. In his spare time, Mark sits as director of the Abbotsford Community Foundation and is a member of the Abbotsford Estate Planning council. Mark and Sandy raised their 4 sons on a farm in the valley, which is now run by their eldest son, Brad. Mark and Sandy are kept very busy in their spare time by their 9 amazing grandchildren.

Typical Clients

Mark enjoys working with families and individuals who are inclined to share their personal financial success with organizations endeavouring to make a difference both locally in our communities as well as around the world.  He strives to find unique solutions and tools to ensure that impactful giving happens.  All of this is done through a lens of planning with a client’s existing professional team with whom Mark collaborates to make sure that their giving goals are met.  His clients generally have wealth held in their companies or have accrued significant gains through appreciation of securities and now seek solutions to both minimize taxes and donate to causes that are important to them.  It is his privilege to work with like-minded individuals and families to meet the above goals.