David has been a practising financial planner and life advisor since 1982, specializing in helping clients identify and reach their most important goals, and then helping them manage all of their financial affairs, including investments. He leads Christianson Wealth Advisors and is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice-President of National Bank Financial.
In addition to being named a Canadian Top 50 Financial Advisor in 2014 & 2017, and a Fellow of the Financial Planning Standards Council in 2013, David has been awarded a number of professional awards such as Advisor of the Year and CAFP Member of Distinction.
He and his team were awarded the STEP Private Client Award for 2010 and 2011 and shortlisted in 2016, in the category of Independent Financial Advisor Team of the Year, by the worldwide Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
In 2012, David published his unique book Managing the Bull - A No-Nonsense Approach to Personal Finance and has been the Personal Finance columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press since 1994.
David is married to Vera and proud father of Sarah and Taylor. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys sailing, skiing, travelling with his family and playing bass guitar.