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Shivauna Esplen

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations at Nicola Wealth, Shivauna has an extensive background in planning and managing cross-functional business operations with a track record for developing and implementing strategies and process-driven efficiencies that help to deliver sustainable growth for the firm.

Shivauna is a dedicated leader known for coaching people and building culture while balancing the day-to-day management of a large team of high-performing financial advisors and support staff with the needs of the business, compliance, and most importantly clients. Utilizing her strong team leadership skills and a natural ability to develop constructive and honest relationships, she encourages everyone to understand each other’s viewpoints and work towards a common goal.

A graduate of Capilano University in North Vancouver with a degree in Business Administration, Shivauna joined Nicola Wealth in 2005. Shivauna is married with two kids and lives in North Vancouver where she was born and raised. In her spare time Shivauna leads an active lifestyle, running or hiking on the north shore trails or finding remote places to camp and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Question & Answers

  • What are your retirement dreams?

    Drinking wine in the south of France.

  • Favourite music genre?

    Country.

  • What is the best concert you have ever attended?

    Tom Petty at the Gorge Amphitheatre.

  • Best wine?

    BC wines – there are too many good ones to choose from!

  • Best place to get a burger?

    Off my husband’s BBQ.

  • Were you named after anyone?

    A character in a book.