Andrew Shorter is a proud Canadian and New Zealand, dual citizen. He originates from Auckland, but has happily embraced the Albertan winters in Calgary for the past 12 years.
Andrew is a business strategist with an entrepreneurial flair and international experience in negotiation, marketing, and business development. His work experience includes a career that spans over 25 years in commercial real estate, banking, finance, insurance, and wealth management across the globe.
Prior to joining the team at Pacific, Andrew spent almost two decades in the financial services industry, most recently as the Vice President and board member of a wealth, tax, and financial planning firm in Calgary.
He has also owned and invested in multiple small businesses and successful start-ups in Australasia and in Canada. As a seasoned entrepreneur himself, he is passionate about working with business owners to help them achieve their dreams and financial freedom.
During his career in Canada, Andrew completed both his LLQP (Life License Qualification Program) license and his Canadian Investment Funds Certification (CIFC). He is currently working towards an accreditation as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), as administered by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), of which he is a member.
Andrew has a love for the outdoors and enjoys hiking, skiing, and exploring new wine regions. A former competitive tennis player and multiple championship winner, he is an avid fan and coach to his teenage daughter. He is also a keen rugby enthusiast, All Blacks supporter and a budding golfer.
A passionate community builder, Andrew has served on numerous boards including his current role on the British and Commonwealth Business Association of Canada (www.bcbac.ca). He is a strong believer in giving back to the community he works, lives, and plays in.
Andrew brings a wealth of experience, an extensive global network, and a business philosophy based on integrity, honesty, and trust to his role with Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd.