Marc is a founding partner of Broadreach Strategic Planning Inc. and a Certified Financial Planner who firmly believes in the value of collaborative financial planning with his professional clients. It is through this comprehensive process that he learns to understand the whole person, their goals, dreams and their concerns as well as coming to a clear understanding of their corporate financial structure. This background knowledge is reflected in comprehensive financial plans which marry advanced strategic planning with the needs of each client, their family, their businesses and their aspirations.
Marc has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia (Sauder School of Business) and is a Certified Financial Planner. He is a member of the Financial Planning Standards Council and of Advocis as well as a member of the Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council and a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international organization that represents the top 1% of global financial professionals. He is also a committed entrepreneur and is the Managing Director of P.T. Biosolutions Indonesia, his family owned water treatment business in Jakarta. This company provides environmentally sustainable water treatment systems in a country where there is vital need for these services.
A key motivator for Marc is charity. He is a team captain of Team Better Outcomes in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in support of the Dr. Michelle Williams Memorial Fund for Research and Treatment of Oral Cancer and now rides in memory of his father Rudy Schouten. In 2019 their team raised more than $110,000 with a team of 23 riders all dressed in their signature Batman themed riding gear. Marc, through his Indonesian company, provides support for communities facing challenges through direct charity as well as providing point of use water filtration for people and groups who could not otherwise afford it. Other notable charities he supports and advocates for are Seva Canada which, since 1982, has restored sight to more than 5 million people in developing counties and Stella’s Voice which protects girls who leave orphanages in Eastern Europe from becoming victims of human traffickers. Safe housing, education and life skills are provided for this group of high-risk children. If you ever find yourself short of ideas on amazing charities to support actively or as part of your greater philanthropic estate goals, Marc is an excellent resource for suggestions.
Marc is passionate about being a dad, his family, travelling, is an enthusiastic cook, loves to ride classic motorcycles especially his 1964 BMW R50, play tennis, ride his road bike, snowboard and being an active member of his community.