MEET THE TEAM
Chairman (Protection Consultant)
John spent almost 12 years in Financial Services before founding the company in 1984 and is extremely proud that some of his existing clients have been with him since day one.
With almost 50 years in the profession, John gained a strong reputation in Life and Critical Illness Protection. This led to his creation of the Guide to Critical Illness Assurance in 1993, which won 19 Protection awards, culminating in the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award in 2010.
John is a keen Bridge player, which he enjoys even more when he wins. He also loves hosting family get togethers, where he can show off his expertise on the BBQ, or slicing a salt beef brisket, a skill he learned as a young boy at his parent’s deli.
Managing Director (Financial Planner)
As Managing Director, Jimmie’s passion lies in seeking opportunities to learn about ways to move the business forward. Jimmie is also the primary Financial Adviser and thoroughly enjoys helping clients achieve their goals and being a part of the evolution of their lives.
Jimmie is a member of WEB Financial Planning forum; a group of leading Financial Advisers who swap insights into best practice and attend seminars to further their knowledge.
When not working, Jimmie enjoys playing tag rugby, hosting games nights with friends and pub quizzes - anything to let his competitive nature shine through! His dream would be to attend an overseas Rugby World Cup… preferably one where England do well.
Jimmie’s pet hate: Beansprouts
As our Operations Director, Mark ensures the smooth running of the business on a day-to-day basis, as well as laying the foundations to ensure the company’s ambitions are met.
With a background in Business Development, Mark holds an MBA as well as being a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
When not at work, Mark can often be found in his kitchen where he enjoys creating new and exotic dishes for himself and his family.
He’s also very fortunate to enjoy living a peaceful and tranquil village life in the North York Moors.
Mark’s party trick: Being able to say “I am a rubber plant” in German
Client Relationship Manager
Sharon is the most long-standing member of our team, having joined back in 2005 as John’s PA. She is now the Client Relationship Manager and is extremely passionate about building and maintaining relationships with clients.
Sharon’s hobbies include going to the gym, spinning classes and walking. While Sharon leads an extremely active lifestyle, she is also very happy to lie in the sun and relax with a good book on holiday.
Top on Sharon’s bucket list: Travel to India
Financial Planning Associate
Chloe joined JJFS in 2015 as an Apprentice, and within that time has demonstrated her organisational skills and ability to problem-solve, which led to her promotion to Financial Planning Associate after her first year.
Outside of work, Chloe is a mum to her 2-year-old daughter and still manages to find the time to learn new languages. After learning Spanish in college, Chloe now learns German, and enjoys Italian classes with her daughter.
Chloe’s pet hate: The sound of cracking knuckles
Financial Planning Analyst
Cijine is our Financial Planning Analyst and joined us in 2017 having moved from his birthplace Delhi, India with his wife, where he gained his MBA. Cijine particularly enjoys conducting investment research and analysis.
When he’s not buried in graphs and pie charts, he lives a very active lifestyle playing badminton and cricket, as well as spending time with his Church community and improving his guitar skills.
Top on Cijine’s bucket list: Scuba diving in Bali