The road to financial independence

At KAAP Financial Group, we help to guide your decisions by offering sound financial planning and investment advice.

About us

We’ll help you build a personalized financial security plan. Financial security planning is about more than just retirement planning – it’s about building a financial strategy that considers your immediate needs and your long-term goals and dreams.

Adam Pulla
Senior Partner, Founder

Adam, the founder of KAAP Financial Group, brings over 20 years of experience in the finance sector and his company manages assets totaling over $130,000,000. His primary commitment is to nurture enduring client relationships. Adam's approach involves regular quarterly reviews and providing sound financial advice, ensuring his clients consistently experience growth.

In his role, Adam collaborates with a network of industry experts, encompassing accounting, tax optimization, investment management, and inter-generational wealth planning, to facilitate a comprehensive financial strategy for his clients.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Adam enjoys playing the piano, maintaining physical fitness, and cherishes quality time with his family.

Mark Pulla
Partner

As a partner at KAAP Financial Group, Mark’s charismatic character and ability to effectively work with his clients in improving their financial wellness stems from his 15-year career as an educator in the private school sector. Mark takes the time to understand the lives of each of his clients in order to properly assess where their planning needs reside, both now and into the foreseeable future.

At KAAP Financial Group, Mark specializes primarily in estate planning & private wealth solutions for families & corporations, ensuring that clients are well versed on their options to build and sustain their wealth and manage their risk throughout their financial lives.  

Mark believes every client is different and so there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to providing sound financial advice. Mark adds that when his clients speak, he listens attentively, because the more he understands what is happening in his clients’ lives, the better equipped he is to add value through advice.

Robert Simonetta
Partner

Robert Simonetta brings vast knowledge to his clients through his 10 years of experience within the financial sector and his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialist in Finance and Economics from Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. As an associate financial advisor, Robert works with individuals and corporations to put forth a customized financial plan that fits their needs through the different life stages.

In addition to the value Robert brings to the table for his clients, he has an extensive group of individuals to offer advice on tax and estate planning along with other facets that complement an individual or corporations’ financial plan. Robert truly believes that surrounding himself with specialists in different fields will provide his clients with a holistic view allowing them to capture the most efficient and sound financial advice.

Robert spends any of his free time with family and friends or playing sports, specifically golf. He also spends his time furthering his education within the financial sector through designations that allow him to obtain greater knowledge to benefit his clients. Through his experiences and education, Robert provides an unparalleled service to his clients with his drive to ensure they are receiving excellent financial advice.

Saverio Verni
Partner
Saverio Verni

Saverio Verni is a seasoned financial professional with over 40 years of invaluable industry experience. His extensive background encompasses not only personal achievements but also a passion for developing and mentoring new and veteran financial advisors. Saverio's dedication to the financial services sector has made him a respected and sought-after figure in the industry.

Throughout his four-decade career, Saverio has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence. His expertise spans various aspects of the financial world, from investments and portfolio management to retirement planning and estate management. He has successfully guided numerous clients towards their financial goals, ensuring their long-term prosperity.

Joseph Guido, CFP®, CLU ®, CHS™
Partner
Certified Financial Planner®
Chartered Life Underwriter®
Certified Health Insurance Specialist™
Joseph Guido - Financial Planner - Kaap Financial

Joseph brings a superior level of knowledge and experience to KAAP Financial Group. As a Certified Financial Planner®,Chartered Life Underwriter® and Certified Health Insurance Specialist™, he has a commitment to excellence and a passion for helping individuals, families, business owners, and professionals achieve their financial goals. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive and strategic financial planning services.

He is a seasoned industry leader with nearly 15 years of experience, coupled with a deep understanding of the ever-evolving financial landscape. As a CFP® professional, Joseph stays abreast of the latest industry trends and regulations to ensure clients receive advice that is not only sound but also aligned with current financial practices.

Joseph believes in long-term relationships based on trust and transparency. Clients can expect clear communication, comprehensive financial analysis, and a commitment to ethical practices. He takes pride in demystifying complex financial concepts, and empowering clients to make informed decisions about their financial future.

Outside of his profession, Joseph enjoys cooking, travelling, and spending quality time with his family.

Paul Lippa
Partner

Experienced and knowledgeable financial security advisor ready to work with you to help meet your personal and your family’s financial security goals. When I’m not working with my clients, I enjoy giving back to my community. Hope to have the privilege to work together to help achieve your financial security goals.

Anthony Muraca
Partner
Anthony KAAP

Anthony brings 20 plus years of experience within the financial sector. He is dedicated to providing a great client experience that begins with a thorough discovery process to learn about and identify your specific requirements, circumstances, and long-term goals. He'll lead you through a one-of-a-kind discovery process that uses standard finance principles to identify the values that drive your personal vision of success and help you figure out what really matters to you.

He is committed to the financial well being of those he works with and closely monitors financial market trends to properly advise clients, delivering great value to his clients, helping them plan ahead for their short-term needs and long-term goals.

Anthony also keeps busy driving his 3 kids around between soccer, hockey and dance. With whatever spare time remains he enjoys watching sports.

Tomas Ohannessian, B. Arch., CFP, EPC, DTM
Partner
Certified Financial Planner®
Group Benefits Broker
Elder Planning Counsellor

Tomas is the founder of T O Life Wealth Corp. With decades of experience he specializes in crafting sound financial strategies for successful business owners and professionals. His qualifications include the Certified Financial Planner®, Elder Planner Counsellor (EPC), and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).

Originally trained as an Architect, Tomas applies his meticulous planning and work ethic to assist clients, aided by his fluency in multiple languages. As a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), he is known for his dedication and collaboration.

Tomas is a renowned speaker on Financial Literacy, presenting the 5 Points-Star System to enhance financial confidence. He has spoken at international MDRT meetings, the Canada Sales Congress, and events by leading Insurance Companies.

Outside of his professional life, Tomas enjoys alpine skiing, self-help literature, drawing, and stand-up comedy. Most importantly, he treasures spending time with family and friends, guided by the belief that "The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away."

Ornella Scarcella
Executive Assistant

Ornella Scarcella brings over three decades of expertise in administration to her role at KAAP Financial. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Ornella has honed her skills in providing top-tier administrative support.

Throughout her professional journey, Ornella has demonstrated a keen eye for detail, exceptional organizational abilities, and a dedication to excellence. Her wealth of experience has equipped her with a deep understanding of administrative processes, allowing her to streamline operations and optimize efficiency within her roles.

At KAAP Financial, Ornella utilizes her extensive background to provide invaluable support to the team, ensuring seamless day-to-day operations. Her strong work ethic, coupled with her proficiency in administrative tasks, makes her an indispensable asset to the organization.

Driven by a passion for excellence and a commitment to delivering results, Ornella Scarcella continues to make significant contributions to the success of KAAP Financial, embodying professionalism and dedication in all her endeavors.

Supported by a team of experts

When specialized expertise is required, We have access to a team of professionals. They specialize in tax, law, accounting, investments, insurance, group benefits, mortgages and financial security planning.

Alicia Aiello
Professional Bookkeeper

Alicia’s passion for business and interest in accounting came from her family’s entrepreneurial upbringing. It was here that she was exposed to many experiences and opportunities to learn what it really takes to run a successful business, both personally and professionally. Alicia understands firsthand the many challenges that come with turning a passion into an actual business, and all the facets that are required to make that come to fruition. She works closely with her clients to help navigate the seemingly overwhelming day to day operations and necessary infrastructure that so many small business owners can overlook when they are just getting off the mark. From managerial decisions about hiring and HR related policies, to payroll and sales tax compliance, Alicia draws on her 20 years of experience to bring value to her clients. When Alicia is not working, she can be found spending her free time with her family & friends and travelling to new destinations.

Gaetano Barrila
Lawyer
37 Jacob Keffer Parkway, Suite 301
Vaughan, ON
L4K 5N8

Gaetano’s practice is dedicated to the areas of real estate law, corporate/commercial law, and wills/estate law. Gaetano assists clients on transactions including land acquisitions, acquisition of commercial/retail buildings and plazas, corporate organization/reorganization, acquisitions of businesses, commercial leases, will drafting, estate planning, and contract drafting.

A graduate of the Schulich School of Business, and a member of both the Ontario Bar and New York Bar – his training in business and law gives him a unique business acumen when advising clients from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Antonio Calabria, CPA, CA
Tax Partner

Antonio Calabria has over a decade of experience working closely with owner-managed businesses. He is a seasoned professional in tax compliance, tax planning; including optimization strategies, estate and succession planning, resolving disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, and assisting with government funding. 

Antonio graduated from the Schulich School of Business and became a Chartered Professional Accountant shortly thereafter.  After completing his CPA, Antonio specialized in Tax, and successfully completed the In-Depth Tax Specialization - Income Tax as well as the In-Depth Tax Specialization - GST/HST.  

Antonio’s passion for helping owner-managers grow their businesses while implementing best practices and tax optimization strategies was a key factor when becoming a founding Partner of VC Partners LLP.  His unique experience in tax enables Antonio to provide unparalleled service to our clients.

Kelvin K.C. Wong, CFA
Private Wealth Counsellor
Canada Life Investment Management Ltd.
The Canada Life Assurance Company
Kelvin joined Canada Life in 2012. As a Private Wealth Counsellor, Kelvin works with the client’s financial security advisor as a team to develop and implement a customized investment and estate plan, providing expert guidance to help preserve, build and transfer wealth. Prior to joining Canada Life, Kelvin held a variety of increasingly responsible positions in the investment industry. He has worked as an account manager and a financial Planner for Schedule A bank. Most recently Kelvin has worked as a Sales Director for a private investment firm. Kelvin has completed Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2006. He has also completed the Professional Financial Planning course, Canadian Securities course and Canadian Insurance course.