President and Founder, Life By Design
Financial Advisor, HollisWealth Advisory Services Inc.
Insurance Advisor, HollisWealth Insurance Agency Ltd.
Trained as a graphic designer, Nino graduated from Seneca College’s design arts program as its valedictorian in a class of 1600. He then worked at a family enterprise and another leading high-end printing business. Entering financial services in 1992 with London Life, he subsequently broadened his investment offerings via HollisWealth, where Nino has resided since. HollisWealth provides the back office services to what has become a multi-disciplinary practice devoted to tax efficiency that lets clients enjoy what is important to them.
Although he has been very successful at financial architecture, Nino too has lived out his dreams with a commitment to living a balanced life. This includes travel, photography, fitness and devotion to the community. His creative expression is photography. Some of his photos grace this website. Many come from the 35 countries Nino, an inveterate traveler, has visited. He is fully committed to his fitness, having competed in 15 triathlons, including a half Ironman, skydiving events and long-distance cycling.
He is proudest of his community service. The death from leukemia of Nino’s brother Paolo, at the age of 20, affected Nino profoundly. In fact, it was the source of a life and career shift (into life insurance). In remembrance, Nino and his family established the Paolo Ardizzi Fund whose mandate is “reaching out into the community and “compassionately touching” individual families fighting cancer. They raised $350,000, which has assisted Princess Margaret Hospital’s capital campaign. His current project is building awareness for Camp Oochigeas where kids with cancer have “challenging, fun, enriching and magical” outdoor experiences.
Rounding out his Life By Design, Nino is most proud of his committed relationship with Tammy and two daughters, Madison,23, and Elise, 20.