Oran graduated from Waterloo University with a BA in
Sociology/Psychology in April of 1995. He was then hired by Rick Giuliani at Great-West Life in Hamilton, to be trained as a Living Benefits Specialist. Oran spent over 10 years in the financial services industry with this same carrier. He has been quoted in industry periodicals and has presented in every province in Canada on comparative definition, advanced product structure and tax optimization strategies for Great-West. During the course of his employment, Oran conveyed his passion and in-depth knowledge of living benefits to over 4,000 financial advisors across Canada and was the recipient of national sales accolades every year he was employed.
Oran left Great-West in 2006 to become the Director of Risk Management for his own company. As a financial planner and broker of insurance he started The Bay West Group Inc. with his business partner, Jeremy Racicot. Together they have purchased 17 financial services companies in 8 years and made The Bay West Group one of the fastest growing and largest independent financial services companies in the GTA.
Oran lives in downtown Burlington and has two children, Nash who is 10 and Avery who is 2 years old. He enjoys playing golf, baseball, squash, hockey and skiing.