John Adams is Chief Executive Officer of the Primerica Financial Services (Canada) Ltd. group of companies. The group includes Primerica Life Insurance Company of Canada, PFSL Investments Canada Ltd., one of Canada’s largest mutual fund dealers, and PFSL Fund Management Ltd., a mutual fund manager.
John graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce. A Chartered Accountant (1982) and Chartered Professional Accountant, John worked for KPMG from 1980 until 1992, auditing companies in a wide variety of industries, with a focus on financial services. From 1992 until 1996 John was Director, Financial Services of McMaster University, and from 1996 until 2000 was Treasurer of The Old Republic Insurance (Canada) group of companies. He joined Primerica in 2000, was appointed CEO Primerica Life Canada in 2002 and CEO of PFSL Investments in 2006.
John is a Board member of the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers and the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and is a past Chairman of the Board of that organization.
John has served on the boards of several not for profit organizations, often in a financial advisory capacity. He lives in Port Credit with his wife and two children.