Meet the Immix Group Employee Benefits Team

At the Immix Group, our benefits experts help companies of all sizes and in all industries to source and manage
employer-sponsored group benefits and group savings programs.


President

ANTHONY CICCONE

Anthony Ciccone | B.Comm, CHFC | President

Anthony began his career as an investment and insurance advisor in 1986, after a chance encounter sparked an interest in the industry. This interest became a passion, and by 1990, Anthony was heading up his own company, The Ciccone Group. Over the years, Anthony has solidified his reputation as a leader in his field, with a personal and professional mandate to build long term trusted relationships with clients, based upon sound advice.

In 2004, Anthony formed Ciccone / McKay Financial Group with his now retired partner, Gerry McKay. Building upon the success and growth of Ciccone McKay, and realizing a need existed within the industry, Anthony expanded his company in 2010 to include a subsidiary firm specializing in employee benefits, the Immix Group.

A lifelong resident of Vancouver, Anthony and his family are active participants in the community. Anthony sits on the board of directors for the Michael Cuccione Foundation, the Vancouver Golf Club, and the Lovison Family Foundation.


Vice President

LINDSAY BYRKA


Lindsay Byrka | B.A., B.Ed, CFP | Vice President

Lindsay began her career with Ciccone McKay Financial Group in 2004, as an advisor in the insurance and investment planning industry. As Vice President of both Ciccone McKay Financial Group and the Immix Group, Lindsay oversees the operations of both companies. At the Immix Group, Lindsay’s focus is on partnering with business owners, leadership teams and human resource personnel to design, implement and manage cost effective, comprehensive benefit programs. Working with companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, Lindsay helps our clients to find a balance between the needs of the employees and the financial considerations of the business. Lindsay loves tackling problems, organizing projects and collaborating with the team.

Lindsay graduated from UBC in 2003. She is licensed by the Insurance Council of BC and through the Financial Planners Standards Council of Canada as a Certified Financial Planner. Lindsay is on the organizing committee for 100 Women Who Care Vancouver, a local giving concept charity group, and is co-founder of a women’s industry networking group, the OGIC. Now living in Port Moody with her husband, two young children and large dog, Lindsay and her family enjoy the mountains, trails and lakes surrounding their home.


Account Executive

Howard Cheung


Howard Cheung | BBA | Employee Benefits Consultant

After graduating from SFU Business in 2006, Howard began working in the insurance industry as a licensed insurance advisor specializing in Employee Benefits & Wellness. He works closely with SMB owners, controllers, accountants, CFOs and HR personnel to strategize, propose, implement and maintain customized group health and dental benefits, flex benefits, wellness and retirement solutions. Howard enjoys working directly with plan members in group settings as the benefits partner and educator for the organization.

He emphasizes transparency, cost sustainability, and employee empowerment with the ultimate goal of fostering happy, healthy and productive workplaces. Howard enjoys living in Vancouver with his family due to the multicultural diversity, awesome food and easy access to mountain/water activities. When he’s not working, he spends time with his trilingual Japanese/Chinese/English speaking your daughter and tries to figure out an optimal means of communication.


Account Executive

Kelly Alexander


Kelly Alexander | GBA | Account Executive

Kelly joined the Immix Group team in 2017 as an Account Executive after holding various positions within the insurance industry over the past two decades. Kelly was born and raised in BC and enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends. She enjoys living an active lifestyle that includes getting out in nature, dragon boating and high adrenaline activities.

Kelly obtained her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from Dalhousie University in 2009. Kelly has also completed several Financial Management Courses through BCIT and is licensed by the Insurance Council of BC. Kelly has worked with many key players in the industry and has an in-depth knowledge of group benefit plans for organizations of all sizes, including large union programs. At the Immix Group, her primary focus is working directly with clients to implement and manage their benefit programs on an ongoing basis.


Coordinator

Andrea Burton


Andrea Burton | Coordinator

Andrea joined Ciccone McKay Financial Group in 2014 as a marketing assistant after several years working in residential real estate. She completed her undergraduate studies at Capilano University and is licensed through the Insurance Council of British Columbia.

In 2017, Andrea made a move over to Ciccone McKay’s sister company, the Immix Group, taking on a new role as Employee Benefits Coordinator. Andrea’s focus is on providing service support and assistance to our group benefits plan administrators and plan members. Andrea works closely with our clients on a daily basis and is well-versed in all areas of employee benefits.

Born and raised in the lower mainland, Andrea enjoys everything our province has to offer: camping on the Sunshine Coast, beach volleyball at Spanish Banks, and snowboarding or hiking in the local mountains.

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