Jen Banfield is an accredited mediator and certified financial planner. She obtained her accreditations through the ADR Institute of Ontario and FP Canada, respectively, also completing additional training through the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists. An experienced and well-versed professional, Jen's combined education and extensive financial industry experience are pivotal when mediating cases involving high-net-worth and complex financial arrangements.
Jen has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Guelph (1999) and, in 2009, completed an MBA from the University of Windsor. Her finance education underscores Jen's extensive experience training financial planners and guiding clients to meet their goals. Using that same skillset, she deftly guides her mediation clients through Fairway's Independently Negotiated Resolution™ (INR) process, viewing it as an essential framework for any separation and divorce scenario. She uses the defined steps to determine priorities, goals and concerns at the outset, keeping the process on track to resolution while ensuring all parties know what to expect.
Jen views the client-mediator relationship as a partnership and understands that separation and divorce are often overwhelming, especially without guidance. As such, clients appreciate her keen ear and ability to ask the right questions to reveal the priorities and values that help them determine how they want to approach the next chapter. Her goal is to help couples, together and separately when necessary, position themselves to fulfill their vision of life after separation and divorce.
Jen is active in her community and has held roles as the Chair, Vice-Chair and Director of Owl Childcare Services of Ontario and is a member of the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists.
University of Guelph (1999)
BA in Management Economics
University of Windsor (2009)
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists (AFDS)
Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS)
Certified Financial Planner
Director, Vice Chair, Chair
Owl Childcare Services of Ontario, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
2015 - 2020
Updated: August 12, 2021