Top 40: Duane Runzer
Contributed - Apr 29, 2021 - People in Business

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Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Over 40” program.

Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Over 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the seventh year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will be featured throughout the year on Okanagan Edge.


Duane Runzer has worked for IG for 13 years as senior financial consultant and as a division director for 10 years. As a consultant he works with individuals and families to help them achieve their current and future financial goals.

As a division director he hires, trains and coaches new advisors in the Kelowna area. Runzer says he finds this very rewarding to get new people into what is an interesting and fulfilling career: seeing someone build a business from scratch and helping people in the Kelowna area.

In terms of volunteerism, Runzer is a member of the Rotary Downtown Club; it gives back to the community on many different levels. He’s also sponsored families in need at Christmastime and donates to the local food bank throughout the year.

Runzer graduated from SFU with a joint degree in marketing and economics; he also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation as well.

His big enjoyment is as a husband of 10 years and as a dad to his nine-year old daughter.

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