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Valentina Araneda of GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions Named one of British Columbia’s Top CFOs

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solution’s Chief Financial Officer, Valentina Araneda has been awarded BC’s Top CFO in the Small Private Company Category in Business in Vancouver’s 7th annual BC CFO of the Year Awards. In this prestigious competition, CFOs across British Columbia are recognized for their innovative approach to corporate finance, achievements in leadership, and contributions to their organization’s strategic decision-making and growth.

“As an organization we have been fortunate to have Valentina guiding us throughout our rapid growth.  Growing over 250% in the past five years is exciting and challenging, and we have relied heavily on Valentina’s strategic and creative approach to achieve our goals”, said GroupHEALTH CEO, Matt Houghton. “Valentina stands out in her ability to not only lead the company’s diverse financial operations, but also lead the organization in our culture and wellness initiatives. She truly embodies the evolving CFO.”

“With the growth we’re experiencing, I’ve been fortunate to have my role expand to include areas that aren’t traditionally managed by a CFO,” says Valentina Araneda. “On top of our finance operations, I’m overseeing mergers and acquisitions, and the Human Resources department. I thrive on the variety and challenge – it’s what I enjoy most about coming to work every day.”

Valentina was selected out of an exceptional class of applicants in the Small Private Company Category. She is recognized for her contributions to GroupHEALTH’s growth, her robust financial management skills, and her ability to think outside the box to make effective strategic decisions.

Click here to view a complete list of the 2017 BC CFO Awards winners.

GroupHEALTH is differentiated by its singular focus on delivering client solutions that establish trust and transparency while prioritizing innovative cost containment and value adds to help employers to cost-effectively provide their employees with a comprehensive benefits plan. This combination ensures long-term benefit program sustainability.

Leaders in employee benefits plans and group insurance, the GroupHEALTH Family of Companies has more than 400 employees in offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Etobicoke, Woodbridge and Barrie. With annual premiums in excess of $500 million and $3.78 billion in pension assets under management, GroupHEALTH insures more than 3,900 client organizations across Canada in both the public and private sectors, supporting more than 426,000 Canadians and their families.

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® ( has acquired or holds substantial controlling interest in several exceptional Canadian companies including Disability Management Institute, GroupSource LP, and Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd.








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