Dermid O'Farrell

Managing Partner

At the core of a financial and estate planning business is the desire to make a real difference in people's lives. Without that desire, there is no integrity to the business. And when you speak with Dermid, it doesn't take long to realize that the desire to serve drives him - it drives the entire O'Farrell Financial team.

Dermid and his wife Donna Lee, started O'Farrell Financial in 1997 and, from the beginning, they've had something bigger on their minds than just building a great business. They were intent on serving their clients and the community in which they live. More than 20 yeas have passed since they made that commitment, and the results speak for themselves. The firm is flourishing with office locations in Kemptville, Brockville, Cornwall, Renfrew and Winchester. The company remains deeply active in the communities they serve.

As one of the top financial services professionals in the country, Dermid brings three very important qualities to his work, and to his clients - expertise, discipline and heart.

He has worked with hundreds of clients to solve various types of financial and estate challenges - there are very few circumstances he hasn't seen. His discipline comes from his heartfelt desire to provide a professional experience for his clients, and his compassion comes from knowing that we're all doing our best, and we tend to do a little better with support we can trust.

As a business owner, Dermid understands what it's like to build something you care about, and knows first-hand the challenges, tough times, celebrations and responsibilities that come with leading a firm. Working together with Donna Lee, a great Partnership team, and a strong group of inspired professionals, Dermid stays focused on what's important to his clients - helping them live the lives they want today and securing the legacy they want for the future.

Community Involvement

  • North Grenville Chamber of Commerce - Member since 1997
  • Ryan's Well Foundation Board of Directors - 2015 
  • North Grenville Economic Development Committee - Member 2010 & 2011
  • Mountain & District Lions Club - Member since 1997 (President 2009 -2011)
  • Advocis - Member since 1997
  • CALU - Member since 2012
  • Kemptville District Hospital Foundation - Board Member 2009 – 2013 (Chair 2010 – 2013)
  • Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC) - Member 2004 – 2007
  • Knights of Columbus Council 5333 Kemptville - Member 1999 - Present (Past Grand Knight 2004- 2006)
  • Community Service Council - Member 2004 – 2006
  • Freedom 55 Financial Executive Advisory Council - Member 2003-2004


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Advisor Associate

Kari Ross

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