When he walks into the gym – this tall, fit, charming, well dressed Epic Party Host – it’s hard not to think he must be the quintessential jock. But talking to him for just five minutes reveals that Patrick ‘Whibs’ Whibley is so much more. “He comes from a good family. He’s genuinely honest; he genuinely wants to see people get better,” said Patty about Whibley. “And he’s fuckin hilarious. He has so much positive energy.” Much of this energy is devoted to being a big-time stockbroker/investment advisor. It’s a lifestyle that requires a ton of energy. “I’m up every morning at 4:30 am, so there’s not a lot of time for sleep. But I love it. It’s my passion. I love everything about it,” said Whibley, who has been working for PI Financial Corp for the last five years. “It’s a lifestyle as opposed to a job. My phone rings from 5:30 am until 9 pm.” Whibley’s focus is on speculative investment, essentially high-risk investment. This means he deals primarily with newly created public companies (often young mining companies), companies that have at least 200 shareholders. Although considered high risk, Whibley explains that he mitigates much of the risk by “dealing with sound, experienced professionals.” And with the risk comes huge opportunities. “That’s what gets me up in the morning. Everyday is a chance to make a lot of money,” said Whibley. Contrary to what you might expect, you don’t need to have a ton of cash to invest in these companies. “My clients range from mom and pops to people with a bit of money, to people with a ton of wealth. Sometimes you can invest in these companies with as little as $500, and the potential for growth is huge,” explained Whibley. On top of being a stockbroker and a CrossFitter, Whibley is also a huge social networker. He created a network called Market Fusion, whose mission is to fuse relationships in the local business community through social events. (http://www.Market-Fusion.com). Market Fusion parties give people a chance to not only form mutually beneficial business relationships, but friendships as well. “The parties aren’t too loud, so people can really talk. And you don’t even have to talk about business. It’s just a chance to socialize,” said Whibley. That said, Whibley has had huge business success at Market Fusion gatherings as well, saying that he sometimes generates 50 business leads in one night. More than anything, Market Fusion allows Whibley to live by his beliefs: Be genuine. “Bottom line, if people like you, they do business with you. No one wants to do business with a straight-laced Point Dexter,” said Whibley. And Whibley makes it clear that he is certainly not straight-laced and dull. “I wear pink gaunch. I eat ice cream every night. I like to take my clothes off,” Whibley revealed. Contact Patrick Whibley. 604-818-2855.