Founded in 1989, McClary Financial is an independent, Calgary based, retirement and insurance planning firm. 

From humble beginnings as an insurance brokerage in the Canadian Prairies our strategic planning practice has grown into a well established firm that focuses on serving the complex needs of retirees, small business owners and professionals. 

In 2012 the firm expanded into a team structure to meet the growing needs of our diverse client base, the merger added to the qualified professionals on the team and expanded our professional network. 

While the face of our practice have changed multiple times over the years, the roots of our planning strategy have remained the same from our start over 27 years ago. Our advice continues to evolve with the changing needs of clients, adaptation to rules, regulations and emergence of new products and strategies.

Through all of this our commitment to serving our clients and building relationships has always continued to be our passion.


Meet the Team 

Joe Lee-Owe
President & Lead Advisor - McClary Financial Inc.

Joe Lee-Owe acquired the McClary Financial Inc. practice over five years ago. He successfully merged with the retirement planning practice for which he was the partner for five years prior. As the lead advisor, Joe is responsible for conducting the majority of client sessions and overseeing the advice provided by the team as a whole. A true problem solver, Lee-Owe enjoys finding unique and creative means of resolving client’s financial issues — whether it be retirement, tax or estate planning.

Joe is a people person through and through. He’s energetic, outgoing and positive. When not in the office, Joe spends his time coaching soccer at National Sports Development and traveling with his wife and kids. 


John Esler
Counsel - McClary Financial Inc.

John has been in the Financial Services industry for over 25 years, where he was the principle of a retirement planning practice spanning Western Canada. In addition to founding a professional practice John served as a partner to one of Canada’s largest Managing General Agencies. 

John has achieved many accolades that include a long standing member of CIFP, Advocis as well as a life long MDRT member achieving Top of the Table status.

Married for over 40 years, John and his wife Debbie have three children - Josh, Jerrid & Jennifer and enjoy many activities including the outdoors, golf, travel and spending time with their grandchildren.


Cheyenne McCracken
Processing Administrator - McClary Financial Inc.

Cheyenne has been a part of the team for the last four years, and is passionate about the company ethos and the diverse individuals with whom she works alongside. Cheyenne takes pride in providing the best possible service for her clients, and always rises to the occasion of challenging situations. In her free time, she loves a calm evening with her kids or a night out on the town enjoying live music! 

Eva Wright
Client Service Administrator - McClary Financial Inc.

Eva has been with McClary Financial for just over 18 months and is always known for working hard and with a smile. As the Client Service Administrator she enjoys being a point of contact for all clients service related matters. On a typical Saturday, you can find Eva spending time with her husband and toddler. She loves entertaining, cooking up new recipes and practicing drums.