We’re a tight-knit highly experienced, group of people, dedicated to ensuring that all Expert Pensions courses are developed for ease of use. Away from our offices we all have different interests and hobbies and some of us enjoy running the odd marathon or two …

John

John Reynolds

Dubbed by friends and colleagues “The Pensions Professor”, John Reynolds is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s leading experts in the financial services education sector. He has spent 20 years teaching, consulting, mentoring and writing on the subjects of pensions and investments.

John’s unique ability to take his years of experience and technical knowledge and present it in an easy to understand format, has resulted in his talents being very much in demand. He has an extensive portfolio of corporate clients, as well as numerous IFA clients whom he provides technical consultancy, mentoring and training on client case studies and staff training.

“I’m pension man who likes a derivative future.”
In what place are you happiest?
Difficult question, I love my life, I love what I do, but most of all I’m in love with Linda and us being together in St Andrews at the Hotel du Vin, or in Lanzarote or the Grill Bar in Menorca.

What is your biggest ambition in life…or greatest achievement?
I have a secret ambition to sail the southern Oceans in the round-the- world yacht race. I can dream a dream of sailing the oceans.

But, my greatest achievement is right here, right now.

What drives you?
Love. Compassion. Fairness. Sharing. A thirst for Knowledge.

If you weren’t doing what you do today what other job would you have?
I couldn’t do anything else. I’d be helping somebody somewhere to get on and move up.

What do you do in your free time?
Love to read the FT Weekender, drink a Starbucks and go for a walk in the local countryside – preferably on a dry, cold autumnal morning. Beautiful.

If it’s raining – it’s out for a 10k run and then back to make tea and a G&T with Mrs R. That’s me in heaven.

What is something no one knows about you?
I’m allergic to oranges.

Linda

Linda

Linda manages the office and all things Accounts at EPL – any questions about those invoices just give her a bell. Having worked in finance for over 30 years she always has time for a chat. After leaving financial services sector for family reasons she began working in the voluntary sector – in particular with Bield Housing and Alzheimer Scotland – eventually running local Alzheimer Scotland Day Club before EP commitments took over. However, she continues to support the Day Club as much as possible and much of our fund raising is focused on helping them.

“I’m Mrs Accounts and run the business to make sure everybody gets paid.”
In what place are you happiest?
In my garden on a nice sunny day with four-legged helpers and a trowel…

What is your biggest ambition in life…or greatest achievement?
I’ve an ambition to lose a few pounds and do the great Scottish open water swim in summer 2017. Wish me luck.

What drives you?
Fairness. Friends. Family. Security. Sharing. Honesty. Integrity.

If you weren’t doing what you do today what other job would you have?
Was always torn between a Nurse or a Vet.

Although, if it had been a Vet, I would have needed a large house for all my new friends I would have brought home….

What do you do in your free time?
I’m making a long list of things for John and myself in 2017…once I get a hold of his diary!

What is something no one knows about you?
That’s a secret!

Gayle

profile-Gayle

Gayle is our client manager and is here to ensure your experience of Expert Pensions is a professional, productive and enjoyable one. Gayle has over 15 years working within financial services. She is passionate about learning and gained her CITP accreditation in her role as a Senior Training and Development Consultant. Taking a break from financial services she embarked on a new challenge, running her own successful online business, this allowed her to devote time to raising her young family. Gayle is a people person with a friendly approach to business and client relations. She has an infectious personality which i am sure will shine through in your dealings with Expert Pensions.

“I’m Mrs Client Manager and will make sure you get the best support possible on your learning journey.”
In what place are you happiest?
At home with my family, I am happily married with 2 gorgeous daughters who test my patience but make me smile every day.

What is your biggest ambition in life…or greatest achievement?
I hate to sound corny…but…being happy and content with where I am and where I am heading.

What drives you?
I am driven by a need to feel proud and satisfied that I have given my best. This applies in all aspects of my life. I am also driven by being surrounded by good people, and hold great value in trust, honesty and people who make me laugh and enjoy life.

If you weren’t doing what you do today what other job would you have?
Nurse…always enjoyed helping and looking after people. Not sure if I could handle it though!

What do you do in your free time?
Apart from spending time with my family I enjoy running and completed my first half marathon earlier this year which I am very proud of.

What is something no one knows about you?
I have a pet Tortoise named Smudge.

Emma

Emma

Emma is the IT guru for the team at Expert Pensions- any issues she will find the answer. Growing up Emma had a sparked interest for technology and always wanted to learn more. This then led her to progress this passion onto University. She now has a degree in Web Technologies, which was obtained at Edinburgh Napier University. She has a love for learning new things and helping others. For Emma -as long as she knows the answer to any problem she is happy: finding out the solution can be the best part of the journey!

“I’m the EP Web Technology guru at the EP hub – if you need anything, just give me a call or drop me a line”
In what place are you happiest?
Surrounded by people I love! ….or Disneyland Florida 🙂

What is your biggest ambition in life…or greatest achievement?
My degree in web technologies is my greatest achievement- my ambition would be to learn to play an instrument.

What drives you?
Knowing that I am doing the best I can

If you weren’t doing what you do today what other job would you have?
Primary School Teacher or a Secondary Computing Teacher

What do you do in your free time?
I love watching films…especially Disney films.

What is something no one knows about you?
I LOVE doing jigsaws and I’m really good at them!