David Ho

Director & Past President (2005-07)

David has over 30 years of experience in the insurance and wealth management industries.  In 2000, David founded Torce Financial Group, a financial brokerage firm associated with over 1000 financial brokers in offices across Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.  The firm markets and distributes insurance and financial investment products to retail customers on behalf of major insurance companies and financial institutions.  Previously David served as Regional Managing Director at Canada Life where he focused on agency goal-setting, execution, and development of the Asian markets, work for which David was awarded the Canada Life President’s Award for outstanding leadership.  David also previously served as Vancouver Chapter President of the Life Insurance Management Association (LIMRA). 
In addition to his role as Principal of Torce Financial Group, David is also President of RESCO Mortgage Investment Corporation and has been a featured speaker at multiple insurance and wealth management industry conferences. 
Originally from Hong Kong, David immigrated with his family to Canada in 1984.  Prior to entering into the insurance and wealth management business in Canada, David worked in management accounting for 8 years at Mass Transit Corporation in Hong Kong and was a member of a UK professional accounting body.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 
David joined the Markham Richmond Hill Vaughan Chinese Business Association (MRVCBA) in 1999 as a Director with the primary objective of promoting and exploring business opportunities with the Chinese Business community.  In 2005, David was elected MRVCBA President and after fulfilling his two-year term as President, he continues to serve on the MRVCBA Board of Directors.  Expanding membership and providing more resources and business assistance to help members grow their businesses remain David’s primary goals.  He is also a former Chair of the United Way York Region Major Gifts Committee.