Joseph Storzuk (The General)
Sparta Finance Owner & Founder
What kind of work do you do at Sparta Finance?
I started in the loan industry and worked my way up to running a “Rent to Own” store more than 14 years ago. My passion began in this industry as a perfect puzzle piece that came from the joy of serving others. Being able to meet the needs of others during their most difficult of times brought me joy. Although I was surprised by others telling me I should try retail – I took their advice and began in the automotive industry over 12 years ago, my passion grew and now have been the proud founder of Sparta Finance, our slogan is “WE WILL GO TO WAR FOR YOU!” because we truly do what it takes to take your story and put people first in the sense of service in order to get you the best result, the lowest rate, the best product to fit your needs, and empower you and educate you along the way. You can count on us to carry you on our shields!
What is your favorite quote or life lesson?
“Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you” It was on the wall of my school and I just remember how profound I thought it was and have lived my life this way since.
Where is your hometown?
I am originally from B.C., but grew up in Winnipeg, MB and have now been in Edmonton, AB since 2005.
What do you love most about helping others?
I have had some stumbles in my life and had to start over a few times. I know what it is like to have to climb your way back up and if I can help someone with their journey, I can only hope they too will pay it forward in some way.
Where are your top 3 favorite places and why?
B.C. in general is one of my favorite places, as I spent some time there in my late teens and early twenty’s and I fell in love with the attitude and scenery.
California CA was pretty awesome and I would very much like to go back. So much to see and do there.
Banff AB was an amazing experience I had the opportunity to share with my family. With horseback riding, white water rafting, and dining in such a beautiful place, it was really special.
Who is your favorite superhero, hero, character or person and why?
Jarlaxle from the Dark elf series books written by R.A. Salvatore usually is regarded as a villain, but he is my favorite character as he shows that all of us have that caring side and can step up to help others when needed. He has helped many and changed countless lives all while maintaining a persona of one who is only self-serving. (I guess you could say its his secret identity lol)
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food would have to be steak and seafood. I would eat it daily if possible.
Outside of your financing profession, what is your passion?
I am a computer geek “wanna be” and dabble in many tech things. Gaming and reading are passions as well as writing books. My biggest passion is my Family and doing things for them and with them.
What makes you extraordinary?
Organizations and detail are my skills that set me apart from others. I’m sure some may call it OCD but they have been my strengths for so long I do them without thinking. My good nature would be something of an anomaly as well as I’m happy almost all the time lol.