Mary Ellen Isenor, CPA, CA
Vice-President & Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Canada
Mary is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). She has received her Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie and a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University. Mary has completed and tutored the CICA In-Depth Tax Course.
Prior to joining RBC in 2008, Mary was employed as a Senior Manager, Tax where she specialized in tax planning for individuals and their owner-managed entities. During her career Mary has been employed by two of the large international public accounting firms and has a broad range of experience in mergers and acquisitions, business succession, estate and trust planning and overall tax minimization.
Mary’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting comprehensive Compass Financial Plans for clients.
As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Prashant, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.
His guidance supports clients in their relationships with their external professional advisors, with whom he frequently interacts.
His expertise includes tax and estate planning for business owners, executives, retirees, sports professionals and individuals with U.S. issues. He also assists individuals facing significant financial events (sale of business, financial windfall, retirement, job loss, moving to Canada, leaving Canada, etc.)
Prior to joining RBC in 1999, Prashant honed his expertise by working as a Canadian and U.S. tax specialist for two of the big four accounting firms in downtown Toronto.
Prashant is a Certified Financial Planner, Associate of the Society of Actuaries and member of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Canadian
Paul DeJager, CLU, CHS, B.Sc., MBA, CFP®
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
As a valuable member of your advisor’s team, Paul can help you create, preserve and increase your wealth by incorporating insurance solutions into your comprehensive financial plan. He is able to provide innovative and tax-efficient solutions to various wealth management issues.
Specializing in working with business owner clients as well as individual high-net-worth clients, he offers customized insurance-based solutions to meet your needs.
Paul has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having begun his career in 1998. Paul has obtained: a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) from Dalhousie University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from St. Mary’s University. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Health Specialist (CHS). He is also a member of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) and Advocis.
Christy obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Anthropology) from the University of Waterloo in 2006 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in 2009. She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2010.
Following her call to the Bar, Christy was in private practice with a large regional firm and practiced primarily in the areas of Wills, estates and trust law and litigation. Beginning in 2013, she worked exclusively in the area of will and estate planning with a major trust company. Christy joined RBC Wealth Management in 2018.
Christy is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
As a Premier Banking Advisor for Atlantic Canada, Eliza Wang works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Wealth Management Canada and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region, she provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
With over 6 years of experience in banking services with RBC, Eliza is respected by her clients, her peers and the industry and has received Top Performance recognition. Eliza is strongly committed to giving back to her community and acts as a Board Member and Vice President for Hong Kong Canada Business Association Atlantic Chapter for over a decade.
Eliza received her MBA from Saint Mary's University. When she away from the office, Eliza enjoys reading, cooking and volunteering at local SPCA. Eliza is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Shakir Hector is a Premier Banking advisor who takes the utmost pride in making sure that his select clients of wealth management Canada and their families are well taken care of. As a partner to Investment Advisors and Private bankers throughout Atlantic Canada, his tailored advice approach a long side his personalized service allows clients to easily and efficiently manage their banking needs.
With 4 years of experience in the financial services at RBC, Shakir's advice based approach and client centric commitment allows him to offer the best in class client experience. During those years he has also given back to his community by participating it multiple events such as the Halifax Greek fest and Quinfest. These volunteering opportunities were vital in creating his extensive network within the communities.
Born and raised in the beautiful twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Shakir came to Canada in 2011 to study at the Saint Mary's University. With a Bachelor's degree in Science he applies problem solving and critical thinking in his approach to solve the everyday needs of his select clients.
Shakir currently resides in Halifax and spends his free time Hiking, Fishing and connecting with his peers.
Michael Tarantino, MBA, CPA, CMA, CFP®, CIM, CIWM, FCSI, FEA, TEP
Vice President, Private Wealth Consultant
Michael has been in the Wealth Management Industry since 1997 where his primary area of focus has been in investment advisory and wealth advisory services. Michael joined RBC Wealth Management in 2020 as Vice President, Private Wealth Consultant; a role in which he will support advisors and fellow professionals in engaging enterprising families in broader discussions with respect to their family, their businesses and their wealth.
Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management Michael held several progressive roles at other financial institutions. Michael was the former Head of HNW Wealth Planning Services at another Canadian financial institution where he was involved in the development of: financial planning software, a HNW service delivery model, specialized planning services including the introduction of business advisory and cross border wealth planning.
Michael’s experience in conjunction with his completion of many industry leading designations suit him well as he helps initiate client discussions on family governance, family business succession, and legacy. Michael is dedicated to working as part of a multidisciplinary team guiding enterprising families to greater success.
Michael is committed to ongoing personal and professional development and is a continuous lifelong learner. Michael’s greatest skill comes in his ability to listen and work effectively with his peers at any level.
Andrew got his start in the industry as an independent advisor in Ottawa, Ontario where he helped clients achieve financial security through risk management and investment strategies. He built a successful practice founded on positive relationships and trust, as well as his knack for matching client needs with customized solutions.
Since joining RBC Insurance, Andrew has successfully applied this approach to his current role, where he leverages our industry reputation and our wealth of resources to fulfill his clients’ Group Benefit needs.
Andrew has earned his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation through the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans and Dalhousie University. The program is designed to help individuals develop a comprehensive understanding of employee benefit principles and concepts.
A firm believer in the importance of protecting employees’ health and ability to earn an income, Andrew works tirelessly with clients to promote positive employer-employee relationships, stability through employee retention and growth through company productivity.
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