Will & Estate Consultants
Vice-President & Will & Estate Consultant, RBC Wealth Management
John attended the University of Manitoba and received a Juris Doctor in 2002.
Prior to joining RBC, John worked with a prominent national law firm and a large trust company where he gained extensive experience in estate administration, Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and personal directives.
John is a member of The Law Society of Alberta, The Canadian Bar Association and The Calgary Bar Association.
Will & Estate Consultant, RBC Wealth Management
Vickie (Victoria) Schneider obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Calgary. Vickie is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Prior to joining RBC, Vickie practiced law at a national law firm where she advised clients on estate planning and tax matters including Wills, trusts, enduring powers of attorney and personal directives. Vickie also has experience with estate administration and charity matters.
Vickie is a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Calgary Branch Committee member.
Financial Planning Specialist
Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management
Monika is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). She received her Bachelor of Business Administration (major Accounting) from Mount Royal University and completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course.
Prior to joining RBC, Monika was employed as a tax manager at one of the major global public accounting firms where she specialized in accounting, tax planning and compliance services for individuals, owner-managed and corporate clients.
Monika’s primary role at RBC is to work together with advisors in preparing and presenting comprehensive Compass Financial Plans.
Estate Planning Specialists
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Maximize wealth while minimizing taxes. Reduce complexity without compromising sophistication. In close collaboration with your investment advisor and a team of experts, Eric uses the unique features of tax-exempt life insurance to bring your estate plan into line with your values in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Eric's career has been marked by continuous learning and professional development. In addition to completing financial planning courses and an investment management designation he has the Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations and is a member with Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada.
Entering the financial services industry in 2003, Eric’s career has been marked by continuous learning and professional development. In addition to completing financial planning courses and an investment management designation he has the Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations and he is a long-time member with Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada.
Eric is an avid reader, a passable cook, and he enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains with his wife and 7 children.
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Having entered his profession in 1989, Mike holds the leading financial and estate planning industry designations. But more importantly, he has a natural ability to make the complex simple to understand. Estate planning can be daunting, but Mike will “paint a picture” that provides critical clarity.
Mike leads his estate planning team with purpose: To earn the respect of advisors, their clients and everyone we come into contact with.
Mike is approachable and sincere, with a desire to provide the best service possible. This is why his team is a perennial leader across Canada. He is married with two children, lives in Calgary and is grateful for the life he leads, and the job he gets to do every day. To learn more, visit Mike on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mike-c-macoun/.
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
With over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, Todd has spent the majority of his time working directly with business and agricultural owners and their professional advisors to create and preserve their wealth. In doing so, Todd works alongside your trusted advisor and utilizes unique and customized insurance solutions that address both your short and long-term wealth management goals related to your personal and/or corporate financial needs.
Todd earned both his Bachelor of Economics and Commerce degrees from the University of Alberta. In addition, he holds designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and is an active member of both Advocis and CALU (Conference of Advanced Life Underwriters).
Staying busy, Todd has two grown children and is actively engaged in outdoor activities such with skiing, hiking, horseback riding along with volunteering in his community.
Senior Trust Advisor
Estate and Trust Advisor
Russell Kane brings over 26 years of experience to his role as an Estate and Trust Advisor to the Southern Alberta market. His depth of knowledge, coupled with his professionalism and dedication to client service, serves him well in dealing with the complexities of estate settlement.
Russell provides tailored solutions to help individuals carry out their many executor duties, expedite the settlement process, and maximize the estate’s value through knowledgeable handling of estate and tax issues. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Calgary, and works with allied professionals to keep abreast of current issues involving estate planning.
Russell understands that the role of executor is a difficult one and will take the time to make sure that clients are aware of the complete range of estate and trust resources offered by RBC. He helps executors to identify where RBC can help to lift the burden of an executorship, whether in a simple administrative capacity helping with specific tasks, or in a more comprehensive manner carrying out the entire estate settlement process on their behalf.
As a highly skilled Estate and Trust Advisor, Russell can discuss estate settlement and administration services, trustee services, trust structures, and other specialized services offered through RBC Royal Trust. He works with individuals, families and businesses who wish to protect their assets and transfer their wealth for generations. Clients also appreciate his sensitivity to the often difficult decisions and sometimes overwhelming responsibilities that can go hand in hand with the role of executor.
Active in his community, Russell is the President of the Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, the Treasurer of the Kinsmen Club of Calgary Foundation, and a member of the Calgary Stampede Lotteries Committee. He served as Board Chair and Director for the Big Brothers and Sisters, Peace River region, and for the CanLearn Society.
High Net Worth Planning Specialist
Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management
Coady’s expertise includes tax and estate planning for business owners, professionals, executives, retirees and individuals with U.S. issues. He also assists individuals facing significant financial events (for example, sale of business, financial windfall, retirement, severing residential ties with Canada, etc.).
For more than 20 years, Coady has assisted high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families with their complex planning needs. Coady is a tax lawyer, and he has occupied his current planning role at RBC since 2008. In providing planning information to clients, Coady frequently communicates with their external professional advisors.
Coady’s educational background includes a law degree from Dalhousie University as well as the completion of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada’s) In-Depth Tax Course (Levels I, II and III) and the CPA Canada’s Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course. He is a member of both the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch (South)) Tax Specialist Section. Also, Coady was called to the Bar in Alberta and Ontario. Further, in addition to his finance degree from Bishop’s University and the completion of the Canadian Securities Course, Coady is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).