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Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
You’re the biggest beneficiary.
Colin Ardill stays humble. Even so, he’s not shy about being a man on a mission: to overturn 150 years of misunderstanding about life insurance, one day at a time.
Most Canadians see only one dimension to life insurance: that it’s of no use to the living. But Colin sees it in three dimensions. There is the death benefit that everyone can see – but life insurance also provides tax-exempt growth, and it allows the holder to spend more money in retirement than they otherwise could. Says Colin: “The person buying the policy is going to be the biggest beneficiary.”
Colin has been in the estate planning business for over 15 years. His core purpose – the heart of everything he does – is to leave everyone he meets better off.
Will & Estate Consultant, RBC Family Office Services
Jonah attended the University of Ottawa where he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2003. He subsequently attended Dalhousie University where he completed his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in 2006. Upon completion of his articling position, Jonah practiced law for four years in the areas of tax and estate planning and corporate law where he worked closely with individuals and business owners to implement complex solutions to meet their particular needs.
In 2011, Jonah entered the financial services industry where he has spent his career completing comprehensive estate and financial plans and acting as a resource for high net worth and business owner clients.
Jonah received his CFP designation in 2013 and is a member of FP Canada as well as the Law Society of Ontario.
As a Will & Estate Consultant, Jonah provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients, offering sensible and practical solutions to meet their individual needs..
Will and Estate Advisor, RBC Royal Trust
As a Will and Estate Advisor for the Greater Toronto Area, Lesley Donsky brings an approach to estate planning that centers on understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client, working collaboratively with both the client and their trusted advisors to help craft a comprehensive, effective estate plan that meets their particular needs.
Lesley is a graduate of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law with a Juris Doctor degree, and holds a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation. Called to the bar in 2016, she is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Junior Trust and Estate Practitioners (JTEP), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), as well as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Prior to obtaining her law degree, Lesley earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from Western University, where she was awarded the Gold Medal in Criminology for her academic achievement.
Before joining RBC Royal Trust, Lesley worked under one of Toronto’s top will and estate planners and completed her articling term at one of Toronto’s top estate litigation firms.
Whether clients hope to protect a disabled heir, incorporate succession planning for their business, address the unique concerns arising from second spouses and blended families, minimize family conflicts, or deal with beneficiaries or assets that are situated outside of Canada, Lesley can help craft a tailored estate plan that meets their individual needs.
The combination of her professional experience and her commitment to provide practical solutions makes Lesley an invaluable resource for both clients and their financial advisors.
Premier Banking Advisor, RBC Royal Bank
As a Premier Banking Advisor, Amanda Lopizzo provides banking and credit solutions to select high net worth individuals and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Orillia, Owen Sound and Bracebridge regions, and provide personalized service and tailored advice to help clients efficiently and effectively manage their day-to day banking needs.
With over 17 years of experience in financial services with RBC. Amanda is respected by her clients and industry peers. Prior to her current role, she worked as an Banking Advisor, Manager of Client Care, CSR Training Coordinator and other various branch roles at RBC branches across Central Ontario.
Amanda is very focused on delivering the ultimate client experience for her clients and building long term valued relationships.
Amanda was born and raised in Aurora and she currently resides in the Newmarket area with her husband and two daughters. Family is very important to her and she loves spending time with her family at their family cottage in Collingwood, spending time outdoors at her in-laws 10 acre property in Newmarket, and on her own time going for long runs.
Private Banker, RBC Private Banking
Chris Roberts brings over 11 years of experience in the financial services sector to his role as a Private Banker, where he provides customized wealth management advice and solutions to families in the Greater Toronto Area.
His previous experience includes advising small, medium and large size businesses on their banking and financing arrangements, as well as working with business owners on their personal financial needs and business succession planning. He drives value for his clients by working collaboratively with them to ensure he has an in-depth understanding of their unique situations and focusing on what is most important to them.
As a Private Banker, Chris works as part of a dedicated team, along with a Private Banking Associate and a Manager, Credit Structures, to bring the full range of RBC’s wealth management capabilities to his clients. Through this team approach, an attentive and professional value proposition is provided, customizable to the unique needs of wealthy clients. Chris’s focus is on building meaningful relationships and providing long-term integrated solutions to help clients achieve their goals. These solutions can include wealth management planning, estate planning, customized credit structures, and business owner planning.
Chris holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course, and the Investment Funds in Canada course. He is married and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, as well as playing and watching sports.
Private Banker, RBC Royal Bank
As a Private Banker with RBC Wealth Management, Breanne provides comprehensive wealth management and financing strategies to high-net-worth individuals, business owners, professionals and their families.
Breanne has over 10 years of experience in financial services, in various roles related to Wealth Management, Financial Planning, and Personal and Business banking and lending. She has a deep understanding of complex client needs and business acumen, and expertise in the successful integration of various financial services into a customer-centric strategy. She draws on her extensive experience to advise on a number of issues that affect clients, including day-to-day banking, lending and wealth management. As needed, she partners with talented specialists from across RBC to provide a complete range of complimentary services, including financial planning, estate and tax planning, business owner planning and investment management.
To ensure personalized service and attention to detail, Breanne and her team work with a relatively small number of clients. This approach helps the team simplify their client's lives, while delivering responsive integrated financial solutions.
Breanne is an avid motorcyclist and artist, and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with her husband, step-son and two dogs.
Breanne holds a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation, Mutual Funds License, MSc in Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University, and BSc in Mathematics and Fine Arts and BEd from Nipissing University
Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Family Office Services
As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Bobby, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.
Bobby has over 15 years of experience working with owners of privately held businesses to help them develop business succession, tax and estate planning solutions tailored to their goals and objectives. Prior to joining High Net Worth Planning Services, Bobby provided tax, retirement, estate and financial planning advice to RBC advisors and their clients. He has written articles on various topics including determining the value of a business, farm succession planning, tax planning and retirement planning.
Prior to joining RBC, Bobby was a Vice President at a boutique business valuation firm in Toronto where he worked with business owners to help them determine the value of their business for divestitures, litigation, tax and estate planning purposes. He also worked with owners to help them identify the value drivers of their business.
Bobby is a Chartered Business Valuator, a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He has also completed all three levels of the CPA In-Depth Tax Course.