Mary Ellen Isenor, CPA, CA, CFP
Vice-President & Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management
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.
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.
Sharon earned a Community Services Diploma in 1986, a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1996 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in 2006.
Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Sharon was in private practice with a large regional firm and practiced primarily in the areas of corporate commercial law, wills, estates and trust law, health law and medical defence.
Before pursuing her law degree, Sharon spent over ten years in senior executive and management roles within the not-for-profit sector for organizations such as Phoenix Youth Programs, the ALS Society of Nova Scotia and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Sharon is a mother of five and a former foster parent. She has a special interest in disability law.
Sharon is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Halifax Estate Planning Council. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of Mount Saint Vincent University and is Chair of the University’s Advancement and External Relations Committee. Sharon has served as a director on several charity boards including the Canadian Bar Association NS Branch, the Northend Community Health Clinic, Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic, the Spina Bifida Association and Crime Stoppers Nova Scotia.
Sharon’s role is to work with and support your advisor by providing you with information on structuring your estate in an efficient and tax-effective manner.
Premier Banking Advisor, RBC Royal Bank
As a Premier Banking Advisor for Atlantic Canada, Monica Harlow 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 personal service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
With 4 years of experience in financial services with RBC, Monica is respected by her clients, her peers and the industry, and has received top performer recognition.
Monica is committed to giving back to her community and volunteers as the assistant coach of the Jump Energy rope skipping team assisting the team in preparing for National and International competitions. She also volunteers with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, by fundraising and volunteering at the Annual 'Light the Night' walk in Halifax.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Monica holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Major in Finance, from St. Mary's University. She currently resides in the Halifax area and when she isn't hard at work for her clients, you'll find her sharing her skills and experience in the national competitive rope skipping community. As a former high-level competitor herself, she now acts as a coach, mentor and officiant for the next generation.
Senior Trust Advisor, Royal Trust Corporation of Canada
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Darlene Walker serves clients throughout the Atlantic region and is located in the Halifax office. Darlene provides a wealth of knowledge relating to trusts and their administration. With a career focused on building client relationships, she is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs.
A graduate of Algonquin College in Ottawa, Darlene has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations including the Certified Financial Planning (CFP), the Professional Financial Practitioner (PFP), and Member, Trust Institute (MTI) designations.
Darlene works with individuals, families and businesses to provide customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Darlene can help.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Darlene brings to each client the necessary skill set to provide both the technical expertise as well as the genuine understanding of the emotional complexities that underlie these issues. Darlene understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Estate & Trust Services partners, she can find the solution that’s right for you.