Joseph graduated from Carleton University in 1988 and from the University of Western Ontario Law School in 1991. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.
He is an Associate Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a Member of the Carleton County Law Association.
Prior to joining RBC, he practised estate planning in private practice and served as Will & Estate Consultant with Royal Trust Corporation.
He was an instructor for the Ontario Bar Admission Course in Estate Planning and Administration and has been an instructor at the University of Ottawa Law School since 2003 teaching the Will & Estate course.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 25 years of experience in financial services. He holds his Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting) from Carleton University.
Chris began his career with a major international public accounting firm for 5 years upon graduation from university. Chris then started his role in wealth management services as an investment advisor in 1997 providing clients with investment management, financial planning and insurance solutions. Chris utilizes his experience as a Chartered Accountant and investment advisor to provide comprehensive financial planning services to professionals, business owners and other high net worth clients.
Prashant Patel, CFP, TEP
Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Family Office Services
Prashant has assisted high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families with tax, estate and retirement issues since 1992.
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 executives, business owners, 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 Tax Foundation.
Tom Bryan, B.Econ., CFP, CLU, ChFC
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Partnering with your advisor to protect your wealth and peace of mind.
Tom is dedicated to helping you meet your goals to build, protect and transfer your wealth. With 30+ years of financial services experience, he works passionately to provide valuable estate planning and wealth management services through the offer of insurance-based solutions.
A member of the Estate Planning Council of Ottawa, Tom holds the Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriting and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. He is a graduate of Carleton University with a Bachelor of Economics.
In his personal time Tom volunteers as treasurer on the board of the Rivermead Golf Club. He keeps busy golfing, curling and running while proudly supporting Ottawa's sports teams.
Michael Keyes, CLU, B.Comm.
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Mike believes in making clients’ lives better and that long term success doesn’t happen by accident. He understands that financial decisions need to be made with precision and loves knowing that his work helps people succeed in achieving their tax, retirement and estate planning goals. Working closely with clients and their advisors, Mike puts together high-caliber solutions while providing simplicity to complex situations.
For nearly 30 years, Mike has dedicated himself to the financial services industry where he has focused on family wealth planning and the benefits of life insurance solutions. He joined RBC in 1997 and is a member of Advocis, the largest voluntary professional membership association of financial advisors in Canada.
When not at work Mike enjoys spending time with family, on the golf course, travelling and being outdoors.
Andrea's goal is very clear; "I want to listen to what you have to say and will ask 'why' as many times as necessary to truly understand your priorities." She wants to hear your unique story because financials are about math but true planning combines that and the emotional impacts many don't often discuss.
After a serious accident in 1999, Andrea changed careers so she could help people. Now with 20+ years' experience in financial services she has obtained multiple industry accreditations providing her with the foundation to support clients in planning for the creation, protection, preservation and transfer of their wealth. Ensuring she listens, Andrea simplifies potentially intricate issues such as funding future tax liabilities, transferring wealth to heirs and protecting those you love most through the power of customized insurance solutions.
When not hard at work, Andrea spends her time going on adventures with her children and enjoys an active life as an avid yogi, tap-dancer and drummer.