Brad became a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner after graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He has been working in the financial services industry since 1992 both as an advisor and as a financial planner and he brings extensive expertise and experience to help professionals, business owners and other high net worth individuals with their financial planning needs.
Brad’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting you with a comprehensive Compass Financial Plan and to help identify and address any financial planning concerns or opportunities you may have.
As a Business Owner Specialist, Zora, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.
Prior to joining RBC, Zora spent over a decade with a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm where she focused on advising business owners on personal and corporate tax planning. Acting as a trusted advisor, Zora was responsible for the development and implementation of effective strategies for wealth preservation and accumulation in the context of tax, estate and succession planning.
Zora is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and has a Bachelor degree in Science from the Simon Fraser University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. Zora has completed all levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, as well as the Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course.
As a Private Banker with RBC Wealth Management, Robert Chow provides a holistic approach to wealth management, discrete financial counsel, and tailored financial solutions to a select group of high net-worth clients through B.C. Interior.
Mr. Chow is a trusted advisor for his clients, their families, and their businesses. Drawing on 14 years of financial services experience, including 13 years with RBC, he brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous roles as a Retail Branch Manager, and as an Accredited Financial Planner. This deep breadth of experience enables him to develop integrated wealth management plans, customized short/long term credit solutions, cash management solutions, and sophisticated banking solutions to meet the evolving needs of his clients. Working with an extended team of professionals across RBC, the advice is comprehensive and encompasses discretionary/non-discretionary investment management, wills, estates, and trust planning, personal and corporate tax planning, risk management, and business succession planning to address the dynamic issues faced by high net-worth clients today.
Mr. Chow holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Okanagan College/University of B.C. To support his wealth management and financial planning discussions, he holds a Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. He is also a Fellow of CSI, which represents the highest honor and most senior credential in Canadian financial services. It is reserved solely for an elite group of experienced financial services professionals that meet the highest standards for advanced education, ethical conduct, industry experience and peer endorsement.
Originally from Vernon, B.C., Mr. Chow enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, cycling, running, or at the beach with his spouse Erin and their two children.
Stephen has practiced in the financial services industry since 1982 and is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Prior to joining RBC, he held various client advisory and senior management roles.
Working closely with your advisor, Stephen employs a comprehensive process to assess your wealth management needs and then recommends creative, tax-exempt insurance strategies to help address them. For more complicated situations, he works with your other professional advisors in the development of appropriate solutions.
Stephen can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help increase your net worth, reduce the impact of taxation and secure your wealth. He can also assist you in structuring your insurance contracts to ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. To help you receive high-quality, cost-effective insurance solutions, Stephen evaluates various insurance offerings from Canada’s top-ranked insurance providers.
As a Premier Banking Advisor for the Kelowna market, Jessica Taillon 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 5 years of experience in the financial services at RBC, Jessica is respected by her clients, her peers and the industry and has received top performer recognition. She has sought to develop her skills to offer best in class client experience and advice which sets her apart.
Born and raised in Victoria, Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, major in Canadian Studies and International Relations from the University of British Columbia. She is committed to giving back to her community through volunteering with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Breast Foundation, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club and Elementary Schools in School District 23.
Jessica currently resides in Kelowna with her family but has lived in various places across B.C. When she is not hard at work for her clients, Jessica loves to read, cook and walk her dog, Winston. She also likes to travel with her family.
Nicole received her Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Dean’s List) in 1991 and her Bachelor of Law degree in 1999 from the University of British Columbia.
She clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1999 to 2000 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2000. Nicole has also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Tax Course.
Prior to joining RBC, Nicole practised law for ten years in downtown Vancouver, first at a national law firm and then at a boutique tax and trust law firm. Nicole’s practice focused on the implementation of tax and estate plans, Wills, domestic and offshore trusts, charities and business succession. Nicole is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section and Charities Section and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. Nicole’s significant practical experience in estate planning allows her to offer valuable guidance in the development of your estate plan.