Faisal specializes in tax and estate planning for high net worth families.
Prior to joining RBC, Faisal was a tax senior manager with a mid-size accounting and advisory firm, as well as with a multi-national accounting firm. Faisal’s expertise includes tax and estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, professionals, and business owners.
Faisal is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and his educational background includes the completion of the CICA’s in-depth tax course (Level I, II and III), a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Tim has been working in the financial services industry since 1992 both as an advisor and financial planning specialist, where he assisted advisors with providing high-quality financial planning services to their high-net-worth clients.
Prior to joining RBC, he was a Financial Advisor offering investment and insurance solutions while providing comprehensive financial planning guidance and advice to successful executives, farmers, business owners, professionals and other high net worth individuals. Tim’s extensive expertise and experience helps clients address all areas of financial planning.
Tim is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and was awarded a Fellowship designation in 2012 by CGA Canada. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter — CLU (a wealth transfer and estate planning designation).
Avideh Parent is an experienced lawyer with a strong commitment to educating people on the importance of estate planning. Avideh is a frequent presenter on Wills and Estates for organizations such as the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Next Step Continuing Education, and the Edmonton Community Foundation. Avideh also has been featured on Global TV, Shaw TV, and various financial education websites.
Avideh received her undergraduate degree from Carleton University and went to Law School at the University of Alberta. In 2001 she was called to the Alberta Bar and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Avideh holds the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation, granted through the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Prior to joining RBC in 2012, she devoted her law practice to Wills, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration.
Avideh is also very active in the Latin dance community, and enjoys travelling the world to perform and compete with her husband in salsa dance competitions.
Avideh has been a member of the following organizations:
- Wills & Estates Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association
- Elder Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association
- Edmonton Estate Planning Council
- Oliver Centre Board of Directors.
Colin Biblow, CFP
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
"I'm here to get to know you and learn what matters most."
For Colin, it's not about focusing on money but rather on making it work the way you want. It's about seeing your family and business properly protected. It's knowing that he is there to help alleviate stress related to financial worry.
Colin is driven to provide the best financial advice that aligns with your wealth goals and objectives. A firm believer that there is a need to keep conversations fluid and ongoing ensures he provides you with estate planning advice and insurance-based solutions that address your needs.
Married with 2 daughters and busy chasing after 2 dogs, Colin's happiest being with those he loves. His Prairie upbringing instilled the value of family and to be grateful for life's simple things. "I'm here. I want to help others and I'm always willing to do more."
As a Private Banker with RBC Wealth Management, Private Banking, Kelly Kudeba provides comprehensive wealth management and financing strategies to high-net-worth business owners, executives, professionals and their families.
Based in Saskatoon, Kelly works with clients in Saskatoon and throughout the North Central Saskatchewan market to address their often-complex banking, credit and wealth management needs by providing tailored seamless banking and financial solutions. When required, he can access specialists from across RBC in order to work collaboratively to provide a complete range of complementary services from investment management to estate and legacy planning, and from domestic and international trust services to sophisticated credit and leverage strategies.
Mr. Kudeba has been in the financial services industry for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining RBC Private Banking, Kelly was a Private Banker with another major Canadian financial institution. He has completed a Bachelor of Administration degree with an Accounting Major from the University of Regina, and currently holds the Personal Financial Planner (PFP) and Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) designations. This knowledge and experience allows Kelly to provide effective financial planning and advice to his clients.
Born and raised in Preeceville, SK, Kelly currently resides in Saskatoon with his wife and two daughters. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, golfing and cheering on his favourite sports teams.
As a Premier Banking Advisor for the Greater Winnipeg Region, Wanda Lavallée works as a single point of contact, creating elevated value and personalized care with day to day banking and credit solutions for select high net worth individuals.
Wanda partners with Wealth Management Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region, providing tailored advice to efficiently manage clients day-to-day banking needs.
She has worked in the financial industry for over 35 years and brings her passion, insight and specialized approach to create an elevated service experience ensuring wealth management clients day to day banking needs are being met.
Prior to her current position, she worked as an Associate, Credit Structures in Private Banking, with a focus on relationship management and implementing credit and lending solutions for high-net-worth clients.
Wanda is committed to giving back to her community, as she volunteers with a variety of charitable organizations. She is married with two young adults who are in University. She enjoys cycling, hiking and loves getting outdoors throughout all four seasons.
With 25 years of experience within the financial services industry, Certified Financial Planning Designation and Member of Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Program, Melanie brings the expertise required to provide specialized advice that will optimize the benefits to you and your employees. Working directly with you, your HR department or your payroll personnel, Melanie will build a tailored solution that meets the goals and objectives of your organization as well as the needs of your employees. Once Melanie understands your specific requirements to customize your company’s Group Savings program solution, she will support and guide you through the development and implementation process.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Karen Snowdon-Steacy is responsible for managing a complex book of accounts, and services clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Karen 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, Karen can help. Karen also has expertise and experience in advising on Philanthropic and Charitable Giving strategies for clients who wish to leave a lasting legacy.
A graduate of Victoria University at the University of Toronto specializing in history and political science, Karen has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Karen is a full member of STEP.
With 25 years of experience, Karen is well known within the local Estate and Trust industry and delivers well-balanced advice by staying abreast of product, industry, investment, tax and legislative developments. With a career focused on building client relationships, she is dedicated to providing assistance in the preservation, management and transfer of wealth between generations by providing solutions to implement clients’ estate, trust and philanthropic plans.