Financial Planning Specialist
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.
Estate Planning Specialist
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.
Will & Estate Specialist
Christy obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Anthropology) from the University of Waterloo in 2006 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in 2009. She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2010.
Following her call to the Bar, Christy was in private practice with a large regional firm and practiced primarily in the areas of Wills, estates and trust law and litigation. Beginning in 2013, she worked exclusively in the area of will and estate planning with a major trust company. Christy joined RBC Wealth Management in 2018.
Christy is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
Estate & Trust Specialist
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.
Private Banking Specialist
As a Private Banker with 17 years of experience in financial services, Marcel Dupupet provides high-net-worth families, executives, business owners and organizations in the Greater Toronto region with one of Canada’s most comprehensive suites of wealth management solutions.
As part of each client’s tailored package, Marcel designs and implements personalized banking, cash management, short- and long-term wealth plans and flexible credit solutions. He also works closely with experts from across RBC to provide his clients with a complete range of wealth services and solutions – including complex credit, investment management, business planning, estate planning and trusts.
Clients value Marcel’s broad financial knowledge and experience, and his expertise and advice with respect to both business and personal finances. Marcel is committed to understanding his clients’ personal and financial goals, providing exemplary service and communication, maintaining client confidentiality, and ultimately delivering a comprehensive financial plan to preserve, diversify and grow his clients’ wealth.
Marcel holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds the Chartered Investment Management, Personal Financial Planner and Financial Management Advisor designations and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.
A strong believer in giving back to the community, Marcel is a five-year participant in the RBC Race for the Kids, and a supporter of Roots of Empathy, an organization dedicated to reducing bullying among children.
Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marcel has a strong working knowledge of French and German. He is an aviation enthusiast with his pilot’s license, plays guitar, and enjoys attending live music concerts and festivals.