As a Premier Banking Advisor for Sudbury and Northern Ontario, Francine McLean works as a single point of contact providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of RBC Dominion Securities and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors across the region, she provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and efficiently manage their day-to-day banking and credit solutions.
With over 29 years of experience in the financial industry with Royal Bank of Canada, Francine is well respected by both her clients and peers alike. Prior to her current role, Francine held various roles at RBC, giving her a wide scope of knowledge in banking advice. The most noteworthy of these roles is her 14 years of service as a Financial Advisor, for which she received many prestigious recognitions.
Clients appreciate Francine's extensive experience and efficiency as a banking and advisory professional. She also has the ability to service clients in English or French as she is fluent in both languages.
Born in Elliot Lake and raised in Spanish, Ontario, Francine moved to Sudbury, where she now lives with her husband & children. Committed to giving back to her community, Francine loves volunteering regularly, as well as playing volleyball and refereeing hockey.
Steven completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at York University in 1989 and subsequently completed the CICA In-Depth Tax course. He has also achieved the advanced designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
During his time as a tax and financial practitioner with several professional service firms, Steven specialized in Canadian, U.S. and cross-border personal income taxation, and provided planning and preparation services to clients. He also has professional experience with the RBC Tax Advisory Group and RBC Dexia, where he provided tax advice to various business units within RBC.
As an experienced practitioner in financial matters, Steven has written or contributed to many research articles, industry publications, training materials and client presentations.
Steven’s role as a Financial Planning Specialist is to work with, and support, your advisor in preparing and presenting comprehensive financial planning solutions.
It's yours. It is your life, your family, your business, your legacy. With that in mind, Annett's core belief is to "Appreciate the little things in life." This allows her to connect to what matters most for each client and their unique situation.
Collaborating with client's trusted advisors, Annett works with affluent families, professionals and business owners to implement tax efficient strategies that help to achieve their wealth management objectives. Her ability to simplify the complexity of these solutions bring clients understanding and peace of mind that the recommendations will help them achieve their goals.
For over 20 years, Annett has specialized in estate planning within the financial industry, where her reputation of working relentlessly and endlessly on behalf of clients has made her a sought after advisor. Her natural ability to build trust and earn respect is part of the personal warmth she brings to her work. After all, it is your life, your family, your business, your legacy.
As a Will & Estate Consultant, Sara Bond provides comprehensive estate planning services which includes providing clients with an efficient estate plan.
Following her call to the Bar, Sara has worked for major trust companies working in a variety of roles involving estate administration and estate planning. Prior to joining RBC, Sara’s last role was Senior Advisor- Planning and Advisory Services, where she advised clients on a variety of wills, trusts, estate planning matters.
Sara obtained a Joint Honors Bachelor degree from York University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sussex, U.K. Sara has also completed a Master of Laws in taxation, from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Sara is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Law section.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Susan Macdonald serves clients throughout Western Ontario and is located in the Hamilton office. With a career focused on client relationships, she is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs. She provides a wealth of knowledge relating to trusts and their administration. Susan has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as Member, Trust Institute (MTI) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations. /p>
Susan 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, Susan can help.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Susan 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. Susan understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Royal Trust partners she can find the solution that’s right for you.