Nick Scholte, CIM, FCSI

Vice-President & Portfolio Manager

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Nick Scholte began his career as an Investment Advisor with RBC in 1998. He immediately found a niche helping and advising higher-net-worth families, many of whom built their wealth in Vancouver's then budding technology sector. Over the years since, Nick has grown the Scholte Wealth Management practice to include a more diverse array of higher-net-worth clientele, with an equally diverse range of needs. However, common to all of our clients is a desire to be consistently communicated with in a clear and honest fashion. How Nick achieves this can be readily found by exploring other areas of this site - particularly Our PracticeOur Philosophy and Our Blog.

Nick has achieved the industry leading designations of Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), as well as the title of Vice-President at RBC Dominion Securities. In addition, Nick has also completed advanced industry courses such as Investment Management Techniques (IMT), Portfolio Management Techniques (PMT) and the Canadian Options Licensing course.

Nick is happily married to his wife Vanessa, who hails from Mexico, and they have two young children together.  Nick also has two older boys. Outside of work, Nick spends much of his time ferrying his young children to a widely diverse range of activities. When there is time for himself, Nick loves to watch - and sometimes play - sports, hike and travel. He harbors a secret desire to read more for pleasure, and at home has collected a mini-library of classic books, some of which he has actually read, but most of which await a quieter time in life to open. He also enjoys well-directed and acted movies - particularly dramas - and perhaps because of this, is an active supporter of his young daughter's budding acting career.

Brenda Goertzen

Senior Associate

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A native of Vancouver, Brenda joined Pemberton Securities in 1985, prior to Pemberton's being acquired by RBC Dominion Securities in 1989.  Nick Scholte and Brenda began working together in 2004, and have developed a strong professional collaboration that can come about only with time and consistency.  She is a fully licensed Associate having completed the Canadian Securities Course with honours in 2003.  With over thirty years of industry knowledge and experience, Brenda is an invaluable member of the Scholte Wealth Management team, and held in the highest regard by our clientele.  Among her many strengths is her fine attention to detail.  Brenda assists with account management, trading and administrative matters on behalf of our clientele.

When not devoting her time and attention to client matters, Brenda enjoys yoga, golf and riding her motorcycle in the warm summer months.  She is an avid traveler who enjoys and appreciates experiencing new cultures.  Aside from some of the more well-traveled worldwide tourist locales (which she also enjoys), Brenda's favourite recent trips include multi-week visits to Bali, Tanzania and India (twice).

Our Extended Team


We work closely with an exceptional team of in-branch professionals, and involve all of the relevant specialists and partners needed to develop a plan that's right for you.

Our partners include Financial Planners, Will and Estate Lawyers, High Net Worth Planning and Tax Consultants/Accountants, Business Succession Planning Specialists, Insurance Specialists, and Premier Banking Colleagues.

Click on the arrow to the right of each of our colleagues if you'd like to learn more about who they are and how they may be of service.

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Anna-Marie Lyons, MBA, CFP

Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management


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Melissa Nagelbach, LL.B

Will & Estate Consultant, RBC Wealth Management


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Darren Bank, CPA, CA

Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management


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Sean Murray, MBA, CPA, CMA, TEP, CPA (DE)

Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.


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Wendy Mah

Premier Banking Advisor, RBC Royal Bank


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