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.
Suzanne Schultz, CPA, CA, CFP®
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Suzanne’s focus is to protect and enhance family, business and multi-generational wealth. She is a trusted professional known for expert wealth management advice utilizing advanced, insurance-based tax and estate planning solutions.
Prior to her role at RBC, Suzanne built her career at a major accounting firm and a boutique tax and estate planning firm. She holds CPA, CA and CFP designations and has completed the CICA’s In-Depth Tax Course. She was featured as an expert on BNN and HGTV’s House Poor, and has contributed to the Globe and Mail, National Post and other publications. She is also co-author of 78 Tax Tips for Canadians for Dummies.
Suzanne uses her in-depth technical knowledge to carefully understand what can complicate your financial and family situations and collaborates with your other professionals to uncover where you might be exposed to excessive taxes and risk. This planning is essential for business owners, professionals, executives and those with charitable goals.
Jennifer Janeczko completed her Masters of Taxation degree at the University of Waterloo in 2004 after completing a postgraduate diploma in Financial Planning from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2001.
Prior to joining RBC in 2015, Jennifer gained a unique understanding of planning for the owner-manager through various roles within the insurance and accounting industries. Her professional experience includes working extensively with high-net-worth individuals and their advisors dealing with estate and succession planning, corporate and personal tax, insurance planning, family trusts, private foundations and charitable organizations.
Jennifer has over 10 years of taxation experience, is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, sits on the board of directors of the Estate Planners’ Council of Hamilton and is a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Prashant has assisted high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families with tax, estate and retirement issues since 1992.
His guidance supports clients in their relationships with their external professional advisors, with whom he frequently interacts.
His expertise includes tax and estate planning for executives, business owners, retirees, sports professionals and individuals with U.S. issues. He also assists individuals facing significant financial events (sale of business, financial windfall, retirement, job loss, moving to Canada, leaving Canada, etc.)
Prior to joining RBC in 1999, Prashant honed his expertise by working as a Canadian and U.S. tax specialist for two of the big four accounting firms in downtown Toronto.
Prashant is a Certified Financial Planner, Associate of the Society of Actuaries and member of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Canadian Tax Foundation.
As a Premier Banking Advisor, Amy DiRenzo provides banking and credit solutions to select high net worth individuals and their families. Acting as a single point of contact, she partners with Investment Advisors and Counsellors in Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Simcoe and provides personalized service, and tailored advice to effectively and efficiently manage their day-to-day banking needs.
With over 17 years of experience in financial services within RBC, Amy is respected by her clients, peers and the industry, and has enjoyed success in several different roles in assisting clients to achieve their goals. She has also been awarded and recognized a top performer.
Amy is deeply committed to giving back to the community. She has volunteered with various charities such as the Ronald McDonald House as well as the Hospital for Sick Children.
Born and raised in Niagara Region, in her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time and travelling with her husband and four year old daughter.