RBC Private Bankers
Barb MacLellan brings more than 30 years of financial services experience to her role as Private Banker, in which she delivers personalized, discrete banking, credit and financial counsel to select clients and their families in the Burlington and Oakville areas.
As a dedicated financial planner, Ms. MacLellan creates sophisticated banking packages and a full suite of personalized credit solutions for her clients and their families. She then draws on a team of RBC and external experts who assist with investments, commercial banking, and domestic and international trust products, to create a uniquely personalized banking experience for her clients.
To ensure personalized service and attention to detail, Ms. MacLellan works with a limited number of clients and their families. This focused approach allows her to spend more time simplifying her clients' lives, working when necessary with their other professional advisors to deliver comprehensive, integrated financial solutions.
Prior to joining RBC in 1985, she worked in business banking for another major Canadian bank and advised on insurance for a major insurance firm. Since joining RBC she has held several client service roles of increasing responsibility, including Branch Manager, Financial Planner and, for retail banking clients, Senior Account Manager. She holds the Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation and a bachelor's degree (majoring in Economics) from McMaster University.
Ms. MacLellan is active in the Burlington community and has been involved in several local sports organizations where she has managed rep hockey teams, coached girls' fastball and represented Ontario as coach in the National Girls Baseball championships.
Married for almost 30 years, Ms. MacLellan has two adult children and an active life outside of the office. She enjoys running, golf, team sports, travelling and spending time with her family.
Shannon Cleary brings over 20 years of experience in financial services to her role as a Private Banker in Halton South and the surrounding region. She provides business owners, executives and high-net-worth families with proactive, tailored advice and customized wealth management solutions.
Shannon and her team aim to build long-term relationships with their clients based on integrity, trust, communication and confidentiality. They further look to differentiate themselves through exceptional service and dedication to helping clients reach their wealth management goals. Clients value Shannon’s extensive experience in commercial banking and credit strategies, and her ability to simplify their often complex financial affairs.
Each of her clients will receive a tailored suite of services, including sophisticated day-to-day banking, cash management and flexible credit solutions. She will also draw upon a global team of specialists to provide clients with an unparalleled range of products and services, such as wealth, tax and estate planning.
Currently pursuing an MBA from Dalhousie University, Shannon also holds a diploma in design from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Respected by her peers and management, she received awards as a top-performer at RBC in both 2015 and 2016.
Shannon is an active volunteer with her daughter’s school and past volunteer with the Halton Learning Foundation. Outside of work, she enjoys cycling with her family, travel and gardening.
RBC Premier Banking Advisor
As a Premier Banking Advisor for Oakville and Burlington, Scott Saunders works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Wealth Management Canada and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region, he provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
With over four years of experience in financial services with RBC, Scott has quickly become a respected member of the banking community in which he works. Through a dedicated approach to client service and as acting digital enablement champion, he also dedicated time to act as a mentor to other Advisors.
Scott is committed to giving back to his community and volunteers with “Outside Looking In”, an Indigenous youth program to give Canadians an opportunity to learn about indigenous culture through the arts and dance. He also volunteered with Ronald McDonald House Toronto helping to put together packages of food to help families who have a child that is seriously ill at a nearby hospital.
Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brock University. He also studied culinary arts before entering the financial industry.
Scott currently resides in the Oakville area and spends his spare time playing hockey, golf, snowboarding and traveling to as many new places as possible.