Financial Planning Specialist
Mary Ellen Isenor, CPA, CA
Vice-President & Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Canada
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.
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 Consultant
Jonah attended the University of Ottawa where he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2003. He subsequently attended Dalhousie University where he completed his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in 2006. Upon completion of his articling position, Jonah practiced law for four years in the areas of tax and estate planning and corporate law where he worked closely with individuals and business owners to implement complex solutions to meet their particular needs.
In 2011, Jonah entered the financial services industry where he has spent his career completing comprehensive estate and financial plans and acting as a resource for high net worth and business owner clients.
Jonah received his CFP designation in 2013 and is a member of FP Canada as well as the Law Society of Ontario.
As a Will & Estate Consultant, Jonah provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients, offering sensible and practical solutions to meet their individual needs..
Royal Trust Will & Estate Advisor
As a Will and Estate Advisor for the Atlantic Region, Colin provides estate settlement strategies and solutions that centre on understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client. He works collaboratively with clients and their trusted professionals to help craft a tailored estate plan that meets their particular needs. Through this process, Colin helps families protect their legacy and facilitates its smooth transfer to the next generation.
Colin’s technical expertise complements his skill set in managing the complexities of family dynamics. He brings a compassionate, expert perspective that is welcomed by families who may be struggling with the difficult decisions that often accompany estate planning, whether it’s protecting an heir with a disability, providing for children from a previous union, minimizing family conflict, or dealing with beneficiaries or assets that are situated outside of Canada.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a juris doctor degree, Colin worked in private practice at one of Nova Scotia’s largest regional firms and served clients across Atlantic Canada. He is currently a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
The combination of his professional experience and commitment to providing practical solutions makes Colin an invaluable resource to clients and their financial advisors.