John attended the University of Manitoba and received a Juris Doctor in 2002.
Prior to joining RBC, John worked with a prominent national law firm and a large trust company where he gained extensive experience in estate administration, Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and personal directives.
John is a member of The Law Society of Alberta, The Canadian Bar Association and The Calgary Bar Association.
Coady Cormier, BBA (Fin), LL.B, TEP
Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management
Coady’s expertise includes tax and estate planning for business owners, professionals, executives, retirees and individuals with U.S. issues. He also assists individuals facing significant financial events (for example, sale of business, financial windfall, retirement, severing residential ties with Canada, etc.).
For more than 20 years, Coady has assisted high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families with their complex planning needs. Coady is a tax lawyer, and he has occupied his current planning role at RBC since 2008. In providing planning information to clients, Coady frequently communicates with their external professional advisors.
Coady’s educational background includes a law degree from Dalhousie University as well as the completion of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada’s) In-Depth Tax Course (Levels I, II and III) and the CPA Canada’s Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course. He is a member of both the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch (South)) Tax Specialist Section. Also, Coady was called to the Bar in Alberta and Ontario. Further, in addition to his finance degree from Bishop’s University and the completion of the Canadian Securities Course, Coady is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Maximize wealth while minimizing taxes. Reduce complexity without compromising sophistication. In close collaboration with your investment advisor and a team of experts, Eric uses the unique features of tax-exempt life insurance to bring your estate plan into line with your values in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Eric's career has been marked by continuous learning and professional development. In addition to completing financial planning courses and an investment management designation he has the Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations and is a member with Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada.
Entering the financial services industry in 2003, Eric’s career has been marked by continuous learning and professional development. In addition to completing financial planning courses and an investment management designation he has the Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations and he is a long-time member with Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada.
Eric is an avid reader, a passable cook, and he enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains with his wife and 7 children.