Tara Pedersen, CPA, CGA - Financial Planning Specialist
Tara is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA). She graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from British Columbia Institute of Technology. Tara has also completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course.
Prior to joining RBC, Tara was a tax manager at one of the leading international public accounting firms. In her previous role, she worked with private companies, high net worth individuals, partnerships, trusts and estates. Her work included tax minimization through appropriate tax planning (corporate and personal, including estate planning) and corporate restructuring.
Tara’s role is to work with and support your RBC advisor in preparing and presenting comprehensive Compass Financial Plans, and to identify and assess any related financial, tax and retirement planning concerns you may have.
Meg Sulahian - Premier Banking Advisor
As a Premier Banking Advisor for Coquitlam, Langley, White Rock and New Westminster areas Meg Sulahian 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 Counselors 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 more than 5 years of experience in financial services with RBC, Meg has become a respected member of the banking community in which she works. Through a dedicated approach to client service and acting as a day to day banking expert, she has focused on ensuring her clients have the best suite of products and services the bank has to offer and tailored advice to meet their individual needs.
Meg is committed to giving back to her community and volunteers with the Syrian refugee program. She is the host of the Armenian Variety show on Vancouver’s Co-Op Radio and is a reporter for the Montreal based newspaper Horizon.
Meg has lived in three Canadian provinces and now resides in BC with her husband and two children. Meg holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Sciences and Literature from the Université D ’Alep.
She spends her spare time swimming, skating and traveling the world. She speaks English, French, Armenian, Arabic and Turkish.
Phylicia Rye, CFP, PFP - Senior Trust Advisor
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Phylicia Rye serves clients throughout the Eastern Greater Vancouver and North Vancouver Island areas. Her focus on providing estate and trust advice and solutions to high net worth families has garnered her a strong reputation among her peers and is well known within the estate and trust industry for her ability to deal with complex issues.
Phylicia graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics). She also holds both the Personal Financial Planner (PFP) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations, and is currently pursuing her Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation. She has over 20 years of industry experience and has leveraged the necessary technical and business development skills to provide clients with the right solutions for their unique circumstances.
Phylicia works with individuals, families, and businesses providing customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Phylicia can help.