Will and Estate Consultant
Vickie (Victoria) Schneider obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Calgary. Vickie is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Prior to joining RBC, Vickie practiced law at a national law firm where she advised clients on estate planning and tax matters including Wills, trusts, enduring powers of attorney and personal directives. Vickie also has experience with estate administration and charity matters.
Vickie is a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Calgary Branch Committee member.
Financial Planning Specialist
Jason is a Chartered Accountant (CA). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and has completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts’ In-Depth Tax Course.
Coming from one of the major global accounting firms, Jason brings a broad range of experience to his role as a Financial Planning Specialist. In his previous role, his work included tax minimization through appropriate tax planning (corporate and personal) and business restructuring. Jason’s client base included high-net-worth individuals, private companies, trusts and partnerships.
As a Financial Planning Specialist, Jason’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting your Compass Financial Plan and to identify and assess any related financial, tax and retirement planning concerns you might have.
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.
M.C. (Mike) Macoun, CLU, CHS, TEP
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Having entered his profession in 1989, Mike holds the leading financial and estate planning industry designations. But more importantly, he has a natural ability to make the complex simple to understand. Estate planning can be daunting, but Mike will “paint a picture” that provides critical clarity.
Mike leads his estate planning team with purpose: To earn the respect of advisors, their clients and everyone we come into contact with.
Mike is approachable and sincere, with a desire to provide the best service possible. This is why his team is a perennial leader across Canada. He is married with two children, lives in Calgary and is grateful for the life he leads, and the job he gets to do every day. To learn more, visit Mike on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mike-c-macoun/.