As a Premier Banking Advisor, Pooran Ghorbani provides banking and credit solutions to select high net worth individuals and their families. Acting as a single point of contact, she partners with Investment Advisors and Counsellors primarily in the Greater Toronto Area. She provides personalized service, and tailored advice to effectively and efficiently manage their day-to-day banking needs.
With over 25 years of experience in financial services within RBC, Pooran is very well respected by her clients and peers. She has enjoyed success in several different roles in assisting clients achieving their goals over the years. Furthermore, she has been awarded and recognized on numerous occasions as a top performer within RBC.
Pooran is deeply committed to giving back to the community. As part of RBC day of service, she has volunteered on numerous occasions at the Toronto Food Bank as well as the Iranian Canadian Youth Association (ICYA).
Born and raised in Iran, Pooran migrated to Canada where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Toronto and Chemistry at Concordia University. In her spare time, Pooran enjoys playing music, in particular the Ney flute.
Connie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1989 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1994.
Prior to joining RBC, Connie practised law for 18 years. As a partner in a mid-sized full-service law firm, her practise was varied and covered the areas of corporate/commercial law, real estate, and wills, trusts and estates law. In that role, Connie advised her owner-manager clients on a broad range of business and personal needs, from purchases and sales of businesses, to shareholder agreements and corporate reorganizations, to will and estate planning.
For many years Connie taught the Business Law section of the Bar Admissions Course and was involved with preparing the licensing exams for Ontario lawyers. Throughout her career, Connie has been involved in her broader community, serving on many non-profit boards as well as providing pro bono legal services.
Mark Skeggs, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP
Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management
As a High Net Worth Planning Specialist, Mark, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore tax, estate and wealth planning issues you face as a high net worth client.
Prior to joining RBC, Mark spent over 14 years in the High Net Worth Tax group of a Big 4 accounting firm in Toronto. Acting as a trusted business advisor for Ultra High Net Worth families, Mark was responsible for the creation and implementation of effective strategies for wealth preservation and accumulation in the context of tax, estate and succession planning for owner-managers of private companies, senior executives of public companies and professional athletes.
Mark is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter and a Trust and Estate Practitioner. He has completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Advance Certificate in Family Business Advising, all three levels of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course, as well as the Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course and the Corporate Reorganizations Course. Mark is currently a member of the Gift Planning Advisory Committee for Queen’s University. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Evaluators for CPA Ontario, Vice President and Treasurer for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ontario and was the Ontario representative for the International Qualifications Appraisal Board of CPA Canada. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the community, Mark was selected as a recipient of the RBC Global Citizen Award in 2019. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Queen’s University.