John Bull

Vice-President & Investment Advisor

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John has been an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities for over 40 years. Starting out at A.E. Ames & Company in 1970, he was the Ottawa Branch Manager when the Ames Company merged with the firm in 1981. John retained his managerial role until 1999 when he decided to devote his attention to the investment and wealth management needs of his extensive clientele. John has served on the boards of both the Rideau Club and the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. John was also on the board of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation for many years and continues to assist in their fund raising activities. He is a long-time member and past President of the Ottawa Estate Planning Council.

Rob Nesbitt, FCSI,CIM

Vice-President & Portfolio Manager

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Rob has been providing financial advice to his clients for more than 30 years. Amongst the many designations  he has earned, he has the prestigious Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and the Canadian Investment Manager designations. He holds an individual discretionary license allowing him to offer customized services for each of his clients. He has been a Portfolio Manager in Canada since 2000 and has built his business on trust and close relationships. Rob is also a registered Investment Counsellor in the United States. This allows him to deal with American residents also on a discretionary basis through RBC Private Counsel (USA). He also has two insurance licenses. 
Rob started his career in the investment industry at a competitor while completing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton in 1983. During his university years, he owned his own successful business; Infoline Research Inc. 

Rob joined Dominion Securities in 1988 when Dominion Securities merged with Pemberton Securities. He taught Investment Finance at Carleton University for 5 years and worked as a consultant at the Bank of Canada for more than a decade. Rob is a media contact for the Royal Bank. Over the years, he has been interviewed often by The Ottawa Citizen, The National Post, The Globe and Mail and numberous television and radio stations.

Helen Cruikshank


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As a former office manager for the branch, Helen brings 30 years of experience to her position. She works closely with John and his clients. 

Andras Birkus

Associate Advisor

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As a member of RBC Dominion Securities since 2004, Andras brings with him a great deal of experience in portfolio management, wealth and retirement planning, and has a special passion for investment research. He helps the team in managing client portfolios, and works alongside John and Rob in serving the needs of our clients. Andras is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Society Ottawa and the CFA Institute.

Amanda Galletta


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Amanda has been with RBC Dominion Securities since 2012 and started in the Administration Group. She has been a key addition to our team since joining us in 2014. Amanda manages the daily operations, account administration and responding to client inquiries.

Joseph Power, LL.B., TEP

Will & Estate Consultant

Joe works closely with the Team to provide you with information on structuring your estate in an efficient and tax effective manner.  Following your meeting, Joe will provide you with a report outlining various estate planning issues for you to explore in further detail with your own lawyer or accountant. 

Joe was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.  He is an Associate Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Ontario and a member of the Carleton County Law Association.  Prior to joining RBC Dominion Securities, he practiced estate planning in private practice and with Royal Trust Corporation.


Michael Keyes, B.Comm, CLU

Regional Insurance Specialist

Michael works closely with Century Wealth Management in areas of financial planning and estate planning using innovative and advanced insurance strategies.  These strategies help create tax efficiencies within your portfolio today to help realize your objectives for the future. 

Michael began his career in the life insurance business in 1990 and joined RBC Dominion Securities in 1997.  He is member of the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (CAIFA) and is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).