John Yamamoto, B.Comm., MBA, CIM, FCSI

Associate Portfolio Manager & Investment Advisor

780-493-7732 | Email me

John Yamamoto is a Vice President and Investment Advisor for RBC Dominion Securities. He has studied investment theory formally and has a Bachelor Of Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alberta. He has also earned his Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation, and has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).

John's unique approach is based on his keen insight into the future world of investing. As a top advisor, he has won numerous awards for excellence in the industry and has been named a member of the firm's Executive Council. For over a decade, John has taught investment courses at MacEwan University, and the Edmonton Public School Board (Metro Continuing Education).

John was born and raised in the city of Edmonton and enjoys traveling around the world with his wife and daughter. He believes that money is meant to be enjoyed and encourages his clients to create income from their investments to travel, play golf and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Doug McMahon, PFP,FMA

Investment Advisor

780-493-7747 | Email me

Doug McMahon has completed the fourth level of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) program and has also attained the Professional Financial Planning (PFP) and the Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations. He is responsible for account proposals, projections, reviews and re-balancing. Doug has been active in the community coaching kid's sports teams as well as volunteering with various charities. He is married to Amanda, has three children and enjoys golfing, camping and spending time with his family.

Rita Degenhardt, PFP,FMA

Associate Advisor

780-493-7726 | Email me

Rita Degenhardt, a former physiotherapist, joined the group in 2005. She has attained the Professional Financial Planning and the Financial Management Advisor designations. Her responsibilities include client service and portfolio management. She is able to assist clients with financial planning in liaison with John & Doug, trade executions, reviews, and administrative requests. Rita attended the U of A, and now resides in Spruce Grove with her husband. They have two daughters.

Beth Kay


780-493-7754 | Email me

Beth Kay has been with RBC Dominion Securities for 19 years and joined the Yamamoto Wealth Management Group in February 2015. Beth has had extensive experience in many aspects of administration at RBC. She currently works as an Administrative Assistant providing support to John, Doug and Rita. She resides in Fort Saskatchewan with her husband of 32 years, and enjoys family time with her two daughters.

Deidre Dodyk

Administrative Assistant

780-493-7745 | Email me