Ron Omstead

Vice-President & Associate Portfolio Manager

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Ron offers a wealth of financial expertise and front-line corporate experience as an Investment Advisor. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and was designated a Chartered Accountant in 1978.

Ron has excelled as an accountant, receiving the titles of CFO and V.P. Finance for a subsidiary to a publicly-traded company in the 1980's. His unique background, with experiences such as negotiating in merger-acquisitions, offers clients a singular and valuable investment management perspective.

In 1996, Ron began his career as an Investment Advisor to combine his two passions - helping others and finances. With over 30 years of highly specialized financial experience, Ron takes pride in offering clients unparalleled professional guidance for each unique financial situation with a heightened contentiousness towards tax efficiency.

Ron and his wife Sherry have two children and grandchildren. Outside of the office, Ron enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

Matt Snoei

Associate Portfolio Manager & Wealth Advisor

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Matt possesses a well-rounded educational and professional background for his role as Investment Advisor. Matt received a Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Human Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor. Following his academic pursuits, Matt entered into a successful consulting career as an Ergonomic Engineer in the mid-western United States.

Matt's excellent research and communication skills benefit clients, helping them make more informed, confident investment decisions. Clients appreciate Matt's keen ability to convey complex wealth management concepts in easy-to-understand terms, which helps foster the client-first experience.

Matt enjoys staying active by playing golf, baseball, hockey, and fishing. He also enjoys camping and traveling with his wife and two sons.

Karen Nash

Associate

519-322-1866 | Email me

Karen is committed to ensuring you receive timely and efficient service. With over 15 years of financial services experience, her ability to offer superior administrative, technical and related industry support consistently exceeds client expectations.

Karen has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is a licensed investment representative.

Karen and her husband Ian enjoy taking road trips and camping. Karen also likes to spend her free time making incredible quilts.

Shannon Row-Ewing

Will & Estate Consultant

Shannon worked in private practice for ten years before joining RBC in 2010.

She specialized in the areas of Wills & estate planning, estate administration and real estate. Shannon graduated from the University of Guelph with a Honours B.A. and received her LLB from the University of Toronto in 1998. She is a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association Estates Section (Ontario) and the Oxford Law Society.

Shannon lives in Woodstock, Ontario with her husband and three kids.


Tina Comrie

Private Banker

Tina Comrie brings more than two decades of experience in financial services to her role as Private Banker. A Thunder Bay native, Ms. Comrie now provides comprehensive financial management to clients and their families throughout London and Western Ontario.

Ms. Comrie designs sophisticated banking, personalized short and long term lending, and flexible credit packages for her clients. And through the RBC Financial Group, she works with top specialist in Canada and in key markets worldwide. This team enables her to provide a complete range of services - including investments, business banking, estate planning, and domestic and international trust - to meet each client's specific needs. An active member of her community, Ms/ Comrie volunteers her time with the Children's Health Foundation. Her recreation interests include golf and travel.

Ms. Comrie has earned her Personal Financial Planner designation and her Mutual Funds License, and she has successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course. She holds a degree from Lakehead University.


Rick Squires

Vice President & Estate Planning Specialist

Rick Squires is a valuable member of your IA's team, helping you create and preserve your wealth.

Rick enjoys a comprehensive process to assess client needs and then recommends creative, tax-exempt insurance strategies that will help them achieve their wealth management objectives. For more complicated situations, Rick will partner with your other professional advisors in the development of appropriate solutions.

Rick can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help increase your net worth and reduce the impact of taxation. He can also ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. To help in this endeavor, Rick has access to insurance solutions from the top-ranked insurance providers in Canada.

Rick began his career in the insurance industry in 1982 and is an expert in his field. He has acquired the Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner designations.