Steve Mogdan, CPA, CA, CFP
Financial Planning Specialist
RBC Wealth Management Services
Steven completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at York University in 1989 and subsequently completed the CICA In-Depth Tax course. He has also achieved the advanced designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
During his time as a tax and financial practitioner with several professional service firms, Steven specialized in Canadian, U.S. and cross-border personal income taxation, and provided planning and preparation services to clients. He also has professional experience with the RBC Tax Advisory Group and RBC Dexia, where he provided tax advice to various business units within RBC.
As an experienced practitioner in financial matters, Steven has written or contributed to many research articles, industry publications, training materials and client presentations.
Steven’s role as a Financial Planning Specialist is to work with, and support, your advisor in preparing and presenting comprehensive financial planning solutions.
Estate Planning Specialist
Yours, not ours. It’s your life, your family, your business and your legacy. Annett’s belief – our clients’ success will be our success.
Annett’s natural ability to build trust and earn respect is part of the personal warmth she brings to her work. She believes in treating every client like family. Her compassion and genuine interest in clients provides them with the comfort they need to have deep and meaningful discussions about their personal and financial situation.
For Annett, success is measured by the trust and respect of clients and peers. It is all based on her core purpose of helping people achieve their unique potential. To do that, every day Annett lives her mission: to help individuals and families build and maintain financial confidence on the basis of their wants and needs.
Annett lives in Sudbury, Ontario, with her husband and children. To learn more, please visit Annett’s page on LinkedIn.com.
Garry T. Bard, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., TEP
Will & Estate Consultant
RBC Wealth Management Services
Garry received his LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has a B.A. (Honours) in Music (classical guitar) from University of Guelph. Garry was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. He has experience practicing estates law in private practice as well as with various financial institutions.
Garry is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) as well as the Law Society of Upper Canada. Garry’s legal experience spans over 35 years and his law practice focused on providing proactive planning advice to both individuals and businesses with estate and succession planning concerns.
Garry has been a resident of Simcoe County (Innisfil/Barrie) for over 25 years. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, he had been working as an Estate and Trust Consultant in Barrie for almost 10 years.
Susan MacDonald, STI, MTI, TEP
Senior Trust Advisor
RBC Estate & Trust Services
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Susan Macdonald serves clients throughout Western Ontario and is located in the Hamilton office. With a career focus on client relationships, she is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs. She provides a wealth of knowledge relating to trusts and their administration. Susan has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as Member, Trust Institute (MTI) and Trust and Estate Planner (TEP) designations.
Susan works with individuals, families and businesses to provide customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Susan can help.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Susan brings to each client the necessary skill set to provide both the technical expertise as well as the genuine understanding of the emotional complexities that underlie these issues. Susan understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Estate & Trust Services partners she can find the solution that’s right for you.