Our Partners

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Nicco Bautista, LL.B, MA

Director, Estate Planning, BMO Private Wealth

Nicco works with clients and other members of the BMO Wealth Planning Team to prepare estate plans for clients. These plans often include wills and trusts, after considering business and tax planning, estate and family law litigation exposure, and other complex issues which may be unique to the client, such as charitable giving and planning for family members with special needs.

Nicco has experience working with clients' key advisors and family office members. Together, Nicco can help with the creation or refinement of a comprehensive estate plan that helps families achieve their goals across different generational and cultural philosophies. 

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Kirk O'Brien, CPA, CMA, MBA, PFP, TEP

Director, Wealth Planning, BMO Wealth Planning

Kirk advises high net worth individuals, families, professionals and business owners on comprehensive wealth planning including Retirement, Tax, Trust & Estate, Succession and Philanthropic planning and solutions. Drawing on extensive experience, Kirk helps clients understand and articulate objectives for their wealth. A skilled listener, he focuses on discovery to create value by helping them identify issues and narrow the scope of planning. Kirk is a member of CPA BC, The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Estate Planning Council of Victoria. He volunteers on the boards of the Scouts Canada Foundation and Tourette Canada.

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JJ Kozak, MBA, CMA, CPA, FEA

Senior Private Banker, BMO Private Wealth

JJ is an experienced banker who is committed to providing his clients with the best service and advice in the industry. JJ draws on more than a decade of progressive experience in commercial and private banking which allows him to understand the deeply intertwined nature of his clients’ personal and business dealings.


JJ has two young sons and a wife who share many common interests. They enjoy skiing, camping, and golf as a family. JJ enjoys personal fitness and is also part of a competitive BBQ team.


He also believes that clients want real-time, proactive expert advice which will help them understand their options as well as how to address upcoming challenges and opportunities. His deep network allows him to facilitate the right connections at the right time which gives his clients unmatched access to BMO’s resources.


He is a Certified Public Accountant (CMA) since 2005. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting.

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Jamie Wilson

Estate and Insurance Advisor, BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services

Jamie's objective is to review, analyze and provide insurance-based tax and estate planning strategies. Using a disciplined and professional approach, Jamie implements complementary concepts to a traditional investment portfolio. Specializing in providing solutions tailored for affluent investors, he offers customized strategies for individuals, as well as privately owned Canadian corporations and shareholders.