Phil assists high net worth individuals and families in structuring their personal and corporate affairs in a tax-efficient manner. Leveraging more than a decade of experience in the tax and assurance advisory space for private companies and their owners, Phil knows that his clients care about the “big picture” and how taxation factors into that from a practical perspective. His areas of expertise include owner-manager compensation, corporate reorganizations & divestitures, business succession, estate planning, charitable giving, and other related tax planning matters.
Our Wills & Estate Planning Specialist
Director, Estate Planning, BMO Private Wealth
Sue advises high net worth individuals and families on specialized estate and trust solutions as part of an intregrated wealth planning team. She advises clients on their complex estate planning to help them understand the different strategies that they can use to preserve family relations and maximize their wealth.
Prior to joining BMO Private Wealth, Sue gained invaluable experience at an Ontario law firm, where her practice focused on private client services including estate planning, trusts, wills and estate administration ranging from routine matters to complex multi-jursidictional estates. Sue previously worked with a large national trust company where she dealt with high net worth clients and advised them on their complex estate planning.
Our Wealth Planning Specialists
Senior Wealth Planning Consultant at BMO Private Wealth
As a member of the BMO High Net Worth Wealth Planning team, Suki brings together the knowledge and experience of our in-house tax and estate professionals and works with BMO financial professionals and their clients to develop sound wealth management plans. She provides support and direction around complex issues such as retirement and income planning, tax planning, cash management, business succession, transition planning, estate and gift planning, and charitable giving.
Experience and background Suki is originally from the UK where she completed her BA (Hon.) degree in Public Administration and Managerial Studies. She moved to British Columbia in the mid 90s and lives in Richmond with her husband, three sons and dog Alfie. Suki has over twenty years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to working with BMO, she worked at several major Canadian banks in banking, financial planning and insurance advisory roles.
Suki brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the wealth planning role. She has the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS™) and Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC®) designations, and is working towards the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation. Suki is also a former recipient of the Leslie Dunstall Award for BC.
Christina Plumton, CPA
Senior Wealth Planning Consultant
Christina brings a depth of knowledge in Canadian tax and accounting drawing from her time in public practice and from her designation as a CPA. Christina is excited to bring you a customized strategy tailored specifically to your family’s wealth management needs and to address all aspects of managing, preserving, enhancing and transferring wealth. She will also leverage the dedicated team of highly disciplined industry experts and designated specialists in Tax, Estate & Trust, Financial Planning, Business Advisory & Transition Planning, and Philanthropic Advisory specialists to simplify the complexities of wealth.
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Accounting
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
CPA In-Depth Tax Course
Prior to joining BMO Private Wealth, Christina spent the last 9 years specializing in Canadian tax, including five years as a Tax Manager working with high net worth clients, private companies, and their key stakeholders. Christina has experience with a wide variety of tax issues including personal, corporate, and estate planning.
Our Estate and Insurance Specialists
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.
Sarah graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce, with a focus on Finance and Risk Management. She joined the financial industry in 2006 and been helping with high net worth families achieve their goals ever since. She assists high net worth families with complex affairs, to preserve, grow and transition their wealth to future generations.
Sarah has enjoyed a very successful and impressive career to date, being a leading professional consultant in the insurance industry for major financial services firms. With over 12 years of experience in the Wealth Management industry, Sarah believe in long term, trusting relationships and works closely with advisors and their clients to provide customized solutions and strategies to meet their assets, and growing their estate. She provides each advisor, and their clients, with professional customer service and efficient timelines. Sarah is able to provide advice on Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Disability and Long Term Care.
Our Business Advisory and Succession Planning Specialist
Kimiko Comeau, CFA
Director, Business Advisory & Succession Planning
Kimiko is part of the Business Advisory & Succession Planning team, which provides high net worth business owners in transition with a sophisticated, forward-thinking wealth management plan. She works with individuals & business owners in the areas of business succession, transition, sale mergers & acquisitions and valuations for the purposes of wealth planning and transfer. Kimiko is an experienced business advisor who brings more than 10 years of technical & business planning expertise to BMO Wealth Management.