Our BMO Partners

Our Partners

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David Tremblett, CFP, TEP

BMO Trust Company, Vice President, Personal Trust

David brings over 20 years of experience as a Trust and Estate Planner to Chris's Group. He is also a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

David has worked extensively with our clients in the area of Estate, Will and Trust Planning, and is committed to providing his expertise by ensuring our clients have a capable executor that can fulfill their duties. When considering who to appoint as executor, he suggests looking for the following qualities: Knowledge, Accessibility, Fairness, Integrity, and Emotional stability.

If you have been appointed as executor or trustee and find the responsibility too onerous or time consuming, we can simplify your life by helping you fulfill your duties, and act as your Agent.

If you are considering a corporate executor, you can choose to appoint BMO Trust Company to help you with estate planning and administration.

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Dante Rossi, CPA, CA, CFP

Director, Tax Planning

Dante advises high net worth business owners and families on specialized Tax & Estate solutions aimed at maximizing their wealth, as part of an integrated wealth planning team. Drawing on a decade of tax accounting experience, his clients benefit from a depth of informed insight and the ability to distill complex concepts into actionable strategies. Specializing in Canadian corporations and entrepreneurs, Dante offers guidance on tax structuring, estate planning, exit strategies and tax-efficient wealth transfer, creating tailored solutions for a diverse group of clients.

Dante joined BMO Wealth Management in 2015 from global professional services firm Deloitte LLP, where he worked for 10 years in progressively senior roles, managing and executing detailed reviews of complex corporate, personal, partnership and trust tax compliance and planning engagements.

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Karen Sparks, MBA, CFP, TEP

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Karen advises high net worth families and business owners on comprehensive wealth planning solutions, as part of an integrated team of Wealth Consultants and in-house technical specialists. Drawing on extensive financial product expertise and planning acumen, Karen helps clients articulate and understands their unique objectives for accumulated wealth. A skilled listener, she acts as a value-add resource for Investment

Advisors and their clients, ultimately providing a blueprint from which to execute a customized – and optimized – wealth plan.

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Lydia Potocnik, LL.B, TEP

Vice President, Philanthropic Advisory Services

Lydia assists affluent clients in building a philanthropic legacy by taking a strategic approach. She guides families through the unique opportunities and strategies that exist to create a legacy that is meaningful and lasting. Her estate planning and trust administration background allow her to also ensure that clients’ philanthropic goals are part of their larger wealth and estate plan. Having worked with both clients and beneficiaries of estates, Lydia’s approach to planning takes into consideration unique family dynamics and conflict resolution.

Lydia joined BMO Wealth Planning in 2011 as a Will & Estate Planning Consultant working with clients on all aspects of their estate and trust planning. She then assumed a leadership role with BMO Trust Company where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the estate and trust administration business in Ontario. Prior to joining BMO, Lydia led a very successful philanthropy program at a major hospital foundation where she advised donors on how to build a lasting philanthropic legacy. She has contributed to numerous publications and media appearances related to her work.

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Timothy Simpson

Estate & Insurance Advisor

Tim joined BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2007 after twelve years in various Risk Management positions in the financial services industry. Consistently delivering a polished and professional approach to life insurance, Tim is available to our clients to give personal guidance with estate planning and risk management needs. 

Whether for a business organization or for you personally, he specializes in creating custom-designed solutions to meet your specific needs and integrate them with your wealth management plan. Clients and their respective tax and legal advisors have come to trust and rely upon Tim's valuable knowledge and sound advice. An active Sports enthusiast and philanthropist, Tim is a firm believer in giving back to the community.

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Linda Leung

Manager, US Tax

Linda is responsible for Canadian and U.S. tax planning support and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Before joining BMO Nesbitt Burns, Linda was a member of a global tax team at a large consulting firm where she assisted individuals in understanding the Canadian, U.S. and international tax implications of their various forms of compensation. Prior to that, she was employed by a large, international accounting firm in their International Assignment Services and Small Business tax groups. Linda has expertise in U.S. personal tax matters and can provide guidance on cross-border personal income tax issues.

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Victor Lu, CPA, CA, CFA, CFP

Director, Wealth Planning

As a Wealth Planner, Victor brings over over ten years of experience across the wealth management and accounting industries. He is a Chartered Accountant with a tax planning background, a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner.

Using a holistic approach, Victor collaborates with his colleagues in BMO Private Wealth to empower clients with customized solutions, resolving complex situations through coordinated and proactive wealth plans. Victor effectively blends his personable approach with a keen eye for tax planning to provide clients with a comprehensive and multi-dimensional planning experience that effectively resonates with their goals and objectives.

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Hill Su, CPA, CA, CFA, MAcc

Director, Wealth Planning

Hill works with high-net-worth clients to design holistic wealth plans. With his proven track record of planning for wealthy families and a strong background in tax, Hill adds his knowledge and skills to the overall client experience. Acting as the lead planner on complex client situations, Hill collaborates with a team of specialized planners to deliver customized and comprehensive wealth plans to our clients. Hill is fluent in Mandarin and enjoys playing and watching basketball in his time outside of work.

Hill joined BMO Wealth Management in February 2019. Prior to joining BMO, Hill worked with a boutique wealth management firm advising professionals and business owners on financial planning, tax planning, and estate planning. Hill is a CPA, CA and earned his charter with PwC. He also holds the CFA designation. Hill’s education background includes a Master of Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management degree, both from the University of Waterloo.