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Carol Willes

Director, Estate Planning

Carol brings over 30 years of legal experience with 14 years of dedicated wealth and estate planning expertise to her role. Carol came from a combination of private practice in law and consulting for clients from Asia to Europe in the areas of business structuring, succession planning and financing. She has taught both undergraduates and executives at the Queen’s University School of Business and Faculty of Law, in the fields of international business, law and ethics and most recently taught Wills and the Law of Succession to upper year law students at the University of Ottawa.

Now as Director, Estate Planning at BMO Private Wealth, Carol strives to provide meaningful, client-centered advice and solutions. She helps individuals and their families build a secure and purposeful legacy and find peace of mind in the context of their entire wealth story.

Carol assists clients from many backgrounds to comprehend their present circumstances and to develop that future legacy. By helping people focus on what is most important to them – their family, their community, financial security and more – she develops distinctive estate planning options for clients as part of an integrated team of wealth planning specialists that supports those clients through their entire life journey.

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Phil Comtois

Estate and Insurance Advisor, Senior Vice President

With over 20 years in the estate planning and insurance industry, Phil has been with BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services since 1998. Phil provides comprehensive advice for personal estate, corporate estate, insurance and retirement needs. Areas of expertise include estate creation and preservation techniques and corporate financial security planning, all with an emphasis on elimination of taxes. By collaborating with Investment Advisors, Phil facilitates the planning process and coordinates clients' other Advisors, including lawyers and accountants.

In addition to his advisory role, Phil plays a key role on the division’s management team as an ambassador for Estate and Insurance Advisors across Canada. In this position, Phil leverages his experience as a top performing advisor to create opportunities and tools that will help Estate and Insurance Advisors in becoming successful advisors and leaders in their field.

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Aziz Nasher

Director, Wealth & Tax Planning

Aziz graduated with distinction from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2007, attained his chartered accountant designation in 2012 and completed his CICA In-depth tax courses in 2013. Aziz is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP).

Aziz joined BMO Private Wealth in 2016 after practicing in the areas of tax planning and advisory with a regional accounting firm and a small accounting office for over 10 years. Aziz also taught tax courses for several years at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business and CPA Ontario.

Aziz is a former board member and treasurer of the H’Art of Ottawa, a local charity in Ottawa, ON.