Nicholas Palahnuk, CFP, CIM

Senior Portfolio Manager

Nicholas Palahnuk leads The Palahnuk Group, a team of professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional financial planning and wealth management solutions. He is a highly motivated financial professional with a passion for bringing clarity and perspective to complex financial matters. 
 
In 2007, Nicholas became the youngest Certified Financial Planner in Canada. He went on to become a top financial planner with BMO Financial Group by 2009. With an unwavering commitment to client needs, Nicholas founded a private advisory practice at BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2011. He has since qualified as a Chartered Investment Manager and Portfolio Manager, strengthening his capabilities in managing wealth for private clients. 
 
Curious by nature, Nicholas has continuously studied and become highly qualified in numerous areas relating to financial planning. These include investment management, tax planning, insurance planning, and cross-border advisory. 
 
In 2014, Nicholas took on additional responsibilities by accepting a dual role as a member of management of one of the largest branches of BMO Nesbitt Burns. This provided him with tremendous insight into the industry. He was honoured to be named a 2021 Top Under 40 Nominee by the Investment Industry Association of Canada.
 
Nicholas prides himself in the relationships he has built with his clients. Outside of business, his passions include exploring different cultures around the world, especially in Africa. Nicholas lives in Toronto and splits his time between Canada and the U.S.

Nicola Grewal, CIM

Associate Investment Advisor, Client Care Management, Operations

Nicola joined BMO Financial Group in 2005 and shortly thereafter began working with clients as an Investment Representative, where she gained skills in executing trades and interacting with clients.  Three years later, Nicola had grown her reputation within BMO as both highly capable and adored by clients.  She was awarded a role in the Private Client Division of BMO Nesbitt Burns, assisting Investment Advisors in running their businesses.  In 2011, Nicola was introduced to a new face at BMO Nesbitt Burns, Nicholas Palahnuk, and shortly thereafter joined the growing advisory practice.  Nicola's exceptional skills were apparent from the beginning and she has since evolved into a full Associate Investment Advisor.  In addition to growing in her business accountabilities, Nicola has studied continuously and has become qualified as a Chartered Investment Manager.  Nicola's role on the team has grown significantly from administrative to one of true leadership.  She handles the execution of our clients' financial plans and strategies, and oversees the complete end-to-end management of our clients' accounts.  Outside of the business, Nicola's zest for life shines through in her passions, especially travel and sports.  Nicola lives in Toronto with her partner Rich, a capital markets professional.

Our Team

Gayatri Ramdeholl

Investment Representative, Administration, Client Care

Gayatri's role is to keep our team and our clients organized.  She finds great satisfaction in making life easier for our clients.  Gayatri is qualified as an Investment Representative and is able to execute transactions for our clients, as well as respond to questions regarding their portfolios.  Gayatri also works directly with our clients' tax preparers in order to prioritize our clients' time and energy.  Gayatri's passion is ensuring our clients and their professionals have the information they need, when they need it.