Meet our team

Bradley Steinmetz

Senior Portfolio Manager

With over 20 years of experience as an Investment Advisor, accreditation as a Portfolio Manager, eight years of experience in public practice as an Accountant, and a successful track record as a CFO, I have developed deep understanding of personal finance and corporate planning.

Building strong client relationships is the hallmark of my practice. I have candid conversations with my clients to really get to know their families and businesses in depth. This builds the trust that is essential for successful investing. As my clients’ financial concierge, I work closely with their other professional advisors as well as specialists across BMO Private Wealth to manage the complexities of their personal and business finances. I strive to be the most enjoyable part of a client’s day.

Prior to joining BMO Private Wealth, I formerly worked with another leading financial institution and was CFO at a prominent sportswear design company, which I helped to take public. I hold a both a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Accounting from McGill University.
I take tremendous pride serving on many hospital boards and foundations, notably my six-year term as President of the Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation. My wife Tina and I have four lovely children. Together we enjoy skiing, cycling, golf, and making pancakes.

Maddalena Colantonio

Investment Representative

Maddie has worked in the financial services industry for over 26 years and oversees our team’s daily operations. She has successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course, Investment Management Techniques, and Options Licensing Course with the Canadian Securities Institute.  

Maddie is responsible for ensuring an efficient and expedient client on-boarding experience, as well as addressing client requests and building relationships. She replies to unsolicited requests for orders on shares, mutual funds, options and fixed-income securities, and also maintains and administers all client cash flow and investment income strategies.

She has been working directly with Steinmetz Wealth since April 2018 and brings a keen attention to detail. Simply put, Maddie is one of the most experienced and sought-after financial assistants in the city. "Nine to five is not part of our vocabulary," says Maddie, "we see tasks through until they are completed."

Howard Pun

Investment Representative

Howard began his career in retail banking, where he developed his passion for delivering great client service. He is a licensed Investment Representative who has completed the Canadian Securities, Conduct and Practices Handbook and Derivatives and Options Licensing Course with the Canadian Securities Institute. Howard brings his extensive brokerage industry experience and enthusiastically seeks new challenges.
A graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a specialty in Film and Video, Howard progressed to McGill University’s graduate program to earn a Professional Practice in Finance diploma. He is currently in the process of studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter holder. Outside of work, Howard enjoys swimming, running and playing basketball.

Vanessa Chalhoub

Administrative Assistant

Vanessa is an experienced banking professional with a strong background in customer service. She has a strong desire to help facilitate requests, giving clients a great, caring and trusting experience. Vanessa has had a strong passion for the wealth advisory business for quite some time. This passion translated to the completion of her Mutual Funds license, the start of the Canadian Securities Course as well as the Conduct and Practices Handbook. Vanessa is pursuing her Financial Planning Certification at HEC Montreal with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology to further her education in the wealth management industry and to obtain her Financial Planner designation. She is eager to learn and to develop in the industry.

Our Partner


George Trapkov, CFA

Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Advisory Group

George has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry and is a registered Portfolio Manager. He is responsible for generating actionable Canadian and global stock ideas; working with Advisors to help customize client portfolios and participating in the management of the Guided Portfolios.

He was most recently a Research Analyst with a Canadian small/mid cap broker where he was responsible for coverage of Industrials and special situations.

Prior to that, George was a Portfolio Manager with a mid-size Canadian asset manager where he was responsible for coverage of North Americ​an securities in balanced and dividend mandates. George is a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of York University.


Danny Guarnieri, CPA, CA

Director, Wealth Planning

Danny offers personalized wealth management advice to high-net-worth BMO clients. He identifies each client’s needs and objectives and determines their financial position in order to develop a comprehensive plan that simplifies complex matters such as financial, tax, estate and business succession planning. In addition, Danny draws on his extensive experience in a private practice to develop quality plans and educate clients on the risks and opportunities inherent in these plans.


Danny joined BMO Wealth Management in 2017. He began his career in 2006 with the international accounting firm Deloitte, where he gained significant experience auditing large public and private corporations. After completing a master’s degree in taxation in 2013, he joined Deloitte’s tax services where he specialized in tax planning and compliance for public and private corporations. In 2015, Danny joined the tax department of Richter LLP, where he developed his knowledge of tax planning and restructuring for private corporations and business owners.


Zeina Khalife

Director, Wealth Planning and Tax

As a Tax lawyer and financial planner, Zeina advises high net worth families, professionals and entrepreneurs on specialized wealth planning solutions. Whether it’s thought leadership on estate planning, new family wealth, tax planning, or philanthropy, Zeina is dedicated to simplifying complex issues and providing practical and informed strategies. Zeina joined BMO in 2011 after several years as a tax lawyer in private practice. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2001.


Chantal Moreau, D.D.N.

Director, Estate Planning

Chantal is a member of the BMO Wealth Management team as a Director, Estate Planning. Chantal assists high-net-worth clients in developing their customized estate plans. Chantal helps to ensure that the legal documents her clients put in place reflect their reality, their needs, and their objectives while maximizing their estate value and asset protection.


Chantal is a member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec. Prior to joining the BMO Private Wealth planning team, Chantal gained hands-on experience in the administration of estates, trusts, and protection regimes with BMO Trust Company.  Previously, Chantal worked as a notary in a private practice where she also settled estates and worked on non-contentious legal proceedings. This experience gave her a practical perspective on estate planning and equipped her to anticipate possible issues and propose effective solutions.


Chantal holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree and a Graduate Diploma in Notarial Law (D.D.N.) from Université de Sherbrooke. She is currently completing a specialization program in order to earn the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation.


Karine Gaouette Précourt, LL.B, MBA, F.Pl., FEA

Director, BMO Family Office

Karine advises high-net-worth families, professionals and entrepreneurs on complex tax and wealth planning issues as part of an integrated team of financial, tax and estate planning specialists. With her knowledge of taxation and legal matters acquired in financial institutions and in private practice, she offers clients leading expertise and sound advice to assist them in their personal and corporate planning. Karine excels in the art of providing appropriate solutions to issues involving wealth management, tax and estate planning, philanthropy and new wealth.


Karine has more than 13 years of experience in legal practice and taxation. Throughout her career, she has held various positions of increasing responsibility in tax and estate planning. She has worked for both law firms and an accounting firm, handling tax issues for entrepreneurs, corporations and wealthy families. She has worked with investment firms, supporting financial services advisors, their clients, and the professionals who work with them.

She has acted in many tax planning cases involving individuals, estates and corporations. She has published numerous articles on taxation and participated in several media initiatives.


Karine is involved with several charitable organizations and the Fondation HEC Montréal to mobilize graduates around the institution’s projects. She participates in various committees of the APFF, an organization dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and the improvement of its members’ tax skills.


Arthur Diochon, CFA

Head, Alternatives Research, Canada BMO Family Office

Arthur is Head, Alternatives Research, Canada, within BMO Family Office. The integrated services team serves the wealth professionals throughout BMO Private Wealth by providing solutions to their Ultra High Net Worth individuals, businesses, and family offices to support their financial planning, tax & estate, investment, legacy, philanthropic, and risk & capital needs.

Arthur has over a decade of experience in the investment industry across all asset classes. As BMO’s Head of Alternative research, he is responsible for providing insight, support and research on the alternative asset class. These responsibilities include alternative portfolio construction for UHNW clients, maintenance of the recommended list and product shelf.

Prior to BMO, Arthur spent over 7 years of his career in a client facing & portfolio management role at another major financial institution. As a result, Arthur has a unique understanding of how alternatives are designed to fit within a broader portfolio to minimize risk and maximize return.
Arthur is a Charter Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Personal Financial Planner. Arthur’s commitment to a variety of education emphasizes his commitment to thinking broadly while specializing in the unique alternative asset class.


Jean Richard, TEP

Sr Manager HNW Consulting, Enterprise Wealth Planning

Jean advises high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, business owners and professionals on how to efficiently structure their worldwide, U.S. and Canadian assets, providing specialized insight on tax solutions as part of an integrated wealth planning team.


Relying on over 35 years of professional experience, Jean brings in-depth technical knowledge to his clients both in general planning discussions and when dealing with a wide range of international tax situations, U.S. income and estate taxation, and Canadian income tax.


Jean joined BMO Wealth Management in 2001 after acquiring solid expertise in advising individual clients and business owners with a leading Canadian insurer, a leading accounting firm, and a law firm.


Jean-François Hébert

Senior Vice President, Financial Security Advisor

Jean-François provides Canadian investors with insurance solutions to enhance their wealth. He has been with BMO Financial Group since 2014 and has worked with national accounts for over 15 years, helping high-net-worth families increase their wealth, realize substantial tax savings, and develop their business succession plans.


Jean-François has completed rigorous training and acquired over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.