In addition to the core members of our team, we are also able to offer our clients the complimentary services of the following internal wealth partners. We draw on their extensive knowledge and education in their areas of specialization to provide our clients with the best all-encompassing wealth management experience.


Melanie Wakely, PFP

Senior Private Banker, BMO Private Wealth

With almost a decade in the financial services industry, and two decades being self-employed, Melanie is an expert member of our Private Banking team. Prior to joining the Private Bank, Melanie guided and advised BMO clients as a Financial Services Manager and Financial Services Coordinator. Melanie obtained the Personal Financial Planner designation in 2015.

Melanie serves affluent and ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as corporations and institutions throughout Vancouver Island. She has extensive banking and lending experience with both personal and commercial clients, and she is known for getting it done right the first time, making things happen during challenging times.

With Melanie's banking and entrepreneurial experience, you can be confident you have a partner who will understand your personal and professional needs, and who is dedicated to ensuring you benefit from the unique services and solutions offered by BMO Private Banking.


Jamie Wilson

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.


Michael Bacon, CFP

Wealth Planning Consultant, BMO Private Wealth

Michael advises high net worth individuals, families, professionals and business owners on comprehensive wealth planning including Retirement, Tax, Trust & Estate, Succession and Philanthropic planning and solutions. Drawing on extensive experience, he helps clients understand and articulate objectives for their wealth and family. A skilled listener, Michael focuses on discovery to identify issues and narrow the scope of planning solutions.


Amy Wang, CPA, CA

Wealth Planning Consultant, BMO Wealth Planning

Amy is a Chartered Accountant and a Wealth Planning specialist. Prior to joining BMO, Amy specialized in tax while working for one of the Big Four accounting firms supporting clients with their personal and corporate tax planning, compliance, tax reorganizations, business succession, as well as trust and estate planning needs. Amy provides in-depth tax knowledge to high net worth clients and their families with tailored wealth plans to help clients make informed financial decisions. She is proud to collaborate with a team of highly disciplined specialists as a trusted advisor.