Jennifer is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Business Administration Program. After working three years as a Commercial Account Manager at BDC, Jennifer joined BMO in 2015 as a Relationship Manager. Jennifer has experience managing a portfolio of mid and upper mid market business clients from a wide variety of industries. In May 2021, Jennifer joined BMO Private Wealth as a Private Banker servicing the Central Ontario region.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys boating, camping, travelling and spending as much time as she can outdoors with her spouse and Golden Retriever.
John Paniccia, CPA, CA, CBV, FEA
Vice President, National Director of Business Advisory & Succession Planning
John is an experienced business advisor and brings a broad base of technical and business planning experience to BMO Wealth Management. John offers individuals and business owners expertise in business succession, transition, sale, M&A, insurance and valuations for the purposes of wealth planning and transfer.
John has over 15 years of experience primarily in the Big 4 professional services firms, as well as experience in a family owned private business. Within professional practice, John has lead a significant number of complex business valuations and business advisory engagements for private and public companies involved in a variety of industries in connection with M&A, corporate reorganizations & income tax planning, shareholder disputes, corporate finance activities, as well as succession, tax & estate planning for private business owners.
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.
Director, Tax Planning
With almost 25 years of experience, Noel understands the broad issues that wealthy families face. By taking the time to understand each client’s specific goals and objectives, he brings his extensive subject matter expertise to help guide families through the unique opportunities and challenges that they may be facing in the areas of tax and estate planning, corporate structuring, business succession planning, trust planning and family governance.
Noel can skillfully take complex tax and estate planning issues and considerations, and speak to clients in a way that they can easily understand these issues.
Noel joined BMO Wealth Management in 2017. In addition to his tax/accounting background of almost 18 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, he has extensive experience in the investment industry as well, including working at a large fund management company. Most recently, Noel worked as a Tax Planning & Consulting Specialist where he focused on tax planning and wealth transfer strategies for high net worth clients and business owners.
Director, BMO Trust Company
Maria has been in the Trust Industry for 20 years, and has worked with individuals and families in providing Estate, Trust, Incapacity, and Agency solutions.
As Director and Senior Trust Officer Maria is responsible for managing a complex book of accounts, and services clients throughout the GTA North region. Maria works effectively with executors and beneficiaries, and provides them with peace of mind, knowing there is stability and continuity in the relationship. She is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs.
Maria brings to each client the necessary skill set to provide both technical expertise and sensitivity to the complexities of each unique client scenario. Maria is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).