Senior Investment Counsellor & Portfolio Manager
BMO Private Wealth
1600 Carling Ave.
Adam Carter, CPA, CA, CBV, FEA
Vice President, Business Advisory & Transition Planning
Prior to joining BMO Private Wealth in 2018, Adam worked for KPMG Corporate Finance Group, advising private company owners across multiple industries, with business enterprise values ranging from $3 million to +$100 million, on divestitures, acquisitions, due diligence, projections/financial modeling, and business valuations for multiple purposes. Other areas of experience include corporate restructuring and insolvency, financing, financial modeling & projections and corporate audits. Adam’s goal is to develop rapport with clients through open communication, trust and exceptional service. Leaning on his diverse background and experience, Adam provides guidance to private business owners and families throughout Ontario in the areas of business succession, transition, growth through acquisitions, sell-side M&A, and valuations for the purposes of wealth planning and exit planning.
Carol Willes, MBA, LLM, TEP
Director, Estate Planning
Carol brings over 25 years of legal experience with 12 years of dedicated wealth and estate planning expertise to her role. Always striving 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 affluent 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.
Louise-Philippe de Seve-Bergeron, LL.B, M.Fisc., TEP
Director, Tax Planning
As a tax specialist, Louis-Philippe provides information and guidance to individuals and businesses relevant to today’s complex tax environment. In order to coordinate the best client solutions, Louis-Philippe often works directly with our clients’ lawyers and accountants. The goal is to always ensure that a well-rounded team of professionals is working to improve our clients’ situation. Louis-Philippe is also fluent in both English and French.
Louis-Philippe, a lawyer holding both a Master of Taxation and the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation, has worked extensively on corporate reorganizations and restructuring, estate planning, and establishment of trusts. He has consulted on intergenerational transfers, estate planning and transfers to key employees. With over 12 years of experience in an accounting environment, he has developed the ability to provide clear and concise advice to a variety of clients during their most stressful life events.
Deborah Desforges, CFP
Director, Wealth Planning
As a wealth planning specialist, Deborah works with individuals and business owners to provide comprehensive financial planning advice and solutions. Deborah has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian financial services industry. She joined the Private Bank in 2013 as a Private Wealth Advisor after being a Financial Advisor for many years at another financial institution.
Deborah's goal, as part of the Enterprise Wealth Planning team, is to empower clients with comprehesive and customized solutions, resolving complex situations through coordinated and proactive wealth plans.
Director, Wealth Planning
Aziz collaborates with his colleagues at BMO Wealth Management to help clients clearly articulate their personal wealth goals. Together, we provide a multi-dimensional perspective that offers a valuable complement to our clients’ other professional counsel. Aziz’s goal, as part of the Enterprise Wealth Planning team, is to empower clients with comprehensive and customized solutions, resolving complex situations through coordinated and proactive wealth plans. Prior to joining BMO Private Wealth, Aziz practiced in the areas of tax planning and advisory with two accounting firms for over 10 years.