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Lori Graham

Investment Counsellor

Tel: 226-374-5266

Address
255 Queens Avenue
Suite 2560
London, ON
N6A 5R8
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One London Place
255 Queens Ave Ste 2560
London, ON
N6A5R8

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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.

Bruce Farnell
Director, Estate Planning

Bruce is a member of the High-Net-Worth Specialized Planning Team who supports BMO Nesbitt Burns by providing comprehensive wealth and estate planning to successful Canadian families. Bruce is a lawyer who developed his expertise in estate planning over 30 years in private practice and with BMO.

Bruce earned an undergraduate degree from Western University and a law degree from University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, several local County Law Associations and the Estate Planner’s Council of London.

Bruce and his wife Sharon live in Aylmer and have two adult children. When not at work Bruce enjoys outdoor activities with his family.Bruce is a Past President of the Kinsmen Club of Aylmer and the East Elgin Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Leigh Vyn, CPA, CA, CFP, FEA
Director, Tax Planning

Leigh is a Director of Tax Planning at BMO Private Wealth. With over twenty years of experience, Leigh understands the broad issues that wealthy families face. By taking the time to understand client’s specific goals and objectives, she brings her 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, and family governance.

Leigh can skillfully take complex tax and estate issues, and speak to clients about these in a way that they can easily understand.  In addition to her accounting background, she has extensive experience in the investment industry, including working at a multi-family office where she led a diverse team. For four years, Leigh co-authored the book “Tax Tips for Canadians for Dummies”.

When not at work, Leigh and husband, Dave manage a busy house with two teenagers. She enjoys running and hiking the many trails Ancaster offers.

Lydia Potocnik, LL.B, TEP
Vice President, Philanthropic Advisory Services

Lydia assists affluent clients in building a philanthropic legacy by taking a strategic approach. She guides families through the unique opportunities and strategies that exist to create a legacy that is meaningful and lasting. Her estate planning and trust administration background allow her to also ensure that clients’ philanthropic goals are part of their larger wealth and estate plan. Having worked with both clients and beneficiaries of estates, Lydia’s approach to planning takes into consideration unique family dynamics and conflict resolution.

Lydia joined BMO Wealth Planning in 2011 as a Will & Estate Planning Consultant working with clients on all aspects of their estate and trust planning. She then assumed a leadership role with BMO Trust Company where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the estate and trust administration business in Ontario. Prior to joining BMO, Lydia led a very successful philanthropy program at a major hospital foundation where she advised donors on how to build a lasting philanthropic legacy. She has contributed to numerous publications and media appearances related to her work.

Marvi Ricker
Vice President & Managing Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services

Marvi provides affluent Canadians with strategic guidance to help give meaningful expression to their wealth, as part of an integrated wealth planning team. Drawing on her credibility and longevity in the charitable sector, her clients benefit from a depth of insight, and an acute understanding of family dynamics and conflict resolution. Using strategies uniquely tailored to the families she works with, Marvi helps clients choose effective projects to build a successful and lasting philanthropic legacy.

Marvi joined BMO Wealth Management in 2002, following 12 years as Executive Director of The Richard Ivey Foundation, where she oversaw the strategic direction of the charitable organization and helped establish its national presence. Previously, she was Director of the Public and Community Relations Department at the University of Toronto, and a chemistry instructor.

Renee Thibert, CPA, CA, CFP®, 
Director, Wealth Planning

Renee has more than 15 years of experience working in public accounting and tax in the Windsor area. She has recently obtained her CFP designation to facilitate financial planning for BMO clients. 

As a dedicated Wealth Planning Director, Renee creates comprehensive wealth plans for high net worth clients. She focuses on individual needs to create unique and meaningful wealth plans for clients. As part of the high net worth team within BMO Wealth, Renee ensures clients receive detailed information and recommendations regarding retirement planning, education savings, estate planning, tax planning, business succession and insurance reviews.  Together, they aim to personalize financial conversations to ensure clients are receiving the most meaningful advice at all stages of life.