Michelle has an extensive career within the Financial Services industry. She has 15 years of experience working with high net worth individuals, gaining a deep understanding of their financial needs and identifies solutions to help them achieve their goals. Michelle is committed to providing a holistic approach to her clients, including estate planning, tax management, business succession planning, investment management, and banking and credit management to develop wealth management strategies to simplify complicated financial affairs.
Michelle has lived and worked in the GTA for several years and when not working will often be found enjoying outdoor activities with her family. She has a diverse range of interests and enjoys contributing to others’ success.
Chris advises high net worth individuals and families on specialized Estate & Trust solutions as part of an integrated wealth planning team.
Chris draws on his prior experience as an estates lawyer in private practice to assist BMO clients with complex estate and trust planning solutions in a variety of contexts. He provides support and direction on matters related to estate, gift and tax planning, succession planning for business owners, charitable giving and planning for family members with special needs.
Prior to joining BMO Wealth Management, Chris operated his own law firm, worked as in-house counsel with an insurance company, and worked in the estates and real estate groups in one of the largest and oldest law firms in Brampton, Ontario. Chris has been actively involved in the community as a member of numerous boards and committees, and has chaired and presented at several programs for the Ontario Bar Association.
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.
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.
Wealth Solutions Director
As a Private Wealth Consultant at BMO Private Wealth, Bill bring professional expertise and advice to help individuals and their families enjoy the opportunities wealth brings while simplifying its complexities. effrey provides high net worth individuals and families advice on all aspects of banking and borrowing as part of your BMO Nesbitt Burns wealth planning teameffrey provides high net worth individuals and families advice on all aspects of banking and borrowing as part of your BMO Nesbitt Burns wealth planning team.
Bill builds a lasting relationship with each client by getting to know what matters most to them – their short- and long-term priorities on family, work, lifestyle and money. effrey has over 26 years of experience with BMO as a Sr. Financial Services Manager, Financial Planner and Private Banker. This has enabled him with the skills and knowledge needed to provide personalized solutions for your banking and borrowing needs.
Based on a full appreciation of the client’s unique needs, Bill engages a diverse team of BMO Private Wealth Professionals to help coordinate an array of solutions reflecting the individual’s values and priorities. From banking and investment management to estate and trust services and wealth planning, we create a customized, flexible wealth plan and constantly adjust it to external conditions and life transitions.
As a member of the BMO High Net Worth Wealth Planning team, James brings together the knowledge and experience of our in-house tax and estate professionals and works with BMO financial professionals and their clients to develop sound wealth management plans. He provides support and direction about complex issues such as retirement and income planning, tax planning, cash management, business succession, transition planning, estate and gift planning, and charitable giving.
James joined BMO in 2007, beginning his career at BMO Nesbitt Burns as an Investment Representative (IR) with a Wealth Advisory Team serving clients in the Toronto area. Most recently James served as a Financial Planner specializing in Investment and Retirement planning at the retail branch. Before joining BMO, James spent two years with a large bank-owned brokerage firm. Drawing on his experience as a Certified Financial Planner®, his clients benefit from a depth of knowledge and an ability to simplify financial plans aimed at maximizing wealth.
Conor believes that legacy is everything. As an Estate Insurance Advisor at BMO Private Wealth, he works with select individuals and business owners to help them optimize their financial plan. This includes estate planning as well as tax planning strategies involving insurance. Each client has their own unique set of goals and objectives, and Conor specializes in building custom solutions to meet their needs and to help these client integrate the solutions into their overall financial plan.
Frank Danesh, FCSI, MTI, PFP, TEP
Director, Senior Trust Officer
Frank helps his clients manage their assets so they will maximize the amount of money that they have to enjoy the life that they want. He also helps with Estate and Trust Solutions to let them pass on as much of their assets as possible to those who are important to them. Frank was a Relationship Manager, Associate Director with BMO for 14 years and has been a Director of BMO Private Banking for the past 7 years.