Taryn Gunnlaugson

Vice President & Senior Investment Counsellor

Tel: 613-564-0912


BMO Private Wealth
340 Albert Street
Suite 1310
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7Y6

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Our Partners

Our Partners

Jesse Mills
Associate Investment Counsellor 

Jesse is responsible for designing customized discretionary investment portfolios as well as implementing strategic and tactical allocation strategies within the portfolio. As an investment counsellor, Jesse works closely with private bankers and wealth planners who provide holistic financial planning for private clients, corporations and trusts in the Ottawa area.

Jesse has been with BMO Private Investment Counsel for 3 years and prior to joining BMO he worked as an analyst with MUFG in their risk department. Jesse graduated from Carleton University in 2016 where he received his undergrad in Communications and was captain of the Carleton varsity football team.
 Jesse is currently a level III exam candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and level II exam candidate for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation

Phil Comtois
Estate and Insurance Advisor, Senior Vice President

With over 20 years in the estate planning and insurance industry, Phil has been with BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services since 1998. Phil provides comprehensive advice for personal estate, corporate estate, insurance and retirement needs. Areas of expertise include estate creation and preservation techniques and corporate financial security planning, all with an emphasis on elimination of taxes. By collaborating with Investment Advisors, Phil facilitates the planning process and coordinates clients' other Advisors, including lawyers and accountants.

In addition to his advisory role, Phil plays a key role on the division’s management team as an ambassador for Estate and Insurance Advisors across Canada. In this position, Phil leverages his experience as a top performing advisor to create opportunities and tools that will help Estate and Insurance Advisors in becoming successful advisors and leaders in their field.

Jason Warwick, PFP
Senior Private Banker

As a Private Banker Jason acts as a relationship manager for those clients requiring a high level of expertise and service in managing complex financial affairs. As the benefits of wealth rarely come without complications and challenges, Jason along with his team of talented professionals, challenge successful Canadian families to take action on what's important to drive exceptional outcomes today and through times of transition.

Jason has lived in Ottawa since 2001. His young family keeps him busy with skiing, music and exploring the outdoors.

Jason has worked at BMO since 1999 and joined the Private Bank in 2007. His current clientele represents a diversified mix of business owners and professionals who seek expert advice, delivered from a coordinated team of professionals.

Julie Gaudreault
Senior Private Banker

As a Senior Private Banker, Julie acts as a relationship manager for clients.  She brings high levels of expertise to her client and her families. She helps her customer by customizing products that fits their complex needs and bring creative solution to help them, their family and their business financially.   She is surrender by teams of BMO professionals and experts who specialize in investments, commercial banking, as well as tax and estate planning to create a uniquely personalized banking experience for her client.

Julie started her career with BMO in October 2000 in Quebec City where she is originally from. Julie moved to Ottawa in 2007 to further her career with BMO as well as to start a family. Over the last 20 years, she occupied various roles over the company, including leadership.  In 2017, Julie joined the team at Private banking as a Senior Private Banker.

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.

Aziz Nasher, Director, Wealth Planning
BMO Private Wealth

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.

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.