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Meet the Team


 

Tharshan Ilangovan

Investment Advisor

Tharshan has been assisting high-net-worth families, business owners and medical professionals since 2005. After starting his career at a major national bank’s investment firm, he moved to RBC to practice a more holistic approach to investment management.

Tharshan understands that the business is not just about managing money—it’s about people. Being entrusted with the responsibility to help shape his clients’ financial futures is something he takes very seriously.

Tharshan puts his analytic strengths to work for his clients, matching their financial goals and objectives with appropriate investments by utilizing dynamic asset allocation. His approach to risk management is progressive and includes guidance on solutions such as buy-sell agreements and trust accounts.

Tharshan works closely with his extended RBC Wealth Management Services team, which includes Business Owner Specialist Robyn Solnik and Estate and Trust Advisor Kamla Doodnauth. Together they help business owners and professional clients with issues such as succession planning, trust accounts and more—ensuring that they have received comprehensive service that applies to every stage of their personal and professional lives.

Zina Kukharenka

Associate

Zina joined Tharshans team in August 2014 after working as Customer Service Representative with leading Canadian Bank.

Zina contributes outstanding client service experience, manages day-to-day operations at a high level and provides support to ensure every client feels "well taken care of”. She holds a bachelor of Social Work from Belarus Pedagogical University. In 2014 Zina became IIROC licensed as an Investment Representative after successfully completing the Canadian Securities Course and the Conduct and Practices Handbook exam.

Outside of her work Zina is an active community member including school fundraising and city events.

Robyn Solnik, LL.B., TEP

VP and Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services

As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Robyn, together with Tharshan, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.

Prior to joining RBC, Robyn acquired her expertise in estates, trusts and succession planning in both private practice and with a major trust company, practicing law in Toronto for 8 years with an emphasis on trusts, estates, succession, planning for incapacity and charities law, and as a will and estate consultant for a well-known Canadian trust company. In 2001, Robyn joined RBC, assisting clients with their overall tax and estate planning, and in 2011, assumed her present position, specializing solely in assisting business owners with their succession, tax, retirement and estate planning.

As a valued client, you are entitled to complimentary business owner consultations with a highly qualified Business Owner Specialist. As your Business Owner Specialist, Robyn will work closely with Tharshan to identify strategies and solutions that are customized to meet your personal and business planning objectives. Tax, business risk, succession, and retirement strategies, some that are particular to the business owner/manager, will be identified, which you would then discuss with your lawyer and accountant.

Gio Greco, CFP, PFP

Private Banker

As a Private Banker, Gio provides over 14 years of financial planning experience to high-net-worth businesses, families and organizations in Vaughan and its neighbouring communities.

As part of a tailored suite of Private Banking services, Mr. Greco designs sophisticated banking, personalized short- and long-term wealth plans and flexible credit packages for his clients. Through RBC, he provides a complete range of services – including commercial banking, estate planning, and domestic and international trusts – to meet each client’s specific needs. To ensure that his clients receive a high level of financial planning expertise, he has also earned his designation as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Personal Financial Planner (PFP).

Barrington Grey, CFP, CLU

VP and Estate Planning Specialist

Working closely with your Tharshan, Barrington employs a comprehensive process to assess your wealth management needs and then recommends creative insurance strategies to help address them. For more complex situations, he works with other professional advisors in the development of appropriate solutions.

Barrington can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help increase your net worth, reduce the impact of taxation and secure your wealth through a variety of life insurance, annuity, and living benefits solutions.

He can also ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. To help you receive high-quality, tax-efficient insurance solutions, Barrington evaluates various insurance offerings from Canada’s top-ranked insurance providers.