Meet our team


 


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Rory O’Connor  CIM

Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager

With over 16 years of experience in the investment industry, Rory focuses on managing client portfolios, identifying and assessing suitable investment strategies and solutions, as well as implementing the team's strategic and tactical asset allocation views. As a portfolio manager, Rory shares the portfolio management responsibilities with Tim. Rory believes that investment success is as much about people as it is about numbers. There is a delicate balancing act that must be struck between analytics (the numbers) and understanding "POP” – People, Ownership Structure, and Process. Rory also leads our activities as they relate to tax and estate planning. Given his significant experience within this space, he serves as the key liaison (somewhat of an interpreter at times) between our clients and their key tax and legal professionals. Rory also leads our thorough tax reporting activities throughout the year, in an effort to make our clients’ annual tax filing experience as seamless as possible.

Rory began his career in the wealth management industry with Merrill Lynch in 1999, and through various consolidations and acquisitions within the industry he has also worked at CIBC Wood Gundy and Macquarie Private Wealth. Having gained valuable experience at a number of different institutions, he very much values the independence and open architecture platform that Richardson GMP provides.

Rory completed his undergraduate studies at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA while on an academic and athletic scholarship as a NCAA field lacrosse player. Rory was awarded the distinction of Delta Mu Delta from the National Honors Society for academic achievement in Business Administration and was also a member of the Dean’s List in all four years of his undergraduate studies. He has his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and has completed the Advanced Derivatives Training and Level 1 for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is also proud to be a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA). Born in Prince George, BC, Rory moved to Vancouver at the age of 3, and has called Vancouver home ever since. Rory is happily married with two young daughters. In his spare time, Rory takes full advantage of all that the west coast has to offer. Splitting time between Whistler and his home in North Vancouver, he is an avid mountain biker and, once the snow starts to fall, is quick to switch to downhill skiing.

Tim Engelbert  CIM®

Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager

Tim brings 15 years of global investment experience, a high degree of technical expertise, and in-depth analytical skills to our practice. As a portfolio manager, Tim shares the portfolio management responsibilities with Rory. With an ongoing focus on risk management, Tim handles our research inflows and analytics and helps build and manage client portfolios. He is responsible for the implementation of our team’s tactical asset allocation and tax-conscious strategies. Tim also leads our client portfolio performance review and reporting process. In addition, he also champions our team’s analytics relating to alternative asset classes.

A Vancouverite by birth, Tim spent seven years working in financial services in London, England and before that in the United States. While in a senior role within Citigroup’s equity derivative business, Tim built technical skills across a wide range of financial products. In addition to managing a complex book of financial instruments, he also priced, executed and was a market maker for Citigroup’s European derivative franchise. His technical insight is built on a solid foundation of risk management and an ability to work efficiently under pressure. Prior to Citigroup, Tim worked in Risk Management at ING Barings in London and for Wells Fargo Bank in the U.S. where he supported a team working with high net worth individuals, corporations and institutional money managers.

Tim studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Victoria. On a personal note, Tim is happily married, and has two kids. When not chasing after his young children, Tim enjoys the outdoors and a wide range of sports including golf, skiing and running.

Amanda Chubey (née Norton) 

Associate Investment Advisor

Amanda began her career as a Financial Advisor with Clarica/Sun Life Financial and became an Investment Representative in 2005. She is an FPSC Level 1 Certificant on the path to Certified Financial Planner certification.

With over 10 years of experience in financial services, Amanda supports our team with day-to-day business administration and operations as well as trading and execution. With a strong background and a clear focus on client service management, Amanda is well organized and responds to client inquiries promptly and with accuracy. In addition to managing cheque requests, wire transfers, contributions and account updates, Amanda helps coordinate portfolio reviews, prepares agendas and ensures timely communication and follow-up.

Prior to working in the financial services sector, Amanda spent two years as a Youth Pastor with The Salvation Army in London, Ontario. With an undergrad in Pastoral Ministries, she has continued to help those in need by volunteering with a local police department’s Victim Assistance Unit for the past four years. Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, together they enjoy an active lifestyle which includes Crossfit and spending time in the mountains hiking and skiing.

Danielle O’Neill 

Associate

Danielle began her career in financial services at Raymond James in 2012 where she developed a focus on client service, administration, financial planning, and trade execution. Prior to her career in financial services, Danielle worked at Hollyburn Country Club in several different areas including their marketing, accounting, food and beverage, youth and member services departments. There, she learned many valuable skills related to a busy and dynamic business operation while expanding her client service skills.

Working closely with Amanda on the operational side of our business, Danielle assists with day-to-day administration and client requests. Given her diverse background in hospitality, client service and financial planning, Danielle adapts well under a variety of circumstances, excelling with complex tasks and demanding timelines.

Danielle completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Commerce, where she focused on finance and accounting. Born and raised on the North Shore, Danielle likes to take advantage of the local outdoor amenities, such as hiking, running, camping, biking and walking her English bulldog. You can also find her cheering on her favourite sports teams, the Canucks and Seahawks.

Batool Tejani  CIM

Associate Investment Advisor

Batool began her career in the Securities industry in 2004. She has completed her Bachelors of Business Administration from BCIT and the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) Designation.  Prior to joining RGMP, Batool worked at Qtrade Financial Group as the Senior Account Manager & Trader for almost 10 years where she provided back-office services to Discretionary Portfolio Managers, facilitated large equity, fixed income and private placement trades for individuals and pooled fund accounts and handled day-to-day Finance and Administrative duties.

During her spare time, Batool enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, running and trying different forms of dance.  She also has a passion for fashion and dedicates her time to creating designs for her fashion company launched earlier this year.