Debbie Wong, CPA, CA, CRPC®
Vice President, Tax Consulting, Private Client Group, Raymond James Ltd.
Debbie joined the investment services business after deciding to focus her time on helping people with their tax concerns through value-added services rather than through a fee-for service model utilized in public practice.
As part of our team of private wealth professionals, Debbie works with our financial advisors to guide their high net worth clients towards practical solutions to their tax issues. She has expertise in Canadian and U.S. personal tax, specific issues affecting U.S. citizens or Green Card holders, and cross-border tax (immigration and emigration). Debbie joined Raymond James in 2004 as the Tax Manager in Operations and then transferred to Private Client Solutions in 2013.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Debbie gained ten years of experience working in public practice as an expatriate tax manager at a major international accounting firm and articled at an accounting firm handling financial reporting and tax compliance for small business families. Debbie obtained her chartered accountancy designation (CA, CPA) in 1998. She also earned the U.S. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation (CRPC®) in 2018 to expand her perspective on the unique planning needs of our cross-border clients.
In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and travelling with her husband, and taking a particular interest in nutrition and fitness methods to age backwards.
Vice President, Senior Trusts & Estates Counsel, Private Client Solutions
Janet Mason is Senior Trusts & Estates Counsel with Raymond James Ltd. She identifies strategies and potential considerations for high net worth individuals, and creates and delivers informative and entertaining presentations for Raymond James advisors and the public.
Prior to joining Raymond James in 2017, Janet was with a competitor where she successfully developed a similar role and, in the last year of her tenure, was responsible for her team’s process, professional development and deliverables. She regularly collaborated across divisions and led a special operations project involving various departments in Canada and the US.
Janet was one of less than ten in her Osgoode Hall Law School graduating class to achieve a specialized degree in litigation, dispute resolution and the administration of justice. Janet was also one of only 22 people in the province selected to complete articles by way of clerkship with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She was called to the Bar in 2006 and began her career as a litigator in private practice where she remained until 2014. Her focus was on business law and trusts and estates law. Janet has been published nationally on various legal topics and she has also taught law.
She acquired an extensive business background in the private sector prior to law school and has been an entrepreneur. Janet is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.
Jason Castelli, CFA
Vice President, Head of Investment Strategy
Jason Castelli has over 16 years of experience in the banking and retail brokerage businesses. Prior to joining Raymond James Ltd. in March 2015, Jason spent five years at CIBC Wood Gundy as Senior Manager, U.S. Equities and Canadian Preferred Share Specialist. Jason was a key member of CIBC Wood Gundy’s Investment Strategy Committee which oversaw assets of over $400 million across multiple fee-based platforms. In addition, Jason spent 10 years at HSBC Securities covering North American and international securities. Jason is responsible for providing market insights and investment recommendations. Jason holds the CFA designation and is a registered portfolio manager.
Trevor R. Parry M.A., LL.B, LL.M (Tax). TEP
Senior Estate Planning Advisor
Trevor holds an undergraduate degree in History from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Osgoode Hall. Trevor’s insights have been published in periodicals, journals, and newspapers across Canada and he has provided professional commentary for the Business News Network, among other media outlets. He also speaks regularly across the country for organizations such as STEP and Advocis. Trevor is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Albany Club, and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He is an Associate Member of CALU and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, having been called to the Ontario Bar in 1996.
Zenon Zemluk, CFP®, FMA, CHS,
Estate Planning Advisor, Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd.
Zenon Zemluk joined Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd as an Estate Planning Advisor in November 2013. He has been in the industry since 1999 and brings a wealth of experience in business/farm succession planning and individual risk management.
Approach to Financial Planning
Zenon understands that estate planning is not independent of other factors within a solid financial plan - his comprehensive approach involves working with clients' existing teams of financial and legal advisors to bring the maximum benefit to the client.
Professional and Personal Commitments
Zenon is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Health Specialist and uses the knowledge from these to orchestrate a cohesive plan with the client’s goals and objective in the forefront always.
He is active in the community coaching hockey and soccer. He is married and has three children and enjoys summer travels with them.