Our Partners

Debbie Wong partner head shot.

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 toward 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 10 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™ (CRPC™) designation 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 takes a particular interest in nutrition and fitness methods to age backward.

Paula Lester
Estate & Trust Services

Paula Lester

Associate Vice President, Estate and Trust Solutions
Solus Trust Company, an Affiliate of Raymond James

  • Provides comprehensive estate ,incapacity, and trust planning services to Ontario-based clients.
  • Believes that estate and trust planning serve to ensure a better future and a sound legacy for clients and their loved ones.
  • A graduate of the Juris Doctor program at Queen’s University, Bachelor of Arts degree with honors, and holds the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation.
Greg Jizmejian
Insurance Solutions

Greg Jizmejian

Insurance Planning Specialist, Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd. (Canada)

  • Guides and helps families protect the people and values they cherish most.
  • Over 22 years of industry experience including 17 years as Vice President, Estate & Insurance Advisor at a bank owned firm.
  • A Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (CH.F.C) and Trust & Estate Practitioner designation (TEP).