Meet our team

Professionals who listen to your needs.

We work together to achieve your goals

Our team of finance and customer service professionals is here to help you manage your wealth. They will help you choose the products best suited to your needs.

We are driven by our passion for helping individuals and businesses build and protect their wealth so that they can leave a lasting legacy.

Our team of experts

Senior Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager

Chloe Ardelian

Investment Analyst

Theresa Swain

Senior Wealth Associate

Jody Imeson

Associate

Associates and partners

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Sakine Rahim

Senior Personal Banker

National Bank Financial Wealth Management
 

As a Senior Personal Banker, Sakine provides a full suite of banking and lending solutions, tailor-made for clients of National Bank Financial Wealth Management (NBFWM). Working closely with Wealth Advisors and their teams as a complement to the existing advice provided by NBFWM, Sakine assures continuity in the execution of their clients’ wealth management strategies. With over 17 years of experience, both in Private Banking and in Personal Banking, Sakine is recognized for her thoroughness and dedication to clients.

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Cori Timmons

Estate & Insurance Advisor
National Bank Insurance Firm
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Sheila Babineau

Account Officer
Private Banking 1859
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Steve Melling

Estate Planning & Insurance Specialist

National Bank Insurance Firm
 

Steve has 32 years of industry experience. His areas of expertise are in Estate Planning and Personal Lines of Insurance coverage. He works primarily with Executives, Professionals, Business and Farm Owners, providing succession, conservation, and protection strategies. To compliment the above, his firm also has a team to provide advice and expertise in Employee/Executive Benefit Packages.

Steve started his career with Great-West Life as an agent in 1988, became a partner in a brokerage firm in 1992, and went on to establish his own company in 1995 specializing in the above. For the last 22 years he has also contracted to and provided service for National Firms: Midland Walwyn, Merrill Lynch, CIBC Wood Gundy, and has been contracted with National Bank Financial for 15 years.

In addition to the above, Steve has served on a number of Industry, Non-Profit, and Community Boards over the years. He speaks on a regular basis to various groups and organizations regarding the industry and opportunities for planning. He takes a holistic approach involving the clients’ professional advisors to ensure comprehensive solutions.

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Garrett Blakely

Senior Private Banker
National Bank Financial Banking Center

As a Senior Private Banker, Garrett Blakely provides tailored wealth management solutions to a select group of clients. Mr. Blakely works with clients, their families and their advisors to deliver sophisticated banking, personalized short- and long-term lending solutions and flexible credit packages. As needed, he will draw on an extensive team of wealth management specialists who can provide specific tax, estate and business owner planning, among other services.
Because he works with a relatively small number of clients, Mr. Blakely is able to ensure discrete, responsive service and the level of attention his clients require at all stages of their financial lives. 

Mr. Blakely’s financial services career spans nearly two decades, and has included roles in private banking and financial planning, where he worked with diversified businesses, including agriculture, manufacturing, energy services, medical professionals and other specialized client groups, to provide both lending and financial planning advice and counsel.

Mr. Blakely holds his Personal Financial Planner designation, and holds a Bachelor of Management  degree from the University of Lethbridge,  a Master of Business Administration from Vancouver Island University and a Masters of Science from the University of Hertfordshire. 
Originally from Medicine Hat, Mr. Blakely now calls Calgary home. Away from the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter travelling, at their family cabin and getting in as many rounds of golf as he can.

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Anthony Reimert, B.MGT, PFP©, QAFP™

Senior Private Banker

Private Banking 1859
 

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Connie Hykaway, Senior Advisor, Estate Planning, collaborator

Connie Hykaway

Senior Advisor, Estate Planning²

National Bank Financial

Connie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.  She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association and she has her Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  With over 20 years experience in providing estate planning assistance to affluent clients, Connie provides detailed information so clients can make well-informed decisions based upon their personal, financial and tax situations, their personal priorities and the needs of their estate. Her goal is to help clients achieve peace of mind by knowing that their affairs are in order.

We work closely with this team of multidisciplinary experts who provide knowledge and advice that complement our service offering. These experts assist us in providing the best solutions for your personal finances related to taxation, retirement and estate planning.

  1. Financial Planners are authorized to act in the field of Financial Planning. They exercise their duties for National Bank Financial Inc., a financial planning firm.

  2. We work closely with the Taxation, Retirement and Estate Planning Team from National Bank Trust, made up of multidisciplinary experts who provide knowledge and advice that complement our service offering. These experts assist us in providing the best solutions for your personal finances related to taxation, retirement and estate planning.

  3. Insurance products and services are provided by National Bank Insurance Firm (NBIF) or by NBF Financial Services (NBFFS), as applicable. NBIF and NBFFS are not members of Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). Insurance products are not protected by CIPF.

  4. Financing solutions are subject to credit approval by National bank.

  5. For details and conditions of the offer, please contact your advisor.

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