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Greg Jizmejian, CFP®, CLU, CH.F.C., TEP, EPC

Estate Planning Advisor, Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd.

Greg is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, a Chartered Life Underwriter® and a Chartered Financial Consultant®. In 2017, he completed the Elder Planning Counselor program and achieved the Trust & Estate Practitioner designation.

Since 1985, Greg has been helping families protect the people and values they cherish most. In 2019, after 17 successful years as vice president and estate and insurance advisor at a bank owned investment firm, he joined Raymond James as their estate planning advisor for the GTA.

For more than 15 years, Greg has been an ardent supporter of JDRF. The fundraising team he founded, No More Pricks, has raised $100,000 and counting. In 2007, Greg began an annual fundraising bike ride from Toronto to Niagara, and he currently serves on the Toronto JDRF ride cabinet. A graduate in fine arts from the University of Toronto, Greg is a regular contributor to stage designs for performances in his church, and has a modest collection of paintings from his travels to Bali, Russia, Italy, Cuba, Armenia and India.

Paula Lester

Paula Lester

Senior Trust Advisor, Raymond James Trust (Canada)

Paula is a Senior Trust Advisor with Raymond James Trust (Canada). She is responsible for providing comprehensive estate, incapacity, and trust planning services to Ontario-based clients of Raymond James Ltd. Paula has worked in the Trust industry since 2017, prior to which she practiced as a family and estate litigator. Paula is passionate about using trust and estate services to protect clients and their families, and to avoid the unfortunate situations she witnessed as an estate litigator.

Paula is a graduate of the Juris Doctor program at Queen’s University, having graduated on the Dean’s Honour’s list. She also has a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in English and Law, earning the University Medal for highest academic standing upon graduation from Carleton University. Paula also has her Trust and Estate Planning (TEP) designation.

Outside of the office, Paula likes staying active and is an avid runner and ultimate Frisbee player. She also enjoys giving back to her community through coaching and involvement in charitable work.