Our Consultants

Rhoda Hadjiyianni - Branch Manager
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Rhoda Hadjiyianni
Branch Manager

As a Branch Manager, Rhoda works with the team to ensure the highest level of a Total Client Experience is achieved. She supports the team on a daily basis to help manage an effective and compliant practice. She is responsible for managing the office as well as maintaining, creating and implementing the various marketing efforts.

Rhoda brings more than 20 years of combined experience in management and is a dedicated person who takes great pride in providing professional and friendly client service.

Rhoda enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys giving back to her community whenever she gets the opportunity.

Jim Govanis, BA (Econ) - Financial Advisor
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Jim Govanis, BA (Econ)
Financial Advisor

Jim helps his clients to achieve their financial goals. He provides plain-language advice on investment portfolios, retirement plans, insurance products and will create tax and estate solutions. He guides his clients through all aspects of their finances in order to help them achieve their dreams. Jim is also a mortgage consultant and helps his clients with debt consolidation and all mortgage financing needs.

Jim graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Economics. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals and also holds a designation as an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP).

Jim is married with two young children and keeps active by coaching Waterloo Minor Soccer. He is also a proud sponsor of One Roof and the Cancer Society.

Mortgage Agent (Lic. # M08003179)
Mortgage Intelligence Inc 

Mortgage Broker services provided by Mortgage Intelligence (Lic #: ON 10428 | SK 315857).

Mario Hadjiyianni - Financial Advisor
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Mario Hadjiyianni
Financial Advisor

Mario assists clients with Estate and Tax planning with an emphasis on Wealth Preservation, Investment Management and Tax Minimization. He provides advice on Investment Portfolios, Retirement and Pension Planning, Cash Management as well as Group and Corporate Solutions. Mario customizes each phase of the financial planning process to focus on his clients and their families to live out their dream.

He joined Investment Planning Counsel in 2010 and attended Wilfrid Laurier University and Seneca College for Business Administration and Computer Technology.

Mario is also a proud sponsor of various charitable organizations. He is married, loves nature, technology and most importantly finance. He has an entrepreneurial background from a young age spanning from information technology to international trade and commerce.

Eugenia Damianakis - Executive Assistant
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Eugenia Damianakis
Executive Assistant

Eugenia provides our clients with a level of service that they expect and deserve. She is our clients’ first point of contact for administrative and account related issues. She is also responsible for the planning and organizing of the various client events held throughout the year. Her excellent organizational and client service skills enables the team to create a Total Client Experience that ensures our clients receive the best advice.

Eugenia has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry.

She is also actively involved with a family business that also supports the Waterloo community such as Waterloo Siskins hockey team and yearly participation with the Epilepsy Foundation.