Chief of Staff
RBC Wealth Management – U.S.
As Chief of Staff, Kristen Kimmell is the point person on key RBC Wealth Management – U.S. business-initiated technology projects; is the business liaison for all staff and functional groups supporting our platform; and works with the PCG divisional directors to convert business performance into growth. She and her team also help coordinate processes and procedures managing administrative, communication, financial advisor recruitment and retention, financial, policy and risk factors in our PCG divisions.
Kimmell began her career in the financial services industry as a financial accountant with Marquette Bancshares in 1993. She joined the firm in 1995 and has held numerous positions including staff accountant, accounting supervisor and fixed income accounting manager. In 2006, she was promoted to director of financial reporting and administration for RBC Capital Markets. Kimmell was named director of strategic finance in 2008 where she oversaw all financial aspects of PCG including compensation. She became the chief of staff in 2010.
She was named Co-Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Association of Financial Advisors (WAFA) in September 2012. In this role, she provides input and leadership to WAFA on their goals of recruiting and retaining female financial advisors (FAs) and branch directors (BDs) along with enhancing FA productivity. She is a board of directors member of RBC WM’s Women of Wealth (WoW) global women’s network. In the community, Kimmell is a board member of the Tubman Center that promotes safe and healthy individuals and families through education and support services.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Jamestown University.