Kristopher Viel CIM® , Fin. Pl., FCSI
Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 514.981.5760

Kristopher provides comprehensive financial planning services to address a wide array of financial needs that include tax, estate and retirement planning, investment management, and insurance and risk management strategies. Kristopher is also insurance licensed to provide all forms of insurance protection, including life, disability, critical Illness, long-term care, group, and group pension plans. Long-term clients include accredited investors, medical professionals, executives, business owners, and other professionals at various stages of their life and career.

Prior to joining Richardson GMP in 2016, Kristopher worked at a large, well-known financial institution for more than 12 years as a Division Director, Financial Planner, Financial Security Advisor and Advisor in Group Insurance. His special projects and accomplishments included mentoring and helping people become financial planners, leading by example and helping people in his division grow professionally, personally and financially.

Kristopher holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and the Financial Planner (Fin. Pl.) designation. As of 2018, Kristopher is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Kristopher is fully bilingual and a member of the Institut québécois de planification financière. Always growing and improving, Kristopher likes to stay knowledgeable by completing new and challenging courses each year.

Deeply committed to giving back, Kristopher and his wife and team member, Diana Komarova-Viel, support numerous causes related to children and animal welfare, including Unicef, Plan Canada, World Wildlife Federation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Kids Help Phone, and many others.

Kris and Diana are very lucky to have three beautiful daughters, Galatéa, Aria and Gaia. The whole family is passionate about animals and travel. Together, they enjoy discovering new destinations all over the world. Kris loves to wind down after a busy day by walking his two rescued dogs. Kris is also physically active and he likes to stay fit by working out and doing sports like, skiing, snowboarding, golf, tennis and badminton.

Diana Komarova-Viel CPA, CA, CBV
Business Development Assistant
Tel: 514.981.5761

Diana Komarova-Viel became a member of the team in early 2016, when Kristopher joined Richardson GMP. Diana’s role is to help Kristopher grow his practice by organizing events, putting together marketing materials and streamlining presentations. In addition, Diana works closely with clients and is your first point of contact for answering queries and assisting you with your account-related needs. Diana lends her organizational skills and efficiency to help Kristopher manage client needs and keep things running smoothly.

Diana is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. Before joining Richardson GMP, she worked at Ernst & Young for a decade, starting out in Assurance where she progressed to Manager before transferring her skill set to the Valuations and Business Modelling group.

Together with her husband Kris, she has three young daughters and actively supports animal welfare and children’s charities in addition to many other humanitarian and environmental causes. Through their complementary skills, Kris and Diana make a great team both at home and at the office.

We also have access to the in-house Tax & Estate Planning professionals who will work with us to develop a holistic Wealth Plan to address any estate, tax, philanthropy, insurance and business and farm succession needs.