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Our Leadership Team

A dedicated team committed to delivering an unrivalled client experience and becoming the best mid-market custodian in Canada.

Bjorn Frohnsdorf

President, CWB Trust Services

Bjorn joined CWB Trust Services in 2020 with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior
to joining CWBTS, Bjorn served as AVP, Client Strategies for CWB Wealth Management where he was instrumental in supporting executive leadership in the development of wealth and business strategies. Prior to joining CWB Financial Group, Bjorn was a Vice President at Lysander Funds Ltd., and previously held roles at RBC Global Asset Management including serving as their Vice President, Regional Sales for Western Canada. Bjorn is passionate about coaching individuals, building teams and growing businesses, while supporting his local community along the way.

Bjorn Frohnsdorf

President, CWB Trust Services

Carm Corsetti

AVP, Trust Services Operations

As AVP, Trust Services Operations, Carm oversees the operations of both CWBTS’ Self-Directed Plans and CGS administration teams. Since joining in 2005 as a Project Manager, Carm’s advancing tenure with the organization included positions as Senior Manager of Self-Directed Plans, and Director of Operations of Self-Directed Plans - roles in which she led the product and policy development of CWBTS’ investor mortgages products. Prior to joining CWBTS, Carm was the Operations Manager for Western Canada for Laurentian Bank for 25 years. In her spare time Carm, loves spending time with and baking for her grandchildren: Arianna, Valentina, Sebastian and Mateo.

Carm Corsetti

AVP, Trust Services Operations

Gillian Hitchmough

AVP, Sales & Relationship Management

Gillian joined CWB Trust Services as AVP Sales & Relationship Management in 2021, with over 15 years of experience and performance excellence in the finance industry. Her former roles include Commercial and Corporate Lending, Treasury & Payment Solutions, and Regional Sales Leadership. Currently, Gillian oversees Business Development, Relationship Management and Marketing and is committed to delivering an unrivalled client experience and driving breakout growth for CWBTS.

Outside of the office, Gillian can be found facetiming her three Gen Z kids and exploring the west coast with her Bernedoodle, Bosco. If she’s not enjoying the outdoors, she is likely taking in Vancouver’s vibrant culinary scene.

Gillian Hitchmough

AVP, Sales & Relationship Management

Jaspreet (Jessi) Takhar

AVP, Strategy Optimization

Based in Vancouver, Jessi is responsible for directing CWB Trust Services’ Strategy and Optimization teams. He has over 22 years of financial industry experience, including 17 years at CWB Trust Services where he has been instrumental in leading various functions throughout his career, including CWBTS’ Operations, Marketing, Client Experience and Business Development. As AVP, Strategy Optimization, Jessi brings a deep understanding of the business and a strong focus on CWB Trust Services’ future growth and success.

Jaspreet (Jessi) Takhar

AVP, Strategy Optimization

Catherine Pal

AVP, Compliance, Regulatory Compliance Team         Legal, Compliance and Investigations Group, CWB

Catherine joined CWB Trust Services as AVP Compliance in 2022, with nearly 20 years of experience in financial services. Her former roles include Compliance and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Legacy Privacy Trust, Director of Trust Services and Programs at Manulife Bank, and Senior Account Manager/Team Leader of RBC’s Bare Trustee Services. Catherine is also an LSO Licenced Paralegal with five years of experience as a small business owner of legal and professional writing services. She holds a Master’s in Political Economy, has completed courses in Governance (GPC), Privacy (IAPP/C), Fraud (ACFE), Mediation (ADRIO), and has the STI Estates & Trust designation. With the CSI, Catherine acquired the CSC, CPH, Certificate in Investment Dealer Compliance, BMC, UIDB, AIDC, CCO, PDO, among others. Catherine values inclusion, collaboration, responsiveness and results. Out of the office, she enjoys fitness, travel and the outdoors in general.

Catherine Pal

AVP, Compliance, Regulatory Compliance Team         Legal, Compliance and Investigations Group, CWB