We are proud of our service-oriented culture dedicated to putting clients first and we are committed to ensuring all advisors and clients enjoy a smooth transition to RBC Wealth Management. Scroll through our team members below to learn more about who we are and how we can be of service to you.

Jim Van de Walle

Senior Vice President - Branch Director, Consulting Group


After attending Hofstra Business School, Jim began his career at Shearson Haydon Stone in 1978. He has passed the series 7, 8, 31, 63 and 65 exams and holds life and health insurance licenses. Jim founded the only Legg Mason office on Long Island in 1997 and in 2006 he opened the RBC Wealth Management Jericho office with six financial advisors. Besides working with clients and brokers, Jim enjoys spending his time outdoors surfing, fishing, golfing and hiking among other activities.

Jennifer Strauss

Branch Service Mgr/Sr Registered Client Assoc


Jennifer began her career in the financial industry in 1993 as a receptionist and quickly worked her way up to become the operations manager in that same office. She had a passion for customer service though and left that firm to assist a $2 million dollar producer working on Wall Street in 1999, where she became a registered sales associate once she passed her Series 7 and 63 exams. After witnessing the events of September 11, Jennifer decided to leave downtown Manhattan and has worked side by side with Jim Van de Walle since 2003. She helped open the RBC Wealth Management Jericho office with Jim back in 2006.

Jennifer resides in East Islip, New York, with her husband, two children and their two dogs. She is an active member of her community serving as a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s Brownie troop. In her spare time she likes to cheer her children on from the soccer and lacrosse field sidelines. She also enjoys cooking, reading books and playing beach volleyball with friends in the warmer summer months.