Leslie B. Fox, CFA

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Qualifications
I began my career in Chicago, with Continental Illinois National Bank. I joined RBC Wealth Management in 1997 to help the firm expand its presence in discretionary client portfolio management. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, I spent 13 years with Banc One Investment Advisors, where I was responsible for the firm’s portfolio management activities in the Southwest. During my tenure there, I was on national committees responsible for investment policy and asset allocation, and served a term as Vice Chairman of the fixed income policy committee. I also managed the One Group Government Bond Fund during its first year of operation. Currently I am a member of the Private Wealth program at RBC Wealth Management which is comprised of a select group of financial advisors such as myself who have exclusive access to a team of experienced specialists who can assist with the development of well-rounded, well executed wealth management plans. In preparation for membership in the Private Wealth Program, I completed detailed training on the 13 wealth management issues critical to the financial well being of high net worth individuals.

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, I attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 1978. I received an MBA in finance and accounting from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1980, and successfully completed the required three year curriculum and annual testing to be awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1993. I earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation in 2005. I am a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and the Houston CFA Society.

              2016

Personal
I have made my home in Houston for over 30 years with my wife, Cindy. We have two grown daughters, Lauren and Lindsey. I currently serve on the board of directors and am a former Chairman of the investment committee of the Christus Foundation for Health Care. In 2006 and 2007 I served as Chair of the organizing committee for the Bad Pants Open, a golf tournament benefiting the Newborn Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. I remain active at Texas Children’s, serving on the Ambassador’s Group with my wife and participating on the organizing committee for the Bad Pants Open each year.

Valerie Walter, AWM, CFP®

Senior Financial Associate, Advanced Wealth Manager

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Qualifications 
My career in the financial services industry began when I joined RBC Wealth Management in April of 1998 as a Sales Assistant. Within 12 months I became securities licensed and over the years have continued to study and increase my understanding of the financial world. Les and I have worked together for almost 19 years and I feel very fortunate to have him as a partner. He has supported and encouraged me to grow in my role on our team. Adding a new team member to focus on the administrative aspects of our practice has allowed me to direct all of my attention to planning items that I feel will be of the greatest benefit to our clients.

In January of 2011, I began classes at the University of St. Thomas to prepare for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. I completed the coursework in December of 2011 and successfully passed the ten-hour test in March 2012. This experience has brought me a much more in-depth understanding of the financial issues clients face as well as planning opportunities that can be used to our clients' advantage. My main focus on the team is retirement planning and insurance issues. I also hold the Series 7, 66, 9 and 10 securities licenses, and I am insurance licensed in the state of Texas.

Personal 
I have lived in Texas my entire life and Houston has been my home for over 30 years. I have two daughters, one in high school and the other in middle school. We enjoy hiking with our dog and exploring all of the culture, arts and food that Houston has to offer!

Melanie Greer

Senior Registered Client Associate

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Qualifications 
I have worked in the financial services industry since 1999, formerly as a Sales Assistant with Morgan Stanley DW Inc. I have been with RBC Wealth Management since 2004, working in our San Antonio office, and I joined Les and Valerie in 2014, when I moved to Houston to be closer to my family. I am Series 7, 65 and 63 licensed, and I continue to grow in my role on our team. I am responsible for handling our clients' administrative needs, and I always enjoy speaking with them and getting to know them better! 

Personal
I was born and raised in Houston, and have lived in Texas my entire life, including the beautiful cities of Austin and San Antonio. I am thankful to be back in Houston and enjoy spending quality time with family and dear friends. I have three "fur-babies" and enjoy time outdoors with them.

Marc Sancton

Associate, Business Senior

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As the newest member of the team, I am excited to be joining RBC Wealth Management. I have 12 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Accounting and am looking forward to shifting my focus to helping people achieve their personal financial security. I recently passed the Series 7 and Series 66 regulation exams and am currently working towards Certified Financial Planning designation.

Prior to joining RBC, I served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis and Strategic Planning for Ignite Restaurant Group here, in Houston. Prior to moving to Houston, I worked in the finance group at Twentieth Century Fox, in Los Angeles and at PwC in their Los Angeles and New York offices. I am a Certified Public Accountant and earned my BS in Accounting and minors in Economics and Business Administration from the State University at Albany.

I have lived in Houston for the past four years with my wife Lauren; we welcomed a baby girl, Reese, this past summer. Reese is the pride of our family and lights up our days and sleepless nights.