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This list showcases the top Canada based CFO’ operating in the Consumer space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CCL Industries
Sean Washchuk joined CCL in 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CCL Industries Inc. Throughout his career, Washchuk has served in a variety of financial roles with increasing responsibility, including 11 years at Vitran Corporation Inc. as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to Vitran, Washchuk was Controller for Nexcycle Plastics and acquired auditing experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. An accomplished CFO, Washchuk has extensive experience in corporate financial reporting, tax, treasury, international financing structures and acquisitions. Washchuk is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from Brock University with an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree.
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About CCL Industries: CCL is the largest label company in the world and provides innovative solutions.
Partner & CFO of TandemLaunch
Since starting her career as a chartered accountant at KPMG, Emilie has led finance functions for prominent technology companies: Softimage, CGI, and most recently for Averna Technologies, a US$30M business with 300 employees, whom she served as CFO. Emilie holds degrees from McGill University, HEC and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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About Kalepso, TandemLaunch: Seed investor & incubator for consumer electronics innovation.
Chief Financial Officer of Maple Leaf Foods
Debbie Simpson is Chief Financial Officer at Maple Leaf Foods. In this capacity, Ms. Simpson is responsible for leading all aspects of the Company’s Finance organization, which includes financial reporting, controller and treasury functions, internal audit, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as facilities. Ms. Simpson joined Maple Leaf in 2007. For the past nine years, she has held senior Finance roles in the Company and has been responsible for financial reporting and consolidation, compliance, debt financing, divestitures, treasury, capital spending and risk management. Ms. Simpson has more than 20 years of knowledge and expertise in Canadian and international finance, accounting and treasury. Prior to joining Maple Leaf, she was Vice President and Treasurer for Vincor International Inc., which she joined in 2000 as Director of Corporate Finance after moving to Canada from Scotland. During her tenure at Vincor, she was responsible for financial reporting and investor relations, treasury and taxation, as well as working on mergers and acquisitions activities. Her previous corporate finance experience in Scotland included progressively senior roles with a number of companies including Highland Distillers Brands Ltd. and John Menzies PLC. Ms. Simpson began her career with Ernst & Young and obtained her professional designation from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1991. Ms. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accountancy as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
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About Maple Leaf Foods: Maple Leaf Foods is a focused consumer packaged meats company.
Chief Financial Officer of Bonne O
Alan Long is the CFO at Bonne O.
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About Bonne O: Bonne O operates as an innovative beverage system developer.
Executive Vice President and CFO of Etratech
Mike joined Etratech after a decade as Chief Financial Officer with Wolseley Canada, following that company’s acquisition of Westburne Canada. Mike built a national finance group from a greatly decentralized organization and worked to ensure good corporate governance for the firm across Canada. He directed the overall financial plans and accounting practices of the Canadian organization as well as monitoring the overall financial performance of each of the Canadian Business units. Mike was responsible for 10 acquisitions for Wolseley in Canada, contributing to a doubling of revenues from $600M+ to $1.3B. He was also responsible for overall leadership of the Finance Group. Prior to joining the Etratech team, Mike served as a board member.
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About Etratech: Etratech specializes in the design, development and manufacture of advanced electronic controls and control systems for global companies.
CFO of Dunelm
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About Dunelm: Dunelm is the UK’s home furnishing retailers. Shop for bedding, curtains, furniture, beds, and mattresses.
Chief Financial Officer of RealD
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About RealD: RealD develops the RealD Cinema technology for projecting films in stereoscopic 3D, using circularly polarized light.
CFO of Aequus Pharmaceuticals
Fehr is the Principal at Fehr & Associates, and has held a number of senior level positions including having served as CFO of Carrus Capital Corporation (formerly BioWest Therapeutic Inc.), Global Minerals Ltd., and other companies listed on the TSX. During the course of her management and consulting career, Ms. Fehr has led a number of companies through significant change and corporate milestones such as public listing applications, mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic planning and execution. Ms. Fehr is also an active volunteer in the community. Since 2013, she has been Treasurer and a Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC.
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About Aequus Pharmaceuticals: Aequus Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on therapeutic areas, including neurology, ophthalmology, and transplant.
EVP & CFO of High Liner Foods
Paul has an extensive background in financial leadership, strategy and mergers and acquisitions. As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for High Liner Foods, he leads the company’s finance, controllership, internal audit, investor relations, financial planning and information technology functions. Paul was most recently CFO with Sobeys Inc., a leading Canadian grocery and food distributor. He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and began his career with Ernst & Young LLP providing audit, tax, valuation and business advisory services for a variety of clients in various business sectors. Prior to joining Sobeys Inc. in 2003, he held a number of progressively senior finance positions in the technology sector. Paul graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University. In 1997 he received his Chartered Accountant’s designation. Paul is a member of the Board of Governors of Acadia University, having just completed a seven year term as Chair of the Board, and was previously President of the school’s Alumni Association. Paul is also past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Halifax Grammar School and is a member of the Advisory Board of FM Global Canada. In May 2008, Paul was recognized as a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40TM award, which annually honours 40 Canadians under the age of 40 for vision, leadership, innovation, achievement and community involvement.
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About High Liner Foods: High Liner Foods is the North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood.
CFO of Fixit Financial
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About Fixit Financial: Fixit is a financial technology services company that offers in-app installment loans for auto repairs.
Chief Financial Officer of Master
Rémy Langelier is the Chief Financial Officer at Master.
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About Master: Master is an independent distributor of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation systems in Canada.
CEO and Interim CFO of The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings
Sean Bovingdon is the CEO and Interim CFO at The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings.
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About The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings: TGOD grows high quality, organic cannabis with sustainable, all-natural principles. TGOD has a funded capacity of 116,000 kg.