At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Canada based CFO’ operating in the Retail 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.
Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of SHOP.CA
David Coriat is Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer at SHOP.CA.
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About : SHOP.CA, a Canadian multi-merchant marketplace, offers brands, products and services from trusted retailers, manufacturers and providers
Chief Financial Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company
Michael Culhane is the Chief Financial Officer at Hudson’s Bay Company.
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About Hudson’s Bay Company: Hudson’s Bay Company is a retail business group.
CFO of Lightspeed POS
Brandon Nussey is a Chief Financial Officer at LightSpeed. He oversees all financial and administrative functions. Prior to joining the company in 2018, He served as Chief Financial Officer at Descartes Systems Group, a publicly traded software company. He was also an Executive in Residence at Communitech, acting as a coach, mentor, and advisor to both start-ups and established tech companies. Brandon holds an Honours Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and obtained both his Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designations at KPMG LLP.
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About Lightspeed POS: Lightspeed is a provider of easy-to-use POS solutions for retailers and restaurateurs.
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Tire Corp.
Dean McCann was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Tire Corporation in March 2012. Prior to his current position, Dean was a member of senior management at Canadian Tire Financial Services (CTFS) and Canadian Tire Bank for twelve years, serving as President of CTFS and CEO of Canadian Tire Bank for three years. Dean has extensive experience in finance, achieving strong results during periods of global economic uncertainty. Dean joined Canadian Tire Corporation in 1996 and has held a number of progressively senior roles, including Corporate Controller, Canadian Tire Corporation. During his 20-year career with the Company, Dean has led a number of projects including leading the establishment of Canadian Tire Bank and driving the success of Canadian Tire MasterCard with over five million accounts issued.
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About Canadian Tire Corp.: Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited is a Canadian retail company which sells a wide range of automotive, sports goods.
Tania M Clarke
Senior Vice President & CFO of New Look Vision Group
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About New Look Vision Group: New Look Vision Group is a provider of eye care products and services in Eastern Canada.
CFO / COO of Solink
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About Solink: Solink is a provider of video security and business analytics solutions for restaurants, retailers, and financial organizations.
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 Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of Kobo
Kio is the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Kobo, and oversees both the finance team as well as the operational end of the business as it applies to the human resources department and the facilities function for Kobo HQ and its other holdings. His mandate is to assist teams across the organization to think through both the financial implications and operational aspects of any given initiative and their impact on the customer experience.
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About Kobo: Kobo offers an open platform for e-reading.
Chief Financial Officer of C2RO
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About C2RO: Privacy-aware video analytics using proprietary edge-cloud AI for Physical Retail, Mall, Smart City and Enterprise Market.
SVP and CFO of Critical Mass
With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurial, start up, turnaround and corporate environments, Lee is well-equipped to lead Critical Mass’s pursuit of operational excellence. In addition to leading the Finance and Support Services group at Critical Mass, Lee collaborates with the Leadership team to ensure that employees have access to the best resources, the best facilities and an inspiring environment to work in. He champions Critical Mass’s cause for profitable growth and operational success—all while never failing to appreciate the importance of having fun. Prior to Critical Mass, Lee was an integral member of the executive teams at both Bell and Rogers Wireless in Western Canada, which included the launch of Bell Canada’s expansion into Western Canada. While he is not quick to tell you, Lee is an accomplished athlete, having represented Canada in many international competitions as a member of the National Field Hockey team. The inherent drive for success, commitment to excellence and passion for teamwork has followed Lee into his role with Critical Mass.
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About Critical Mass: Critical Mass is a digital experience design agency with a relentless focus on the customer.
Chief Financial Officer of Harvest Portfolios Group
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About Harvest Portfolios Group: Harvest Portfolios is a Canadian Investment Fund Manager based in Oakville Ontario.
CFO of iStore
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About iStore: iStore is a retail and wholesale brand providing consumers with trendy and practical digital lifestyle solutions.
EVP Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer of Alcanna
David Gordey is an EVP Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer at ALCANNA company.
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About Alcanna: Alcanna is a Canadian retailer of wine, spirits, and beer.
CFO of OrderDynamics
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About OrderDynamics: Tecsys OrderDynamics is the leading distributed order management solution for mid-market retailers