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 Ontario based CFO’ operating in the Venture Capital 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.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of Acasta Enterprises
Richard has served as COO and CFO of AEI since its inception in 2015. Previously, Richard was the Executive Vice-President of Finance for Cosma International, an operating group of Magna International Inc. Cosma operates 73 manufacturing facilities and 21 product development and engineering centers in 18 countries worldwide, and designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive range of metal body systems, components, assemblies and modules including complete vehicle frames, chassis systems and body-in-white systems to automotive original equipment manufacturers. Prior to joining Cosma, Richard was the Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and previously the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of MI Developments Inc. (now Granite REIT). He holds a bachelor of commerce (honours) degree from the University of Ottawa, and a juris doctor degree and MBA from the University of Toronto.
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About Acasta Enterprises: Acasta Enterprises operates as a special purpose acquisition company.
Operating Partner & CFO of Relay Ventures
Jeannette is Operating Partner and CFO at Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on mobile software. Jeannette manages fund reporting, finance and operations and also assists the investment teams in establishing governance and financial infrastructure for portfolio companies. Previously Jeannette spent ten years as Director of Finance and Administration for RBC Venture Partners, managing finance and operations for its direct investment portfolio and fund investment portfolio, with responsibility for financial and operational due diligence for fund investments. Prior to joining RBCVP, Jeannette served as Secretary-Treasurer of Euro Brokers Canada, Ltd., a global interdealer broker where she established finance, operations and governance infrastructure for the Canadian operation. Jeannette is a member of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s (CVCA) CFO Taskforce, and also serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship for women in the capital markets. Jeannette is a Certified General Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Jeannette is based in our Toronto office.
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About Relay Ventures: Relay Ventures specializes mainly in startup, seed and early stage investments and provides support throughout the lifecycle of a startup.
Partner, CFO, Investor of Diagram Ventures
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About Breathe Life, Diagram Ventures, Sagard: Diagram is a venture builder that conceives and launches technology companies in the financial services, insurance, and health industries.
Vasco Larcina. CPA
Chief Financial Officer of Lumira Ventures
Contributing over 20 years of senior financial management and audit experience, Vasco is a key member of senior management working closely with our investment team, external auditors and other finance professionals and acting as the primary point of contact for our limited partners. Having worked through the re-organization of the company and the disposition of the retail segment of the business, Vasco now focuses on the growth of the institutional fund management business, the streamlining of finance and legal operations and external reporting to our limited partners. Responsible for the financial management of Lumira Ventures and the investment funds it manages, Vasco oversees financial and legal operations, ensuring that the appropriate controls are in place to manage the activities of Lumira Ventures and its managed funds through the strategic evaluation, development and implementation of financial policies, systems and procedures developed in consideration of external reporting, risk and governance as well as regulatory and tax compliance. Prior to joining Lumira Ventures, Vasco worked as an external auditor with KPMG and has gained internal audit and operational audit experience with a regulated public utility where he provided the internal control input for a major customer information system development project.
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About Lumira Ventures: Canada’s leading health care & life sciences venture capital firm with a 30-year reputation building companies across North America.
Co-Founder, CFO of KoreConX
CFO at KoreConx.
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About KoreConX: Empowering Private Markets
CFO of Pinetree Capital
Gerry Feldman joined Pinetree in May 2010 after serving as a Director of Pinetree. He brings 28 years of Merger and Acquisition activities, corporate finance and financial experience. Gerry is responsible for, and involved in, corporate development, merger and acquisition activities and corporate finance. Prior to joining Pinetree, Gerry was a senior Partner in a number of accounting firms where he provided consulting services to clients, specializing in audits of public companies and securities and mutual fund dealers. In addition to his accounting and finance experience, he holds Senior Officer and Director positions in several junior mining companies that are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, including Brownstone Energy Inc. and Mega Uranium Ltd.
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About Pinetree Capital: Pinetree Capital Ltd. was born out of the ingenuity of Sheldon Inwentash, its Founder and current Chairman and CEO. The Company started in
William L. Trench
CFO of Central GoldTrust
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About Central GoldTrust: Central Gold-Trust primarily invests in unencumbered gold bullion.
COO & CFO of Espresso Capital
Enio brings over 20 years experience in finance, capital markets, operations and technology. Prior roles include divisional CFO/COO and Managing Director of CIBC World Markets, where he also served as Head of Prime Brokerage and Trading Services, and Vice President & CFO of The Northern Trust Company, Canada, where he was part of an executive team that established the first foreign owned trust company in Canada, successfully growing it to over $40 billion of assets under management.
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About Espresso Capital: Espresso Capital offers lines of credit and term loans to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.