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 Automotive 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.
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.
CFO and Senior VP, Operations of Damon Motors
Mike holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and CPA (Illinois) from KPMG. He joined Thalmic Labs after leaving BlackBerry, where he served as Senior Vice President, Operations from 2000-2013.
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About Damon Motors: Damon is making high performance electric motorcycles that are safer and smarter to unleash the full potential for the world’s commuters.
President & Chief Financial Officer of ABC Technologies
Derrick Phelps is the President and CFO of ABC Group Inc. and is also a member of the Board of Directors. Since 2009 Derrick has held a number of leadership roles at ABC having previously served as Deputy President, Chief Strategic Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a member of its Advisory Board. Derrick brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, restructuring and public accounting. Before joining ABC, Derrick advised numerous private companies in a variety of sectors including automotive and was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Ernst & Young. Derrick has acted as an advisor in many high profile mandates including Nortel and Stelco. Mr. Phelps is a Chartered Professional Accountant (formerly Chartered Accountant) as well as a Chartered Business Valuator. Derrick also sits as a Board Member of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association.
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About ABC Technologies: ABC Technologies is one of the world’s leading automotive systems and components manufacturers.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services of Kinaxis
With a broad technical and financial skill set, and rich experience in financing, business development, and corporate growth and restructuring, Richard and his team deliver value beyond the P&L line, by ensuring the finance agenda aligns, influences and delivers on Kinaxis’ overall corporate strategy. Also a significant priority for Richard and the executive group is ongoing financial accountability and general corporate governance. Prior to joining Kinaxis, Richard held chief financial officer and other senior finance positions with leading software, services and other public and private high tech companies – most notably, senior finance roles with Nokia, SHL Systemhouse and ISM Corp. In addition to his Chartered Accountant, CPA designation, Richard holds a Master of Applied Science degree and a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.
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About Kinaxis: Kinaxis is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software.
Co-Founder, CFO of Mobials
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About 519 Growth Fund, Cyber Legends, Mobials: Mobials is a customer service software company located in London.
Chief Financial Officer of Neo Lithium
Vicens previously worked as Vice President in Scotiabank’s Investment Banking Mining team and participated in over $10B of M&A transactions and well over $5B in equity and debt issuances. Mr. Vicens is founding member and Director of Lemuria Royalties Corp, a private royalty & streaming company. Mr. Vicens obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Finance & General Management from Universidad Metropolitana and his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
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About Neo Lithium: Neo Lithium Corp is quickly becoming the most prominent new name in lithium brine exploration by virtue of its quality team and project.
Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Automodular Corporation
Melinda Diebel is Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Automodular Corporation.
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About Automodular Corporation: Automodular Corporation is a public company listed on the NEX under the symbol “AM.H”.
Chief Financial Officer of Reko International Group
Marilyn Crowley, CPA, CA has been the Chief Financial Officer at Reko International Group Inc. since November 24, 2015. Marilyn Crowley is a seasoned financial executive with more than 24 years’ experience in accounting advisory and senior operational roles.
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About Reko International Group: A diversified, technology-driven manufacturing organization.