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 Toronto based CFO’ operating in the Finance 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.
CFO of Vena Solutions
As Chief Financial Officer, Darrell designs the forward-looking business strategies and long-range financial plans that sustain Vena’s growth. With more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in finance and business development, Darrell is adept at assembling, directing and managing knowledgeable, dynamic Finance teams for such Fortune 500 companies as Virgin Mobile and Rogers Communication. As the former VP of Finance at FreshBooks, Darrell built a high performance Finance team and led the development of key business strategies, management KPIs and an entire system conversion. Darrell is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, with a focus on Finance and Economics.
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About Vena Solutions: Vena connects people, existing systems, and data to power finance-led business planning and real-time reporting.
CFO of Borrowell
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About Borrowell: Borrowell offers free credit scores, education, and weekly credit monitoring, as well as innovative financial digital tools.
Chief Financial Officer of Wealthsimple
She have over ten years of experience in accounting, finance, and process improvement in the software and investment banking industries. Improving efficiency and process automation is her passion at work. Her goals at Influitive are to ensure all employees have a worry-free working environment, provide the management team with financial and operational information, comply with government and stakeholder requirements, and satisfy external customers’ and suppliers’ requests. She enjoy practicing Ashtanga Yoga and gardening. She also have a soft spot for Australian Shiraz.
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About Wealthsimple: Wealthsimple offers financial tools to help investors grow and manage their money.
Chief Financial Officer of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System
Jonathan Simmons became OMERS Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in January 2014. Jonathan brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services to this role. As Chief Financial Officer, Simmons’ duties include OMERS financial reporting, serving as the lead executive for the OMERS Administration Corporation Board’s Audit Committee, and preparation of the annual operating plan. He is also a member of the Transaction Approval Committee. Prior to joining OMERS, Jonathan was a Partner at PwC for more than a decade. He led PwC’s insurance practice, which comprised a team of over 200 auditors, actuaries, tax specialists, management consultants and deal experts. At PwC, Jonathan provided clients both in Canada and internationally with advice covering areas such as audit, financial reporting, internal controls, risk management, capital raising, regulatory advice and due diligence. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Warwick (England) and a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. His contributions to the community extend to serving as a director for various non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.
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About Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System: We manage a diversified global portfolio of stocks and bonds as well as real estate, infrastructure and private equity investments.
Co-Founder, CFO of KoreConX
CFO at KoreConx.
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About KoreConX: Empowering Private Markets
Chief Financial Officer of Goldmoney
Steve is Goldmoney’s Chief Financial Officer. Steve is an experienced fintech executive with over 20 years of experience in finance and auditing. As SVP of Finance, Steve oversees the global accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, internal audit, and tax functions at Goldmoney. Steve joined Goldmoney in early 2017 as Director of Finance, and has worked closely with Goldmoney’s senior leadership since his arrival. Steve has over 20 years of experience building and leading finance teams in global companies with significant operating scale and complexity. Prior to joining Goldmoney, Steve was VP of Finance at Guestlogix, senior finance manager at Accounting General’s Department of Bermuda and numerous audit roles at KPMG. Steve holds several designations and professional affiliations namely a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Manchester, Certified Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, (CPA, CGA), Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, (FCCA-UK), Certified Public Accountant (CPA-USA), Certified Internal Auditor, (CIA-USA), Certified Fraud Examiner, (CFE-USA).
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About Goldmoney: Goldmoney is a financial services group that combines the unique attributes of gold with technology-driven innovation.
CFO of The Canadian Securities Exchange
Adam Conyers is the chief financial officer and senior Vice-President of CNSX Markets Inc.
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About The Canadian Securities Exchange: CSE is the only exchange in Canada providing trading and market information services for all domestically listed instruments.
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.
Gregory D. Tretiak
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Power Financial Corporation
Mr. Tretiak was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Power Financial and Power Corporation in May 2012. He is a director of Power Financial’s subsidiary companies Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial and a number of their subsidiaries. Mr. Tretiak joined Investors Group in 1988 and was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of IGM Financial since 1999. In this role, he was responsible for all financial functions at IGM Financial and its subsidiaries: Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial and Investment Planning Counsel.
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About Power Financial Corporation: Power Financial Corporation is a diversified management and holding company.
CFO and Corporate Secretary of Terra Firma Capital Corporation
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About Terra Firma Capital Corporation: Publicly-traded real estate finance company that provides customized debt and equity solutions to homebuilders, developers & property owners
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.