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 Software 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.
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 Top Hat
Ralf is a SaaS industry veteran who spent 13 years at Eloqua until its acquisition by Oracle for $950M, 6 months after its IPO on the NASDAQ. He graduated from engineering physics at Queens University and has a Master of Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.
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About Top Hat: Top Hat’s interactive software helps college professors quickly activate classrooms by engaging students over their own devices.
President & CFO of 360insights
Prior to joining 360, Kevin was the COO/CFO of Scalar Decisions, a Toronto-based IT solutions business and #21 on Profit fast growing businesses, where he provided operational and financial leadership over a period of very rapid growth. He was formerly President and COO of dna13 Inc, an Ottawa-based Saas software company where he led the Company through a successful divestiture to CNW, Canada’s leading newswire business. Kevin is also a founding partner of Sapient Capital Partners, a financial advisory firm, involved with mergers and acquisitions activity and corporate finance, and serves clients in a variety of businesses. From 2000 to 2005, Kevin was President and Chief Executive Officer of World Vintners Inc., which grew to be the largest retailer of consumer made wine in the world and is also a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator.
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About 360insights, Sapient Capital Partners: 360insightsprovides a SaaS-based platform that enables manufacturers and distributors to manage their incentives programs.
Chief Financial Officer of Altus Group
Angelo has over 25 years of experience as a finance and accounting professional. Angelo joined Altus Group in January 2008, assuming a senior leadership role in the Accounting department. He has been instrumental in building a highly competent team, and in improving the accounting and finance processes. Previously, he held senior finance and accounting roles at Canadian Tire and Home Depot Canada. Angelo is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Honours Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
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About Altus Group: Altus Group Limited is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software, and data solutions.
Chief Financial Officer & Director of JADE Healthcare Group Inc.
Co-Founder of JADE Healthcare Group.
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About JADE Healthcare Group Inc.: Intelligent Cloud Computed Health Monitoring
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.
Partner, CFO of BNOTIONS
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About BNOTIONS: Mobile, Data, and Analytics Innovation Firm. They are the partner of choice for organizations with the desire to disrupt through innovation.
Executive Vice President and CFO of Empathica
Nick Vaney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of corporate development, finance, customer service, human resources and operational improvements at Ethoca. Nick was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Empathica Inc., a SaaS-based software company focused on customer experience management for global corporate brands. He played a key role in the growth of Empathica, with the successful sale of the company and monetization for its shareholders in 2013. Nick’s prior experience includes the role of Vice President, Operations and Chief Strategy Officer, and the role of Chief Financial Officer, at Nightingale Informatix Corporation, a public SaaS-based software company in the electronic medical record (EMR) industry. Prior to that, Nick was at VRG Capital, the private equity division of The Vimy Ridge Group Ltd., where he was involved in the due diligence, investment and review of several private and public companies. In addition, Nick spent several years at Accenture Ltd., where he left as an executive within their Strategy and Business Architecture practice. Mr. Vaney holds MBA and HBA degrees for the Ivey School of Business, a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and is a designated CPA, CMA.
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About Empathica, Ethoca: Empathica provides customer experience management programs for brands and agencies.
CFO of Vectio Technologies
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About Vectio Technologies: Simple software for running small trucking companies.
Chief Financial Officer of Symboticware
A growth expert specializing in technology companies. Twenty-five years of experience in managing risk, developing responsible growth and mentoring success. A passionate leader with a strong history of cultivating collaboration and leading high performance teams. As CFO of Camilion Solutions (sold to SAP AG) was recognized for taking Camilion from pre-revenue, through aggressive growth, and eventual strategic exit. Experience includes organizations such as Ernst & Young, the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son, Dell Computers, Camilion Solutions, and Mercatus Technologies.
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About Symboticware: Symboticware is an innovator and integrator of standardized information-based technology.
Chief Financial Officer of TitanFile
Mr. Falconer has established and funded a number of businesses, including a number of companies in the internet and media industries. He has an in-depth knowledge and a proven record of accomplishments in structuring and securing capital for initial business funding through to the public company finance stage. He sits on a number of public company boards.
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About Award Pool, TitanFile: TitanFile develops a cloud based enterprise file sharing solution that enables professionals to exchange files.
Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Information Technology
Steve is a senior executive with 20 years’ experience in public and private companies in the software and services industry. A results-oriented business leader with expertise in managing growth business, Steve has been involved in 25 M&A transactions and has raised approximately $1 billion in external funding. Steve is a strong leader and communicator with extensive knowledge of interacting with boards of directors in the investment community, as well as setting business strategy and aligning operations to successfully maximize shareholder value.
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About HomeStars Inc., Strategic Information Technology: SIT provides banking software for banks, credit unions, trust companies, loan companies, insurance companies, and more.
CFO of Yappn Canada
Craig McCannell is the Chief Financial Officer at KABN
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About Liquid Avatar Technologies, Yappn Canada: Yappn is a technological innovator in AI-powered neural machine translation systems.
CFO of Block 64 Corporation
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About Block 64 Corporation: Block 64 Corporation combines tools, people and process to help you gain a deep understanding of your organizations IT infrastructure.
CFO of OrderDynamics
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About OrderDynamics: Tecsys OrderDynamics is the leading distributed order management solution for mid-market retailers
CFO of SqueezeCMM
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About SqueezeCMM: Enterprise content marketing analytics.