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This list showcases the top British Columbia based CFO’ operating in the Financial Services 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 Financial Officer of Zurich Insurance Group
George Quinn (born 1966, British citizen) started his career at KPMG 1988 in London where he held several positions working with the insurance and reinsurance industry. He joined Swiss Re in 1999 as Chief Accounting Officer based in Zurich and later served as CFO for Swiss Re Group’s Financial Services. Mr. Quinn became the Regional CFO for Swiss Re Americas based in New York in 2003. Since March 2007 he served as Swiss Re Group’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Quinn joined Zurich in May 2014 as Chief Financial Officer.
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About Zurich Insurance Group: The Zurich Insurance Group is a multi-line insurance provider that delivers general insurance and life insurance products and services.
CFO of E-xact Transactions
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About E-xact Transactions: E-xact Transactions E-xact has provided fast, secure, and innovative online transaction solutions for over 15 years.
Chief Financial Officer of VoPay
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About VoPay: VoPay is a leader in payment innovation, digitizing online bank account payments with speed and transparency.
CFO of Roadman Investments
David Yoo (柳 珍) is the Chief Financial Officer of Urban Select Capital Partners Corp. and managing director of China Select Capital Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Yoo served as a managing director and Head of the Americas at SF Investment Co., a Seoul-based private equity firm with assets of over US$500 million. Mr. Yoo was at EarlyBirdCapital from 2004 to 2008 as a vice president in investment banking, where he participated in over 40 public and private equity offerings, raising gross proceeds exceeding US$2.5 billion. He also was a vice president for Dalewood Associates, LP, a private investment fund in the technology, alternative energy, and consumer sectors. Mr. Yoo was previously at Ardour Capital, KPMG International, and the Doosan Group in Korea. He has served as a director and member of the audit committee of Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE Amex: TGY) since 2008. Mr. Yoo earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
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About Roadman Investments: Roadman Investments is an investment issuer that focuses on investing growth capital in private and public companies.
CFO of Cosigned
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About Cosigned: Non-recourse, secured small business acquisition loans for new high school graduates.
Co-Founder & CFO of Liquuid
Ryan is a forward-thinking CPA and Business Generalist with over twenty years of experience developing and implementing sustainable financial systems, processes, and internal controls that significantly improve P&L outcomes. He is conversant with large-value corporate transactions including acquisitions and earn-outs. Ryan is strategically focused on innovation, growth and integration.
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About Liquuid: Liquuid Home Ownership is reshaping home ownership and investment, one slice at a time
Chief Financial Officer of Lara Exploration
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About Lara Exploration: Lara Exploration is an intelligent investment in exploration and acquisitions that leads to discovery and value creation.
Chief Financial Officer of Agreement Express
Brad Carlyle is the Chief Financial Officer at Agreement Express,
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About Agreement Express: SaaS platform that automates the client onboarding process for financial services firms.
Portfolio CFO of The CFO Center Limited
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About The CFO Center Limited: The CFO Centre Group is now the Global No.1 provider of part-time FD and CFO services.
Co-Founder & CFO of MatchSpread
Co-Founder at MatchSpread
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About MatchSpread: Marketplace for Corporate Foreign Exchange transactions. Shop buy/sell FX rates from multiple FX brokers.
Chief Financial Officer of Progressa
Kiya Hushyar is the Chief Financial Officer at Progressa.
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About Progressa: Millions of Canadians have had their credit rating impacted by overdue bills and items that have gone to collections.