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This list showcases the top Alberta based President operating in the Finance space. If you think a President 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.
President and Managing Director of Walden International
Mr. Shumka was first appointed to the board of directors in May 2005. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard and a Bachelor of Arts from UBC. Mr. Shumka is, and has been since 2004, the President and Managing Director of Walden Management Ltd., a firm that provides financial consulting and advisory services to the financial, manufacturing and processing industries. From 1993 to 2004, he was Managing Director, Raymond James Ltd. Mr. Shumka has extensive financial and management experience – 15 years in investment banking with Raymond James and CIBC World Markets and 25 years in the forest industry where he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of West Fraser Timber Company for a decade. Mr. Shumka also serves on the boards of Alterra Power Corp, Odin Mining and Exploration Ltd and Paladin Energy Ltd.
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About Walden International: Walden International is a venture capital firm.
Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Alaris Equity Partners
Prior to joining the Alaris Royalty Corp. in July 2008, Mr. King was and continues to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaris IGF Corp. and its predecessor since April 2004 when he co-founded Alaris. Steve spent 12 years in the investment banking industry, most recently as director of investment banking for First Associates Investments Inc., a predecessor of Blackmont Capital Inc. He has also held similar positions with Research Capital Corporation and Sprott Securities Inc. Mr. King is a director of Metropolitan Investment Corporation, a private investment company and a director of the general partner of LifeMark Health. Steve manages the investment process every step of the way and uses his creative financial mind to structure deals that benefit all parties involved. Steve is a married father of three children and an avid sports fan, player and coach.
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About Alaris Equity Partners: Alaris Royalty provides alternative financial services, such as long-term equity capital, for private businesses in North America.
J. C. Stefan Spicer
President, CEO & Director of Central Fund of Canada
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About Central Fund of Canada: Gold, Silver, Investments
President and CEO of Oro Services
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About Oro Services: Oro Services improves the way people use remittance to support families while working abroad.
President and CEO of ActionTax.ca
Mr. Berube has developed the specialty services model over the past three years. His experience with service large customer bases has been instrumental in moving ActionTax.ca towards a national launch.
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About ActionTax.ca: Taking Action for You! ActionTax is a leading Canadian tax preparation, accounting and tax law specialist.
President of Drake Media
Tom Drake is a blogger and online entrepreneur in his role as President of Drake Media Inc. Tom’s employment and educational background is in finance and marketing. He shares this knowledge on popular blogs such as MapleMoney, Financial Highway and Create Hype.
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About Drake Media: Starting as a single personal finance blog in 2009, and incorporated in 2011, Drake Media is now a portfolio of blogs, podcasts, and events.