Amrop Rosin recruits CFO for Questrade
May 18, 2022 – Toronto-based executive search and consulting firm Amrop Rosin has recruited Mike Vivaldi as the new Group CFO for Questrade Inc.’s digital-focused organization – which is ready for what’s next,” said Jeff Rosin , founder.
Mr. Vivaldi is an experienced CFO with extensive experience in public and privately held technology companies in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Mr. Vivaldi brings over 25 years of experience as a finance professional in private and public companies, including over 11 years in CFO roles. His CFO experiences span both the finance and technology sectors, with his first CFO position being at CDCC & TMX Select, and most recently as CFO of Centrilogic, an IT transformation and technology services organization.
Based in Toronto, Questrade’s vision is to help Canadians achieve financial independence. As Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage, the company leverages technology to lower fees and provide a viable alternative to traditional financial investment options.
Amrop Rosin is a wholly owned boutique company specializing in professional services, financial services, real estate, consumer and retail, industrials and natural resources. Prior to founding the firm in 2014, Mr. Rosin led the Canadian practice of a publicly traded global executive search firm for nearly 15 years. Amrop Rosin recruits CEOs, senior executives and board members, with a particular focus on working with mid- to large-cap private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as with public companies and professional services firms. In addition, Amrop Rosin offers interim management through its RES Interim Service.
Amrop Rosin has a proven track record of supporting organizations with CFO searches as part of its broader experience in CEO, senior executive and board member searches.
New pressures on CFOs
Immediate concerns about cash flow, liquidity and bottom line take precedence in many businesses due to the continued fallout from the pandemic. But there are high-value lessons emerging from the current health and economic crisis that CFOs should keep in mind, according to recruiters who specialize in finding talent for finance functional roles.
Amrop Rosin Launches Digital Transformation Practice
Toronto-based executive search and consulting firm Amrop Rosin has named Naveen Kumar and Sanjiv Purba co-leads of its new digital transformation practice. “Digital transformation is on the mind of every business leader,” said Jeff Rosin, Founder. “We are launching a focused practice backed by two global leaders to address this need and connect clients with the talent they need to realize their boldest ambitions.” Mr. Kumar has extensive knowledge of financial and professional services in both the public and private sectors. He previously held leadership positions with organizations such as Info-Tech Research Group, KPMG, Citigroup, JP Morgan and IBM. Mr. Purba specializes in working with C-suites and corporate boards that want to digitally transform their businesses. He is a global thought leader who has written over 19 books as well as articles in publications such as The Toronto Star and The Globe & Mail. Prior to joining Amrop Rosin, Mr. Purba held positions in leading organizations such as KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft and IMAX.
The COVID-19 crisis has thrust CFOs into the spotlight like never before, they report, while the pandemic itself has also created a business environment in which CFOs are uniquely positioned to drive business value. during the recovery phase.
Too many companies today are desperate to get as much money on their balance sheets as possible to weather the consequences of COVID-19, recruiters say. Earnings pressures are forcing many companies to alter their forecasting strategies, explore new products and services, and even expand into alternative sales and delivery channels. Top CFOs are spearheading this effort.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media