Clive Jacobsohn – Principal, Toronto
Clive is an accomplished business leader with solid integrated financial and operational expertise. He has a proven track record in stabilizing cash flows, increasing profitability, successful acquisitions, divestitures and liquidity events. He excels in initiating and implementing strategic views across all functional areas. Clive has progressively managed his career across many industries in the small to mid-market arenas. He started out with PwC in audit and corporate finance, leading to his extensive experience in biotech, manufacturing, entertainment and medical device industries, with more than 20 years in the role of CFO.
One of many accomplishments for Clive is the significant impact he has made in the Canadian Cord Blood Stem Cell Industry. During the early years of his tenure with Insception Lifebank, he was instrumental in implementing a turnaround strategy to sustain the Company’s cash flow position that placed it on the path it is today. Clive followed up that initial work by driving the acquisition and integration of a major competitor, being the first in the industry, and transforming the business onto a stable financial platform. He also maintained solid banking relationships and building the internal teams to solidify the business. Clive was fundamental to their continued growth in Canada by acquiring a second major competitor to consolidate the industry. He was ultimately pivotal in the successful exiting of the private equity ownership and stakeholder group during the sale of the business.
Clive is a Canadian CA,CPA and holds an MBA from the combined program between the Kellogg and Schulich Schools of York and North Western Universities.