David Chan – Principal, York Simcoe
A dynamic and resourceful CFO, David combines a strategic, big picture mindset with a practical, hands-on approach to operational management. He has a wide range of industry experience, including SaaS Software, Fintech, Telcom, Media, Logistics, Industrial Products and Food Services. With over 20 years experience, he works with public company boards, private equity and venture backed companies and owner operator companies.
David prides himself on his ability to find hidden opportunities to increase shareholder value. His experience in helping growth companies seize the day – with scaling, securing capital, M&A, optimizing resources, levering technology, implementing KPI’s and business planning. David enjoys helping business owners maximize the fruits of their labour with exit planning. He also guides organizations facing financial challenges to restructure and revector new corporate strategy.
David has helped management teams come together as a team, aligning departmental objectives with overall corporate strategy. Previously CFO at Versapay (TSX-V: VPY), a fintech and business process automation software company, he had overall responsibility for finance, treasury, investor relations, public reporting, M&A, compliance, accounting, budgeting, internal controls, human resources and risk management. He has also initiated research coverage with 4 investment dealers, all with a Buy recommendation. Team is of utmost importance to David, who has built, trained and coached a dynamic finance team. He also managed the Company’s conversion from Canadian GAAP to IFRS, as well as designed and implemented internal controls appropriate to the organization’s phase of development.
David is a CPA, CA, CFA, holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MBA from the Schulich School of Business.