John Tersigni –Principal, Toronto
John has over 25 years of experience with private and public companies within Canada and Europe. As a finance executive with significant experience in both finance and operations, John has had great success in increasing revenues and profitability through improved operational effectiveness and the implementation of strong internal controls. His successes include creating and managing a global business advisory department resulting in savings of millions of dollars from reduced sales refunds, inventory shrink and damages.
John has extensive experience in the retail industry serving in leadership positions with such market leaders as Shoppers Drug Mart, Selfridges Group, and Holt Renfrew. He is a hands-on and collaborative manager; his experience runs the spectrum from multi-billion dollar organizations to working closely with owner managed businesses.
John’s most recent position was Chief Finance Officer of Holt Renfrew where, along with daily finance responsibilities, he led initiatives to improve inventory management; improve the quality and delivery of financial reporting; increase operating revenues and reduce central costs.
John is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He also sits on the Board for a non-profit organization and has been a mentor to business students at the Rotman School of Management.