Liz Nadeau – Principal, Toronto
Liz is a seasoned Financial and Operations executive with over 30 years experience in both entrepreneurial and public company environments; she is equally at home in the board room and on the distribution centre floor. Her experience spans multiple industries including retail, importing, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, technology and education. Most recently Liz was Chief Operating Officer for BrightPath Early Learning, Canada’s largest provider of early childhood education and daycare operating across Canada with over 10,000 daycare spaces. During her tenure the business more than tripled in size through multiple acquisitions and went from a TSX-V traded company to a portfolio holding of Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.
Liz has focused through out her career on growing businesses utilizing her significant experience in acquiring and integrating competitors, cash management and optimizing business processes. Her experience includes multiple business turnarounds, ERP integrations, implementation of KPI performance analytics, HR leadership and managing both banking and government funding relationships.
Liz is a CPA, CA and holds both an undergraduate degree and a master’s in accounting (M. Acc.) from the University of Waterloo.