Nicole Ballestrin – Principal, Toronto
A dynamic and strategic part-time CFO who helps small to mid-sized businesses achieve long-term profitable growth and positive cash flows. An innovative hands-on builder of strong finance functions leveraging the right talent, processes, systems, reporting, robust internal controls and external partnerships.
Leveraging over 15 years of experience at small to large global organizations, both public and private, crossing a wide range of industries including professional services, technology, retail, telecommunications and energy, Nicole partners with owners and senior leaders to drive strategic, operational and financial objectives. Companies where Nicole has made significant impact: McKinsey & Company Canada, EY, Sears Canada, Nortel Networks, Ceryx, Pricemetrix, McMillan LLP and SkyPower Global.
Nicole possesses expertise in all aspects of financial management including strategic financial planning, financial reporting and analysis, process & policy design & automation, internal controls, board and shareholder reporting and relations, cash management, tax structuring & compliance, acquisition/divestiture planning, acquisition integration, debt financing, ERP selection, corporate compliance, risk management and human resources.
Nicole is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.