Robert Ackford – Principal, Durham/Peterborough
Robert is a Finance and Operations executive with over 30 years of business management experience. He has deep experience in both private and public manufacturing, distribution and engineering equipment companies. Most recently, Rob spent 18 years working in the electrical industry for Ideal Industries (Canada), Corp. He provided senior leadership in Finance/Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Human Resources and IT.
Robert has a consistent track record of improving profit at companies operating domestically and internationally. He is a values driven leader skilled in financial management, negotiations and business development. A results-oriented team player, Rob is a trusted partner to the CEO and collaborates effectively across organizations.
Rob’s expertise as a CPA, CMA includes strategic planning & implementation, board presentations and membership, financial planning & analysis, financial/management reporting, cash flow management, audit & assurance, corporate taxation, sales and marketing management, lean/supply chain management, negotiations, information technology (IT), human resources/administration and organizational design.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business (Finance Major) from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario and has his designation as a CPA, CMA.