Steve Potocny – Principal, Toronto
Steve has more than 30 years of finance experience working in regulated, large public and not for profit organizations in energy, retail, culture and hospitality sectors. His passion is to fully engage with all operating units to fully understand the issues and challenges at the front line. Steve has a focus on delivering true value to organizations and their stakeholders, has supported the development of effective governance models, and has been an effective liaison with Boards and Board committees.
After a number of years working as a professional engineer in the utility sector, Steve qualified as a certified management accountant while he was still working at Ontario Hydro and supported the evolution into five successor companies including his senior finance role in the current Hydro One organization. He then moved to Direct Energy as the VP Finance, Canada to establish a full finance function in support of the acquisition by Centrica UK of the former Enbridge Home Services business.
Steve’s experience also includes senior finance roles as the Director of Finance, Administration and Human Resources at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, a registered charity, as well as the CFO at the Granite Club, a significant member owned not-for-profit organization.
Steve’s pragmatic approach to the development of strategies and business plans ensures that organizations are not only sustainable, but able to grow and meet their long-term vision and objectives. His big picture perspective combined with his expertise in budgeting, reporting, performance management and risk management gives organizations the tools that they need to be successful.