Les is a senior strategic financial and administrative leader with over 35 years of experience in telecom, software, environmental, manufacturing, consulting, and banking sectors. He works collaboratively as part of senior management teams in all aspects of business, including business development, marketing, finance, administration, M&A, and strategic planning.
Les’ professional consulting expertise spans raising and managing capital, establishing budgets, reporting and managing results, and all legal and administrative aspects of businesses. He served as CFO of the WireIE group commencing from 2008 to 2020, a Canadian telecom company based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Previously, he held senior management roles with BPS Inc., New Carbon Economy Fund, Tuttle, Shore & Gower, Mindflight Technology Inc., and the Mercantile Bank of Canada.
Les serves as a volunteer board member and President of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce in Port Perry and with the Durham Region Economic Development Department as a volunteer business networking session leader.
He holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a BA, English and BPE from McMaster University.