President, Forward Vision Games
I was born/grew up in: Kingston, Ontario and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta
I now live in: Toronto, Ontario
I completed my training/education at: Finance Degree from Western University
Describe what you do at work.
The technology my company created involves financial modelling. I use math and logic everyday in my life as I am problem solving every day. I solve small problems like a glitch with my website, and big problems like, product development or making a company financial decision. Most of my day is currently spent making people aware of my company, our great product and finding organizations who would like to work with us.
When I was a student I enjoyed:
How does your job affect people’s lives?
I build financial capacity in people and communities. This allows them to fund their own dreams and the freedom to chart their own path forward.
What motivates you in your career?
I am solving a very fixable problem no one has solved before. The solution will dramatically impact millions of peoples lives in a positive way.
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
Describe your career path to this career.
I have a degree in Finance and background in aboriginal issues. My first career after graduation was as an equity trader for major Canadian banks and investment firms. I was a trader during the financial crisis and that had a dramatic impact on me and eventually lead me to start my own company that teaches people how to make a financial decision and how to assess risk.
What activities do you like to do outside of work?
I like to ski, play hockey, and spend time at my family's cottage.
What advice or encouragement would you give others seeking a similar career?
Find a problem, get to know it well, and then fix it.