Alumni Buzz November 2020

Alumni on the Move

Dinesh Balakrishnan (MAcc '14) - Manager, Operations (Billing/AR), Calian Group

Shubham Datta (PDACC '13) - Vice President, Corporate Development, Clio

Daivik Doshi (MAcc '13) - Vice President, Ironbridge

Eric Myung (MAcc '10) - Chief Financial Officer, Goldseek Resources Inc. 

The Globe and Mail: Canada's Top Growing Companies 2020

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada.
The School of Accounting and Finance is proud of all 14 of our alumni who received this honour this year.

#13: Maple - Brian Wu (MAcc '09) - Vice President, Finance
#22: Emerge Commerce Inc. - Jonathan Leong (MAcc '08) - Chief Financial Officer
#26: Marlin Spring - Ashi Mathur (MAcc '93) - President
#50: Parity Inc. - Ron Seftel (BA/CA '92) - Chief Financial Officer
#82: Daisy Intelligence. - Lisa Coulman (BA/CA '88) - Board Member
#117: RIWI Corp. - Daniel Im (MAcc '01) - Chief Financial Officer
#121: Smile.io - Darren Denomme (MAcc '89) - Chief Financial Officer
#154: FleetOptics - Michael Kee (PDACC '99) - Director of Finance
#165: Rentsync - Dan Jauernig (BMath/CA '89) - Corporate Director
#201: Think Research Corp. - Anand Ganeshalingam (PDACC '14) - Board Observer
#291: WebSan Solutions Inc. - Mike Moran (BA/CA '93) - Advisory Board Member
#311: Miovision - Lauren Greig (MAcc '08) - Chief Operating Officer
#316: dentalcorp - Leona Lau (MAcc '06) - Vice President, Finance
#317: Uken Games - Wilson Ng (MAcc '05) - Chief Financial Officer

Canadian Business Growth List 2020

The winners of the 32nd annual Growth List ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies (formerly the Growth 500) are the most passionate, innovative and successful businesses in the country. These are the fastest-growing companies in Canada, measured by their revenue growth over the last five years. The School is incredibly proud of our ten alumni that were honoured this year.

#1: Marlin Spring - Ashi Mathur (MAcc '93) - President
#29: KV Capital - Shafin Kanji (MAcc '93) - Chief Financial Officer
#118: Daisy Intelligence - Lisa Coulman (BA/CA '88) - Board Member
#203: dentalcorp - Leona Lau (MAcc '06) - Vice President, Finance
#320: Clearbridge Mobile Inc. - Hubert Mak (BMath/CA '02) - Chief Financial Officer
#323: HomeEquity Bank - Dan Jauernig (BMath/CA '89) - Corporate Director
#325: The Marquee Group - Kim Male (BA, Management Accounting '98) - Director
#351: Bateman MacKay LLP - Vinay Khosla (MAcc '97) - Partner, Tax
#402: StarTech.com - Rodney Burke (MAcc '02) - Vice President, Amazon & e-Commerce

Alumni in the News

LinkedIn Top Startups 2020

  • BookJane (#4) - Michael Li (MAcc '06) - Vice President, Operations and Customer Service
  • League, Inc. (#8) - Sid Paquette (MTax '08) - Director (Board of Directors)
  • Maple (#10)Brian Wu (MAcc '09) - Vice President, Finance

Canada's 50 Best Executives  - Jimmy Mui (MAcc '93) - Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Medical Association

Deloitte 2020 Technology Fast 50 Program

  • BookJane (#15) -  Michael Li (MAcc '06) - Vice President, Operations and Customer Service
  • Daisy Intelligence (#29) - Lisa Coulman (BA/CA '88) - Board Member
  • Smile.io (#48) - Darren Denomme (MAcc '89) - Chief Financial Officer 

Deloitte 2020 Enterprise Fast 15 Ranking (#3) - Patrick Leung (MAcc '92) - Chief Financial Officer, Doxim

Deloitte 2020 Companies-to-Watch Award (#12) - Daniel Im (MAcc '01) - Chief Financial Officer, RIWI

CPA Ontario - 2020 Emerging Leaders 

  • Margarita de Guzman (MAcc '09) - Associate Vice President, TD
  • Matthew Roman (MTax '12) - Senior Manager, National Tax Centre at KPMG Canada

Please forgive us if we have missed any of your milestones – we would be delighted to celebrate it in our next E-Newsletter. Please send any job changes, promotions or milestones to saf-alum@uwaterloo.ca