Ian Young, CEO – The CFO Centre, Canada
Ian is the Chief Executive Officer of The CFO Centre Limited and has over 25 years experience in both public and private companies within Canada and the UK. A Chartered Accountant with a BSc from the University of Western Ontario, Ian provided the financial leadership as CFO for some of Canada’s leading national brand name retailers such as Chapters/Indigo, Blockbuster Canada, Holt Renfrew and The Source.
Ian’s expertise includes sourcing and refinancing of debt, mergers & acquisitions, business turnarounds, restructuring, strategic planning and driving improvements in productivity and profitability. To improve profitability, his experience has focused on ensuring there is organizational & cultural alignment with strategic goals supported by implementation of management information systems to measure performance. Ian has found this process to be the key to profitable growth and success.
Ian is also a Board member on two children’s charity organizations.