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Brendan Wood Announces TopGun CFOs in Canada

February 17th, 2016 by TopGun Press

Brendan Wood Announces TopGun CFOs in Canada:
Veteran Donald Marchand wins TopGun CFO of the Year

For Immediate Release – TORONTO, Canada, February 17th, 2016 (TopGun Press)

Brendan Wood International is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 results of its non-stop polling of the world’s most influential shareholders. Our ‘voice of the shareholder’ reporting measures 1400 corporations across 11 critical metrics, one of which is shareholder confidence in the CFO. The TopGun CFO designation is an expression of the highest level of confidence in the CFO by major institutional investors who own or have the ability to own the stock in sizable stakes.

“Given the current market conditions, CFOs are under the microscope by investors. Even though CFOs are often attached to the balance sheet, they are also primarily responsible for many aspects of the investor communications program. In this the “age of full disclosure”, communication with investors and shareholders is critical. TopGun CFOs are seen as exceptional communicators of the company’s story along side the CEO,” said Jordan Novak, Managing Director, Brendan Wood International.

The voting panel was comprised of over 500 investors and sell-side professionals, including the majority of TopGun equity investors, research analysts and sell-side sales professionals both in Canada and abroad. The panel considered some 323 potential nominees in Canada whose companies are listed on Brendan Wood International’s Shareholder Confidence Index. Less than ten percent of potential candidates, a total of 26 executives, were awarded TopGun status based on the number of votes received.

Donald Marchand, veteran CFO at TransCanada Corporation, earned the title of TopGun CFO of the Year. “Mr. Marchand’s performance year over year speaks for itself. Through good times and bad, his work has always been highly recognized by investors,” said Novak.

2015/2016 Canadian TopGun CFOs by Sector
(In alphabetical order by last name):

Consumer Products TopGun CFOs:
Richard Dufresne; George Weston Limited / Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Michael Ross; Dollarama Inc

Oil and Gas TopGun CFOs:
Corey Bieber; Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
P Van Dafoe; ARC Resources Ltd
Curtis Hicks; Vermilion Energy
Sadiq Lalani; Kelt Exploration Ltd
Brian Robinson; Tourmaline Oil Corp

Financial Institutions Group (FIG) TopGun CFOs:
Janice Fukakusa; Royal Bank of Canada
Brian Lawson; Brookfield Asset Management
Louis Marcotte; Intact Financial Corp

Industrials TopGun CFOs:
Vincent Galifi; Magna International Inc.
John Horning; Interfor Corp
Paul Jewer; Toromont Industries Ltd.
Luc Jobin; Canadian National Railway Company
Daniel Lefaivre; Stantec Inc

Precious Metals and Mining TopGun CFOs:
James Anderson; Uranium Participation Corporation*
Lindsay Hall; Goldcorp Inc.
Marie Inkster; Lundin Mining
Hannes Meyer; First Quantum Minerals
James Slattery; Capstone Mining Corp

Pipelines and Utilities TopGun CFOs:
Donald Marchand; TransCanada Corporation
John Whelen; Enbridge Inc.

Real Estate/REITs TopGun CFOs:
Cynthia Devine; Riocan Real Estate Investment Trust

Technology, Media and Telecommunications TopGun CFOs:
John Gossling; Telus
Gord Nelson; Cineplex Inc
Jean-François Pruneau; Quebecor

*James Anderson has since left Uranium Participation Corporation. 

About Brendan Wood International:

Brendan Wood International (BWI) is an independent performance advisor which rates the performance of 1400+ prominent corporate names in the public markets worldwide. The firm also independently rates Investment Banks, Broker Dealer firms and Asset Managers worldwide. Brendan Wood and partners have conducted more than one thousand off sites and management conferences in fifty cities. Originators of the TopGun recognition program, BWI represents TopGun talent and offers placement services to clients seeking game changer executives and professionals.

Related Links:

Jordan Novak
Managing Director
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110

Amanda Knott
Manager – BWI Panel
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110​

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