Mike Ruthard In 60 Seconds...

A CFO for 18 of his 27-year business career, Mike has an exceptional track record as a financial leader and is an enthusiastic and engaged member of the Greater Toronto business and sports community.


Board of Governors, University of Windsor

Co-founder and Board of Directors, AFC Toronto City (Women’s professional soccer team)

Board of Directors, North Toronto Sports Foundation


Inside Toronto Magazine – Scotiabank Game Changer Award

 Institutional Investor Magazine – Community Leader from Investment Industry 


“I enjoy making founders lives easier by helping them make informed decisions based on historic data and what story the data is telling.” 


Specialist Skills

Capital Raising

Raised in excess of $20 billion in public and private markets

Scaling Businesses

CFO of business that grew revenues by $200 million

Increasing Valuations

CFO of business that grew valuation by $500 million

Financial Reporting

Developed internal and external reporting systems for business with global reach and revenues in excess of $200 million

Tax Planning

Tax structuring and compliance for global business with revenues in excess of $100 million

Track Record Highlights

  • On senior leadership team that grew the business from start-up to industry leading global enterprise with $10 billion in net assets and over $200 million in revenue. Included expansion into Europe and Asia.
  • Reduced enterprise wide costs by $25 million annually by managing cost infrastructure and leveraging service relationships
  • Raised $20 billion in public and private capital from global institutional allocators and investment banks
  • Participated in analysis and structuring of over $100 billion in international transactions
  • Developed internal and external financial reporting system to accommodate multi-national business with net assets of $10 billion and revenues in excess of $200 million
  • Developed liquidity and capital management system in highly regulated business to accommodate multi-billion dollar asset levels
  • Developed enterprise wide budgeting, forecasting and stress testing models for global enterprise
  • Reduced global tax liabilities by 40% through transfer price planning

Sector Experience

  • Finance Hedge fund, private equity, private debt, asset management
  • Banking & Insurance Domestic and international
  • Higher Education
  • Mining & Resources Senior and junior mining
  • Non Profit: Social Services
  • Professional services Consulting
  • Sports : Amateur & Profession Club

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