Robert Kunihiro In 60 Seconds...

A 20+ year career CFO/COO most recently for large automotive tier 1 suppliers ($1b-$5b USD Sales) ABC Technologies and Yazaki North & Central America. Robert is very well connected in the automotive industry and related government agencies. He is a past board member of APMA (Canadian Auto Suppliers Association) and Accelerate ZEV (Electric Vehicle Advocacy). Also, public company CFO for a software company and VP Finance for a pet products retailer or franchisor.

Providing fractional CFO services for small and medium businesses in Ontario and the Greater Toronto Region of Halton Peel, including Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Bolton, Oakville, and Milton.


  • Variety Village,The Childrens Charity: Board Member, Audit Committee (Past) 

Accounting Designations

Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA, CA

U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Specialist Skills

Profit Improvement

Led a cross functional process to reduce costs by 300m per year

Strategic Thinker

Sold non-core divisions and entered into highly strategic JV's

Management Information

Standardized metrics and led the daily management process

Exit Planning

Successfully engineered a sale to PE above industry multiples at

Financial Operations

Designed and implemented a matrix structure with BU's and Core Functions

Track Record Highlights

  • Achieved record earnings in a 75-year-old company by standardizing KPIs and leading daily management processes.
  • Increased EBITDA margin by 3.5% on $1B revenues in 5-years by sparking new product innovation and cascading improvements throughout the organization.
  • Reduced overhead $200m a year (on $5b revenues) and drove earnings by developing key operating metrics and implementing a proactive daily management strategy.
  • Divested 1 non-core division and negotiated 2 strategic joint-ventures, one of which resulted in a $100m plus business; becoming the largest in its category in North America.
  • Executed the exit of a $1B multi-product enterprise to private equity at a multiple 20% higher than industry standard.

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing transport logistics Automotive
  • retail consumer products Franchisor & Corporate
  • technology media telecoms Middleware software
  • National Sector Lead for Supply Chain & Manufacturing Industries.

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