Stuart Pasternak In 60 Seconds...

Stuart is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with a diverse skill set in finance, business, and leadership. With over 30 years of experience, he has encountered and navigated various challenges and complexities in the corporate world, including strategic planning, financial reporting, treasury, risk management, and representing corporations at the International Trade Tribunal and the Department of Justice.

Stuart’s expertise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and cross-border transactions is a testament to his strategic thinking and broad understanding of global markets. His ability to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities while steering organizations toward their goals ensures financial stability and compliance.

Specialist Skills

Executive Coaching

Supporting entrepreneurs with efficiencies and process improvements in the organization

M&A Specialist

Conducted multiple due diligence engagements, including the valuation, negotiations, purchase, structure, and legal agreement.

Banking Relationship

Negotiated working capital, equipment, and acquisition borrowing lines

Budgeting & Forecasting

Create budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow models.

Financial Operations

Design and implement processes, including building world-class teams.

Track Record Highlights

  • Conducted multiple due diligence engagements, including the valuation, negotiations, purchase, structure, legal agreement, and negotiation of a $55 million acquisition line.
  • Testified as a financial expert at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, resulting in tariffs being imposed.
  • Secured $30 million in US government incentives to build a manufacturing plant in West Virginia, considered the second largest state investment at the time.
  • Built two world-class financial service centres
  • Toronto Regional Director of the CFO Leadership Council and past Chair of the Alzheimer Society of York Region

Sector Experience

  • Construction: Home Builders and Heavy Construction
  • Manufacturing-Transport-Logistics: Building Materials
  • Property-Real Estate:
  • Not-For-Profit:

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