Dan is much more than just a number cruncher. He graduated from University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts (Accountancy) in 1991, received his Master of Account in 1992, and was admitted to the membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1992.
After some early roles, Dan moved into publishing with a Controller position at McGraw-Hill Ryerson and then as Vice President, Finance at General Publishing Company.
After taking another senior finance role at fixture manufacturer Universal Showcase, Dan spent eight years at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he led a quality improvement, waste reduction, and consolidation program for the manufacturing and development company. In 2012, Dan started as Director, Supply Chain for Cosmetica Laboratories where he managed a team of 50 across the purchasing, account management, planning, and warehouse teams.
Dan’s last role prior to joining W.A. Robinson in 2022 was with Pathwise Credit Union, a member-owned financial institution with $440 million in assets. As the credit union’s Chief Financial Officer, Dan increased members’ equity by 33%, was champion for a new banking system, new collective agreement and managed a strategic rebranding. He also acted as Interim CEO for five months.
Dan is also very active outside the office, whether swimming, biking, practicing Aikido, or coaching soccer teams.