Fred is currently CFO, treasurer and officer for Hamilton Specialty Bar Inc. 2007. Previously, he’s held COO and CFO roles with a number of private equity backed companies. Fred has also served as a director and officer for a number of public, private and not-for-profit boards. He is currently a board member for LaRocca Bakeries and St. Joe’s Hospital and has been on the board of CGA of Ontario. He is a past president of Financial Executives International [FEI] and has served on the board of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) and on the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Canada advisory board. Fred is a respected business speaker, facilitator and conference guest speaker and periodically contributes articles to several publications. He received his professional director’s certification (ICD.D) in March, 2014, and has a bachelor of commerce (honours) degree from McMaster University in addition to his CPA designation. Fred enjoys golfing, travelling to exotic locations and spending time with his family.