Chris is a Chartered Accountant who joined the Oppenheimer team in November 2011 as director of finance. He was promoted to executive director of finance in 2015 and became executive director, sales and operations finance, in September 2017.
In this role, Chris provides financial leadership to Oppy sales, categories and operations by providing strategic analysis and evaluating financial decisions related to these key areas of the company. He leads our category financial analysis team, ensuring that appropriate structure and procedures are in place to support category planning, decision making and effective execution of category operations.
Chris also plays a key role in financial interactions with our growers and other business partners.
Prior to working at Oppy, Chris was an audit manager at Ernst & Young, where he specialized in multi-location and complex Canadian GAAP accounting environments by leading the global coordination of teams of accountants, reviewing internal client processes, while recommending improvements to increase client efficiencies. Chris also worked as the corporate controller for Silver Bull Resources, where he coordinated multi-national teams with locations in Mexico and Africa, while overseeing technical accounting issues and preparing consolidation workbooks.
Chris received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and his Chartered Accountant certification from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of British Columbia.