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Obed Maurice, Founder of Clique Advisor in Lethbridge is Focused on Modernizing the Finance Function for Business Owners

Obed Maurice is Founder of Clique Advisor in Lethbridge and Partner in Avail CPA LLP. He’s focused on modernizing the finance function for business owners. You know how business owners never have enough time in their day and find finances to be a pain? Clique Advisor uses cloud-based software to automate business functions and create a virtual relationship with clients. “Think of my work like accounting – BUT cooler,” he says. Maurice prides himself on being an entrepreneur. He understands that success in business comes from more than just understanding the numbers, and his experience as a founder and C level operations executive provides him with a unique perspective on the variety of challenges that entrepreneurs face.


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Andrew Kiguel is Co-Founder & CEO of tokens.com and previous CEO of one of the largest publicly listed bitcoin miners in the world

Andrew Kiguel is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of tokens.com. Andrew was also founder and CEO of Hut 8 Mining, one of the largest publicly listed bitcoin miners in the world with a listing market capitalization of $450 million and over $140 million of revenue within the first 24 months. Prior to that, Andrew spent over 18 years at GMP Securities (now Stifel Canada) in investment banking, with his most recent title as a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Banking.

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Lisa Shields, CEO of FISPAN, Talks About Why The Future of Finance and Banking is Integrated and Embedded

Lisa Shields is the Chief Executive Officer at FISPAN, having founded the company in 2016 after listening to the pain points businesses experienced utilizing bank services. As a visionary CEO with an engineering background, Lisa guides FISPAN through attracting the right talent and building great products. FISPAN is based in Vancouver BC and is Lisa’s second financial technology startup — she founded and led cross-border payouts company Hyperwallet for 15 years. Recognized as a leading global payments platform, Hyperwallet was acquired by PayPal in 2018. Lisa is a member of the Canadian FinPay Committee and was named the EY Regional Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2015. A firm believer in inclusive commerce, Lisa is always looking for new ways to unite ecosystem participants for the benefit of end users.

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Candice Bakx-Friesen is a Top Performing Realtor, Entrepreneur, Money Coach, and Speaker

Candice Bakx-Friesen (www.candicebakxfriesen.com) is passionate about helping people reach their financial dreams. She is a highly motivated woman who has a passion for helping others succeed in life and business. She is a mother of 4, top performing realtor, entrepreneur, money coach, and speaker.

Candice has been a real estate investor since 2001. Candice’s candid approach to business and affinity for getting past the fluff and getting to the root of each challenge for her clients so that they get a lot done, has led to her becoming a highly sought after coach within the finance and real estate industries.

She also provides sales coaching to fellow real estate agents but her passion lies in the finance industry. She coaches / trains / mentors on money topics, anything from basic budgeting to real estate investing.

Candice has had many opportunities to speak in front of large crowds and enjoys teaching others and helping people reach their financial dreams.

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Josianne Lapierre parle de vivre votre rêve à travers le service à la clientèle, le réseautage, la comptabilité

Josianne Lapierre (www.comptesrecevables.net), une femme axée sur le côté humain et la communication a toujours eu un faible pour le service à la clientèle. À la suite d’un imprévu, elle décide de se lancer dans le domaine du crédit. Pour bien faire les choses, elle s’entoure de personnel compétent et s’inscrit à de multiples formations afin de bâtir son entreprise. En amour avec son domaine d’activité, elle fera tout pour devenir la référence en gestion des comptes au Québec. Malgré les multiples embûches et les difficultés vécues par les femmes se lançant en affaires, Josianne se dévoue corps et âme afin de faire croître son entreprise afin d’offrir un service d’exception.

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After Years at the CRA, Susan O’Brien Took a Leap and Started Her Own Tax-Consulting Firm

After years in the tax world working at both the Canada Revenue Agency and in the private sector, Susan O’Brien took a leap and started her own tax-consulting firm. While her business was successful, she had a gnawing feeling that she wanted more.

Finding her heart was in wealth management, she started her next venture, the Susan O’Brien Group, with a large global Canadian bank in 1998. It has grown to become a nationally recognized wealth advisory practice.

Now, having found her place, her focus is on an innovative and collaborative approach to wealth management. She is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and planner working with C-suite executives and wealthy families who want more from their financial advisory relationships.

Susan uses a net worth thinking lens to align all aspects of each client’s financial life. As an entrepreneur and mother of four children, she has a passion for helping her clients not only build their own net worth but also ensure that their wealth passes on to future generations.

Susan has been featured in the Globe and Mail, and on CTV News and Global News. She was a 2018 finalist in the Women in Wealth Management Awards in the categories of “Women-Led Advisory Team of the Year” and “Excellence in Philanthropy and CSR.” In 2019, she was a finalist in the Wealth Professional Awards for Excellence in Philanthropy and Community Service.

Always guided by helping others and giving back to her community, she sits on advisory boards for the Calgary Foundation and United Way. She is also a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a global organization of top women entrepreneurs, where she offers peer-to-peer mentoring. Susan lives with her family in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Kevin Foreman, President of Black Sheep Business Consulting Corp., is Supporting Sustainable Brands

Kevin Foreman’s passion for business stems from his youth where he saw his family incorporate and grow multiple businesses. Being raised in a family of small business owners provides Mr. Foreman with a unique perspective to his clients success, endeavours, and challenges. He sits on the board of the Port Moody – Coquitlam Federal LPC EDA, as Organizational Chair and cherishes the community that has provided him with innate opportunity. He’s also President & Business Strategist of Black Sheep Business Consulting Corp., whos mission is to support sustainable brands in mitigating climate change, and building vibrant communities.

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Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Lending for Social Good with Marc-Antoine Caya

Marc-Antoine Caya is CEO and Founder of GoPeer, Canada’s first consumer peer to peer lending platform. He is a passionate socially responsible investor and innovator. His experience includes working as an investment banker at one of Canada’s largest bank where he was involved in many securities offerings and corporate M&A advisory mandates. He holds a Masters of Sc. in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics.

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Jesse Berger, Former Banker Turned Author, Gives the Lowdown on Bitcoin

Jesse Berger is the author of Magic Internet Money: A Book About Bitcoin. He spent over 10 years working with large financial institutions in Canada, including roles in retail banking, investment advisory, management consulting, and market research. He graduated from McGill University in 2006 having studied economics and philosophy, and he received his MBA from Ryerson University in 2015. There, he led the winning team of The Economist’s MBA investment case competition, topping more than 25 schools from around the world. In 2018 he became a certified blockchain professional, and he is currently an independent consultant based in Toronto.

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Real Estate Investor Brady McDonald on How to Make Property Investing Work for You

Brady McDonald is a full time real estate investor (http://www.bkrealestateinvesting.com/), lifestyle entrepreneur and father. After 14 years swinging from tree top to tree top, Brady retired from Hydro One at the age of 32 but he hasn’t sat still. In 5 short years he and his wife, Kristy, have purchased over 120 properties, grown their team to 20, and currently operate a property management company as well as a renovation company. Stemming from his previous experience as a utility arborist instructor, Brady launched Learn with BK, which is the real estate investing education and coaching arm of their business. He and his team have won many awards including Canadian Real Estate Wealth’s Joint Venture Partner of the Year and REIN’s Co-Venturer of the Year 2017 as well as REIN’s Renovator of the Year and the Leslie Cluff Memorial Player of the Year in 2018. Brady, Kristy and their team specialize in Real Estate Investing Joint Ventures where they partner with individuals who want to invest in real estate but don’t have the time and expertise to do it alone. Together they collaborate to create turn key income properties in Barrie, Ontario that create both long term wealth and cashflow for everyone involved.

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