What is FEI Young Luminaries?

An exclusive one-year program for up to 50 high-achieving young finance professionals. If selected, you will have access to top industry leaders who are passionate about helping the next generation of leaders grow and succeed.

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Mentorship

1-on-1 in-person meetings with several FEI Canada members

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FEI Young Luminaries Events

Events designed to give you maximum access to meet multiple FEI Canada mentors.

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FEI Member Events

Invitation to the FEI Canada Annual Conference in Blue Mountain, Collingwood and other exclusive events and experiences!

The Ultimate Mentoring Opportunity.

Having a mentor chosen for you doesn’t work. You need to have the freedom to choose, and so does the mentor. That’s why FEI Young Luminaries delivers high quality interaction with several potential mentors so that you can find someone you really click with.

Some of the FEI Canada members who will be mentoring young CPAs, include:

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Gord Nelson, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Cineplex Entertainment

Gord has been the CFO of Cineplex Entertainment since 2004, and was named Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2016. He is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee for Baycrest, a research and teaching hospital for the elderly located in North York.
FEI member since: Mar 2006
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Gord Nelson, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Cineplex Entertainment

Gord has been the CFO of Cineplex Entertainment since 2004, and was named Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2016. He is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee for Baycrest, a research and teaching hospital for the elderly located in North York.
FEI member since: Mar 2006
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Russ Wong, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
ADP Canada

Russ is the CFO of ADP Canada, one of the world’s largest payroll and human capital management service providers. Prior to joining ADP, Russ was CFO of Chubb Edwards and CFO of Lexmark Canada. In addition, he sits on FEI Canada’s Board of Directors.
FEI member since: Mar 2002
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Russ Wong, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
ADP Canada

Russ is the CFO of ADP Canada, one of the world’s largest payroll and human capital management service providers. Prior to joining ADP, Russ was CFO of Chubb Edwards and CFO of Lexmark Canada. In addition, he sits on FEI Canada’s Board of Directors.
FEI member since: Mar 2002
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Winnie Leung CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Moneris Solutions

Winnie is the CFO and Inclusivity Chair at Moneris Solutions, Canada’s largest payment card processor. Prior to joining Moneris, Winnie was an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP, servicing clients in technology and communications. Winnie also volunteers as Treasurer for More Than Child’s Play, a not-for-profit family resource centre.
FEI member since: May 2014
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Winnie Leung CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Moneris Solutions

Winnie is the CFO and Inclusivity Chair at Moneris Solutions, Canada’s largest payment card processor. Prior to joining Moneris, Winnie was an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP, servicing clients in technology and communications. Winnie also volunteers as Treasurer for More Than Child’s Play, a not-for-profit family resource centre.
FEI member since: May 2014
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Annie Ropar, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer
Canada Infrastructure Bank

Annie leads all financial and corporate services as CFO and CAO of Canada Infrastructure Bank. Her career path includes being the CFO of Aequitas Innovations Inc., as well as the Managing Director of Global Equities at RBC Capital Markets.
FEI member since: Mar 2015
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Annie Ropar, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer
Canada Infrastructure Bank

Annie leads all financial and corporate services as CFO and CAO of Canada Infrastructure Bank. Her career path includes being the CFO of Aequitas Innovations Inc., as well as the Managing Director of Global Equities at RBC Capital Markets.
FEI member since: Mar 2015
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Sharlene Locke, CPA, CA
President Personal Insurance Practice
HUB International Ontario Limited

Sharlene is the President of Personal Insurance at HUB Ontario, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers. Sharlene began her career in audit at Deloitte, before joining HUB in 2001 where she has held roles as Corporate Controller, CFO and COO. She is also the President of FEI Canada’s Toronto Chapter.
FEI member since: May 2006
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Sharlene Locke, CPA, CA
President Personal Insurance Practice
HUB International Ontario Limited

Sharlene is the President of Personal Insurance at HUB Ontario, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers. Sharlene began her career in audit at Deloitte, before joining HUB in 2001 where she has held roles as Corporate Controller, CFO and COO. She is also the President of FEI Canada’s Toronto Chapter.
FEI member since: May 2006
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Robert Levine
Chief Financial Officer
Sigma Systems Canada LP

Prior to joining Sigma Systems as CFO, Robert was CFO of Centrilogic and Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at BMO Capital Markets. He began his career at Deutsche Bank and spent four years in BMO’S U.S. M&A group in Chicago. In total, Robert has over 18 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, and investment banking.
FEI member since: May 2017
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Robert Levine
Chief Financial Officer
Sigma Systems Canada LP

Prior to joining Sigma Systems as CFO, Robert was CFO of Centrilogic and Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at BMO Capital Markets. He began his career at Deutsche Bank and spent four years in BMO’S U.S. M&A group in Chicago. In total, Robert has over 18 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, and investment banking.
FEI member since: May 2017
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Sunil Gandhi CPA, CA
VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Trophy Foods Inc.

Sunil is the Chief Financial Officer at Trophy Foods Inc., Canada’s leading supplier of edible nuts, dried fruit and confectionary products. He has over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, having held senior leadership roles at the Mark Anthony Group and Corby Distilleries Limited.
FEI member since: Mar 2009
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Sunil Gandhi CPA, CA
VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Trophy Foods Inc.

Sunil is the Chief Financial Officer at Trophy Foods Inc., Canada’s leading supplier of edible nuts, dried fruit and confectionary products. He has over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, having held senior leadership roles at the Mark Anthony Group and Corby Distilleries Limited.
FEI member since: Mar 2009
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Shane Siva CPA, CA, CPA (IL)
Managing Director
Momentus Professional Services

Shane has held numerous leadership roles including CFO at GE Oil and Gas, and CFO at Rokstad Power. He is currently the Director of the Board at Family Services of Greater Vancouver, a not-for-profit organization that assists the most vulnerable people in the community.
FEI member since: Jan 2013
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Shane Siva CPA, CA, CPA (IL)
Managing Director
Momentus Professional Services

Shane has held numerous leadership roles including CFO at GE Oil and Gas, and CFO at Rokstad Power. He is currently the Director of the Board at Family Services of Greater Vancouver, a not-for-profit organization that assists the most vulnerable people in the community.
FEI member since: Jan 2013
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Anthony Morra CPA, CA
Director of Operations
Zeifmans LLP

Anthony is the Director of Operations at Zeifmans LLP, one of Canada’s top 20 accounting and consulting firms with over 9000 clients. He began his career as an accountant at BDO Canada and has taken on leadership roles at Circle of Care, a branch in Sinai Health System.
FEI member since: Jun 2016
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Anthony Morra CPA, CA
Director of Operations
Zeifmans LLP

Anthony is the Director of Operations at Zeifmans LLP, one of Canada’s top 20 accounting and consulting firms with over 9000 clients. He began his career as an accountant at BDO Canada and has taken on leadership roles at Circle of Care, a branch in Sinai Health System.
FEI member since: Jun 2016

List of Confirmed Mentors (More to be added)

What is FEI Canada?

With eleven chapters across Canada and over 1,500 members, FEI Canada is the country’s preeminent, all industry professional membership association for senior financial executives. FEI Canada provides professional development, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association membership represents a significant number of Canada’s leading and most influential corporations.

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What is Luminari?

Luminari is Canada’s largest digital CPA community in Canada with over 10,000 members. Our mission is to make CPA’s lives easier and their careers progress faster. We do this with hyper-relevant career opportunities including jobs, volunteer, education, events, mentoring, content & more. It’s free to sign up and takes less than 3 minutes.

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Application Timeline

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Apply

Apply to the FEI Young Luminaries Program here. Application Deadline is August 13, 2018. Process includes obtaining references.

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Selection

Short listed candidates will be chosen by September 1, 2018 and asked to complete one more step.

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Announcement

Final cohort will be notified on September 14, 2018.

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Kick-Off Event

Kick-off event at the end of September 2018 (details to follow).

Eligibility

Must be an aspiring finance professional between the ages of 25 and 35, located in the Greater Toronto Area (there are many in-person events that require attendance).

Cost

Selected candidates will also be admitted into the FEI Canada association as a new category of member, the ‘Young Luminari’. A highly discounted membership fee of $395 will cover the 2019 FEI Canada conference registration fee and event costs throughout the year. Note: It is estimated that members will receive 10+ CPD hours throughout the program.

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