Directorships

We are always interested in new opportunities to serve as a corporate director as we find that our diverse background in many different businesses across a broad array of industries can provide significant value to many organizations. We both have a high level of expertise in financial matters and consider ourselves deep generalists in all matters pertaining to business. If you think we can help you out, then feel free to contact Blair by email at Blair@ExecutiveFinance.ca or call at (902) 401 5237 or Jen at Jen@ExecutiveFinance.ca 

We have both worked at all levels within the finance function during our careers in addition to spending years working in public practice. We are both many-time Chief Financial Officers in many very different contexts. 

For instance, Blair's first CFO role was in the context of a turnaround of a $400 million food processing subsidiary of a public company. Blair's second CFO role was in a private group of companies focused on real estate development and property management. Blair's third CFO role was in the context of a publically traded investment holding corporation. Jen’s has been a CFO of a container terminal and real estate company. She has also been a senior executive of a gold company and utility company.

Our Boardroom Experience

Since retiring from full-time executive roles, we have both continued involvement in the corporate world by serving as directors of Canadian publicly listed companies, private companies, and various non-profit entities, including:

A Canadian investment company. Blair currently serves as the Audit Committee Chairman and member of the Pension Committee.

A Canadian oil and gas manufacturing and servicing company. Blair currently serve as the Audit Committee Chairman.

A Canadian hotel and franchising company (2009-14). This company was sold in 2014. Blair served as the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Special Committee which oversaw the sale of the company to a strategic buyer.

Jen serves on the Board of this rapidily growing, internationally recognized event with over 10,000 participants each year.

Blair served as the President of Squash Nova Scotia for three years and was a Men’s provincial team representative at the 2008 Canadian National Team Championships.

Jen serves as a director of a 10MW wind energy project

Blair Cook & Jennifer Nicholson

We have also served on a number of non-profit boards throughout our careers. Getting involved in non-profit organizations is a wonderful way to develop skills to become a corporate director. Some of the organizations we have been involved with include:

Blair Cook

Jesters Club of Atlantic Canada (Treasurer and secretary) 
Squash Nova Scotia (President) 
Big Brothers Big Sisters (Treasurer) 
Wolfville Curling Club (Treasurer)

Jennifer Nicholson

Martyrs Basketball (Treasurer)
Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia (Council Member)

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