About Our Company

Welcome to Executive Finance!

We are Blair Cook CPA, CA CPA (Ill) MBA and Jennifer Nicholson CPA, CA. We are both many-time CFOs and corporate directors working across diverse industries. We also happen to both possess a passionate interest and extensive background in professional and post-secondary education.

Our passion and our mission is to develop and deliver professional development that engages and educates financial professionals to meaningfully improve workplace performance.

Our advisory services deliver on this mission by:

Surveying the latest thought leadership supplemented with our own thinking and experiences on topics of interest and importance to financial professionals.

Engaging our audience to actively participate in their own learning and development using interactive cases and peer discussions.

Providing tools and methodology that participants take away from the course and apply in their everyday workplace.

“Executive Finance is really an ideas company. We think deeply about matters of importance to our clients and seek out solutions that make a positive and lasting impact”

At Executive Finance, we are both easy to work with and flexible in our arrangements. Contact us today and let’s talk about your career or company challenges. Together we can determine if we can help. It costs nothing to have the conversation and we love meeting senior finance professionals from around the world. .

Who We Are?

We are seasoned financial executives and professional educators with over 40 years of experience behind us. We are both professional accountants with experience in public practice, senior executive roles, and have served on multiple corporate boards. We have developed, taught, and presented topics and courses across post-secondary, professional certification, and professional development sectors.

What We Do?

Our clients are both individuals and organizations. We offer a number of development courses and programs targeting financial professionals and organizations. Many organizations engage us on a short-term basis to assist with strategic and financial matters. We specialize in helping organizations transform and reinvent themselves and have a long track record of working in turnaround situations.

How We Do It?

We are very flexible in how we work. We often work directly with our clients, but where geographies make this impractical, we utilize technology to provide one-on-one content and services. Our approach is to first understand your objectives before any commitments are made. These upfront conversations are critical to ensure that we both can prosper from establishing a business relationship. When there is a strong fit, we will custom develop an approach, content, and service arrangements that will meet your needs. Contact us to start the conversation today.

We love making connections with other financial professionals from around the world and developing relationships and partnerships to do work together. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, we definitely want to hear from you:

Are you aspiring to become a financial executive in your career?

Are you already a financial executive, but looking to deepen your contribution to your organization?

Are you a professional institute looking for speakers, presenters, courses, or programs to offer your members?

Are you an organization that is contemplating or in the midst of significant transformation and unsure of what to expect?

Contact Us
  • Executive Partner and Thought Leader
    Blair Cook

    Blair is a many-time corporate director, CFO, educator, innovator, thought leader, presenter, and curiosity generalist. As an academic-practitioner, he’s a perpetual learner who observes and experiments with various financial and management theories in real world context. He shares stories of his successes, failures, and lessons learned to all those who share a passion for further developing their own financial leadership qualities. His focus is on defining and developing a career path for financial professionals aspiring to the Office of the CFO and the Board of Directors. Blair has worked extensively with CPA Canada in recent years to design, develop, and launch the professional certification program.

  • Executive Partner and Thought Leader
    Jennifer Nicholson
    CPA, CA

    Jen is a dynamic, versatile financial professional with over 20 years of leadership experience. Jen brings to the classroom a broad skill set and experience in all key facets of an organization including operations management, strategic planning, business development, finance, accounting, investor relations, human resources, and project management. Jen has a passion for making finance more attainable, whether its working to articulate strategy in a financial context or bringing clarity to financial communication. Jen’s career epitomizes the diverse experiences and roles that CPAs play in industry – from financial to operational leadership.

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Our Partners

We primarily offer our content through our partnerships with professional accounting bodies, post-secondary institutions, and leading professional development providers. Our content has featured prominently with all the following partners: