Michelle has over 25 years of experience as a finance executive and has been instrumental in the growth of numerous companies, overseeing their venture capital financing, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions activities.
Prior to co-founding VanTol Kelly, a strategic financial advisory company, Michelle served as CFO for Symagery Microsystems (acquired by Psion PLC in 2005) as well as for Kinaxis, which obtained $50 million in financing through a private placement. Michelle began her career as a senior accountant at KPMG and later served in a number of roles at Newbridge Networks, including Assistant Vice President.
Michelle holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. She is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant and member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA).
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys travel, fitness, cottaging and spending time with her two grown daughters.
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