Cathy Paterson, CPA, CA 

Cathy’s depth of financial expertise includes 29-years in a senior finance role at Leon’s Furniture Limited.  At Leon’s she was responsible for the financial reporting of a $2.0 billion publicly-traded company, the compliance of all federal and provincial tax authorities, budgeting and planning.

She thrived in the team environment and contributed to the profitability of both franchise and corporate stores.  Cathy was instrumental in the integration of Leon’s Furniture and the Brick business processes after the acquisition of the company in 2012.

As an effective financial communicator and leader she has initiated business improvements including a national IT solution, built effective financial teams while never losing sight of important simple process change.

Fun fact: Cathy followed a long-awaited dream and became a Level 2 ski instructor at age 59.