Lori Ell, CPA, CMA, ICD.D

TEC Canada Chair

Biography

Ms.  Ell holds over 25 years of broad-based executive experience working with multi-billion dollar, start-up, and mid-market companies in diverse industries including oil & gas, technology, and food manufacturing. Her most recent position was as President of Agristar Inc, and prior to that, CFO for Quortech Solutions Ltd.  Currently, Ms. Ell consults with business leaders to help construct processes for strategic execution. She is also a Chair with TEC-Canada, where she leads a select group of CEOs through confidential peer advisory forums and provides one-to one executive coaching. She sits on several private and not-for profit boards.  She holds a Bachelor of Management, is a CPA, CMA and has also received her ICD.D in Board Governance from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Presentation Summary

Why do so many businesses succeed while others fail? What indicators will determine if your business will grow or go under? To avoid failure we must understand it and as leaders we need to be aware of the tools available to help us see around corners and anticipate problems. In Lori's Workshop you will explore tools to help you:

  • Understand your why
  • Evaluate financial metrics
  • Avoid the growth trap
  • Understand financial levers
  • Identify blindspots