After earning a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, Wayne began his career with Ernst & Young, a leading professional services firm where he provided audit, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients. This is when Wayne received his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
At Rogers Communications, Wayne held senior management roles in finance as Vice President of Finance – U.S. Operations, Vice President and Senior Controller, and culminating in the Vice President Risk Management position over a twenty-year period. During this time, he participated in the company’s massive expansion from a cable company to a communications giant.
Wayne was the VP Finance and CFO for the financial and information technology functions of Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), a provider of electrical inspections. ESA was an offshoot from Ontario Hydro. Wayne executed a risk strategy including integration into the overall business plan. This led to significant risk mitigation in areas such as IT, business continuance and reputational issues. In addition to turning around the financial fortunes of the company, Wayne regained control over escalating costs, improving profitability and capitalizing on corporate value.
Wayne has been engaged in contract assignments for CEOs and Boards as well as being an active board member with several organizations helping to establish governance practices, financial direction and improved quality of reporting and risk management practices.