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Robert White, CPA CA CMA has over 20 year of experience in software industry finance, operations, and M&A. Robert is an independent adviser and investor in in startup technology firm. Preciously he led M&A globally for IBM's analytics business closing over a dozen acquisitions which include Toronto based Varicent Software, Clarity Systems, and Algorithmics. Robert has also closed a number of divestitures. Robert also led the post-merger integration of Ottawa based Cognos into IBM. Robert started his software career with Ottawa based Object Technology International where he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Robert dedicates much of his personal time support organizations focused on education and entrepreneurship. Robert is Chair of the Board of the Ottawa Network for Education, an organization which works with education, business, government and community partners to develop programs that enrich public education in Ottawa. Robert also serves on the Board of Directors of Invest Ottawa and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Robert is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at the Telfer School of Management. Robert is also a member of the organizing committee for the One Young World Summit 2016 Ottawa.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa. He graduated magna cum laude in 1992. He was admitted to membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1993. He was admitted to membership of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1994.
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