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Harley Finkelstein, MBA
COO, Shopify - Ottawa, ON, Canada

Harley Finkelstein

Harley is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Shopify. Previously to being the COO for that company, he was the Chief Platform Officer (CPO). He started his first company when he was 17 and has been building startups ever since.

Harley completed his law degree as well as his MBA at the University of Ottawa, where he co-founded the JD/MBA Student Society and the Canadian MBA Oath. Harley serves as a mentor and advisor to a number of accelerators of startup organizations, including FounderFuel, ExtremeStartups, InvestOttawa & CIPPIC. Specialties: Bio & published work available @

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