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About Our Speakers






Bruce Singer, CPA, CA


CFO Services By BizON Capital Corporation

Bruce is the CEO of BizON Capital Corporation and CFO Services By BizON Capital Corporation. He is the founder and Host of "The 9am Spot" Series.


Melanie Russell, CPA,CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV


Kalex Valuations Inc.

Melanie is the founder of Kalex Valuations Inc. She has qualified as an expert in the areas of business/asset valuation, quantification of damages, income determination and forensic accounting. She has testified as an expert in business valuations in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court, and for the Investment Dealers’ Association and the Discipline Committee of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, as well as in alternative dispute forums.


Nida Faroogi


Cash Management

TD Commercial Banking

As the Manager Cash Management, Nida assists the Bank's Commercial Clients with their cash management solutions and helps create efficiency in their day to day operations. Nida is highly focused and result-oriented,  in supporting complex and deadline-driven.   She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Awarded June, 2003.


Richard Lee

Account Manager

TD Commercial Banking

Richard is an Account Manager and proficient in Commercial Banking, credit analysis, real estate and operating line deal structuring, and deal origination in the mid-market space. He has closed numerous deals under tight deadlines, sourced new business while managing current clients as well. Richard is a graduate from the University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Economics.


Krystal Van Westerop 
Manager, Commercial Services, 
TD Commercial Banking

Krystal is a highly experienced Manager Commercial Services and  has been with the Bank for 13 years. A strong operations professional, skilled in Relationship Management, Commercial Banking, Credit Analysis, Credit Adjudication, and Credit Risk. Krystal is a .”TD Women in Leadership” Committee Member  and has a  Bachelor of Commerce  in Finance, Honours from University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa.


Frank Bilotta, CPA, CGA
Tax Partner

Tax Partner at SBLR LLP with over 15 years in public practice providing tax consulting services to owner-managed businesses and their shareholders. His focus is on corporate reorganizations, estate planning, succession planning and assisting with corporate financing. Frank has helped numerous clients minimize their tax liability, therefore freeing additional cash to invest in their business.

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