Co-Founders

 

Jamie L. Smith

CPA | CA | MPAcc

 

Jamie holds roles with Amplify as the National CEO, Chief Experience Officer & as CFO at one Amplify client. She is charged with our national expansion, our marketing, sales, business development, client experience & team & culture. She works closely with her client, Bearhill and has assisted in raising funds for expansion and growth, led an ERP implementation & continues to transform the finance function while participating with the executive & board on all strategic matters.

 

She is a senior finance professional. She has held roles such as advisory senior manager, controller, accounting manager and audit senior manager. She is skilled in business advisory, finance effectiveness, management and financial reporting, continuous improvement and change management.

 

Previous roles included responsibility for all financial reporting, audit and tax oversight, budget compliance, policies and controls. Jamie has a history of increasing efficiencies and standardization of reporting insuring that the accounting team partners with management and the board. She ensures the accounting team is able to provide insightful financial information that allows for proactive and informed decision making. Jamie has extensive project management, change management and integration experience. She brings a leadership perspective to finance with consideration of people, strategy and long-term growth.

 

With nearly 20 years of accounting experience, Jamie has worked with organizations of all sizes. She has worked within a number of industries, including telecommunications and technology, construction, airline, retail, energy, private equity, financial services and others.

 

Jamie is a leader and has had the privilege of empowering, learning and contributing on teams at Deloitte, PwC, Viterra and Alberta Central. She brings this diverse experience to every client and is known for her client service, expertise and for achieving results.

 

Contact at jamielsmith@amplifyadvisors.ca or 403.966.8118

 

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Jesse Ferguson

CPA | CA 

 

Jesse holds roles with Amplify as our CFO, our COO and the Calgary CEO as well as CFO at one Amplify client. He is charged with our finanical matters & related growth, execution including all process, automation, documentation & scaling efforts, Accounting Head-Quarters and the Calgary marketplace. He works closely with his client, Glacier and has assisted with a CEO change, extraordinary growth, all executive team matters and building the finance function from a start-up to a scalable division that is strategic.

 

He is a senior finance professional. He has held roles such as advisory senior manager, Chief Financial Officer, senior corporate accountant and audit assistant manager. He is focused on small and medium business and is skilled in business advisory, finance effectiveness, management and financial reporting, continuous improvement and finance systems.

 

Previous roles included responsibility for cashflow, restructuring, finance transformation, credit, inventory, purchasing and all finance functions. Jesse has a history of implementing cashflow processes, practical controls and ensuring that the accounting team partners with management and the board. He ensures that the accounting team is able to provide insightful financial information that allows for proactive and informed decision making.

 

With over 10 years of accounting experience, Jesse has worked with organizations of all types. He has worked within a number of industries, including manufacturing, energy, medical services, construction, real estate and others.

 

Jesse is an alumni of University of New Brunswick Atlantic University Sport hockey team as well as the Western Hockey League (WHL) and BCHL and ECHL. He brings his team leadership and sportsmanship to each engagement.

 

Jesse is a leader and has had the privilege of empowering, learning and contributing on teams at Deloitte, Graf and Paramount Resources Ltd. He brings this diverse experience to every client and is known for her client service, expertise and for achieving results.

 

Contact at jesseferguson@amplifyadvisors.ca or 587.575.2977