Stephen Smith

Co-Founder at First National Financial Corp. (Ontario)

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Co-Founder at First National Financial Corp. (Ontario)

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Career Highlights

Peloton Capital Management, Inc.
First National Financial LP
First National Financial Corp. (Ontario)

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1152

Number of Boards

19

Number of Awards

1

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at E-L Financial Corp. Ltd.

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Co-Founder at First National Financial Corp. (Ontario)

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Former President at Wittington Properties Ltd.

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Director & General Partner at First National Financial LP

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Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Northcape Capital Pty Ltd.

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Senior Vice President at TD Bank Group

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Co-Founder at Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel, Inc.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at First National Financial Corp. (Ontario)

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Founding Partner & Managing Member at Oskie Capital Management LLC

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Treasurer at Dominion & Anglo Invest Corp. Ltd.

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Co-Founder at First National Financial Corp. (Ontario)
Education
Master of Science (Economics)

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

Memberships
Member
Current

Established on June 14, 1922, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the licensing and regulating body for engineering in the province. It fulfills the same role for engineers as the College of Physicians and Surgeons for doctors or the Law Society of Upper Canada for lawyers.

Member

The Business Council of Canada brings business leaders together to shape public policy in the interests of a stronger Canada and a better world. Founded in 1976, the Business Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the chief executives of Canada’s leading enterprises, representing companies from every region and sector of the economy. Our 150 member companies employ 1.4 million Canadians, account for more than half the value of the Toronto Stock Exchange, contribute the largest share of federal corporate taxes, and are responsible for most of Canada’s exports, corporate philanthropy, and private-sector investments in research and development. Through supply chain partnerships, service contracts and mentoring programs, Business Council members support many hundreds of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs in communities of all sizes across Canada.

Career History
Chairman
2018 - Current

Peloton Capital invests in middle market companies located in Canada. The firm focuses on financial services, healthcare and consumer services with an EBITDA of $10 to $40 million. They provide financing for buyout and growth transactions with an investment size ranging from $25 to $75 million.

Co-Founder
1988 - Current

First National is Canada's largest non-bank lender, offering both commercial and residential mortgage solutions. Through a combination of our innovative mortgage solutions, Merlin - our industry leading mortgage approval and tracking system, and the experts we have on our team, First National has earned the trust of Mortgage Brokers, Commercial Clients as well as Residential Customers. These strong relationships are thanks to an unwavering commitment to delivering excellent service. A Commitment shared by Senior Management and every member of the First National team

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1988 - Current

First National Financial LP, part of First National Financial Corp. (Ontario), is a company headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, involved in finance companies. It was founded by Moray Tawse and Stephen J. R. Smith. Stephen J. R. Smith has been the CEO since 1988.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

ELIC-IP’s investment approach first seeks to identify good companies whose stocks are undervalued. The firm considers a company's balance sheet, cash flows and other financial measurements, as well as its managerial record, competitiveness and vision for the future. They invest in companies they believe represent good value with the intention of holding stocks for a period of 24 to 36 months or longer. The firm also conducts top-down analysis of the Canadian and global economies to determine which markets to target and how economic factors may impact specific economies, sectors and companies.

Chairman & President
Prior - 2011

First National Financial Income Fund operates as unincorporated open-ended trust. The Fund acquires and holds, through a newly constituted wholly-owned trust, First National Financial Operating Trust, investments in the outstanding limited partnership units of FNFLP. It was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Toronto, ON

Director
Current

The C. D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. It is Canada’s trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review. It is considered by many to be Canada’s most influential think tank.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The organization's mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.

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Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

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Awards & Honors
2007
Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year
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