With over 30 years of executive experience in leading finance and operations for private and public organizations, Mr. Blank has a sound professional judgement in business plan preparation, budgeting, cash flow management and internal control implementation. As the Chief Financial Officer of global publicly held corporations, Mr. Blank has gained significant experience in financial reporting, accounting, finance and capital management, investor relations, and international operations. Mr. Blank has acquired an extensive knowledge of taxation and audit over 10 years at KPMG, a leading international public accounting and consulting firm, in Canada and Europe. Adept at explaining complex accounting and tax rules and their impacts on businesses, he provided corporate tax consulting and the information clients rely on to make strong business decisions. Mr. Blank holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce with finance and accounting major with honors, from Queen’s University and a Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University.
Mr. Blank is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and qualifies as a Chartered Accountant (CA).