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ROB PILZ

 

What I do

I like contributing meaningfully to organizations that support the evolution of humanity and the earth.  As a performance and culture-oriented chief financial officer and advisor, I see and understand the connections that translate money and other resources into real results. Growth, IPO, or M&A, I bring impactful financial, governance and planning skills, acting as a force multiplier to increase organizational capacities and create real value.  New models and technologies are disrupting markets and organizational functions. I creatively help identify and address the root constraints and greatest points of leverage so an organization can realize its full potential in a world of unprecedented change.  Acting as a catalyst and a reliable anchor, I help foster alignment with teammates to help people to focus and evolve. I've helped facilitate  programs that increase personal and organizational capacity, including the Peak Energy Program, that are gifted to organizations and coaches through Summit Giving.  I'm also a co-founder of Evolving Human, a conscious education, coaching and transformation initiative for progressive individuals and organizations.  

 

Experience

I'm currently the CFO of Interaxon Inc. the maker of the Muse® brain health device, unlocking the brain to revolutionize health. In executive positions in three Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ companies, all of which are going concerns today; as part of the founding team and CFO of a TSX Venture Top 50™ Company; and as an entrepreneur myself, I've played key roles in the building of value-creating businesses.  I've been part of extraordinary teams and led the transformation of challenging business environments. I use my learnings from these experiences in creating truly high-performing cultures with my clients.  My direct experience includes: strategic and operational planning, corporate finance (IPO, public and private, cross-border), mergers and acquisitions, partnering, project management, human resources, accounting, and audit. In over 12 years as a CFO of private and public companies, I executed a wide range of financings with various types of investors and lenders, and negotiated deals with world-class companies. As a partner to CEOs, I've provided strategic and operational guidance in the areas of: therapeutic drug development; medical devices, functional food and beverages, multi-sided platforms, international cannabis cultivation; clean energy storage; clean waste processing; computer gaming; toys; environmental building supplies; mobile communications platform and environmentally friendly commercial cleaning solutions. 

 

 

Credentials

I received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from the University of British Columbia, a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and am professionally trained in project management, Lean Six Sigma, HeartMath® Building Personal Resilience, the Hoffman Quadrinity (resilience) Process® and the Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process.   I'm grateful to have been mentored in best-of-breed practices in many areas by leaders in their fields. And after years of mastering the old rules of business, I'm enjoying evolving them with progressive organizations who have visions for a world based on interconnection and collaboration. In combining my traditional business training with outside-the-box disruptive thinking, models and technologies, I create exceptional results for all stakeholders. 

 

Personally

My values include unconditional positive regard, discernment, curiosity and contribution.  I appreciate those I get to work and create with; relish learning, evolving and helping others to do so; spending time daily in nature in the forest and on the water, a wide range of personal performance practices...mostly I enjoy seeing what happens next. 

 

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