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Ross Finlay

ARI Trustee, Vice Chair, Lead Instructor

Ross Finlay is a Co-Founder and Director of the First Angel Network Association, Atlantic Canada's largest association for private investors. He is on the Board of the National Angel Capital Organization, and is a Director of the U.S. Angel Capital Association and the Angel Resource Institute (of the Kaufmann Foundation). He is a recognized facilitator, business planner, and strategic change advisor who has an extensive background in public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

He has assisted in the development and review of countless business plans for start-up companies. Ross has extensive business networks throughout the world and has written as a regular columnist for Atlantic Business Magazine and for Progress Magazine.

Ross has been Executive Director of a professional association in Ontario and President of a national consulting company specializing in providing consulting services in scientific, engineering and technical fields.

Since 1994, Ross has managed his own successful consulting practice. He returned to the corporate world for a time with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and SolutionInc Ltd., a software development company.

In 2002 Ross was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service through his efforts in numerous charities.

 

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ARI has delivered more than 400 courses across 38 states and 18 countries for angel groups, economic development organizations, and government initiatives to encourage early-stage investments and deal flow.

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