Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Development
Brian Simmers has been appointed PHC’s Chief Financial Officer on February 25, 2019. Brian joins Providence after serving as Vice President, Client Experience & Chief Financial Officer for Technical Safety BC for the past four years where he was accountable for finance, information technology, client care and corporate services.
With over 18 years of experience in senior financial executive roles, Brian’s career has spanned from start-ups to large innovative technology companies. Brian received his BA in Administration from Simon Fraser University in 1998, his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC in 1999, and his Certified Public Accountant (USA) designation from the University of Illinois in 2000.
A business leader and entrepreneur, Brian is committed to influencing culture, championing innovation and shaping strategic direction. In addition to comprehensive financial management knowledge, Brian brings to Providence expertise in product management, the commercialization of technology, application of technology to solve business problems, and change management to drive organizational agility. His notable accomplishments have been the digital transformation of a regulatory body, the commercialization of distracted driving software for mobile devices and various investment banking activities, including raising funds, capital structure management, reverse takeovers, acquisitions and divestitures.
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