Meet Our Instructors

Meet our global team of corporate finance instructors

Professional trainers with industry experience ​

We stand out from the competition because our teachers are professional educators. That means our courses are designed to make the complex simple; to distill large amounts of information into an easy to follow format.

What’s more, all of our instructors are also industry professionals with significant transaction experience across mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, risk management and other areas of corporate finance.


CFI Instructors


Chief Executive Officer, Instructor

Tim Vipond, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Instructor

Tim has over 12 years of experience in capital markets across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raising totaling more than $3 billion.

  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Management
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Dartmouth College (B.A.)
  • Sauder School of Business (M.B.A.)
  • Financial modelling
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Capital raising
  • Financial planning & analysis (FP&A)
  • Valuation
Director, Instructor

Scott Powell

Director, Instructor

Scott has over 15 years experience designing and delivering Wall Street training programs for bulge bracket investment banks.

  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Glenview Capital (hedge fund)
  • HSBC
  • JP Morgan
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • TD Bank
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Trent University (B.A. Economics)
  • Cambridge University (M.A. Economics)
  • Advisor, National Investment Banking Competition and Conference (NIBC)
  • Financial Modelling
  • Business Valuations
  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Capital markets
  • Asset management
Director, Instructor

Lisa Dorian, CPA

Director, Instructor

Lisa has over 15 years experience designing and delivering courses in financial accounting, risk and controls, capital investment, budgeting and management.

  • Huntsman Chemicals
  • Zurich Insurance
  • Deutsche Bank
  • ATB Financial
  • BC Ferries & ICBC
  • Chartered Professional Accountants across Western Canada and Bermuda.
  • Chartered Accountant
  • University of Manitoba (B.A.)
  • U.S. Certified Public Accountant designation
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Risk Management Assurance professional
  • Accredited by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Budgeting & Forecasting

Justin Saunders


Justin has over 15 years experience designing and delivering courses in asset management, investment banking and capital markets.

Justin enjoys working with clients to build highly tailored and interactive learning solutions, and is renowned for designing and delivering programs that present complex ideas in a clear, everyday language that delegates can really understand and appreciate.


Ryan Spendelow


Ryan has over 10 years experience designing and delivering courses in corporate finance, math, and financial modeling.

Having come from an education background before spending time within various financial institutions around the globe, Ryan is expertly placed to understand client needs, both in a L&D and commercial context, and design engaging and effective training solutions to meet their specific objectives.

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