Meet Our Instructors

Wall Street's elite teachers and trainers

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.

Director, Head Instructor

Scott Powell

Director, Head Instructor

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

Clients
  • 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

Credentials:
  • Chartered Accountant

  • Trent University (B.A. Economics)

  • Cambridge University (M.A. Economics)

  • Advisor, National Investment Banking Competition and Conference (NIBC)

Expertise:
  • Financial Modelling

  • Business Valuations

  • Commercial banking

  • Investment banking

  • Capital markets

  • Asset management

Director, Lead Instructor

Lisa Dorian, CPA

Director, Lead Instructor

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

Clients:
  • Huntsman Chemicals

  • Zurich Insurance

  • Deutsche Bank

  • ATB Financial

  • BC Ferries & ICBC

  • Chartered Professional Accountants across Western Canada and Bermuda.

Credentials:
  • 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

Expertise:
  • Financial Accounting

  • Financial Analysis

  • Risk Management

  • Internal Controls

  • Budgeting & Forecasting

Chief Executive Officer, Lead Instructor  ​

Tim Vipond, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Lead Instructor ​

Tim has over 10 years of experience in capital markets across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raising totaling more than $3 billion.

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

Justin Saunders

Instructor

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.

Instructor

Ryan Spendelow

Instructor

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.