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Council Members-at-Large

Council Members-at-Large

Council Members-at-Large

Tiffany Cecchetto

Tiffany Cecchetto, CPA, CA

KPMG LLP, Sudbury

Council Term ends 2024

Tiffany is a partner with KPMG with over 18 years’ experience providing audit, accounting and operational assistance to organizations in the private and public sector. As a member of its National Inclusion and Diversity Council, she is actively involved in driving KPMG’s I&D strategy across the firm. She has been involved in educational programming with CPA Ontario as a session leader within the Professional Education Program, a facilitator for the preparatory programs and a member of the Professional Conduct Committee. She is active in her community, as Vice Chair of Meals on Wheels Sudbury and a member of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Diversity Council. She plans to leverage her understanding of the educational and regulatory processes at CPA Ontario, her experience in servicing small- and medium-sized enterprises, and the insights she has within the inclusion and diversity space to add value to Council.

Michael Cherny

Michael Cherny, CPA, CA

Deloitte, Toronto

Council Term ends 2023

A strategic, diverse leader and a CPA, CA, Michael has served clients in the consumer, financial services and mining industries delivering assurance, advisory and consulting services for the past 10 years, and is currently the Senior Lead for the Future of Trust at Deloitte Canada. An active member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, Michael currently serves as a director on the board of The 519 and is a member of Women College Hospital Foundation's Development Committee, having previously served as Treasurer on the board of Pride Toronto and a director on the board of Start Proud as well. A member of CPA Ontario's Council as the Young CPA Representative for the past two years as well, he is a proud ambassador for the profession. A community builder at heart, Michael has been recognized as a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion, CPA Ontario Emerging Leader and Notable Life 2SLGBTQ+ Leader of the Year.

Chester Dawes

Chester Dawes, CPA, CA
CPA (Delaware), CFA

Melody Investment Advisors LP, Toronto

Council Term ends 2024

Chester is an accomplished, results-oriented COO, CFO and transformation leader with over 20 years of experience. He is recognized for leveraging a breadth of expertise and a deep understanding of the big picture, enabling the achievement of corporate objectives while driving financial success. Currently, Chester is the COO & CFO at Melody Investment Advisors LP, an alternative asset manager specializing in digital infrastructure. In addition, he serves as a director on several boards and co-chairs a school volunteer committee. Chester has championed the importance of risk management and ESG and has championed his current firm becoming a signatory to the UN principles of responsible investing. He aims to leverage his experience to help CPA Ontario propel the profession forward by embracing change and taking advantage of new technologies and business practices.

Jennifer Roedding

Jennifer Roedding, CPA, CA

Roedding Associates Management Consultants Inc., London

Council Term ends 2022

Jennifer is President of Roedding Associates Management Consultants Inc., which provides business transformation expertise to multiple sectors across the country. Her distinguished career in both audit and consulting includes 25 years at KPMG, where she was National Consulting Partner for telecommunications and technology. Jennifer assists clients to achieve improved profitability, efficiency and effectiveness in alignment with their strategies in many areas including finance, procurement, mergers/divestitures and sales. Jennifer is a Director of the holding company of Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. Previously, Jennifer was a board member of London Health Sciences Centre and Vice-President of the London Regional Children’s Museum.

Daniel Rogozynski

Daniel Rogozynski, CPA, CA
CPA (Illinois)

University of Waterloo, Kitchener

Council Term ends 2022

Dan is a lecturer at the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance, where he provides his students with the practical perspectives he learned as an entrepreneur. Previously, Dan was the Founder, CEO and CFO of Big Sky Hospitality, which operated 11 Montana’s restaurants. Prior to that, he served as Secretary, Vice-President of Finance and Administration and Acting CFO of Sleeman Breweries, and as Vice-President of Finance of the Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s Divisions of Cara Operations Limited.

Brice Scheschuk

Brice Scheschuk, CPA, CA

Globalive Capital, Toronto

Council Term ends 2022

Brice Scheschuk is the Managing Partner of Globalive Capital. Prior to this, he was a co-founder and CFO of WIND Mobile and CEO of Globalive Communications. Brice has 25 years’ experience building companies at Globalive, WIND Mobile, Leitch Technology and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He obtained his B.Comm (Hon.) Finance from Dalhousie University. Brice is a member of Treble Victor Group, a not-for-profit focused on networking for military veterans that are transitioning to the civilian workforce. He is an Associate at Creative Destruction Lab Toronto and a mentor at Techstars Toronto and Founder Institute. Brice is a board member of many innovation ecosystem companies and a frequent speaker on scale-up entrepreneurship and innovation.

Benjie Thomas

Benjie Thomas, FCPA, FCA

KPMG LLP, Toronto

Council Term ends 2023

As the Canadian Managing Partner for KPMG’s Advisory practice, Benjie is responsible for the operational and growth strategies of the firm’s Advisory business. As an adviser, Benjie has almost 20 years of experience assisting Canada’s most prominent private equity funds and strategic buyers. Benjie has advised on some of Canada's largest transactions with a consistent track record of providing sought-after advice and innovative solutions to create success. Benjie also serves as advisory member to The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo.

Iliana Oris Valiente

Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA

Accenture, Toronto

Council Term ends 2023

Iliana is a Managing Director and Canada Innovation Lead at Accenture Canada, working with senior executives and corporate boards to support their strategic transformations. Previously, she was the Accenture Global Blockchain Innovation lead and continues to run the Canadian business today; she established and oversees the Canada Innovation Hub and the blockchain practice. Iliana has written and spoken at conferences about emerging technologies and their impact on CPAs and is an advocate of the profession’s continued evolution. She is a contributor to the Don Tapscott-led Blockchain Research Institute and an Associate at the Creative Destruction Lab incubator at the University of Toronto.