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Braidy Corporation: VP Finance & Administration

Status: Completed








The Company:

Braidy Corporation (Braidy) is an equity investment firm that acquires great companies and manages for long-term, sustainable growth.  According to Matt Lewis, Founder and President, “Our goal is not to buy, squeeze, and flip, it’s to buy, hold, and grow.”

Honouring the legacy and building on the foundation of each portfolio company, Braidy applies strategic, operational, financial, administrative, and leadership best practices to help each one fulfill its potential.

The Role & Responsibilities:

To better serve their diverse and growing portfolio of companies, Braidy is searching for a VP, Finance & Administration to join the leadership team. Reporting to the President, the VP Finance & Administration will work directly with the Braidy executive team and provide financial & administrative leadership, oversight, and guidance to Braidy portfolio Controllers and Managers. The overall objective of this position is to optimize Braidy’s sustainable earnings through the hands-on institution of robust financial and administrative processes. This individual will help Braidy grow by strengthening and optimizing each company.

In summary, this person is expected to:

  • Work closely with the Braidy team to understand, embrace, and role-model the Braidy culture and values
  • Learn and understand the workings of each company in the Braidy portfolio
  • Take a hands-on role in the institution and evolution of robust financial and administrative processes at Braidy portfolio companies,
  • Provide financial & administrative leadership, oversight and guidance to Braidy portfolio Controllers and Managers, developing, equipping, and coaching them as required
  • Take a hands-on approach to integrating financial and administrative processes for new Braidy acquisitions
  • Provide insightful, results-oriented, strategic & operational guidance to Braidy Executive peers and the President
  • Lead the development and oversight of Braidy’s annual budgeting process
  • Actively manage towards the achievement of Braidy’s annual budgetary goals
  • Oversee the ongoing analysis of performance versus budgetary goals, make recommendations, and initiate action as required

The Requirements:


  • A highly committed professional who is motivated to achieve exceptional results
  • A person with impeccable integrity
  • An enterprising, proactive, and hands-on executive with an eye for relevant detail
  • A strong leader who sees the big picture, inspires others to see the big picture, and coaches them to help achieve it
  • An evidence-driven thinker who is solution-oriented
  • A continual learner who constantly questions the status quo, striving for continuous improvement – increased effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability
  • An individual who performs well under pressure
  • A team player who promotes and supports the success of the team


  • Strong IT-system and other relevant technical skills (working knowledge of SAP is an asset)
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with MS Excel (familiarity with Smart Sheets is also an asset)
  • Able to develop, formalize, and institute financial and administrative processes, policies, and practices
  • Able to organize, summarize, analyze, and insightfully interpret data
  • Able to think strategically
  • Strong emotional intelligence and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with various personality-types
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills


  • Starting in public practice, has 7+ years progressive hands-on work experience in industry and operations (experience in private equity is an asset)
  • Proven track record of demonstrating the traits and capabilities outlined above to deliver measurable results


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Completion of Certified Professional Accountant (CPA-CA) designation

Our goal at People First Solutions is to hire top performers for our clients. To this end, our selection process is thorough, enabling us to collect very detailed information. We base our selection process on Topgrading®, a proven method that allows our clients’ to effectively match top performing candidates to key leadership roles. As well, we integrate TalentSorter®, a behavioural science based assessment tool to help companies hire for “fit.”

If you possess the fundamental skills, experience and education required to be successful in this role we invite you to provide a cover letter and résumé in PDF, in confidence to either Bob Murray or Adrienne Giffen.

Bob Murray – bob@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.803.4377

Adrienne Giffen – adrienne@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.209.8023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role.