Board of Directors

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David Sharpe

CEO Bridging Finance Inc., Chair Emeritus of First Nations University of Canada

David is the Chief Executive Officer of Bridging Finance Inc and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and ensuring sustainable growth is achieved. David has 25 years of financial services industry experience,  in roles such as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer for leading financial organizations, and previously was the head of investigations for the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.

David is Chair Emeritus of First Nations University of Canada. David was a member of the Board of Governors for close to 7 years and ‎served as Board Chair.  He is a Board member of the Economic Development Corporation for Eabametoong (Fort Hope) First Nation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and is Vice-Chair of the Dean’s Council at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law.

David is a Mohawk and member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga). David is a lawyer and has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1997. He has an LLB from Queen’s University, an LLM in Securities Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.  David has also received the Professional Director Certification from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan/University of Regina. In 2015, David was named to the Diversity 50 in Canada.