Meet our judges

A select group of independent members comprises our judging panel

Canada’s Best Managed Companies applications are reviewed each year by a judging panel that decides which companies will be awarded the ‘Best Managed’ designation. This judging panel is comprised of members from each of our program sponsors and rotating special guest representatives.

Cindy Greenough

Cindy Greenough is Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Global Credit Risk Management at CIBC. Prior to this role, Cindy was Senior Vice-President, Chief Compliance Officer. During her career with CIBC, Cindy has held a number of roles with increasing responsibility including, Senior Vice-President, Credit Risk Management responsible for the bank’s Diversified Commercial, Agriculture and Real Estate portfolios in Canada; Vice-President, Wholesale Credit and Investment Risk Management; Vice-President, Portfolio Management for Commercial Banking; and Executive Director, Wholesale Banking.

David Sculthorpe


David Sculthorpe is a seasoned business leader with experience both as an entrepreneur and a corporate executive. Before joining Smith School of Business to lead its executive education portfolio, he held leadership positions such as: CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, President Cadbury Adams Canada, Regional President Warner Lambert Co. and Regional President Pfizer Co. in South America and most recently was Managing Director of Compass Rose Advisors. David has led workplace innovation and talent development, mergers and acquisitions, integrations, turnarounds and transformational change initiatives in Canada, United States, South America, Asia and globally.

Ryan Thomas


Ryan is the Head of Business Development - Diversified Industries, covering a broad range of growth sectors for the business development team at Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange by leveraging over ten years of investment banking experience assisting small and mid cap issuers maximize their capital markets initiatives.

Edward Kholodenko

Edward Kholodenko is President and CEO of Questrade Financial Group, an independent multi-service financial group that delivers unparalleled value to its clients. Under Edward’s leadership, Questrade has become a trailblazer in Canada’s financial services industry, spearheading a growing shift to financial technology.

Edward launched the brokerage arm of Questrade Financial Group in 1999. Over the next 20 years, the company continued to grow and diversify by introducing unique products and services, and developing a strong foothold in the online brokerage space. Questrade, now Canada’s largest fintech, is committed to continue revolutionizing financial services through innovative online solutions.