CEO, PearTree Securities
Co-Chair, PDAC Finance & Taxation Committee
Lisa is currently the CEO of PearTree Securities Inc. overseeing the strategic direction of this innovative firm focused on structured financing for Canadian resource companies. Concurrently, Lisa is also responsible for the legal and operations functions of PearTree Financial Services Ltd., the originator and leading provider of flow through donation financing services in Canada.
Prior to joining Peartree, Lisa was General Counsel for a specialized investment fund business with more than $3B in assets under administration. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Lisa was a partner at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (currently Dentons) where she specialized in corporate and securities law. While at FMC, Lisa spent 15 months on secondment to the Ontario Securities Commission. In 2010, Lisa earned her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Lisa is an active contributor to mining industry initiatives and charitable causes. She is on the Board of Directors of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) as well as a member of PDAC’s Executive Committee and co-chair of the Finance & Taxation Committee. Lisa also was invited to be a “Women of Bay Street 2014”, an exclusive collection of highly successful female executives who have also demonstrated philanthropic leadership.
Outside of the office, Lisa likes to spend as much time as possible with her husband and 3 children. She is also often found at the karate dojo where she has earned her second degree black belt.