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Christopher has made a significant impact with his strategic leadership and innovative approaches. His influence has been experienced across a wide range of organizations, from startups to multibillion-dollar global corporations. He has a successful history of guiding organizations through rapid growth, digital transformation, and industry upheaval. As the president of The Freestone Group, he specializes in providing consulting, interim executive, and advisory services in the areas of customer experience, operations, governance, and risk management in the private and public sectors.

Christopher’s career is distinguished by his service as a senior executive for several large organizations, including CIBC and D+H (Finastra). His roles as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Caary Capital, a startup focused on improving access to credit for Canadian small businesses, and as EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Home Trust, Canada’s largest alternative mortgage lender, highlight his extensive experience in diverse leadership positions and his capacity to build high performing teams and triumph over organizational and market challenges.

In his pro bono work, Christopher supports and provides advisory services to Fintech Cadence, a startup accelerator that helps young entrepreneurs achieve their growth potential. He also serves on an advisory panel working with Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) on innovating in the housing and housing finance sector. He is also passionate about supporting charitable initiatives focused on children’s health and wellness.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science from Western University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.  He also holds a certificate in Digital Transformation Strategies from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University.