McInnes Cooper Hires New Chief Strategy & Operations Officer
July 6, 2020
Halifax, Nova Scotia (July 6, 2020) – McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the hire of a Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Roberto Pont, who started with the firm today.
“The Chief Strategy & Operations Officer is the most senior non-practicing leadership position at McInnes Cooper, accountable for developing and implementing innovative business strategy and managing operations,” said Kevin Kiley, Managing Partner of McInnes Cooper. “We are confident that Roberto’s skill set and combination of strategic and operational experience will support our continued focus on business growth and innovation and effective oversight of our business operations.”
Prior to McInnes Cooper, Roberto held several executive positions supporting KPMG’s Global Advisory business as well as KPMG Canada’s Management Consulting practice. Before joining the executive team, Roberto held various senior client advisory roles in Canada, the UK and Spain. Roberto is a qualified accountant and Fellow of his institute. Beyond his professional career, Roberto has actively contributed to the community in Toronto as a board member of a cooperative daycare, securing affordable childcare for the community.
A seasoned traveller, Roberto has lived across the globe in Canada, the UK, Spain, Hong Kong, the Congo, Venezuela, and Guatemala. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, with an intermediate comprehension of French. When off the clock, he enjoys cooking, playing sports, and spending time with his wife and two kids.
“I’m thrilled to join such a strong team and renowned firm here in Atlantic Canada. McInnes Cooper continues to evolve the way it serves its clients and communities,” said Roberto Pont “and I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the firm as it grows, evolves and leads the market.”
In this newly created position of Chief Strategy & Operations Officer (CSOO), Roberto will lead McInnes Cooper’s business growth, identify new opportunities and continue growing and diversifying the firm’s service offerings, while also overseeing business operations. A key member of the Firm Wide Management Team, Roberto will report to the Managing Partner, supporting the development and execution of the firm’s strategic plans and business objectives, and collaborate with the CFO on all aspects of financial management.
About McInnes Cooper
McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada and a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms. It serves clients across North America and abroad from six offices in Halifax, St. John’s, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, and Charlottetown. With nearly 200 lawyers and over 200 professional resources, McInnes Cooper provides services to industry-leading clients in every major business sector and with experience in all jurisdictions.
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