April 21st, 2017
Bernd Petak, Advisor, Global Debt Markets
Bernd Petak is Chief Operating Officer of Finstripe.com a Fintech company based in Vancouver and serving the global debt markets. He is also Investment Partner at Northmarkventures.com, an active investor and service provider to technology-driven entrepreneurs across North America. Bernd is a veteran of early stage technology companies as founder, CEO, CFO and COO, was president of an active Canadian early stage venture fund. He is a former strategy and operations partner at Deloitte where he delivered innovative financial technology services around the world. He advises a number of technology companies including WealthBar.com, an innovator in how Canadians invest for their future. Bernd also sits on the board of Screenscape.com, a growing and successful digital media company based in Atlantic Canada. Bernd is a committed contributor to the development of the Canadian technology driven eco-system in the areas of financial innovation including crowdfunding, banking & financial management as well as having a special interest in crypto-technology. Bernd mentors for a number of incubators and accelerators and speaks regularly on technology and financial topics.
“After several years of being a fan and supporter of the NCFA, It’s a pleasure to expand my involvement with a more active role. The NCFA is a critical member of Canada’s financial innovation community and has been highly effective in facilitating smart change to benefit established players and new entrants alike. With significant markets around the world warmly embracing innovation and inclusiveness in crowdfunding, the NCFA continues to play a key role in carving out a place of leadership for Canada, Canadians and Canadian companies. I’m thrilled to be an active member of this strongly pro-innovation team.”