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Paula Cruickshank - BDC

Paula oversees BDC’s financing and consulting services across Ontario, while also ensuring digital investment decisions and strategies for segmentation, omni-channel and client teams are aligned and continue to serve BDC’s clients.

Prior to her current position Paula was the head of BDC’s British Columbia and North region. Under her leadership BDC’s business and footprint registered extraordinary growth in that region.  After joining BDC in 2009, Paula managed the government’s $12 billion stimulus program to revive the country’s asset-backed securities market in the wake of the 2007–2009 financial crisis. Since then, she has pioneered several important innovations for BDC, including the launch of BDC’s avant-garde Funding Platform for Independent Lenders (F-PIL).  

Paula holds an International MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an LL.M in Banking and Financial Institutions from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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