WAYNE WALD – PRESIDENT/CEO
For the past thirteen years, Wayne Wald has been the President & CEO of Transwest Financial Services Corp., which provides leasing as an alternative method of financing for commercial transactions. Transwest Financial Services Corp. has transacted over $100 million in financing since its inception.
Mr. Wald has been an entrepreneur for most of his life. This has provided him with a breadth and depth of experiences which have proven invaluable in his business career. He has been connected to the financial services industry in one capacity or another for more than thirty five years. He spent eighteen years as an insurance agent/broker/owner where he created and developed specialized captive insurance products, some of which have become standards in the marketplace today. Wayne owns and manages a number of additional enterprises and sits on the Boards of Directors of many other companies.
He has enjoyed traveling to many countries over his illustrious career mostly on business missions. He has introduced and represented Canadian content to Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Latin America. Mr. Wald represented an International Stock Exchange as the first seat holder of that Exchange in the country of Panama where he lived for a number of years. He has raised millions of dollars for start up companies which have gone on to become public vehicles on Exchanges in Canada and the USA.
Mr. Wald has been a financial consultant for numerous private companies over the years, providing additional services such as authoring some 50 business plans, developing sales programs, implementing cost effective strategies and budgetary controls, re-organizing and restructuring mezzanine financing. He has also successfully orchestrated several corporate turnarounds.
He calls Edmonton, Alberta his home along with his wife and two children. His interests include reading, motorhoming, horses, the outdoors and he has a passion for working with young athletes. He is an accomplished chef who loves introducing his new creations to his friends and he also serves others through the ministries he is connected with in his local church.