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Ken Charbonneau - Partner KPMG
Leader KPMG Technology Industry Group

Ken leads a team of KPMG professionals that deliver business, financing, tax and financial reporting solutions to technology industry companies in Eastern Ontario. He specializes in assisting technology companies with business strategies and planning, financing and financial reporting. He received his CA designation in 1979, and obtained a U.S. CPA designation in 1998.

Ken has over 27 years of business experience, including the two years ended February 2000, as CFO of an international software development company where he gained significant industry experience. Prior to this he held various positions at KPMG providing business, financing, securities, due diligence and financial reporting services to technology businesses in Ottawa. Ken has provided advice and services to many local technology industry companies, working with them from start-up through to public company status.

Ken’s work experience includes IPOs, going public through the reverse take-over process, private placements, warrant offerings, the preparation of offering memorandums and prospectuses for TSX, TSX Venture and NASDAQ listings. In addition he has completed many due diligence assignments related to merger and acquisition transactions.

As a CFO and a member of the board of directors, Ken was involved in a wide range of activities including managing and completing a $5 million venture capital financing, which involved the preparation of a formal offering memorandum, and the acquisition of two businesses in Germany and Singapore. He also negotiated terms and conditions of credit facilities with Canadian and German banks; implemented a comprehensive business planning and budgeting process; developed international transfer pricing and profit repatriation models; developed and implemented an employee stock option plan; and negotiated various software sale, royalty and escrow agreements.

For the past 13 years Ken has specialized in working with start-up and early stage companies and supporting these businesses, as they grow larger, sometimes to public company status. He is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship training seminars and other events on the topics of business planning, financing, bootstrapping, financial reporting and taxation for early stage companies. Ken is a member of the Lead to Win program faculty and is an active mentor for entrepreneurs of early stage technology companies.

In 2001 Ken founded, through Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation, the Dollars & $ense speaker program for technology company CFOs and currently serves as the program chair.

Technology industry businesses, including new early stage ventures, through to established and public companies benefit from working with professionals who have relevant and practical industry experience and knowledge. Ken has acquired these skills through his work as CFO of a software company combined with over 25 years providing services to technology companies. In addition, he has empathy for the issues and environment in which a technology company operates.

Ken Charbonneau - Partner KPMG
Leader KPMG Technology Industry Group

Ken leads a team of KPMG professionals that deliver business, financing, tax and financial reporting solutions to technology industry companies in Eastern Ontario. He specializes in assisting technology companies with business strategies and planning, financing and financial reporting. He received his CA designation in 1979, and obtained a U.S. CPA designation in 1998.

Ken has over 27 years of business experience, including the two years ended February 2000, as CFO of an international software development company where he gained significant industry experience. Prior to this he held various positions at KPMG providing business, financing, securities, due diligence and financial reporting services to technology businesses in Ottawa. Ken has provided advice and services to many local technology industry companies, working with them from start-up through to public company status.

Ken’s work experience includes IPOs, going public through the reverse take-over process, private placements, warrant offerings, the preparation of offering memorandums and prospectuses for TSX, TSX Venture and NASDAQ listings. In addition he has completed many due diligence assignments related to merger and acquisition transactions.

As a CFO and a member of the board of directors, Ken was involved in a wide range of activities including managing and completing a $5 million venture capital financing, which involved the preparation of a formal offering memorandum, and the acquisition of two businesses in Germany and Singapore. He also negotiated terms and conditions of credit facilities with Canadian and German banks; implemented a comprehensive business planning and budgeting process; developed international transfer pricing and profit repatriation models; developed and implemented an employee stock option plan; and negotiated various software sale, royalty and escrow agreements.

For the past 13 years Ken has specialized in working with start-up and early stage companies and supporting these businesses, as they grow larger, sometimes to public company status. He is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship training seminars and other events on the topics of business planning, financing, bootstrapping, financial reporting and taxation for early stage companies. Ken is a member of the Lead to Win program faculty and is an active mentor for entrepreneurs of early stage technology companies.

In 2001 Ken founded, through Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation, the Dollars & $ense speaker program for technology company CFOs and currently serves as the program chair.

Technology industry businesses, including new early stage ventures, through to established and public companies benefit from working with professionals who have relevant and practical industry experience and knowledge. Ken has acquired these skills through his work as CFO of a software company combined with over 25 years providing services to technology companies. In addition, he has empathy for the issues and environment in which a technology company operates.