Vice President, Corporate Controller
John joined Callidus as Corporate Controller in August 2014. Reporting to the CFO, John's responsibilities include financial reporting and analysis, accounting, planning and internal controls.
Prior to Callidus, John was the Director of Corporate Accounting for a publicly-traded subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management. John also held a number of progressive roles in the financial reporting group at Barrick Gold Corporation, the world's largest gold mining company. Prior to Barrick, he worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP, in Toronto, with a focus on manufacturing and mining clients.
John is a Chartered Accountant in Ontario and a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois. He holds a Master of Accounting Degree and a Bachelor of Mathematics Degree from the University of Waterloo.
Ian joined Callidus as a Financial Analyst in October 2014. Prior to Callidus, Ian worked as a Senior Accountant for one of the Big Four Audit firms, specializing in Financial Institutions. Working there, he completed the testing and articling required to become designated as a Chartered Professional Accountant. Ian has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph and earned a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfred Laurier University.
Amar began his career as a Research Analyst for a marketing and battery distribution company, after graduating with a business degree from Nagarjuna University in India. In this capacity, he analyzed the potential role of foreign battery products within the Indian market. After moving to Canada, he worked as an Assistant Controller for eight years in the wholesale and distribution industry. Amar joined the team at Callidus in 2010, and is an active member of the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Institute of Management.
Paula joined Callidus in April 2016. Paula has extensive experience in domestic and international finance, operations and capital markets through her strategic and financial consulting activities as well as having held senior roles in natural resource, mining and industrial businesses. She has held senior roles in the Sherritt companies, including Managing Director of Investor Relations and External Communications; CFO Oil and Gas, Vice President & Treasurer; CFO Power; and Director, Corporate Development. Paula holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR). She obtained her Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Alberta.
Thanusha joined Callidus as an Accountant in August 2015. Prior to Callidus, she worked as a Senior Investment Accountant for State Street, and as a Senior Fund Accountant at Citigroup. Thanusha earned her B Comm from McMaster University and is currently working towards her CPA designation.