Paul G. Smith is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Equity Financial Holdings Inc. (TSX: EQI), a financial services firm whose principal subsidiary is Equity Financial Trust Company, an OSFI-regulated financial institution. Having co-founded Equity in 2004, Paul was Chief Financial Officer before becoming CEO in January, 2009.
Paul is Chairman of the board of VIA Rail Canada Inc., a position he has held since December, 2010, after serving as a director since 2006. His other public company directorships are StorageVault Canada Inc. and Royal Standard Minerals Inc.
Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, a Master of Public Administration from Carleton University, and undergraduate degrees (Accounting, Political Science) from the University of Ottawa.