With more than 35 years in the high-tech and telecommunications sector, Steve Spooner has a wealth of experience in corporate finance, M&A, corporate governance, strategic business planning and operational leadership.
As Chief Financial Officer for Mitel Networks, Steve has global responsibility for Finance, Legal, M&A, Investor Relations, Leasing, Procurement, Facilities and Internal Audit. Steve’s past experience includes roles as CEO, COO and CFO of both emerging and established industry players, including tenures at Digital, Wang, SHL Systemhouse, CrossKeys Systems, Stream Intelligent Networks and Wysdom.
Steve has significant experience in raising capital, most notably having led the largest IPO is Ottawa’s history, when Mitel raised $147M on Nasdaq in April 2010. He has led two cross-border IPOs, overseen numerous M&A transactions and raised several billion dollars in debt and equity financings.
Steve is a member of the Board and member of the Audit Committee for Jamieson Wellness Inc. He sits on the boards of key Mitel subsidiaries. He is also a member of the Carleton University Sprott School of Business Advisory Board. He is active in the Ottawa community, particularly supporting health care, and has been a frequent speaker, spokesperson and fundraiser for The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. He is also a sought-out speaker on such topics as going public, M&A integration, managing growth and building a high-performance finance team.
Steve obtained his CA designation in 1982 and was elected a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2011. He received his FCPA in 2013. He is a graduate of Carleton University (Honors Bachelor of Commerce, 1980). He also holds the ICD.D professional director designation (2009) from the Institute of Corporate Directors.