James Yersh

Chief Administrative Officer

As Chief Administrative Officer, James is a driving force in Mitel’s transformation and oversees the company’s finance, legal, and people organizations.

Prior to being named Chief Administrative officer in November, 2021, James was Chief Financial officer, where he led all aspects of Mitel’s financial operations, from planning and management to accounting, treasury, and corporate tax. He brings more than two decades of experience serving in CFO and senior executive-level roles to Mitel. Before joining Mitel, James served as CFO at eSentire where he held further responsibility as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. As part of this expansive scope, James drove growth and accountability through financial planning, key performance indicators, and data driven, cross-functional performance reviews. He also worked closely with the product, technology, and other go-to-market functions to unify plans that helped triple revenues during his tenure. Prior to joining eSentire, he held positions with KORE Wireless, BlackBerry, Cognos Incorporated, and Deloitte. Notably, while at BlackBerry, James supported the organization in its transition to a software-based product suite.

Through his extensive experience as a CFO in public companies and working with private equity-owned firms, James has developed a strong understanding of the technology industry, partner ecosystems, and the process involved in leading companies through transitions to recurring revenue models.

James lives in Kitchener with his family and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Ottawa.

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