Larry joins us with over 25 years of CEO and executive leadership experience growing financial and professional services organizations. Most recently, Larry served as President, National Money Mart, a subsidiary of Dollar Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: DLLR) a leading financial services company with over 1400 store locations in Canada, US and UK. In Canada, Money Mart’s 2000 employees serve over 1 million Canadians in 460 stores across the country. Money Mart’s annual revenue is over $300 million and is the largest business unit of Dollar Financial.
Previously, Larry was CEO Americas for Travelex plc operations in USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Travelex is a privately held global financial services firm specializing in the worldwide money services business with revenue greater than one billion dollars and sales offices, airport and retail locations across thirty-five countries. At Travelex, Larry led many changes and developed and implemented aggressive growth strategies for products and services for the Retail, Outsourcing, Travel Insurance, and Global Payments business units.
Prior to Travelex, Larry was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Canada Inc. In May 2000, Cap Gemini purchased Ernst & Young’s worldwide consulting partnership. As Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Management Consulting, Canada, Larry was instrumental in negotiating the sale of E&Y’s Canadian consulting partnership to Cap Gemini and its subsequent transition to a publicly traded company. Larry was also a senior client handling executive who led and executed client work in North and South America in the Retail and Consumer Products sectors.
Larry is a Certified Professional Accountant CPA, a Certified Management Accountant CMA and a Certified Management Consultant CMC. Larry is an Independent Board Member of VIQ Solutions Inc. since 2014. He is an Independent Board Member, Audit Committee and Governance Committee, Continental Bank of Canada and Independent Board Member and Co-Investor of CBV Collection Services Ltd. (a Yellow Point Equity Partners Company). He is also a Board Chair and Investor of Green Energy Cooperative of Ontario. Larry has previously been an Independent Board Member of Kubra Data Transfer Inc and CRS Electronics Inc. as well as a Former Executive Board Member, Travelex plc, Travelex Americas Board Chair and CEO.
Larry and his wife Trish live in Toronto. Larry is an avid golfer and fitness enthusiast. Both Larry and Trish support numerous charitable endeavours and feel strongly about giving back to the community.
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An exceptional business strategist, Rick Fitzgerald has more than 27 years of senior management experience and a track record of success, both in Canada and internationally. Rick served as Chairman of Diageo Canada Inc. from 2006 to 2008 and before that as President and CEO since 1998, with the merger of United Distillers Canada Inc. […] Learn more.
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