Colin obtained his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007 and commenced his career with Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP (DJB) in November 2008 as a staff accountant in our Welland office. Colin then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010, was promoted to manager in 2012 and recently fulfilled all the requirements of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators in December 2015 to obtain his Chartered Business Valuator designation.
Colin’s career at DJB began by providing assurance, accounting and tax services primarily to owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Colin has also assisted clients in developing business plans and financial projections for use in obtaining financing, organizational restructuring and business plan feasibility analysis. In 2012, Colin joined the Firm’s Financial Services Advisory Team (FSAT) and has transferred his focus to providing business valuation services.
Colin’s business valuation experience has included a wide range of industries, completing assignments required for tax reorganizations, estate freezes, shareholder buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and the equalization of net family assets and Guideline Income Calculations for child and spousal support for matrimonial disputes and collaborative family law. He is passionate about providing clarity for his clients to the complex issues of valuing their businesses.
Born and raised in Niagara, Colin lives in Fonthill with his wife and is expecting their first child in the summer of 2016. Colin has a commitment to community involvement and is the past treasurer for a community festival and is currently serving as Secretary for the Pelham Minor Hockey Association.
When away from the office, you can typically find Colin developing his golf game at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club or enjoying a backwoods camping excursion in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. If the snow is flying, Colin enjoys snowboarding at a local ski resort or playing hockey.