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Executive Leadership Team

Don Coulter Don Coulter, BSc, MSc, CPA, CA
President and Chief Executive Officer

Don brings a talent for bold and innovative thinking, superior strategic insight and an energetic, engaging leadership style. He is known for motivating teams around fact-based change initiatives, demonstrating leadership through simplicity and service. Don has a unique ability to zero in on critical initiatives to enhance organizations and advance their missions. He is a life-long learner who shares his passion for knowledge as a university lecturer.

Joining Concentra Bank in March 2018, Don possesses a wealth of industry experience from financial institutions in Canada and around the globe. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Don is a visionary who enables Concentra to deliver business results and growth by concentrating on strategy. He heads the executive leadership team, empowering and enabling Concentra to achieve sustainable, long-term success. A member of the Concentra Bank Board of Directors, Don engages regularly with the Board to continually advance Concentra’s strategic position in the financial services industry.

Before leading Concentra, Don served as CFO, and most recently CEO of Coast Capital Savings. Prior to that, Don held senior executive roles with several global financial institutions.


Corina Farbacher Corina Farbacher, LLB, BA (Hons), ICD.D
Executive Vice-President, Governance, Marketing and Communications

Corina joined Concentra in 2009 as Associate Vice-President Legal Counsel, advancing to Senior Vice-President Legal and Governance, Corporate Secretary in 2012. She is an experienced senior leader and board professional with proven abilities in board effectiveness and reducing potential legal, regulatory and governance risk. Corina expertly steered the complex governance, legal and stakeholder processes during Concentra’s transition to a Schedule 1 chartered bank. Her leadership was recognized by Governance Professionals of Canada in 2017 with Concentra Bank being awarded Best Engagement by a Governance Team.

In her current role, Corina guides the in-house Legal and Governance departments, acting as general counsel and corporate secretary for Concentra and its board. Corina ensures the integrity of Concentra’s corporate governance framework, compliance with corporate governance requirements and efficient administration and implementation of board decisions. She also leads Concentra’s Marketing, Communications, Stakeholder Relations, Government Relations, and Business Administration/Distribution functions.

Having practiced law in both the public and private sectors and worked in academia, Corina brings over 20 years of legal, governance and leadership expertise to Concentra. Active in her community, Corina serves in several capacities, including an appointment to the Canadian Bankers Association Legal Committee, SaskTel Centre Board of Directors, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, Advisory Boards for the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. She is currently working towards a Graduate Diploma in banking at the University of London, U.K.



Brian Guillemin Brian Guillemin, MBA
Executive Vice-President, Digital Solutions

Brian has served the Canadian co-operative system in various leadership roles since 1992 and is credited with leading the multi-disciplinary teams responsible for a number of payment industry and card association firsts within the system.

In 2013, Brian was recruited by Concentra to serve as Executive Vice-President, Chief Information Officer. In 2015, Brian’s leadership portfolio was expanded with his appointment as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services where he was responsible for providing guidance and oversight of the diverse group of business units delivering expertise and services across the company. Brian elevated the value of Concentra’s business-enabling functions, raising the bar for internal service standards. From October 2017 to March 2018, Brian assumed the role of Interim President and CEO for Concentra, providing Brian a unique development opportunity and deeper appreciation of the skills and expertise demonstrated by staff to make Concentra so successful.

As Executive Vice-President, Digital Solutions, Brian is accountable for digital operations to drive transformation and growth. He continues to provide leadership to Concentra’s business technology teams, with a corporate focus to advance Concentra’s digital strategy with the objectives to mature business intelligence, improve internal performance, efficiency and collaboration, and establish a digital banking foundation for future customer growth and a competitive customer experience.

Brian is a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s CIO Council and serves on the Payments Canada Member Advisory Committee as well as the Saskatchewan Science Centre Board of Directors.

 


Ryan Graham Ryan Graham CPA, CMA
Executive Vice-President, Wholesale Banking

Since 2003, Ryan has honed his professional expertise with Concentra, progressing through increasingly challenging management and leadership roles. In April 2017, he was appointed Executive Vice-President to lead the retail and commercial banking divisions, assuming responsibility for residential, commercial, leasing, consumer, and credit union consulting and relationship management.

In collaboration with the executive team, Ryan brings dedication and a deep commitment to continually improve the value Concentra delivers to stakeholders. Ryan is accountable for developing, overseeing and executing strategy to provide a full suite of retail and commercial banking products and service offerings, with an eye for continuously broadening Concentra’s portfolio. Through Ryan’s leadership, Concentra’s banking teams work to foster success through partnerships and participation in complex banking and financial intermediation activities.

Ryan is active in his community though his involvement on the Board of Hope’s Home, which provides daycare services in Saskatchewan for children with medically complex needs.


Paul Masterson Paul Masterson CPA, CA, MBA
Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer

Concentra Bank welcomed Paul in May 2017. A strategic thinker with strong technical capabilities, Paul’s precision and results-driven focus combined with his collaborative leadership style enable him to shape strategy and accelerate growth.

As Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, Paul is a cornerstone advisor to Concentra’s CEO and executive team, bringing strategic financial insight and his sharp acuity for analysis and evidence-based decision-making. Paul is accountable for ensuring effective management of Concentra Bank’s capital resources for achieving long-term goals. Paul oversees Financial Reporting and Analysis, Treasury, Corporate Analytics as well as Institutional Deposit Raising. Paul also has primary leadership accountability for business insight and intelligence, pairing nicely with his responsibility for the Concentra Strategy portfolio.

Prior to joining Concentra, Paul held senior executive positons with financial services and wealth management providers in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.


Jessica McNaughton Jessica McNaughton, EMBA candidate, Levene Graduate School of Business
Executive Vice-President, Chief People Officer

Jessica came to Concentra in 2014, building on her 20 year career working for some of Canada’s top companies including RBC, Shell, WestJet and Viterra. She also spent over four years in retail banking serving in multiple retail, wealth and management roles. Jessica’s extensive experience gives her industry-leading expertise in a cross-section of human resource specialties ranging from talent development to transformation consulting and change management. By drawing on her passion and interest in organizational behavior and culture, Jessica brings a strong desire to support Concentra and its people to actively shift culture to an ideal state.

She has transformed Concentra’s human resources support model by modernizing systems to improve the candidate and employee experience while championing leadership development, a best-practice approach to use of human resource management tools, and workplace diversity and respect. Through her efforts, Concentra continues to host a bi-annual employee conference and maintain an active Culture Committee.

As Executive Vice-President, Chief People Officer, Jessica brings her strong focus on people and change through her accountabilities for diversity and change management. She provides executive leadership to the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio with an eye to aligning efforts to culture and recruitment objectives.

 


Neal Oswald Neal Oswald, CPA, CFA
Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer

Neal is a senior executive leader and execution specialist with over 30 years of extensive global financial services experience in retail, wholesale banking and asset management. Prior to joining Concentra in August 2018, Neal held executive positions with a large national bank and was a partner with both Ernst & Young and PwC. He is an analytical and data-driven transformation specialist who brings exceptional insight to transform processes and existing technology in support of modern architectures and digital business models. Neal is known for collaboratively working with cross-functional teams to execute transformational change.

As Concentra Bank’s Chief Operating Officer, Neal provides leadership and oversight to enterprise operations, controls and internal processes, with primary accountability for facilities, internal consulting, outsourcing relationships and program execution.

 


Philippe Sarfati Philippe Sarfati, MBA
Executive Vice-President, Chief Risk Officer

In June 2018, Concentra welcomed Philippe to oversee the bank’s comprehensive risk strategy. Over his nearly three decade career in the financial services industry, Philippe served in myriad roles including within the Canadian credit union system, Bank of Montreal, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, and most recently with Promontory Financial Group.

As Chief Risk Officer, Philippe ensures sound governance and effective controls for enterprise risk management, compliance, corporate policy, credit adjudication and regulatory framework to meet Concentra’s strategic and business objectives, while also enhancing shareholder value. He provides strategic leadership to support a prudent risk culture focused on growth, development, and market relevance.

Philippe brings extensive domestic and international experience in risk management governance and regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on integration of credit, market, operational, reputational, legal and regulatory risks.