Bernard Shimkovitz, CEO and Director
Mr. Shimkovitz has over 23 years experience in enterpreneurial business ownership and management roles, specializing in finance, channel distribution/marketing and technology. As CEO of Alliance, Mr. Shimkovitz is responsible for the implementation of the company’s business plan, including the development and roll out of new products and services and acquisition and deployment of large national accounts and strategic partnerships. Mr. Shimkovitz has responsibility for the management of Alliance’s internal and external sales teams and the management of the company’s vendor and end-user marketing programs. Mr. Shimkovitz received an MBA from York University in 1989.
Scott Hinsperger, Executive Vice President and Director
Mr. Hinsperger has 25 years direct experience in the financing industry and 7 years of experience in franchise consulting, development and sales. Mr. Hinsperger’s experience in finance has encompassed vendor and end-user sales and marketing, credit, office management and documentation. Mr. Hinsperger is a past President and Director of the St. Catharines Advertising and Sales Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Wayside Transition Home in St. Catharines. He holds a BSc (Honours) from Brock University.
As Executive Vice President of Alliance, Mr. Hinsperger is involved in many aspects of Alliance’s business, including: contract negotiations, development and implementation of marketing programs to and for Channel Partners, and facilitation of Alliance’s e-finance initiatives. Mr. Hinsperger also heads up the administration and operations of the company as well as Alliance’s relationships with its financial underwriters
Carrie Rotman, Director — National Programs
Carrie Rotman has over 18 years experience in the Canadian equipment finance industry, primarily in the information technology sector. Mrs. Rotman joined Alliance in early 2000 and has held various marketing and management roles within the company’s vendor finance division. In her current role as Director National Programs, she oversees all national vendor finance initiatives and programs in the company’s technology finance division, and has direct responsibility for leading the company’s deployment of new private-labeled finance programs within this sector.
Gerald Dennis, C.M.A., C.A., Director of Finance
Gerald Dennis joined Alliance in June 2000 as the Director of Finance. Mr. Dennis has been in public practice since 1985, specializing in working with early to mid stage growth companies. He has broad experience in tax and management consulting, mergers and acquisitions and the design and implementation of financial systems. In addition to a Bcomm degree from the University of Toronto, Mr. Dennis received his C.M.A. designation in 1983 and his C.A. in 1983. As Director of Finance for Alliance, Mr. Dennis is the acting Chief Financial Officer of the company, and serves on the company’s audit and compliance committees.