Joel DeGroat, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Joel DeGroat has extensive experience working in various industries as a leader and executive. His most rewarding experience has been with independently owned and operated franchises across Canada, as well as tenure in the publicly traded corporate world. His knowledge allows him to provide a deep understanding of his client’s business providing effective, efficient solutions. Joel is known for providing strategy across many aspects of businesses. With a strong entrepreneurial understanding, his areas of expertise include working capital management, valuations, acquisitions and divestures, integrations, consolidations, profit maximization, sales and marketing, and succession planning.

Prior to joining Part Time CFO Services Inc as Chief Operating Officer, companies Joel has worked for include Rabba Group, ServiceMaster, Terminix, Airgas, VanHoutte, and Stericycle. He has also been a business owner operating a consulting firm as well as a cleaning and restoration company.

Joel completed his Master of Business Administration specializing in global leadership from the University of Fredericton, Sandermoen School of Business. He completed his undergrad through the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

As an active member of business and local communities, Joel will often be found at various business clubs and conferences. Look for him alongside his wife at local sporting clubs and events supporting their two kids.

EDUCATION

· University of Fredericton, Master of Business Administration

· Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Accounting and IT

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

· Board Secretary, Centennial Park Baptist Church

· Mighty Oaks Global Initiatives

· Involved with a very large family through decades with The Children’s Aid Society