Robert Zittrer

FCPA, FCA, MBA, ICD. D

Consultant

Contact

Phone: 416.646.7389
Address: 181 Bay St., Suite 3320 - Bay Wellington Tower
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

Services:

Audit and Assurance

Industries:

Retail

Robert Zittrer is a business consultant and board member for a variety of companies, not-for-profit organizations and high net worth families. Robert is particularly appreciated by business owners for the depth of his understanding of both accounting and broader business matters. He assists clients in managing their daily affairs and in resolving various complex financial and operational issues. He has helped many organizations plan and achieve their growth objectives, offering his expertise in mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning. Many entrepreneurs also benefit from Robert’s additional experience and interest in succession planning and wealth management matters.

Robert formally retired as an active Partner effective June 30, 2016, but continues to provide advice and expertise to clients as a Consultant to the Firm.

Prior to retirement, Robert handled a large and diversified practice, dealing primarily with mid-market entrepreneurial businesses and high net worth/investment sectors. In February 2012, Robert was awarded the title of Fellow (FCA) by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec in recognition of his distinguished services to the profession. He sat on Richter’s Compensation Committee for several years, and served as the Chairman of the Firm’s Board of Directors until December 31, 2012. In 2014, Robert received the ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

Fields of expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning
  • Wealth management

Industries

  • Real estate Retail
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • High net worth/investment sectors

Academic Background

  • Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), 2014

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), 2012

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), 1976

  • CICA Uniform Final Examination, 1975 (Quebec Silver Medalist)

  • M.B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1974 (Dean’s List)

  • B.Com., McGill University, 1972 (Great Distinction)

Professional and community involvement

  • Bennington Financial Services Corp. Board of Directors - director & board chair, since 2016
  • Koffler Centre of the Arts Board of Directors - member, Audit Committee, 2015 – present
  • BioFuelNet Canada Board of Directors - vice-chair & chair, Audit Committee, 2012 – Present
  • Richter Board of Directors - chair of the board, 2010 – 2012
  • Richter LLP - co-managing partner, 2007 – 2008
  • Richter Compensation Committee - member, 2003 – 2015
  • Richter Management Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Directors - member, 2002 – 2012