Deborah Rosati is an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) with more than 30 years of experience in technology, consumer and retail, and private equity and venture capital. An experienced Audit Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a Corporate Director in the areas of financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, transformational changes, M&A, corporate governance and CEO and board succession planning.
Currently, Deborah’s corporate engagements are as a leading and serving Corporate Director and Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee for Sears Canada (TSX: SCC), as a Corporate Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for NexJ Systems (TSX: NXJ). She is also a Co-Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. Deborah’s community engagements include serving as a member of the Adrenalys Advisory Council and also a member of her alma mater’s Goodman’s School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and she launched the school’s Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurship Award.
Deborah is a sought after speaker on board diversity, governance and entrepreneurship. Selected as a Diversity 50 2014 candidate, she was also recognized in 2012 as one of WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the corporate director award category. She was Chair of the Nomination Committee and the Chair of the Board for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, and also the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for Canada’s National Ballet School. In addition, Deborah was also the Co-chair for the Ottawa Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a former member of CPA Canada Risk Oversight Governance Board.
|Diversity 50 2014 Candidate||Canadian Board Diversity Council||2014||boarddiversity.ca|
|Honorary Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter||Brock University||2014|
|Top 100 Canada's Most Powerful Women||Women's Executive Network||2012||Corporate Director Category|
|Women On Board Mentoring Program||Women On Board||2012||Mentee|
|Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)||Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario||2009|
|30 From the Past Thirty Award||Brock University Alumni Association||2007|
|Business Woman of the Year Finalist||Ottawa Women’s Business Network||2005||Professional Category|
|Distinguished Business Graduate Award||Brock University, Faculty of Business||2003|
|Top 40 under 40||Ottawa Business Journal||2001||Listed