About

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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 for Sears Canada (TSX: SCC) and Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee for NexJ Systems (TSX: NXJ) and Chair of the Audit Committee; and for MedReleaf (TSX: LEAF) and Chair of the Audit Committee. 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.

Awards

Diversity 50 2014 CandidateCanadian Board Diversity Council2014boarddiversity.ca
Honorary Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Brock University2014
Top 100 Canada's Most Powerful Women

Women's Executive Network2012Corporate Director Category
Women On Board Mentoring ProgramWomen On Board2012Mentee
Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario2009
30 From the Past Thirty Award
Brock University Alumni Association2007

Business Woman of the Year FinalistOttawa Women’s Business Network2005Professional Category
Distinguished Business Graduate AwardBrock University, Faculty of Business2003
Top 40 under 40Ottawa Business Journal2001Listed