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Kirk Simpson

Co-founder and CEO, Wave Financial

Kirk Simpson is co-founder and CEO of Wave Financial, a subsidiary of H&R Block. In this role, Simpson leads the growing fintech disruptor focused on transforming how small business owners manage their finances. He is responsible for the comprehensive platform that provides award-winning accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services.

Simpson has taken Wave from a start-up to a company with 400,000 active small business clients and a 300-person team. Simpson started his career as an entrepreneur with and has held various roles in business development. He served as an advisor to the Next 36, currently serves as an advisor to the Rotman Creative Destruction Labs and mentors and invests in young entrepreneurs and startup visionaries.

Under Simpson, Wave has won numerous awards for leadership, culture, and innovation, including the Deloitte Fast 50 and Growth 500, the KPMG Fintech 100, Great Places to Work Canada and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2019, Simpson was honored as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs. He studied commerce at the University of Guelph.

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