Author Bio

Barry Shafran

President and CEO of Chesswood Group Limited

Since the start of his career with a major international firm, to his present position as President and Chief Executive Officer (and Founder) of Chesswood Group Limited, Mr. Shafran's expertise has been in strategic planning, and the design and implementation of growth strategy including mergers and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in change management and raising capital, publically and privately. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Mr. Shafran also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Shafran founded Chesswood Group in 2006 through an IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the acquisition of Pawnee Leasing, of Colorado. Chesswood provides small-ticket equipment financing to small businesses across the U.S and Canada and has more than 35,000 finance contracts with SME’s for gross receivables in excess of $1.0 billion.

Posts by Barry Shafran

Chesswood Group Limited: The Journey from New Car Leasing to a Public Equipment Finance Business

From Chesswood’s original roots in the new car automotive retail and leasing space in Canada in the late 1990s, sprung Chesswood Income Fund (later Chesswood Group), in May 2006. As part of the simultaneous transaction of becoming Chesswood, a publicly... read more

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