TORONTO, August 20, 2018 – Effective immediately, Elevate Export Finance Corp. (“Elevate”) is pleased to welcome Jayson Myers as a Senior Advisor to the Company. He will play a key role providing strategic guidance and leadership to Elevate’s management team, leveraging his experience, insights and network as the former President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.
Jayson Myers is an award-winning business economist, specializing in industrial and technological change, and has been widely recognized as one of the most influential policy advocates in Canada. He is an advisor to both private and public sector leaders, and has counselled Canadian prime ministers and premiers, as well as senior corporate executives and policymakers around the world.
With more than 25 years' experience building alliances among businesses, academic institutions, as well as community, labour, and advocacy organizations, Myers has been instrumental in shaping the public policy environment in Canada. Between 2007 and 2016, he served as President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada’s largest industry and trade association. He was also the founding Chair of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, Vice Chair of Canada’s National Roundtable on Skills, and Vice Chair of the Ontario and Great Lakes Manufacturing Councils.
Myers currently Chairs the Global Gateways Federation, and is an advisor to legal and consulting firms in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. As Principal of Jayson Myers Public Affairs, he helps organizations identify and manage opportunities arising from the changes that are reshaping industry and international business.
Duncan Munn, Founder and Chair of Elevate said, “We are excited to welcome Jay Myers to the Elevate Team. He brings a wealth of experience through his work both inside and outside of Canada and as the former President & CEO of CME. His enthusiasm to help Canada’s manufacturers and exporters strongly aligns with Elevate’s mission to help Canada’s SME companies expand globally.”
Elevate, a Canadian-based lender has partnered with Export Development Canada (EDC) and financial institutions to provide the customers of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses with structured finance solutions. Elevate lends to foreign buyers of Canadian Exporters to help support Canadian Export Success.
For more information please contact:
Ed Walsh, President
+1 (416) 735-9480
Francisco Garcia, EVP, Business Development
+1 (604) 375-7146