President, R. Hoff Financial Management Ltd.
Rita Hoff had a long and distinguished career in the investment industry, where she broke the glass ceiling by becoming the first female CEO of a member firm – First Canada Securities, which she co-founded. She merged the firm with Canaccord Capital where she served as Vice-President and Director, Debt Capital Markets, retiring in 2009.
Her 30 years of Board experience was shaped by serving with a variety of organizations in the private sector, on Advisory Boards and on Associations, most notably The Investment Dealers Association of Canada and CAA, Central Ontario.
Ms. Hoff has served on the LAWPRO Board for many years and is chair of the Investment committee and is a member of the Governance and Risk committees. She also serves as a Director of Operation Eyesight Universal, an international development organization working to eliminate avoidable blindness and restore eyesight in developing countries.
Spending the winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Ms. Hoff is actively engaged with her Condominium Board as Treasurer, as well as on her Community Association’s Board focusing on challenging illegal development and ensuring preservation of green spaces.
Ms. Hoff has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay, India. Continuing her education in the investment industry, she earned many designations from the Canadian Securities Institute.