Tim Benson is a Principal and Co-Head of Training at The Marquee Group.
In this role, Tim provides strategic leadership and operational oversight to the training business at The Marquee Group. This includes managing relationships with clients and ensuring best in class training seminars are delivered. Tim also oversees the development and expansion of the Financial Modeling Accreditation Program (or “FinMAP”) which is the new standard for professionals who are interested in the discipline of financial modeling.
Tim remains very active as an instructor and has taught thousands of business professionals and university students. Since 2012, he has been a Lecturer in the Master of Finance program at the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
Prior to joining The Marquee Group in early 2009, Tim had extensive experience in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. He was part of the senior management team at Retirement Residences REIT, a TSX listed real estate investment trust, with responsibility for business strategy, corporate finance and investor relations. Tim was also involved in negotiating the sale of the company to a private equity buyer (total value of the transaction was $2.8 billion).
Previously, Tim worked in the capital markets for over 10 years. While at a merchant bank he made private equity and mezzanine debt investments. At UBS Securities he was a sell side equity research analyst covering the Canadian oil & gas sector. As a member of the Investment Banking group at BMO Capital Markets, Tim was involved in a number of financings, mergers & acquisitions and securities valuations with clients in the oil & gas, utility and agriculture sectors.
Tim received his Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Haskayne School of Business. While at the Ivey Business School he taught business and entrepreneurial skills in Nizhny-Novgorord, Russia and Minsk, Belarus as part of the LEADER Project. He has also attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.