Scott Pehleman

Scott has over 20 years experience in strategic planning, marketing, operations management and sales management, the last 10 of which were at the executive of two leading financial services organization. Scott’s focus has been in the areas of sales and marketing.

Scott’s professional career has included a variety of senior management positions with CI Mutual Funds, CIBC and American Express. At CI Funds Scott was the senior executive responsible for all Marketing and Customer service functions. Scott also played a key role in the acquisition and integration of Spectrum, Sunlife’s and a number of other fund businesses into CI. At CIBC Scott was the senior business executive on their VISA card business which was, and still is, the largest card business in Canada. During his time with CIBC Scott doubled the profit of the Merchant business and launched the CIBC Dividend VISA Card which today is one of CIBC’s strongest card products. While at American Express Scott lead the marketing of both the merchant and corporate card business.

As a consultant Scott provides expertise in marketing and strategy evaluation and development. He works with senior executives to offer perspective and insight in the fundamentally important areas of business development (innovation and creativity) and leading people to superior levels of contribution. His work evaluates dynamics, support systems and competencies to drive transformation.

Scott attended the University of Toronto where he graduated “With Distinction”. He is also currently doing post graduate work in the business faculty at Queens University in Kingston.

Scott is married and lives in Toronto with his wife and two little girls aged two and four.