Director of Finance
"To Tim’s credit, he listened..and he listened until he really understood and then he knew what we wanted. From a personal standpoint, just a great guy to work with and made it really easy."
"Our team feels that Tim’s there to coach them and help the business, not to take their job and that’s a real critical thing."
"He’s able to give us his honest insight into what he would do if he owned the company. We trust his judgement on that, so he’s a valuable team player."
Tim McLaren has over 16 years of financial management and operations leadership experience, working at a top tier consumer goods company. He is known for his expertise of navigating ERP systems, development of KPI’s, and driving strong financial results. Tim has extensive experience with financial transactions, processes and policies.
As Controller for two Quaker Oats manufacturing sites, Tim was the strategic business partner for the Operations teams and supporting functions. He provided financial guidance and ownership for annual spending plans/budgets, decision support/analysis of financial opportunities and risks, monthly forecasting and reporting of site financials, financial lead for Collective Bargaining Agreements, and lead yearly reviews of financial controls.
Tim also spent over 4 years as a Production Manager, leading a team of supervisors and support staff to run 6 production lines with direct accountability for 80 hourly associates. His team had ownership for Safety, Quality, Cost and Fulfillment.
Tim McLaren is a past board member with the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, in which he lead for two years as Chair of the Board.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys camping with his family, canoeing, and kayaking.
- Certified General Accountants of Ontario Program of Professional Studies, Completion to Level e
- Sir Sanford Fleming College Business Administration, Accounting
- Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Chair, Board of Directors and Chair Stewardship/Quality Committee