Harley finkelstein , net worth, shopify, age, wife & More

Canadian entrepreneur and public speaker

Harley Finkelstein
Born
Montreal, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater McGill University, Concordia University, University of Ottawa
Occupation President of Shopify
Spouse Lindsay Taub
Website harleyfcom

Harley Finkelstein is a Canadian businessperson, entrepreneur and public speaker He is best known as the president of Shopify He is a board member of CBC, and an advisor to both OMERS Ventures and Felicis Ventures He is also a Dragon on CBC Dragons’ Den, Next Gen Den

Early life and education

Finkelstein was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada At 17, he founded a T-shirt company while attending McGill University He later transferred to Concordia University and received a bachelor’s degree in economics Finkelstein then attended the University of Ottawa where he founded the JD/MBA Student Society and the Canadian MBA Oath while working towards his Juris Doctor and MBA

Career

After completing his JD and MBA, Finkelstein worked at a law firm in Toronto for a year In 2009, Finkelstein met with Tobias L├╝tke, the co-founder and CEO of Shopify, to discuss opportunities for the company Finkelstein was hired soon after and was named Shopify’s Chief Platform Officer In December 2014, Finkelstein was appointed a member of the C100 board The C100 is an organization that supports the Canadian technology community and is a bridge between Canada and Silicon Valley Finkelstein serves as a mentor and advisor to various organizations and incubators including Felicis Ventures, FounderFuel, Invest Ottawa and CIPPIC

In January 2016, Finkelstein was named COO of Shopify That same year, he was inducted into the Order of Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson

In December 2017, Finkelstein joined the board of directors for CBC

In September 2020, Finkelstein was appointed Shopify President

Awards

Finkelstein was named Angel investor of the Year at the Canadian Startup Awards in March 2017

Personal life and philanthropy

Finkelstein is Jewish and is the grandson of Holocaust survivors He is married to Lindsay Taub, who is also Jewish, and they have two daughters The four of them live in New Edinburgh In 2018 it was announced that Finkelstein was donating $500,000 to establish the new Finkelstein Chabad Jewish Centre in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood of Ottawa After attending the Chabad centre when he was a student at the University of Ottawa and realizing that there was not enough room to fit all the students who wished to attend events, he promised the Rabbi he would donate to pay him back for the generosity of his family in welcoming Jewish students in Ottawa

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