Tim Jackson is the Lead Executive, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. He comes to MaRS most recently from the University of Waterloo, where he served as the vice-president of university relations, with responsibility for the offices of communications and public affairs, government relations, and community relations and events. Tim has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and business leader. A founder and partner of Tech Capital Partners (an early-stage venture capital firm), he served as CFO and CEO at Waterloo tech firm, PixStream. He has also served as CFO, CEO or board member for numerous technology companies and other organizations.
Tim has a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from the University of Waterloo and is a chartered accountant. Tim was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (FCA) in 2009, the highest designation the institute confers, awarded for outstanding career achievements as well as outstanding service to the community and the profession.
Impact investing is poised to mobilise billions in capital for Canadian communities says the Canadian National Advisory Boad in its final report as part of the international G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce.