George Coon

George Coon

Regional Director, Prairies, First West Capital

With 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, George provides mid-market businesses in Alberta and Saskatchewan with tailored subordinated debt, mezzanine financing and equity solutions for growth, acquisitions and transitions.

George has spent his career primarily in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton, and his previous positions include Chief Financial Officer for Canadian Industrial Paramedics Ltd., Assistant Vice-President with HSBC Premier, Private Client Group, as well as various senior management roles at BMO, National Bank of Canada, and ATB Financial.

George received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Alberta, and attained his Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Planner designations. George is also the recipient of an honorary designation from the Fellow of The Society of Management Accountants.

George is currently a Board Member and Chair of the Governance Committee for the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and past committee member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of NAIT JR Shaw School of Business Accounting Program Advisory Committee. As well, he is Board Member and past Treasurer for the Association of Corporate Growth Edmonton. Previously, George served as a board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for CMA Alberta.