Virtual U of G Finance & Economics Roundtable

Calling all Economics and/or Finance grads, join fellow alumni virtually to hear from Guelph grad guest panelists from commercial banking, wealth management, accounting and investor relations.

  Date: August 19, 2020
  Time: 8 pm - 9 pm
  Location: From the comfort of your own home (Zoom!)

2020: It's Not Just Hindsight: This event promises to be a great conversation reflecting on the big issues of 2020, hosted by Professor Eveline Adomait. You'll also have lots of time to network with fellow alumni via two virtual breakout rooms. Plus, you might win some swag! We hope you'll join our first-ever virtual event. View our panelists below:

Professor Eveline (Evie) Adomait

Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Advisor Department of Economics and Finance, University of Guelph

Evie Adomait was born to Dutch immigrants in rural Ontario. She attended the University of Guelph, intending to become a doctor, when she realized she couldn't use a scalpel on anything alive. This required a change in direction. Fortunately, she was taking an introductory economics course and fell in love with the ideas. She has a Master of Economics degree from U of G, and while she was a grad student she also fell in love with her future husband Martin, an engineering grad from U of G. For the past 30 years, she has made her career as a teaching professor at her alma mater. By her calculations, she has taught the equivalent of the population of a small city various economics courses! Evie and Martin's oldest son is also a U of G grad and their youngest is currently a student at Guelph. The University of Guelph has been a very important place for the Adomaits.

Greg Windle, BComm MBA

Director | National Industry Programs CIBC Corporate Finance

A banking professional for 20 years, Greg Windle has been with CIBC since 2003. He currently leads CIBC National Industry Programs Group which directs CIBC Commercial Banking’s national strategic approach to banking clients in service sector industries that include Franchise, Insurance and Real Estate Brokerages, and Pharmacies Previous to this role, Greg was the Regional Leader for Central Ontario for CIBC Commercial Banking. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. During his time at the University of Guelph, Greg was a regular at Gryph’s Sports Lounge and served as the Public Address Announcer for the Gryphon Men’s Varsity Hockey Team in 4th Year. In his spare time, Greg has sat on the Boards of the Burlington Community Foundation and the Burlington Art Gallery Foundation Along with his wife (also a Guelph Grad) and three children, Greg is a longtime resident of Burlington, Ontario and remains active with various not-for-profit and minor sports organizations within the community

Richard Oyelowo CPA, CMA, FMA, CIM

Chief Executive Officer StoryBoard Communications

Richard is a corporate finance and accounting professional with over thirteen years of experience, six of which have been dedicated to investor relations and corporate communications. Richard is passionate about helping companies connect with their stakeholders in an impactful way. Over the course of his career, he realized that there was a better way for small and mid-cap companies to manage their investor relations, which led Richard to start Storyboard. Richard completed a Commerce degree at the University of Guelph majoring in Management Economics in Industries and Finance. He also completed the Certified Management Accounting Strategic Leadership Program and earned the CPA, CMA accounting designation.

Philippe Mendelson, CPA, CMA, CIRP, LIT

Vice President | Strategy and Transactions Ernst & Young Inc.

Philippe is a Vice President in the restructuring group at Ernst & Young in Vancouver. He provides restructuring and insolvency advice to financial institutions, debtor companies, shareholders, and creditors across several industries including aviation, manufacturing, mining, real estate development, forestry, technology, and retail. Philippe is a director of the Young Insolvency Professionals Society, the chair of the Vancouver Forum of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Restructuring professionals, and a guest speaker at the Insolvency Discussion Group meetings. Philippe moved to Vancouver shortly after graduating from the University of Guelph in order to maintain his high golf handicap year-round.

Registration closes August 17, 2020.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Rauchenstein, Alumni Advancement Manager, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at

19 Aug 2020 - 10:45am
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