Randy Williamson advises private companies and their owner-managers, private equity and venture capital investors, as well as public issuers, on acquisitions and divestitures, senior and subordinated debt and equity financings, and business structuring matters. Randy also helps organizations structure and negotiate shareholder, partnership, joint venture, outsourcing, distribution and licensing arrangements. Randy has a particular focus on Canada's renewable energy and clean technology sectors.
Prior to returning to legal practice in 2005, Randy owned and operated three business services companies, outsourcing critical operating, marketing/communication, and HR functions for businesses large and small. Previously, Randy was a senior executive with a multibillion-dollar public industrial products company, responsible for corporate development and treasury/finance matters, and a partner in another prominent Toronto law firm. Randy was originally trained as a Chartered Accountant, and holds the CICA's speciality Corporate Finance designation.
Randy has been a director and officer of several private and public companies and frequently speaks in business and legal settings on M&A and finance matters.
CICA Corporate Finance (CF) qualification
CPA, CA (Chartered Professional Accountant)
Association for Corporate GrowthCanada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)Canadian and Ontario Institutes of Chartered AccountantsCanadian Solar Industries AssociationClean Economy NetworkFinancial Executives International
Board of Governors and Investment Committee Member, York University, Toronto
Board Chair, York University Alumni Association, Toronto
Founder and Board Chair, The Foundation for Children with Extraordinary Opportunities (CEO Foundation)
Founding Board Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni (2004 - 2013)
Board and Investment Committee Member, Toronto Atmospheric Fund (2006 - 2013)
Governing Council Member and Investment, Finance & Audit Committee Chair, St. James Cathedral, Toronto (2005 - 2012)
President, Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) (2003 - 2004)
Founding Council Member, Ontario's Promise to Children and Youth (2000 - 2003)
Board Chair and Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (1995 - 2003)
Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service (2002)
Director, Big Brothers of Toronto (1993 - 1997)
Toronto Big Brother of the Year (1990, 1991)