Sr. executive

Executives include any upper management role that is responsible for managing the financial performance of the company. 

$70,000 - $100,000+

University Degree/College Diploma

High Demand

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Austin Walters

Sr. Director – Inclusive Client Strategy & Financial Education 

Born and raised in rural Ontario right outside of London. I was born to Caribbean parents that instilled in me that I could do and be what I wanted to and to never put limits on myself. My parents were/are hard working people that own a small business. This is what gave me my work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.

I have a passion for sports and played every sport but Basketball was and remains my first passion. I truly believe the lessons in sport can translate to corporate Canada. These lessons include leadership, teamwork, accountability, trust, effort, struggle, accomplishment and many more.

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What is your educational background?
Undergraduate Studies in Political Science at Western,
Graduate Studies -Financial Analysis and Business Management at University of Toronto,
Graduate Certificate – Economics of Banking at Colombia University
Graduate Certificate from University of Alberta in Indigenous Studies

What are your daily responsibilities?
My role is to the build the strategy as to how we engage with clients from the Black, Indigenous and PwD community. As part of my mandate, I also lead financial education for the firm nationally. On a daily basis I engage with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure that CIBC has the right products, service and advice to bring value to these communities. This could include participating in product builds, doing speaking engagements or creating community partnerships. 

What advice would you give to the 15 – 18 year old version of yourself?
Be authentic!

Find what your passions are and figure out how you will integrate that into your daily work/life.

Build a professional brand and know what you want to be know for. Seek out mentorship, sponsorship, and network early early and often.

Core Responsibilities


Strategize with teams from various departments


Advise clients on available financial resources to help them achieve their goals


Work on new strategies to recruit new clients to expand the banks brand

Typical Workplace

  • Employed by the banks or private equity firms.
  • Spend a lot of time reading the news, articles etc
  • The work is often stressful. Very competetive work space
  • Investments are generally time sensitive

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Mathematical skills
Collaborative Skills
Grade 11

English (ENG3C/U)
Mathematics (MCR3U)
Business (Recommended)
Cooperative Education (Recommended)

Grade 12

English (ENG4U)
Mathematics (MHF4U & MCV4U & MDM4U)
Business (Recommended)

*Additional 4U/M Courses For University Candidates*

Related Post-Secondary Programs:


Sr. Executive 

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