Catherine Wood is the Chief Strategy Officer at Coast Capital Savings, providing end-to-end alignment of the credit union’s strategy from a corporate, brand, member experience and national expansion strategy perspective.
Catherine has a full and far-reaching executive experience in the financial services, including leading strategy, wealth management and award-winning digital platforms. Most recently, she served as Senior VP, Head Online and Digital Wealth and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Aviso Wealth, one of Canada’s largest independent wealth management providers. Prior to that, she held executive and senior management roles at Qtrade, TD Bank and Assante.
Catherine was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2017 and 2016 as well as one of the Top 50 Wealth Professionals in Canada and one of the Top 50 Women in Life Insurance in years prior. She currently serves as a Board Member of Advocis and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Catherine earned an MBA as well as a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. She holds an Honours BA from York University and a BA from Western University. Beyond her academic credentials, her professional designations include Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Tax and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and Certified Health Specialist (CHS).