Colleen Moorehead sits as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Signal Hill Equity Partners, a Toronto-based private equity firm focused on Canadian mid-market companies and managed by experienced investors and business operators. It is just the latest chapter in a long and impressive career. Moorehead is one of Canada’s true business leaders with over 25 years of experience in financial services, technology, business and web-based services. She’s also worked hard to ensure women have every opportunity to harness their full potential and succeed in their careers.
As an Entrepreneur in Residence, Moorehead helps Signal Hill identify and evaluate investment opportunities and assist portfolio companies in executing strategies. In her previous role as President and CEO of Nexient Learning, Moorehead used her business-savvy to transform a highly decentralized, acquisition-based company into the Canadian leader in the corporate skills development and learning industry.
Moorehead co-founded E*TRADE Canada in 1996, where she and a brilliant team of FSRs (Financial Service Renegades) pioneering the adoption of on-line commerce in Canada through building both a challenger brand in financial services and strong company. She honed her financial skills as Vice-President and Managing Director for both CIBC World Markets and Merrill Lynch.
Over the years Moorehead has been a role model to women everywhere. Moorehead is one of the original founders of The Judy Project, an Enlightened Leadership Forum for Executive Women at the Joseph Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and currently serves as its Business Director. She also serves as Vice Chair of the new Women’s College Hospital upcoming capital campaign, building a brand new vision of women’s health; combining clinical care with research in Canada’s first stand-alone ambulatory hospital designed primarily for women.
Her commitment to personal causes doesn’t stop there. Moorehead sits on numerous professional and community boards including, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, The Redwood Shelter, and is nominated for membership to The Stratford Festival Theatre Board of Governors. Past initiatives include The Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada, Canadian e-Business Initiative, Covenant House of Toronto, TSX Policy Committee, Investment Dealers Association, and Stratford Summer Music.
Moorehead was born and raised in the Stratford, Ontario and, when not chasing her two almost teenage sons around, she’s training for the next marathon, playing tennis, golf or traveling with her husband.