About Ted

Ted Cadsby, MBA, CFA, ICD.D, is a corporate director, consultant to organizations, advisor to high-net-worth individuals, best-selling author and researcher, writer and speaker on complexity and decision-making.

As the former executive vice president of Retail Distribution at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, he led 18,000 employees in banking and wealth management services. He also served as President and CEO of CIBC Securities Inc., Chairman of CIBC Trust Corp., and Chairman of CIBC Private Investment Counsel Inc., overseeing Canadian and international offices.

Ted has served as a corporate director on a number of boards, including Meridian Credit Union, ResMor Trust Company, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, The Mutual Fund Dealer’s Association of Canada and The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, and has been a member of and chaired a variety of board committees.

Ted graduated as the medallist in philosophy from Queen’s University, completed his MBA at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to Closing the Mind Gap, he is the author of two best-selling books on investing and has been extensively interviewed by the national media, including CBC’s The National, CTV National News and Canada AM.

“Loved Ted Cadsby’s book Closing the Mind Gap…must-read for anyone wanting to tackle complexity!“

Amanda Lang: Anchor of BNN Bloomberg, journalist and author

“Ted Cadsby has done us all a favour with this lucid tour of humanity’s approach to thinking through the complexity of our world."

Roger Martin: Author and former Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

“Cadsby’s ideas are vital for anyone seeking to understand and tackle the complex problems that confront all of us. Read them and prosper.“

Don Tapscott: CEO of The Tapscott Group, Chairman of Blockchain Research Institute and author