Ted Cadsby, MBA, CFA, ICD.D, is a corporate director, consultant to organizations, best-selling author and researcher, writer and speaker on tackling complex problems, and the human condition.
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 (CAMH), 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. He is a Business Advisor to the Ted Rogers School of Management Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, where he is also the co-lead of its executive leadership program, Effective Leadership in Complex Times.
In addition to his two bestselling books on investing, Ted is the author of Closing the Mind Gap: Making Smarter Decisions in a Hyper-Complex World, and the forthcoming Hard To Be Human: Overcoming Our 5 Cognitive Design Flaws (October 12, 2021). He has written numerous articles for various publications, including The Globe and Mail and Harvard Business Review. Ted advises, teaches, and speaks on decision-making, leadership, and group effectiveness and has been extensively interviewed by the national media, including CBC’s The National and CTV National News.
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.
A sample of television interviews where Ted discusses the challenge of modern-day complexity and how to tackle it.
A snapshot of a longer interview in which the moderator asks Ted to give an example from his professional career of applying the concepts of complexity to real life.
A sample of television interviews where Ted is asked about the secret to successful investing and to avoid common investing mistakes.