Stephen J. R. Smith is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded First National Financial Corp. (Ontario), First National Financial Income Fund and First National Financial LP and who has been at the helm of 6 different companies. Presently, Mr. Smith is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for First National Financial Corp. (Ontario), Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for First National Financial LP (a subsidiary of First National Financial Corp. (Ontario)), Chairman of Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Co. and Chairman for Duo Bank of Canada.
He is also Chairman of Historica Canada, Member of Professional Engineers Ontario and Member of Business Council of Canada and on the board of 6 other companies.
In his past career he held the position of Assistant Director-Corporate Planning at Hawker Siddeley Canada, Inc., Chairman & President at First National Financial Income Fund and Research Analyst at Canadian Pacific Ltd.
Stephen J. R. Smith received a graduate degree from London School of Economics & Political Science and an undergraduate degree from Queen's University.