Bernard Heitner | Founding Partner, CEO
Bernard Heitner is Cambridge’s CEO and one of two Founders of Cambridge. A native of New Zealand, he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia. After graduation in 1976, he joined Coopers & Lybrand, and earned his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation. He then continued his career in London, England before moving to Canada where he became a registered member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
As CEO of Cambridge, Bernard establishes strategic alliances with other financial service companies and is the driving force behind Cambridge's expansion into eCommerce initiatives. With his strong accounting skills and knowledge of financial controls, he initiated, developed and evolved the company’s technology application, CamTrade. He has also helped develop and implement several of the compliance tools built into CamTrade, such as risk-based analysis.
Bernard shares joint responsibility with the President for strategic planning and corporate direction, legal and compliance issues, and overall policy definition.
Jacques Feldman | Founding Partner, President
Jacques Feldman is Cambridge’s Co-Founder and President. A native of Antwerp, Belgium, Jacques is a certified gemologist who has spent a number of years in the diamond industry.
Upon moving to Canada, he founded Canadian Diamonds and Alpha Diamonds, selling small polished stones on a wholesale basis. Through his sales experience and concentrated efforts in marketing, Jacques has been responsible for the dramatic increase in Cambridge's client base.
As the driving force behind our sales efforts, Jacques’ initiatives have expanded Cambridge’s sales operations across North America and into the United Kingdom. He is also actively involved in the recently formed Payment Solutions Division.
Gary McDonald | EVP Strategy and Business Dev;
Managing Director, Payments Solution Division
Gary McDonald is Cambridge’s Executive Vice President of Business Strategy and Managing Director of the rapidly growing Payments Solution Division. Gary is a business graduate from Loyola College in Montreal and has completed the International Management Program at INSEAD in France. His extensive experience in the Financial Services sector, primarily banking and international payments has resulted in leadership roles in Canada, United States of America, Latin America, and Europe.
In his role at Cambridge, Gary is leading the development of a growth strategy designed to enhance the company’s payment solutions services and global presence. The key initiative within this mandate is the development of online payment solutions which meets the needs of corporate clients looking for an integrated electronic means of transacting their foreign payments. The company has made a significant investment in developing an online FX payment platform which is designed to allow clients to effectively manage their FX risk and streamline their payment processes.
Sharna Gayle | VP, Operations & Banking Relationships
Sharna Gayle is Cambridge’s Vice President of Operations and Banking Relationships. Sharna graduated from York University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Business.
Utilizing her 22 years in the foreign exchange and financial industry, Sharna is responsible for overseeing Cambridge’s Operations, as well as cultivating and maintaining banking relationships and facilities. As such she is involved on a day-to-day basis with our internal controls and processes to ensure that Cambridge’s operational and reputational risks are appropriately protected.
Sharna was instrumental in the successful development, implementation and integration of the SWIFT network with our proprietary software. As a result of her work, Cambridge has developed Straight-Through-Processing from ‘Etickets’ to the clients’ banks with SWIFT.
David Rubinoff | VP, Finance
David is Cambridge’s Vice President of Finance. David has been the Controller at Cambridge for 10 years and was recently promoted to his current position. David obtained a degree in Accounting and Finance from Seneca College, after which he continued on to the certification Certified General Accountant (CGA).
David came to Cambridge with 10 years experience in accounting and finance, several of them as a Controller.
During his time at Cambridge, he has established and created several of the processes and systems in the Accounting Department. He has also successfully set up the systems and controls for the Risk Management Department. This department monitors Cambridge’s trading and client counterparty risks and exposures.
Kenneth H. Saul | General Counsel, CCO
Kenneth H. Saul, B.A., LL.B., CAMS, is Cambridge’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Ken is a lawyer with over 35 years of private practice experience as well as 9 years experience in the role of general counsel to international business corporations. Ken oversees our compliance efforts in the corporate, foreign exchange, and anti-money laundering regulatory structure, and leads our overall legal efforts and needs.
Ken is a Professional Member of the international Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and co-chair of its Canadian Chapter. Ken is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a founding member of the Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Institute (CAMLI) and of the Canadian Association of Money Service Providers (CAMSP). He is also a recognized expert, frequently speaking at International AML-CTF Conferences on topics relating to Compliance and Risk.