Staff & Board of Directors

Jodi Butts

Executive Director, Rise Asset Development

Justin Carter

Community Outreach and Business Advisor (Rise London)

Ari Cohen (on leave)

Community Outreach and Business Advisor (Toronto)

Sarah Conway

Community Outreach and Business Advisor (Rise Kingston)

Steven Cope

Community Outreach and Business Advisor (Toronto)

Geff Stutman

Mentorship Program & Strategic Projects Lead

Lana Hann

Community Outreach and Business Advisor (Rise Ottawa)

Working with Rise clients has been a rewarding and inspirational experience. Through their skill and determination, supported by Rise financing and business mentoring, Rise clients are creating sustainable businesses for themselves, working to repair damaged credit and transitioning from government supports.

Sally Wilkie

Program Manager, Rise Asset Development

Carolyn Burke

Director, Board of Directors

Rise excites me most because it sits at the sweet spot of the Rotman School’s strengths (business strategy, innovation, and financing), and my commitment and the school’s to the health system and public policy. Add to that the opportunity to work with so many great partners and clients, this is where I want to give my time.

Dr. Brian Golden

Director, Board of Directors

Rod Lohin

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Robert J. McGuire

Chair, Board of Directors

Sandra Rotman

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

David R. Smith

Director, Board of Directors

John Trainor

Secretary, Board of Directors

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Rise Asset Development
105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6

Toronto & Ontario (Excluding Ottawa, Kingston, and London)


647 232 RISE (7473)

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1 855 464 RISE (7473)


Ottawa Region


613 725 3494 (ext. 118)


London Region


519 659 2882 ext. 225


Kingston Region


613 544 9056