Catherine Wood

Catherine Wood is the Senior VP and Head of Online Brokerage, Insurance, Product and Marketing at Qtrade Financial Group, a member of the Desjardins Group. In her role, Catherine builds strategies and multi-disciplined, cross-functional teams to implement key deliverables in order to strengthen the Qtrade brand and bolster the financial health of the organization.

Before joining Qtrade, Catherine worked in a senior management capacity for leading national financial institutions including an insurer, a planning firm and a tier-one bank. In these roles, Catherine led wealth management business units to achieve impressive results through building strong foundations, expanding markets and developing future leaders. Prior, Catherine founded her own company, (Chate Communications, which provided marketing and technical expertise to firms attempting to brand their businesses digitally.

Catherine has a BA, Hons. BA, MISt., and MBA. Along with a number of professional awards, she was most recently named one of the Top 50 Women in Life Insurance. Her professional designations include Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Tax and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and Certified Health Specialist (CHS). She is also a Trustee for the Institute for Advanced Financial Education and was a past Board Member of the Financial Planning Standards Council. Catherine is a member of the Quality Committee and the Investment Subcommittee of the Board.