Gordon J. Homer

President, Gordon J. Homer Advisory Services

Gordon Homer is President of Gordon J. Homer Advisory Services, an independent investment banking and strategic advisory business to major corporations and governments that he started in 2004. From 1997 to 2004, he was Deputy Chairman of Scotia Capital (the wholesale banking division of Scotiabank), from 1990 to 1997 President of Gordon J Homer Inc. and from 1971 to 1990 with Wood Gundy/CIBC Wood Gundy latterly as Head of Investment Banking and Vice Chairman.

Homer is a Co-Founder and Chair of FIRST Robotics Canada which oversees FIRST competitions in Canada,a member of the Board and Steering Committee of FIRST, and Chair of the FIRST Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Province of Ontario’s Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress, the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation Board and the Harvard Business School Canadian Fellowships Committee. Previously he was a member of the worldwide Board of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association and the Board of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation which oversaw the management of the pension, endowment and other funds.

He earned an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto in 1969 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1971. Homer is married and has three sons who are FIRST alumni.