Our Founder

Founder and President Sharon Ranson, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Experienced Coach from the Executive World

Founder Sharon Ranson’s unique capabilities come from a combination of:

  • 20 years of front-line executive experience in business:
    • Top-ranked financial services investment analyst
    • Highly respected portfolio manager
    • Director of a major investment dealer
    • Board roles in private and public sectors
  • Successful 10-year track record coaching executives, entrepreneurs and professional service partners across many industries
    • Experience working with a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to owner-managed companies
  • Certified executive coach

Sharon Ranson founded The Ranson Group in 2002 to respond to the growing demand for coaching at the executive & senior levels of corporations.

The Ranson Group specializes in executive coaching for the financial services industry, professional services, post-secondary institutions & top-tier companies.

“Sharon challenges, champions & supports her clients to make the bold moves that lead to greater levels of success.”
Corporate Executive, Financial Services

Business Education

  • ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors
  • FCPA, FCA
  • MBA, Finance, York University
  • B.Comm., Queen’s University

 

Professional Coaching Credentials

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
  • Licensed in Team Management Systems (TMS)

 

Corporate Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Master of Finance
  • Portfolio Manager, TAL Global Asset Management (division of CIBC)
  • Director and Institutional Equities Salesperson, BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Director and Financial Services Research Analyst, RBC Capital Markets
  • Auditor, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG)

 

Current Boards

  • Sprott Inc.
  • Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
  • Echelon Financial Holdings
  • Continental Bank of Canada
  • Borrowell Inc.