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Melissa Howatson

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Melissa is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and operational excellence of Vena’s finance team including financial reporting, financial planning, controllership and procurement.

As a strategic CFO, Melissa has enjoyed a career helping lead organizations through scaling up while in high growth mode. She is a chartered accountant and most recently served as CFO at D2L (DTOL) where she oversaw the company’s IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Melissa prides herself on strategic thinking, team collaboration, coaching and development, and driving business and operational results. Melissa graduated from Wilfred Laurier University and obtained her CPA-CA designation while working at KPMG.

Outside of work, Melissa keeps busy with her husband and three kids. She also volunteers, with a passion for organizations that support education and better outcomes for families and children.