TORONTO, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Thinking Capital was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenue of more than $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
"Best Managed companies are strong in strategy, capability, commitment and financial performance. They are all great Canadian business success stories," said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada's Best Managed Companies.
Thinking Capital and its founders, Jeff Mitelman and Peter Mazoff, are laser-focused on delivering the best-in-class Lending as a Service platform to the Canadian small- and medium-sized business market with the support of its dedicated and innovative people. Thinking Capital also partners with the gold standard in each chosen vertical from financial service providers to retail companies. Thinking Capital welcomes both traditional and new ways of doing business with close relationships to institutions including Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Moneris, Global Payments, TD Merchant Services, Chase Paymentech, Staples Canada and SalesForce. Thinking Capital prides itself of providing a seamless and convenient experience to its dedicated customers.
Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is one of the country's leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on overall business performance, including leadership, strategy, core competencies, cross-functional collaboration throughout organization, and talent.
"We are thrilled to be a winner of Deloitte's Best Managed Companies Award, as we pride ourselves on our ability to support and motivate our dedicated employees to reach success," said Jeff Mitelman, CEO and Co-founder of Thinking Capital. "By ensuring we have a goal-oriented group of people, we are able to continue growing as one of Canada's leading alternative financing and fintech companies. This award is proof that we are continually rising above our competitors in terms of managing our teams and are looking forward to the future of our business."
"CIBC celebrates the 2015 winners of Canada's Best Managed Companies, who have each demonstrated the highest levels of business excellence," said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. "This year's winners reinforce the significant impact that private companies make here in Canada by pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients."
2015 winners of the Canada's Best Managed Companies award, along with Requalified, Gold Standard, Gold Requalified winners and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada's Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 12, 2016. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today's business leaders.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on five levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation); 4) Gold Requalified member (Gold Standard winners may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 5) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
About Thinking Capital
Thinking Capital, a leader in the Canadian fintech industry is focused on reinventing the way small businesses access credit. Since 2006, it has helped more than 10,000 small-to-medium-sized Canadian businesses reach their full potential. By combining industry experts and technology, Thinking Capital is transforming the opportunity for business owners to obtain capital to ultimately grow their business through speed and convenience. For more information, visit https://www.thinkingcapital.ca.