Portag3 Ventures appoints Stephan Klee CFO

Portag3 Ventures has appointed Stephan Klee as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Klee currently serves as a senior advisor to Portag3.

Klee joins Portag3 after serving as CFO of Zenbanx Holding, Inc. and remaining in an Executive capacity after its merger with SoFi, Inc. one of the largest US fintech companies.

Previously, Klee served as a Senior VP at Bank of Nova Scotia, at ING Direct Canada, where he was CFO & Treasurer from 2011 to 2014, and at ING Direct USA, where he served as Chief of Staff from 2002 to 2011. He began his career at Deutsche Bank in Germany.

Klee holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is also an AMP graduate of the Harvard Business School. Klee is a licensed CPA in the State of Delaware.

“We are thrilled to announce Stephan Klee’s hiring. His breadth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the FinTech space will be tremendous assets for Portag3 and its underlying portfolio,” Adam Felesky, President of Portag3 Ventures. “We are now in a position to leverage and seek synergies amongst our investments and Stephan will be a key player in exploring these opportunities.”

“I am excited to be joining Portag3 to work with the entire team,” said Klee. “Portag3 has quickly established itself as a global leader in FinTech investing. I was attracted by the quality of their talent, their long-term vision and the breadth of their global network.”

Portag3 is exclusively backed by a corporate partnership between Power Financial Corporation (TSX: PWF), IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) and Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX: GWO). The fund is committed to finding creative, ambitious entrepreneurs who will help reshape the FinTech sector. Portag3 makes early stage investments in promising companies that have the potential for innovative change and global impact.


Ted Liu
Ted Liu, M.Sc. (Mining Enginering), MBA (Finance), is the Editor of Private Capital Journal, TechnologyMetals.ca, GoldSilverMetals.ca, and the former Editor of Canadian Private Equity. Ted has been passionately tracking Canadian private capital industry since 1992, most recently served as Research Director for Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA).
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