The SR&ED consulting space is an active one as start-up tech firms as well as established companies look to benefit from Canada’s tax credit program for scientific research and experimental development. Annually, the Canada Revenue Agency issues some $4 billion through the SR&ED program.
Calgary-based Copoint (formerly TGSI Corporation) has been delivering SR&ED consulting since Ken Cudmore founded the company 30 years ago. Currently Chairman of the Board, Cudmore is ensuring he has fresh leadership and vision for the organization.
Copoint has appointed Gaurav Wadhawan as President. He’s an accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of experience leading management, operations and finance functions at large consulting organizations.
“We are very pleased to add Gaurav to lead the Copoint team,” said Cudmore. “We’re in the business of innovation and bringing in Gaurav’s unique skillset and organizational capabilities can further drive and develop the expertise we bring to our clients’ business practices.”
Wadhawan was previously Director of Finance with DIALOG, the Calgary-based architectural and engineering design firm with operations in Canada and the U.S. His other roles with DIALOG included Operations Manager and Global Financial Controller. Born in India, Wadhawan earned Chartered Accounting designations in both India and Canada and worked at KPMG in Mumbai before joining BDO Dunwoody LLP in Calgary.
“I’m excited to join Copoint and to take on the challenge of being President. The company’s clients represent the best in Canadian biomedical, clean tech, IT, energy, agriculture, and manufacturing innovation,” said Wadhawan.
He joins a leadership team that includes EVP Elliot Cudmore, Director Peter Maitland and Project Manager Erin Wallace.
Wadhawan also noted the impressive team of finance and technology advisors at Copoint who are delivering a much valued set of services to clients. He’ll be looking to support their efforts while finding ways to broaden Copoint’s influence into new verticals.