Yorkville Asset Management

Client Services Team

Ralph Desando CA

Managing Director of Private Investments & Financial Planning
Ralph Desando

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Ralph was a Senior Manager – Tax at Deloitte, focusing on private client initiatives including succession planning and corporate structuring. From there he has held CFO positions at a private merchant bank, structuring acquisitions and corporate planning, as well as crafting growth and succession strategies for a family run business. Ralph is a tax specialist, completing the in-depth tax program from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants CICA and has assisted the institute with its tax program as a facilitator for the self study and in-residence program. Ralph is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies in the area of credit and market risk management. Ralph has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council Compensation Fund, and as Chair of the Investment Committee which rolled out a new investment strategy for the trust funds. Ralph also serves as a contracted advisor to young entrepreneurial companies undertaking strategic growth initiatives, focusing on risk mitigation, financial reporting and expansion planning.