Ian Wooden is the Managing Director and CEO of IJW & Co., Ltd. Since 2004, he has advised over 100 national and global corporations in a multitude of industries with business services including corporate divestiture, management buyout, employee stock options, and corporate acquisitions.
Mr. Wooden has made significant contributions to the M&A profession in Canada. He is the co-founder and board member of the M&A Club, a networking group comprising of 7 chapters with over 300 merger and acquisition professionals and corporations. In 2013, he was awarded Top 40 under 40 by M&A Advisor in the Dealmaker category.
Mr. Wooden holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the John Molson School of Business, graduating with distinction. He also holds a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation, and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). In 2002, he was inducted into the Golden Key Society and in 2004, Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honour society for academic excellence.