Mr. Kittel has been Chief Operating Officer of Westaim since January 2013. Previously, he was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Goodwood Inc., an investment management firm that he joined in 2002 and since April 2009, has played a central role in the development and growth of Westaim. From 2000-2002, he was Vice President and analyst of a Canadian-based hedge fund investment firm. From 1997-2000, Mr. Kittel was employed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation, a commercial real estate development company in the investments area. From 1994-1997, Mr. Kittel was a staff accountant at KPMG LLP.
Mr. Kittel also served on several boards including Cenveo, Inc. (2005-2007), Pet Valu, Inc. (2008-2009), Jevco Insurance Company (2010-2012), Webtech Wireless Inc. (2011-2015), and Constellation Software, Inc. (2013-Present). Mr. Kittel holds a BBA Honours (Gold Medalist) from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and a CFA Charter holder.