Gord McFarlane, CA•CBV


Regional Managing Partner, West

Gord has many years of financial advisory, audit, accounting and senior financial management experience at Grant Thornton LLP, and while working for several years in a senior leadership role of a large transportation group.

Gord has always focused on client service excellence as both an audit partner for private and public companies as well as an advisory partner focusing on mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and related corporate finance services.

He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the national leadership team. Prior to assuming his role as regional managing partner for Western Canada, he held numerous progressive leadership roles in the firm including five years as the managing partner of the Alberta offices followed more recently by the development and leadership of the firm’s national advisory services group. Gord has also served on the firm’s partnership board.

Active in the community, Gord has held numerous positions—both past and present—with a variety of community and professional organizations. He recently was the Chair of the Board of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and is now a board member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) and The International Institute of Business Valuers (IIBV). He is a past board member and treasurer of the Westside Recreation Centre. Gord has coached community sports and is a member of the Board and Treasurer of his church.