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Whenever you need us, whatever you need us for, we've got you.

What we're here for

To make life better for Canadian small business owners

Since 2006, we’ve provided over $1B in financing to help more than 17,000 Canadian small and medium businesses navigate everything from minor cash flow challenges to major financial setbacks.

To make business finances as easy as they should be in the modern world

Through easy-to-access, all-digital financial tools and flexible, personalized support, we help Canadian businesses survive, thrive, and grow to their full potential.

To support Canadian businesses, not get in their way

We don’t impose any usage restrictions on our funds, and we let our customers know as soon as they sign up just how much they can borrow. Everything is on the terms of the people who know their challenges best: the owners.

A part of the
Purpose Financial family

Purpose Investments was founded by Som Seif in 2013 with the mission to build the firm where thoughtful Canadians could invest, by building a modern asset management approach that focused on outcome-oriented investment products and risk management to help clients achieve long-term objectives and realize their true success.

Purpose Advisor Solutions is a wealth technology operating platform enabling the future of independent advisory in Canada. Its technology and process-driven wealth management capabilities empowers in-house and third-party financial advisors to build account management and wealth advisory practices.

Longevity by Purpose is re-envisioning retirement income security for Canadians. The world’s first mutual fund to incorporate longevity risk pooling, like a pension fund, Longevity provides income for life through a flexible and redeemable mutual fund structure for Canadian retirees.

Driven at a glance


Lent to Canadian SMBs


SMBs supported
coast to coast


Year founded


Trustpilot score
based on 777 reviews

Our partners


Mario Bottone

Head of Small & Medium Enterprises

Mario brings over 20 years of experience in technology companies, notably, Workopolis, 2020 Technologies and Logibec Healthcare. In recent years he was the CEO of a VC-backed data modeling company and later advised a series of early stage VC -backed firms on commercial and operational strategies. Mario has held senior executive roles in the areas of operations, marketing, product management and sales on an international level.

Jeff Bouganim

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff joined Driven in 2018, and serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company. He is also the CFO of Driven's parent company, Purpose Financial. Jeff has experience in various sectors of the financial services industry, having previously served as CFO of MCAN Mortgage Corporation, and earlier in his career, CFO of CIBC World Markets. Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Schulich School of Business, York University.

Stephane Menard

Chief Technology Officer

Stephane has over 20 years of experience in product development and leadership and oversees the technology direction for Purpose Unlimited. Advocate of Agile & Lean principles, twice a tech co-founder, he previously worked on networking platforms for broadcast & live media, wearable devices, and even the Space Station.

Rahim Abbasli

VP & Head of Risk, Data Science and UW

Rahim has joined Driven in 2019 to oversee the Risk and Data Science in order to lead the efforts to manage business and credit risk. He is a seasoned risk management professional in the lending industry focused on unsecured lending products. His work over the past decade has spanned from credit risk strategy, risk systems and fraud, analytics and data science. Rahim has held various risk positions at financial institutions including Goeasy, Equifax and early stage VC-backed firms.

Marlo Kravetsky

Chief Privacy Officer

Marlo Kravetsky is a highly experienced leader who has a proven track record of guiding teams to deliver cutting-edge solutions to businesses in the areas of legal, regulatory, reputation, and operational risks. In her current role as the Chief Privacy Officer at Driven, Marlo is committed to promoting innovative and compliant business practices. With an unwavering commitment to safeguarding privacy, her ultimate objective is to facilitate a culture of compliance while also fostering an environment of creativity and growth within the organization.

Be there for the businesses that are there for us

Get to work helping Canadian businesses

At Driven, we're on a mission to make life better for Canadian businesses every day. We're proud to offer rewarding career opporunities to professionals who share that mission.

Don't just take our word for it