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.
Through easy-to-access, all-digital financial tools and flexible, personalized support, we help Canadian businesses survive, thrive, and grow to their full potential.
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.
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.
Stéphane joined Driven in October 2019 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He brings over 15 years of experience in the tech sector, leading consumer and SMB businesses, prior to which he served some of the largest mobile and Internet companies in the world as a consultant with Deloitte. In addition to having been a serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor, building technology-centric, data-driven companies, Stéphane also served as a senior executive with established brands, including Bell Canada and The Yellow Pages Group. At Driven, Stéphane builds on the company’s deep legacy in financing small businesses to develop and bring a wholistic fintech experience designed to empower SMBs across the country to achieve their full potential. Stéphane holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Université du Québec à Montréal as well as a Master of Sciences (Management Sciences) from the University of Waterloo.
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.
Connie joined Driven in 2020 and oversees the company’s product department. Connie is an experienced product executive with a successful track record in financial services. She previously worked as AVP Product Revenue & Growth at TD and Head of Product at Ario. Connie holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) from Carleton University.
Mario brings over 20 years of experience in technology companies, notably Monster.com, 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.
Kim is the Chief People Officer of Purpose and oversees all talent management and organizational development initiatives and programs at Driven. She brings over 15 years of talent leadership experience in startups as well as mature organizations. Kim is passionate about building and fostering innovative, performance driven, diverse and caring company cultures.
Brian joined Driven in 2019 and serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for optimizing technological resources to grow the business. At BlackBerry, Brian architected and led the global BlackBerry Identity platform, supporting over 140 million users in 32 countries and 300 million secure API transactions a day.
Marie-Christine joined Driven in 2018 and serves as Sr. Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer of the company. Prior to law school, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in HEC Montreal. Marie-Christine uses her strong business acumen to provide sound legal advice on a variety of company matters, collaborating with management to formulate efficient, business-minded strategies. Prior to her time at Driven, Marie-Christine served as Legal Counsel for Restaurant Brands International and worked in private practice in litigation and corporate matters, including intellectual property.