Allison Ruch is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of distinguished leadership experience. Her acumen is complemented by her spirit of advocacy and her passion for deep social impact, inclusion and change.
Allison has made a career of leading change in organizations of all sizes by identifying opportunities, influencing stakeholders, and empowering teams to optimize business performance. Recognized for investing in talent and moving teams forward to achieve greater results, Allison builds partnerships based on trust and accountability and is known for addressing critical people, process and business challenges with integrity, clarity and commitment to action.
Allison has held senior financial leadership roles in primarily entrepreneurial, growth-oriented companies ranging from $1 million to $2 billion in annual revenues including publicly listed (TSX, NASDAQ), employee-owned, and owner-managed businesses. Her experience spans a range of business sectors from engineering and construction to high tech, wholesale distribution, and not-for-profit organizations.
In becoming an entrepreneur herself, Allison has combined her business leadership talents and people-centered values to build Syncopate into an organization that contributes to societal reconciliation and reparations for the ongoing impacts of centuries of colonialism in North America. Syncopate provides entrepreneurs with the financial leadership and advisory services they need to create a sustainable legacy of economic and social inclusiveness. Moreover, Syncopate seeks out and offers employment to individuals with seemingly insurmountable employment barriers, providing them with the training, mentorship, and support they need to build a lasting career in accounting and finance.
Allison has also spearheaded a community initiative, YourSong FREE Songwriting Workshops, that facilitates community connection through the creation of music; once again displaying her talent, compassion and expertise for designing business models that are socially relevant, pioneering and conscious.