Ron Smith

ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR

Ron is a Director with Keynote Search. He leads our community engagement, while fostering client relations and strategic growth plans.

He has 30 years of sales and leadership experience in the financial sector. While at head office in Toronto for Scotiabank, he was National Sales Manager, Wealth Management. He then moved to Head of Institutional Sales, Canada & USA. He returned to Ottawa, joining Royal Bank as Regional Vice President, Business Development.

Ron is a graduate of Carleton University, majoring in Economics. He also attained a Business Administration Diploma, Honors, Human Resource Management, from Algonquin College. He was born and raised in Ottawa, married with two children.  Ron is very active in charitable endeavours – currently Chair of 100 Men Who Care Ottawa, Board Member of Elevate International and LPGA 2022 Corporate Committee member for the Ottawa Hunt Club.