Dejan Ristic, CA, CPA
Exceleris recruitment services help companies build talented accounting, taxation and finance teams, with the value of human capital at its core. An extensive professional network allows them to rapidly respond when matching talented candidates with the values of their clients. For Exceleris, a person’s energy, personality, values and expectations are just as essential as technical expertise. Originating primarily from referrals, their clients range in size from large and public multi-nationals to entrepreneurial, high-tech, private and venture funded companies. Their partners and recruiters have an in-depth knowledge of accounting and a wealth of industry experience, which enables them to understand client needs and candidate expectations. Exceleris is not a factory-style recruitment firm. Each engagement is managed by an experienced team of recruiters translating to a personalized service, visit www.exceleris.com.
Having a passion for ”all things business“ and extensive experience with public, entrepreneurial and high-tech companies, Dejan listens to client needs beyond the every day-to-day, focusing on building long-term relationship expectations. Specialties include, completion of mandates where others have failed, including, complex, highly technical or demanding positions, positions requiring a quick turnaround, CFO search, external reporting, treasury, controllership and entrepreneurial management roles.
Dejan has 15 years of professional experience focusing in finding key professional accounting and finance talent. Since 2004, he has been working as a recruiter and expert consultant with over 50 entrepreneurial, technology, as well as multi-national corporations, including publicly-traded companies, start-ups and private enterprises. Prior to this, Dejan was the CFO at Radical Horizon, a telecom start-up and Corporate Controller of Nexia Biotechnologies a public life science company. From 1995 to 2000, Dejan was a manager in the high-technology practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He participated in public offerings generating over $150M, primarily for biotechnology and new economy companies. Dejan is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant in the US (Illinois). He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Entrepreneurship from McGill University and a Diploma in Accountancy from Concordia University.
Specialties include completion of mandates where others have failed; including complex, highly technical or demanding positions, positions requiring a quick turnaround, CFO search, external reporting, treasury, controllership and entrepreneurial management roles.