Senior Advisor, Finance and Business Operations
Anna Yu is a trusted transformational leader who guides companies and business leaders through growth and change by aligning people, processes and systems to common goals. She has extensive experience in helping organizations deliver winning outcomes with proven finance, risk management, marketing, strategic and business planning, operational excellence, and people optimization strategies. Her diverse career at Xerox Canada, Dell Financial Services, The CIT Group, and The Bank of Nova Scotia involved leading many teams and projects, delivering results and uncovering profit, cost, and operational efficiency opportunities.
In Anna’s most recent roles at Xerox as Director, Strategic Initiatives and Operations, she led project teams for the development and execution of market expansion programs. This included the development and implementation of the entire end-to-end value chain and enabling operational execution including market assessment, business planning, financial modelling, pricing strategy, systems infrastructure, operations, sales coverage, training, and communications.
As Xerox Canada’s Chief Risk Officer, Anna led the organization through a transformation to industry benchmark risk disciplines, implemented risk-based pricing, scorecards, balanced loan portfolio management, and an integrated risk management system infrastructure, while leveraging leasing to enable growth for the organization.
Anna also holds interim executive roles supporting organizations’ growth strategies, business transformation and implementation and serves as a mentor supporting start-up companies and entrepreneurs with Futurpreneur. She has supported the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business as a panelist mentoring professionals returning to work. She is an instructor at Seneca College with focus on leadership and business. Anna supports organizations in their path to growth in her work with channel businesses as a coach for strategic planning and leadership with and as a business mentor.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree majoring in Economics from the University of Toronto and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified. She is actively engaged in giving back to our communities, including helping professional newcomers to Canada navigate their careers in the Canadian market.