Mentor Team

Expert guidance gives your business the tools to expand.

Denise Zaporzan

Business Mentor

Denise, a fellowed Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) is the President of Denise Zaporzan and Associates. She supports clients across diverse business sectors in strategy formulation and integration, performance management, change leadership, and team development.

Previously, Denise was a CFO in privately held and publicly traded environments, where she successfully enjoyed over 20 years of executive leadership involving financial and strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions.

She has moderated for the CPA Manitoba Strategic Leadership Program and the I.H. Asper School of Business Executive Education program. She is a past instructor for the University of Manitoba as well as a business coach and judge for business case competitions.

In 2017, Denise developed and launched her newest initiative, D by denise, a Canadian lifestyle blog, brand, and e-commerce platform.

Denise currently serves on the board of The Asper Business School Associates, Economic Development Winnipeg, and is an advisory member for MATCH Winnipeg Int’l Women’s Fund. 

  • Strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Business coaching and evaluation
  • Digital media including website, blogs, social and e-commerce
  • Merger & acquisition strategy, operational planning and execution
  • Change leadership

Professional History

Denise Zaporzan & Associates - President

2005 - Present

Facilitate numerous strategic initiatives, including formulation, implementation and evaluation for organizations from start-ups to those with >2,000 employees (private, public, and government).

D by denise - Founder

2017 - Present

Development and implementation of a digital media platform encompassing writing and publishing editorial content, imagery, marketing and branding, social and e-commerce. Blog: D by denise

Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba – Moderator 

2002 - 2005

Led participants through business case analysis and business life cycle reviews.

Fort Garry Brewing Company - CFO

1999 - 2005

Following a public offering led the organization through all financial, process improvement, and human capital requirements followed by active involvement in managing a merger and acquisition.

Credentials

CPA – Chartered Professional Accountant Designation

FCPA – Fellowship, Chartered Professional Accountant 

BSP - Balanced Scorecard Professional