Kirk Simpson is a proud Canadian, husband, father of three, and a serial entrepreneur.
In 2010, Kirk co-founded Wave, and has since guided the company to 400,000 active small businesses registered, 260+ people on the Wave team, and over $100 million in funding raised from investors around the world. Wave was acquired in June 2019 by H&R Block for over $537M – the 7th largest tech exit in Canada since 2001. Under Kirk, Wave has won numerous awards for leadership, culture, and innovation, including the Deloitte Fast 50, and Growth 500 (3 years in a row) the KPMG Fintech 100, Canada’s most Admired Corporate Culture and ranked 6th on Great Place to Work Canada, with special categories for Women, Millennials, Technology, Inclusion and Wellness.
In addition, Kirk has served as advisor to the Next 36, Creative Destruction Lab and provides mentorship to young entrepreneurs and startup visionaries. He is also an angel investor in exciting new ventures by promising entrepreneurs.