Brenda Rideout is a proven senior executive and board member with extensive experience in digital technologies, customer experience, strategy, marketing, operations, governance and risk management.
She currently sits on the Board for the CCG Club Group of companies – CAA Roadside Assistance, CAA Insurance, Echelon Insurance and Orion Travel. In addition, she is a strategic advisor for Nirvana Technology, an innovative fintech based in Miami aiming to simplify the finances of American households.
She is the former President and CEO of Tangerine Bank of Canada (formerly ING Direct). During her tenure with ING Group she held the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Chief Operations Officer (COO) positions.
Brenda has over 30 years Canadian and Global experience. During her tenure she held permanent management positions in banking, insurance and retail sectors, as well as having worked as a Director for a prestigious IT Consulting firm.
In 2018, Brenda was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2008, she was the recipient of the CIO of the Year award from Deloitte/CATA and in 2007 she was awarded the Most Innovative CIO award from Bank Systems and Technology magazine. Brenda has served on a number of Boards and Advisory Councils.
Brenda has a quest for knowledge. She completed a Director Education Program with the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She attended the Executive Leadership program at Fuqua School of Business (Duke University) and Strategy: Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage at Harvard Business School. She completed an Executive Management Program at Queens University, and holds a Masters Certificate in Innovation from the Schulich School of Business. In addition, she completed a Computer Science program with honours at Seneca College.