Ronald C. Rutman

CPA, CA, TEP, Partner Tel: 416.256.4000 Ext: 223


Ronnie joined Zeifmans in 1973 and became a Partner in 1978. He has worked with both public and private companies and specializes in the areas of real estate, distribution and private equity portfolios. Ronnie has been an independent trustee of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust since 1996 and is currently the Chairman of the Trustees as well as a member of its audit, investment, compensation and corporate governance committees. He is also a director of a number of charities.

  • Education

    • B.Comm., University of Toronto
    • CPA
    • CA
    • TEP
  • Areas of Specialization

    • Wealth management consulting
    • Estate and succession planning
    • Family business consulting
    • Estate Trustee
    • Directorships
  • Industry Experience

    • Merchant Banking
    • Real Estate
    • Financial Services
  • Professional, Community and Social Leadership Roles

    • Director and active participant in many communal charitable organizations, schools, relief organizations and health service providers

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