Elias Toby, CPA, CA
Elias is a results-oriented business leader with a successful record in start-up, turnaround, and growth situations. A graduate of the University of Toronto and a qualified CPA and CFP, Elias has a seasoned background in institutional investing, strategic planning, portfolio optimization, and talent development.
As the COO and CFO of the Dancap Family Office for about 25 years, Elias holds a pivotal role in shaping the organizational strategy, orchestrating dynamic portfolios, and executing mergers and acquisitions. He spearheads new opportunities, meticulously aligning investments with the family office’s short- and long-term objectives while adeptly recalibrating the portfolio to ensure resilience and relevance. Elias also boasts an astute grasp of diverse asset classes and substantial experience as a fund investor, earning him coveted positions in influential advisory circles such as the LP Advisory Committee at Onex Credit Management, Advisory Board at Marlin Spring Investments Ltd., and Investor Advisory Council at OurCrowd Management Limited. Elias is also a member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA), which includes the CVCA CFO Task Force Committee, CIO Steering Committee, and technology subcommittee.
Beyond his professional commitments, Elias serves as a Trustee of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation, where he actively shapes and guides the foundation’s strategic decisions to create meaningful impact. He has also served on the Board of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and the Canadian Jewish News and has also assisted in key committees of Associated Hebrew Schools, driving educational excellence. Elias is also dedicated to shaping societal direction by engaging in various political ridings at all levels of government.