About Us

Company Background / History

CFO Alternative Inc., is a company designed to help SME’s achieve outstanding results through proper financial management, cash flow clarity, strategic planning and financial accountability. Todd’s ability to help entrepreneurs develop, implement and refine the financial management aspect of their business, and supporting them in using this data to strategically build their business, has allowed numerous organizations to achieve and surpass their goals.

Over the past few years Todd’s client base consisted of several industries including Health Care, manufacturing, IT, commercial production company, Bio-Fuel and an Electrical Contracting company that was responsible for installing 17% of Canada’s wind turbines. Todd’s role as Vice President of Finance for the electrical contractor helped secure funding and took the company from $100k to $3.2 million in 18 months


Todd Smith

As President and owner of CFO Alternative Inc., Todd combines the professional skills developed over his 25-year career in finance with an entrepreneurial zest for results-oriented strategic planning and a talent for innovation, on behalf of his small to medium-sized business clients. His ability to help entrepreneurs develop, implement and refine the financial management aspect of their business has enabled hundreds of businesses to achieve and surpass their goals.

Todd’s most impressive success story may be his own: At J.W. Smith Customs Broker Ltd., he rose from a junior position in the Accounting department to part owner and Vice President-Finance in less than seven years. During that period, Todd’s entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision enabled J.W. Smith Customs to automate its accounting process, develop strategic alliances in Canada and the United States and restructure itself to include freight logistics.

In 2002, Todd resigned from J.W. Smith Customs to pursue other interests. In addition to running CFO Alternative Inc., he keeps his business instincts keen as President and owner of an Ontario Company that provides White Label automatic teller machines (ATMs) to establishments in Ontario, and by serving on the outside Board of Advisors of seven privately held Canadian corporations and on the Board of Directors of Green Pathways Community Solar Co-Op Inc. in Orangeville.

Todd is a past member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE), Director of Programming (CAFE Upper Canada and CAFE National). He is active with the Chamber of Commerce and is a sought after speaker and facilitator.

Todd currently resides in Orangeville, Ontario, with his wife and their three children.

Our Associates > Bob Bartlett

Beginning in 1987, Bob has been active in the fields of accounting and tax business strategy working for a broad spectrum of Canadian businesses.  Bob’s experience and knowledge advanced him to a Senior Manager position in a mid-sized Toronto-based CA firm.  Furthering Bob’s corporate skills was a multi-year assignment as Controller in a prominent Canadian …

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Our Associates > Michael Lobraico

Respected coach, mediator and public speaker Michael Lobraico brings more than 25 years of business experience to his role as President of NCI Solutions Limited. As Past National Chair, Family Council Facilitator, Road Map Facilitator of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises (CAFE), the largest organization of its kind in the world, and Past President …

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