Christine Day is a performance-driven technology and business leader known for deploying technology solutions to disrupt the Financial Services Industry. An entrepreneur by nature, an innovator, and a visionary, Christine has defined Questrade’s technology posture for 13 years, steering it from a small start-up to one of Canada’s top online financial services firms. As the Chief Technology & Information Officer at Questrade Financial Group, Christine led the growth of the technology team from 8 to 180 IT staff in 3 countries. In tandem, she led the creation of Questrade’s suite of proprietary brokerage systems including an industry-leading, low-latency, direct access trading platform for equities on all North American markets. As both CIO and CTO, Christine provides Questrade with the technical capabilities to compete directly with Canada’s big 5 banks and succeed. Questrade is consistently ranked as the fastest growing online brokerage and one of Canada’s best managed companies for 7 consecutive years. In 2017, Christine was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, an award celebrating female leaders whose efforts to succeed continue to inspire others.
Christine Day offers a unique blend of objectively analytical thinking, creativity, curiosity, and the tenacity to deliver results. She is a passionate advocate for consumers and digital transformation and she thrives on challenge. Where others may see barriers, Christine sees opportunities and leads others to thrive outside their comfort zones. She actively contributed to a fundamental change in Canada’s regulatory posture and the introduction of Canada’s first robo-advisory platform. Christine is now an expert advisor for the Ontario Securities Commission Launchpad, a member of the Global Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) and serves on the Board of Directors for the CIO Association of Canada.
Prior to Questrade, Christine was the President and CEO at Pivotalinks Interactive, a privately owned agency specializing in custom designed and engineered solutions for Teck Cominco, Drake International, Sun-Times Media Group, Peel District School Board, and Questrade Inc.
Christine holds an honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a post-graduate in Interactive Multimedia and Computer Engineering from Sheridan College. Christine is a frequent speaker on topics of CTO/CIO strategy, digital transformation, FinTech innovation and Women executive leadership.