#myTMT – John Ruffolo
Deloitte’s national leader, Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, global leader, Tax
John Ruffolo is the national leader of Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice in Canada, and global leader of the Tax practice for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. As TMT leader, John heads up the Fast 50 awards program.
John’s advice has been sought by some of the world’s leading technology, media and telecommunications companies including Nortel, Rogers Communications, Research In Motion (RIM), Open Text, Constellation Software, Gennum, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. John has also worked extensively with a number of leading private equity firms including VenGrowth, GrowthWorks, Covington, Jefferson Partners, and Conundrum Capital.
John is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University. John has over 20 years of international corporate tax experience advising public and private companies on effective global tax strategies. He also has extensive experience providing strategic tax and advisory services to Canadian and foreign-based TMT companies and is recognized as one of the country’s leading Green tech advisors. In addition, John works closely with a number of North America’s leading venture capitalists, and advises many of the companies in which they invest. John is widely regarded by the media as a leading commentator on TMT and taxation issues.
He is an active public speaker within the TMT and venture capital industries and has written extensively on developing global tax strategies to manage both Canadian and foreign taxes, as well as how best to arrange tax structures to optimize IPO offerings, financings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.