Jenifer Bartman

Focus: Venture Capital, succession planning


Jenifer Bartman, CA, CMC is the lead instructor and author of four certificate courses in the Knowledge Bureau Master Financial Advisor Designation Program in succession and business planning and five certificate courses in the new Executive Business Builder Designation Program.

Founder and Principal of Jenifer Bartman Business Advisory Services, the firm provides advisory and contract executive services to companies in the early, financing, growth, and transition stages of development. Service areas include business and succession planning, marketing and expansion strategy, financing readiness, financial analysis, and executive coaching.

An experienced senior executive, she held the broad based role of Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of ENSIS Management Inc., a venture capital fund manager, for over nine years. Prior to this role, Ms. Bartman worked as a management consultant, providing consulting and business advisory services to organizations across a wide range of industries

She holds the designations of Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Management where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree, majoring in marketing and human resources. Ms. Bartman is also a consultant in CMC Canada's MAS/IRAP program.

Ms. Bartman has been a sessional instructor in the University of Manitoba Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization Management certificate program, delivering a course that she also developed. A published author (Master Your Investment in the Family Business: How to Increase After Tax Wealth) and Expert Contributor (It’s Your Money, Honey), her work has appeared in numerous venues, including Private Capital, Canadian Capital, Golden Girl Finance, Yahoo! Finance, CareerVision, Divestopedia, and Club Manager Quarterly.

Over the course of her career, she has been a guest speaker at various events covering a variety of topics, including succession planning and venture capital. She has developed and delivered an early stage financing webinar series for  CPA Canada, attracting over 10,000 participants thus far.

Ms. Bartman has a long history of community and business association volunteer positions, and has been involved with the Canadian  Venture Capital Association since 2001. She is currently a member of the Professional Development Committee and the Editorial Board and has served on the Annual Conference Committee. She is also on the Board of Directors and Executive and Finance (Chair) Committees of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. and is a Mentor with Futurpreneur Canada. She was recognized for her volunteer efforts as the inaugural recipient of the Intercontinental Hotels Group Canada 2007 CSTA Community Service Award, presented by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance.