Bruce Smith was appointed as the Canadian President and Chief Operating Officer of Element Financial Corporation in May 2011. Mr. Smith retired as COO in October 2015. Prior to joining Element, from 2006 to 2011, Mr. Smith served as the Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Vendor Finance at CIT Financial. Earlier in his career, he held several senior management positions at Newcourt Credit Group and also served as President and General Manager of Dell Financial Services in Canada. Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario since 1985.