Paul McLean
Chief Executive Officer

Paul McLean became chief executive officer of CWB Maxium Financial in March 2016, following the acquisition of Maxium and Desante Financial Services by Canadian Western Bank. Prior to this acquisition, he served as president of Maxium, a company he co-founded in 1993. Paul aspired to “build an organizational culture that fosters creativity, inclusivity and a deep passion to develop long-term customer relationships.” His vision has helped to make Maxium a leader among private financing companies, boasting a financial portfolio of more than 35,000 customers with an investment balance of $1 billion. Maxium has been awarded the distinction of being one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies three years in a row.

Paul began his career in sales and marketing management at Xerox Canada, after which he became president of Triathlon Equipment Leasing, where he also served on the board of directors of the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association. At Maxium, Paul’s zeal for golf was the impetus for one of the company’s successful niche financing markets—golf course financing and golf equipment leasing. An avid golfer, he remains devoted to the golf community, serving as the 2015 president of Golf Canada and on the executive committee and board of the Golf Canada Foundation. He was named by the National Post as “one of the Top 25 most influential people in Canadian golf.” Paul also serves on the boards of several organizations, including CWB Maxium Financial, Öviinbyrd, Aquimo and THINQ Golf. In addition, he volunteers his time to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Paul holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Computer Science and a Masters degree in Business Administration from McMaster University.

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