Christine Day is a performance-driven technology and business leader known for disruption in the Financial Services Industry. An entrepreneur by nature, an innovator, and a visionary, Christine has defined Questrade’s technology posture for 12 years, steering it from a small start-up to one of Canada’s top online financial services firms. In 2017, Christine was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, an award celebrating fearless female leaders whose efforts to succeed continue to inspire others.
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 leadership and technical capabilities to be consistently ranked as the fastest growing online brokerage and one of Canada’s best managed companies for 6 consecutive years.
Christine Day offers a unique blend of objective 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 made significant contributions to a fundamental change in Canada’s regulatory posture and the introduction of Canada’s first robo-advisory platform.
Christine is now an advisor on numerous industry boards and working groups: Ontario Securities Commission Launchpad for two consecutive years, Ontario Ministry of Finance Fintech Working Group, TMX Group Executive Oversight Committee for Post-Trade System Modernization Projects. Christine is also on the Board of Directors for the CIO Association of Canada. She is a frequent speaker on panel discussions on CIO/CTO strategy and leadership and Fintech Innovation and the recipient of the Tech-In-Motion award for creation of the Best Technology Work Culture.