Royal Poulin joined the Firm in 2003 and has been executive vice-president since 2013. He also held the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2019. Prior to joining NATIONAL, Royal spent several years in the telecommunications and software industries and in corporate finance consulting. He obtained his CMA designation in 1996, later further developing his skills with a post graduate degree in business valuation (charter business valuator, CBV) from York University. Royal then capped off his training with a Master of Finance from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.