Garth Jestley

Garth Jestley Executive Director, Leader Impact

As Executive Director, Garth is responsible for all LeaderImpact operations in Canada and internationally. He has over 40 years experience in the financial services sector including senior roles in investment management, venture capital, corporate banking, international project financing, private debt placement and investment banking. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned an MBA (Richard Ivey School of Business) and a BSc (University of British Columbia).

Prior to joining Middlefield in 1985, Garth served as Vice President of Citibank and Bank of Montreal.  At Middlefield, an investment management firm, he spent over twenty-five years in various senior roles including President and CEO of Middlefield Capital Corporation. Over the years, he served on the boards of many Middlefield companies as well as companies in which funds managed by Middlefield were investors. He currently serves on the board of directors of two Christian organizations.

Garth retired from Middlefield in January 2013. In July 2013, he completed the Six Week Business Programme at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) at the University of Oxford, England. He joined LeaderImpact as Executive Director in March 2014.

Garth and his wife Mary are involved in various church leadership roles, including ministering and speaking in Canada and in various other countries including India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana and Brazil. They put a high priority on family and, in particular, enjoy spending time with their four grown children, spouses and grandchildren.