Tuffs is New CEO of Calgary-based MNP

Jason Tuffs

Jason Tuffs

MNP’s new CEO, Jason Tuffs, says he has his eyes set on the future while remaining committed to the culture and values of MNP, which started as a small prairie firm and is now one of the largest in Canada.

“The only thing that has changed about our vision between then and now has been the geography,” says Tuffs. “As a firm, we have always strived to be more than accountants. Delivering optimum client experience, going above and beyond expectations and being at the forefront of services—we know that these things will continue to set us apart.”

Prior to being elected as the fourth CEO in the firm’s history, Tufts was a member of MNP’s strategic planning committee plotting the firm’s new five-year vision.

Tufts replaces Daryl Ritchie, who will remain active with the firm as chairman of the board.

Ritchie was appointed CEO in October 1998. MNP was the 10th-largest accounting firm in Canada, with fees of $41 million and a staff count of just over 400. Fast forward 17 years, and MNP is the fifth-largest firm in Canada, with fees of $600 million and a staff count of over 3,500.

“We underwent a rigorous process in selecting our new CEO and we believe Jason is the right person to continue to build upon our firm’s foundation and lead our firm into the future,” says RItchie. “I’m looking forward to working with Jason as the chairman of the board and providing any support I can to ensure MNP continues to thrive.”