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On November 7th, Jeff Park will be named Brock University’s Faculty of Business Distinguished Graduate, awarded annually to a former student who has excelled in business.
Mr. Park, a native of Hamilton, is currently serving as executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Chicago-based SXC Health Solutions Corp. (SXC:TSX, SXCI:NASDAQ), where he is responsible for acquisitions, investor relations, financial operations, human resources, facility support and legal services.
“It is always a great honour to recognize the work accomplished by Brock business graduates,” said Phil Kitchen, Dean, Faculty of Business at Brock University. “Mr. Park’s accomplishments in the business world are indicative of the quality education and business practices that are instilled in each of our students.”
When Mr. Park joined SXC as CFO in February 2006, it had about 250 employees, generated $55 million in revenue and on the Toronto Stock Exchange SXC had a market cap of $150 million. Today, SXC employs 1,500 people in multiple locations in North America, generates revenues in excess of $4.5 billion and has a market cap of $3.5 billion.
During his studies at Brock’s business school, Mr. Park enrolled in the co-op program and worked with a local St. Catharines accounting firm, MacGillivery Partners, during his entire four-year program. Upon graduating on the Dean’s honours list in 1995 with a Bachelor in Accounting, Mr. Park joined Deloitte in Audit and Assurance Services.
“I am proud of my experience at Brock,” said Mr. Park. “It helped me set the foundation for my career and I am flattered that I am being recognized by such a great University.”
He joined IBM Global Services in 1997 where he was responsible for financial underwriting and proposals for some of the company’s largest clients and was recruited the following year by venture capital firm Covington Capital as a portfolio manager. Mr. Park made his first move to the Covington investee company SXC in 2003 when he joined its board of directors.
Mr. Park is currently on the board of directors of the Ray Graham Association, which is a not-for-profit entity that supports more than 1,200 disabled individuals and their families in their goal to lead full and independent lives.