Rustin Smith is the Owner of Scalability and CloudBooks (our parent company). His career started as a CA with KPMG followed by almost ten years as a VP with Goldman Sachs in their hedge fund accounting and administration business. The entrepreneurial itch eventually got the best of him - he left Goldman to be the VP of Finance for the Toronto software startup Wave Accounting. It was at Wave that he was introduced to the world of cloud accounting and software and realized how quickly the bookkeeping and accounting world was changing.
After a couple of years with a more traditional bookkeeping and accounting firm as the CFO and COO, he discovered Scalability. Impressed with the founders, the staff and the platform, he jumped at the opportunity to get involved.
When Rustin is not busy "Scal'ing" or telling bad jokes, he coaches his son in Leaside hockey and baseball or shuttles his daughter between dance class and hockey games! Rustin always finds some time to escape to visit family and friends in Winnipeg and Lake of the Woods (quite possibly his favourite place on earth!)