Our courses are presented by highly skilled and respected financial industry participants. Each has established an enviable reputation in their subject field. One hundred per cent of our students have responded that they would take another course at VeritasU Academy, and this is in large part due to the quality and competency of our faculty.

Mr. Anthony Scilipoti

Anthony and his partners founded Veritas Investment Research in 2000. He is a Fellow Chartered Public Accountant, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a licenced portfolio manager. Anthony also serves as a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee since 2006. In 2019, Anthony was appointed to the Board of the Capital Markets Advisory Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board.

Anthony has been very active in accounting standard setting since 2003. He is a former member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board, the CICA’s Emerging Issues Committee, and was the Chair of CPA Canada’s Users Advisory Committee.

Anthony began teaching in 1997 as a part-time accounting instructor at York University’s Schulich School of Business in the MBA and BBA Programs. He was nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award in 1997 and 2003. Several of Anthony’s cases have been published in Cases in Financial Accounting: A Principles Based Approach, First Edition, 2006. While he no longer teaches full courses, he does guest lectures at the undergraduate and graduate levels and runs custom training programs on financial statement analysis and business valuation for the CFA societies in Canada and the U.S., CPA Canada, as well as Canadian and U.S. analysts and portfolio managers.

Anthony is an advocate for investors rights. He is frequent media commentator and public speaker on issues related to financial accounting and disclosure and is considered and industry expert in special situations related to accounting. In 2006, Anthony was awarded the Award of Distinction by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario for his impact and leadership in the accounting profession among those under 40.

Mr.Dimitry Khmelnitsky

Dimitry is Head of the Accounting & Special Situations Group at Veritas Investment Research, focusing on organizations that pose a financial risk. He is also Head of Training, helping our clients and their analysts on analyzing complex accounting issues. Dimitry was the #1 ranked Special Situations analyst for Canadian stocks in 2019, as voted on by Canadian, U.S. and European investors, according to Brendan Wood International. He was also the #2 ranked analyst over the past three years, including 2019, in the same category, and the #3 ranked analyst in 2018. Prior to joining Veritas in 2006, Dimitry was at Ernst & Young in their assurance practice.

Mr. Daryl McCoubrey

Darryl is Head of Research at Veritas Investment Research, Vice-President of Utilities & Infrastructure and is a partner in the firm. He joined Veritas in 2006 and, over the years, has developed unique expertise within his coverage universe. Refinitiv StarMine ranked him #2 for stock picking in the Chemicals and Utilities Industry in 2020. He was also the fourth-ranked overall across all industries and analysts in 2017 and #1 for Chemicals and Utilities that year. He placed third overall across all industries in 2016. Darryl is well known and respected for his acumen, and his views are often requested by major Canadian media outlets, including the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Business News Network. 

Professor Joe Martin

Joe is the past Director of the Canadian Business and Financial History Program, and Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Executive in Residence at Rotman. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Joe attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of Relentless Change, A Case Book for the Study of Canadian Business History (University of Toronto Press, 2006) and the co-author (with Professor Chris Kobrak) of From Wall Street To Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance (University of Toronto Press, 2018). Joe’s research is focused on the development of more case studies about Canadian business in a global context.