Questrade named as Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ for 2018

Recognition as best-in-class for culture enhancing performance and competitive advantage

TORONTO, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questrade (www.questrade.com) — Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage and a true innovator in financial services for Canadians — has been named as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2018.

The annual program from Waterstone Human Capital, now in its 14th year, recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for a corporate culture that enhances performance and helps sustain a competitive advantage.

Questrade’s submission was scored on six categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The program facilitates valuable networking opportunities and relationship-building with Canada’s most successful and innovative organizations that outperform their peers. Review and voting was done by Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Board of Governors, comprised of leaders of past winning organizations, experts in knowing what makes a great corporate culture and leading organizations that exemplify winning cultures.

“Winning Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures is a mark of excellence in culture and performance, so we are very honoured to be recognized,” said Edward Kholodenko, president and CEO of Questrade. “Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of Canadians and demonstrate how we care about their financial success. To deliver this it is essential we create and nurture a corporate culture that really cares both about our customers and our people.”

“We believe corporate culture drives performance and that it is an organization’s greatest asset,” says Marty Parker, president and CEO, Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. “What’s notable about the 2018 winners is their commitment to culture as a competitive advantage. They set an outstanding example for cultivating and sustaining great cultures that ultimately drive growth and performance. This year’s winning organizations are to be admired for the diverse and impactful ways they ensure culture underpins their success.”

Ever since its founding in 1999, Questrade has had one clear vision: to help Canadians achieve financial independence by providing them with the best investment products, technology, and client services. Questrade currently has more than $8 billion in assets and more than 50,000 new accounts opened every year.

In their ongoing commitment to helping Canadians achieve their financial goals faster, the firm recently introduced Questwealth Portfolios – new lower fee, actively managed portfolios to meet the needs of Canadian investors who are looking for an alternative to traditional investments. 

“We work to ensure we have a culture in which our people can thrive, for individual, team and organization-wide success,” concludes Emma Horgan, chief people officer, Questrade. “We’re particularly delighted to be a recipient of this prestigious award that shares our commitment to being best-in-class. One doesn’t have a great culture without great people and I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to work alongside our exceptional, high performing team.”

About Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures
This national program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization’s submissions are scored on six categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated. For more information visit www.canadasmostadmired.com.

About Waterstone Human Capital
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures and Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO programs are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations, and CEOs, for fostering cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage. For more information please visit www.waterstonehc.com or www.canadasmostadmired.com.

About Questrade, Inc.
Questrade (www.questrade.com) is Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage that is changing the Canadian financial services industry by leveraging technology to lower fees, and providing a viable alternative to traditional financial investment options, thereby allowing Canadians to Keep More of their Money.  As a leader and innovator in fintech, Questrade is a trusted ally that advocates for consumers, focused on improving value. 

With 19 years of challenging the status quo as Canada’s leading, non-bank online brokerage, more than $8 billion in assets, account protection of up to $10 million and more than 50,000 accounts opened every year, Questrade and its companies provide financial products and services:  securities, foreign currency investment, and online wealth management.  Questrade has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the seventh year in a row, achieving Platinum status. For more information visit www.questrade.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter @Questrade.

Questrade, Inc. is a registered investment dealer, a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).

About Questrade Wealth Management, Inc.
Questrade Wealth Management Inc. (“QWM”) provides professional investment management services through Questwealth Portfolios (www.questrade.com/questwealth-portfolios). QWM is an Exempt Market Dealer, Investment Fund Manager and Portfolio Manager. QWM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Questrade Financial Group Inc.

For more information, visuals, or to arrange an interview or in-studio segment with Questrade president and CEO, Edward Kholodenko please contact Susan Willemsen or Briana Le Goaix at The Siren Group Inc.  Tel: 416-461-5270. 
Email: susan@thesirengroup.com or briana@thesirengroup.com
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For media inquiries regarding Waterstone Human Capital, please contact Lindsay George, at Waterstone Human Capital.  Tel: 416-408-4545 x 227. Email:  lgeorge@waterstonehc.com.

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