Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Jonathan Weisstub is a co-founder and co-CEO of Common Wealth Retirement, a mission-driven financial technology company that provides straightforward, portable retirement plans. To advance our mission to make it possible for everyone to have a financially secure retirement, Common Wealth focuses on serving those not covered by workplace retirement plans, including SMBs, not-for-profits, self-employed professionals, and modest earners. Working together with our partners, Common Wealth’s innovations have included helping to create the first retirement plan in Canada for modest earners and the first group retirement plan in Canada for physicians. Common Wealth’s plans have received multiple awards for their innovative design, including a WorldPensionSummit innovation award from Pensions & Investments.
Jonathan is a lawyer and former senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada with senior executive experience in government, professional services, and the corporate sector. As Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ontario Ministry of Finance and Executive Vice President at Infrastructure Ontario, he led government-wide expenditure management exercises and major transactions related to public assets. He worked as a corporate lawyer at Stikeman Elliott, specializing in securities, fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. He is a licensed lawyer in both Ontario and New York.
A graduate of McGill, Oxford, and the University of Toronto Law School, Jonathan is Founding Chair Emeritus of the Halifax International Security Forum, one of the world’s leading forums on international security.