Benji Sucher is all about bringing his financial intelligence to the world of artificial intelligence.
His career started as a “fact finder” (a.k.a. auditor) at a public accounting firm, where he gained experience working with companies of many sizes across various industries, including manufacturing, retail, and automotive. After earning his CPA designation, and achieving fluency in financial statements, he joined a private equity firm where he leveraged his accounting background to screen new investment opportunities, while honing his analytical skills and business acumen. This also taught him about ingredients that make for successful companies: financial discipline, strong market dynamics, competitive strengths, a defensible brand, and great people. His interest in public company investing led him to Constellation Software, where he acquired, managed, and built vertical market software companies around the world.
In 2017, he joined Layer 6 AI, a Toronto-based company that develops industry-leading machine learning systems. Layer 6 uses artificial intelligence to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. At the time, Layer 6 was an up-and-coming independent startup and, as its Chief Operating Officer, Benji conducted everything from sales to customer and project management to raising and managing capital. Since TD acquired Layer 6 at the beginning of 2018, his COO responsibilities have shifted to managing AI projects within the bank, budgeting and planning within his division, and maintenance of corporate culture.
Benji has “always been open to new roles and opportunities while weighing risk vs. reward”, and his outcome-oriented approach is a key differentiator in a fast-paced, cutting-edge industry like artificial intelligence.