Co-Founder and senior underwriter of Toronto-based merchant bank CORFinancial Corp
Eric Inspektor is the co-founder and senior underwriter at CORFinancial Corp., an investment bank that specializes in providing creative financing solutions and advice to small and medium sized businesses in need of growth capital.
Born in Johannesburg South Africa, Eric completed high school in 1970 and went on to study accounting at the University of Witwatersrand. For two and a half years, he interned at an accounting firm in Johannesburg and completed his year of military service in the South African Air Force. He also operated and expanded his family’s wholesale/retail liquor business until he emigrated to Canada in 1985.
After moving to Toronto, Eric began to expand his footprint in business and realized that he had a sound understanding of both borrowers’ requirements and lender’s needs. For years, that understanding has helped him to create financial solutions for businesses who otherwise would have shut their doors.
Outside of work, Eric lives by the philosophy that all charity is good charity and as such, he and his family donates much of their time and efforts to support a range of causes. In support of the Jewish National Fund, Eric chaired the “Restorer of Jerusalem” project and he and his family funded the building of a park for handicapped children in Israel.
His work with the Starlight Children’s Foundation includes organizing a golf tournament called “Friends of Starlight” which raised over $150 thousand over a 3-year period.
Eric’s and his family also helped to build the Chabad of Markham, a Chabad synagogue located in Thornhill.