WES HALL, the executive chairman and founder of Kingsdale Advisors, is one of North America’s most influential powerbrokers and Canada’s preeminent leader in shareholder advisory services. Hall also founded KSS HoldCo, a private equity company mostly supporting entrepreneurs who are Black, Indigenous, or people of colour. He has many other business interests, including hospitality, real estate, financial services, construction, advisory services, and consumer products. An instructor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, he teaches Black Entrepreneurship & Leadership, a first-of-its-kind course in North America. The founder of the anti-Black racism initiative, BlackNorth, he is also one of the investors on the hit TV series Dragon’s Den. His podcast, Between Us with Wes Hall, features conversations on systemic racism with leaders of colour.