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DARRELL PINTO
Director, Employment
Darrell Pinto is Director of Employment at Jumpstart. Darrell is a senior executive who has honed his strategic consulting and people-focused leadership in Toronto, New York, London and Shanghai at companies spanning private and public financial markets, pharmaceuticals, media and non-profits. Most recently he was a Senior Business Consultant with CIBC where he partnered with executives to provide insights and innovate their ways of working. He was also a leading force on the bank’s International Professionals Network where he created and chaired its Refugee subcommittee to broaden employees’ knowledge about and impact of supporting refugees in Canada. He thrives in situations where he can combine solving big problems through design thinking and his capacious commitment to volunteerism and community building is rooted in his belief that that we are all stronger if we can find ways to help each other be our best. He serves on the boards on several non-profits and co-chairs along with Senator Ratna Omidvar the national Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable, a working coalition of 100 Canadian organizations collaborating to find meaningful jobs for refugees. He is host of a national talk show on the New Canadians TV platform on issues related to inclusion, immigration and multiculturalism. In his spare time, his adventurous streak has driven him to hike to Mount Everest base camp, cage dive with Great White sharks, plant 50,000 trees, teach improv, and work on an alpaca farm. Darrell earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy/History from Western University and his MBA from the Rotman School of Management.