Harley Finkelstein, JD & MBA ’09, named one of Fortune’s 2021 Top 40 Under 40

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Harley Finkelstein

On September 8, 2021, U.S.-based Fortune magazine announced its list of Top 40 Under 40.

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section is proud to congratulate Harley Finkelstein, joint JD & MBA, ’09, who was named on the list which recognizes “rising entrepreneurs, influencers, creators, and executives”. Finkelstein, President of Shopify and a leading figure in the Canadian business community, was also recognized for his outstanding achievements earlier this year, when he was named the 2021 uOttawa Alumnus of the Year, as part of the uOttawa Alumni Association’s Awards of Excellence

As described on Fortune’s website:

Harley Finkelstein, a 10-year veteran of Ottawa-based Shopify, whose $150 billion market cap is bigger than Target’s and comparable to Costco’s despite being much smaller by revenue, has been instrumental in commercializing the company’s e-commerce tools and shaping its strategy. More recently that has included guiding its foray into newer areas such as order fulfillment and payments, key moves allowing Shopify to stay ahead of the pack. The 37-year-old Finkelstein, a lawyer by training, was named company president last year, putting him in charge of growth initiatives and making him Shopify’s second-in-command as it forges ahead in the e-commerce wars.

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