CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Elizabeth Teleki has held the role of COO at Park Place Financial since 2016. During her tenure she has overseen the growth of the business moving from a small team of 10 in one centralized location, to a team of 50 with multiple locations across the province. In addition, Elizabeth played a central role in the diversification of the business in 2018 when the firm partnered with Peak Benefit Solutions. Her position also has her focus on fiduciary oversight, strategic plan development and execution as well as the governance structure with the partnership team. She thoroughly enjoys working with the team to push the daily limits of what is achievable and seeing tangible results.
Elizabeth has a deep-rooted passion for entrepreneurship. Having grown up with parents who ran a family business she saw first hand the grit, dedication and hours required to drive a small business, as well as the sacrifices people have to make along the way to create something they are proud of.
Elizabeth has combined her education and practical experiences to help forge new pathways to learning at her alma mater, as well as helping to develop entrepreneurship skills and experiences with youth and adults. In her time at Peterborough Economic Development she helped over 200 business owners achieve financing, start or expand their businesses. She developed and got funding for Starter Company, a grant and education program for new entrepreneurs in the City and County of Peterborough. It now runs across the province. She was also a founder of Startup Peterborough which culminated in Venture North, an entrepreneurship hub in the region.
An avid traveller, Elizabeth has travelled across Canada, biking from Niagara to Cape Breton, lived abroad in France and Japan, and visited South and Central America. One of her most memorable adventures was canoeing the Nahanni River in Canada’s North West Territory.
Elizabeth has volunteered in the community in several leadership roles, including a two term tenure as a Board member for United Way as well as serving six years with the PRHC Board. Elizabeth lives in Peterborough with her husband who owns and operates the Ninja Academy as well as her two sons.