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With approximately 300 offices across the U.S. and Canada, Padgett is one of North America's largest tax and accounting firms dedicated to meeting the needs of small businesses. Since our founding in 1965, we have operated with a simple mission: empowering business owners in every industry to do more of what they do best.

Padgett Leadership

Our leaders have a deep wealth of knowledge in the industry and are ready to share their insights in print or at your next event.

Brian has served in many roles since its inception in Canada in 1987. Currently he oversees all operations in both countries and is based in the company’s head office in Burlington, Ontario. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Brian joined a big four accounting firm where he became a Chartered Accountant (now CPA). With another partner he formed a public accounting practice in 1984 which still operates in Canada. Recognizing the need for small business services he helped in growing the Canadian presence of Padgett where he is currently the President. When not working, Brian enjoys golfing, cruising and spending time with family.

Hal Canaan has worked for the company for over 30 years. He is Executive Vice President of Padgett Business Services of Canada since 1998. He was President of Padgett Business Services of Quebec from 1991 to 1998 before Padgett Quebec merged with Padgett Canada. He started the Padgett operation in Quebec overseeing the production of the entire Padgett system in French for the Quebec market. He contributed to major publications in Quebec on numerous occasions. Prior to his association with Padgett, Hal occupied the position of Country Managing Director with NCR Corporation’s International Division. NCR was a leading IT multinational corporation.


We encourage you to get to know the entire Padgett family, from our team at the home office to our successful franchise owners and our clients, who can tell you about the Padgett experience in their own words.

Padgett in the News

If you're looking for a way to connect with our team and get the latest news on Padgett, you've come to the right place!

Here you can access news releases, background information, and current news about your trusted network of accountants, tax professionals, and business advisors. Stay up to date on what's going on at Padgett, how we're continually innovating, and what changes affect your tax preparation, accounting, and business needs.


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