Dejan started his career within the technology accounting and audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP, one of the big 4 professional service firms. His Ernst & Young experience consisted of extensive work with technology start-ups, entrepreneurial and public companies, and numerous high-profile consulting projects. He was also a team leader on many public offerings on the Toronto Stock Exchange, generating over $150M in funding for clients, primarily for biotechnology and new economy companies.
Departing Ernst & Young as a manager in the technology practice, Dejan joined Nexia Biotechnologies, an emerging life science company, as Corporate Controller, where he was instrumental in its Initial Public Offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange, which raised over $40 million. At Nexia, Dejan was responsible for all aspects of public company financial reporting, as well as internal reporting, budgeting, forecasting, audit, taxation, treasury, legal matters, IT and other. Later, Dejan was the CFO at Radical Horizon, a new telecom venture. At Radical, Dejan managed all financial aspects of the company, including financing, financial reporting, completion of business plan and financial forecasts.