VP, Sponsorship & Member Engagement

Margarita is an Associate Vice President at TD Bank and has diverse leadership experience in change delivery, consulting, and internal audit. She started her career at Deloitte, where she earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations. Margarita is passionate about strategy setting, innovation, and talent management. At TD, she currently serves as as the Executive Co-Sponsor of the Filipinos@TD employee resource group (ERG), participates in various mentoring programs, and is an active member of the TD Finance Inclusion and Diversity Council.

At Ascend, Margarita leads a team of business development managers who support our corporate relationships and strategic partnerships, furthering Ascend’s mission and vision to develop and advance the Pan-Asian community. Previously, she served as Vice President, Volunteer Engagement & Marketing/IT.

In 2020, Margarita was named one of CPA Ontario’s Emerging Leaders for her professional and community contributions. She obtained her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Waterloo. In her spare time, she enjoys fitness, dining, cooking, and travel.