Kirk Simpson

Co-Founder, CEO

Kirk Simpson, an innovative technology entrepreneur with over two decades of experience, co-founded and led Wave Financial, a Toronto-based FinTech firm specializing in bookkeeping and payment solutions for small businesses. During his time as CEO, he steered the company to achieve a remarkable $100 million CAD in annual revenue, contributing to its acquisition by H&R Block for $537 million CAD in 2019.

Recognized for his leadership, Simpson was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the growth category by Waterstone Human Capital in the same year.

After Wave Financial, Kirk co-founded goConfirm in August 2022, alongside Peter Carrescia. goConfirm, a digital identity verification platform, aims to secure online peer-to-peer transactions. It distinguishes itself by focusing on individual buyers and sellers, contrasting with competitors that target business clients. goConfirmID, its primary feature, allows users to create verified digital identities, enhancing transaction security and user confidence. Originally envisioned as a Web3, blockchain-based service, goConfirm leverages the Key Event Receipt Infrastructure for robust, decentralized identity management.

In addition to his ventures, Kirk is actively involved in the North American startup ecosystem, contributing as an angel investor and advisor. His entrepreneurial journey reflects a commitment to innovation, growth, and the advancement of technology in the financial sector.