Kathy Canum
VP Administration at Canon Financial Services


Kathy Canum became VP, Administration of Canon Financial Services, Inc. in July of 2016. As VP, she oversees Accounting, IT, Operations, Asset Management, General Affairs and Project Management. She provides substantial strategic direction at the Mount Laurel, NJ based subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. that ensures a strong foundation for the company’s future success. Kathy’s role also requires the communication of this vision to all levels of the company. This has led to increased project successes, which include increased efficiencies and adoption rates by employees. Her main objective is to strengthen the foundation of CFS to meet future needs by mentoring and coaching others to help them be the best they can be.

Kathy’s unique expertise allows for the adoption of new software technologies while maintaining effective internal controls. Her experience includes M&A activities from due diligence to system conversions and change management. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Kathy also created a program to promote women in leadership. Approximately 30% of CFS employees currently volunteer on four committees to assist in this endeavor and the membership includes both women and men. 

Kathy started her career in leasing over 20 years ago as an A/R Supervisor with First Fidelity Leasing.  Through her dedication to lifelong learning, either she received new responsibilities every two years or added a new license or degree. She currently holds her CPA license and, over the years, has held her Series 7 and insurance licenses. In her quest to learn, she also obtained her MBA from Wharton.

Agenda Sessions

  • Female finance leaders: inclusion and diversity strategies within finance