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Kenneth M. Brooks

Kenneth M. Brooks, MBA 99
In 2006, Kenneth Brooks was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in recognition of his business achievements and community involvement.
Kenneth M. Brooks, MBA 99

Widely recognized as a thought leader in his field, Kenneth M. Brooks has over 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as restructuring. A partner and senior vice president at Ernst & Young (EY) Orenda Corporate Finance in Montreal, Brooks’ main focus is advising companies within the manufacturing sector, providing them with a range of services relating to mergers, acquisitions, divestiture, restructuring and joint ventures.

Brooks graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) in 1999 — the same year he joined EY — and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in 1991. He worked at a boutique firm full-time while pursuing his studies.

A runner-up at the 1998 edition of the International Case Competition (ICC), where he later returned as a judge, Brooks joined the board of directors of the JMSB ICC in 2013 and later became its chair, in 2015. In 2016, he became a member of JMSB’s advisory board, helping promote relationships between the JMSB and the business community. In 2018, he was appointed to the university’s ultimate authority, its board of governors.

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