Ann Kaplan Mulholland

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Ann Kaplan Mulholland
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Kaplan in October 2017
Born (1960-10-20) 20 October 1960 (age 61)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
🏡 ResidenceToronto, Ontario
🏳️ NationalityCanadian
🏫 EducationUniversity of Toronto (MBA)
University of Reading (MSC)
Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.d)
💼 Occupation
👩 Spouse(s)Dr. Stephen Mulholland
👶 Children8
🌐 WebsiteOfficial website

Ann Kaplan Mulholland (born October 20, 1960) is a Canadian businesswoman, public speaker,[1] real estate investor,[2] television personality and officiant. Kaplan is the President and CEO of iFinance Canada,[3] and she stars in a Canadian reality television series on the Slice cable network, The Real Housewives of Toronto.


Business interests[edit]

In 1996, following a government decision to reduce funding for elective surgeries, Kaplan founded a company called Medicard Finance. It was later named iFinance Canada,[4] a parent company of six subsidiaries offering consumer financing through Canadian service providers. In other business interests, Kaplan controls real estate investments located in Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria that include private and commercial properties.[5]

In 2002, Kaplan founded the first consumer trade show for cosmetic enhancement, known as the New You Anti-Aging Cosmetic Enhancement Show.[6] accompanied with New You Magazine.[7]


Starting in the early 2000s, Kaplan hosted and co-hosted Canadian television shows regarding cosmetic medical procedures and makeovers.[8] : New You TV,, "Beauty by Design", and "The Ultimate Makeover" that aired on the Global Television Network.[9]

Kaplan is one of the stars of the Canadian reality television series, The Real Housewives of Toronto.[10] [11] Kaplan has made appearances in multiple documentary series including The Stats of Life, by the CBC Television network.[12]

Philanthropic work[edit]

Currently, Kaplan supports Canadian charities such as the Toronto Arts Foundation, Transforming Faces, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. She also contributes to her alma mater, the Rotman School of Management[13] and the University of Toronto.[14]


Kaplan is the author of five books: Fashion Cares, The INTERNet, Best Practices, If You Don't Laugh, You'll Cry and How to be Sucessful In Spite of Yourself.[15]


Kaplan holds post-secondary degrees: MBA from the Rotman School of Management[16] at the University of Toronto, a MSc from the Henley Business School at University of Reading, and an ICD.d designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Personal life[edit]

Kaplan is a runner and has competed in the Scotiabank Marathon in 2010.[17]

Awards and honours[edit]

Kaplan has been the recipient of entrepreneurial and business achievement awards, including:

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Ontario Financial Services Winner, Ernst & Young (2017)[18]
  • Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Royal Bank of Canada (2015)[19]
  • Lifetime Achievement Award International Award, Women Entrepreneur, Stevie Women (2015)[15]
  • WIMA Award Rotman School of Management (2015)[20]
  • Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs Canadian Business Magazine (2016, 2014)[21][22]
  • International Maverick of the Year Gold Winner, Stevie Award (2015)[23]
  • Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Consumer Services Silver Winner, Stevie Awards (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)[23][24][25][26]
  • Lifetime Achievement – Business Silver Winner, Stevie Awards (2015, 2013, 2012, 2010)[23][25][26][27]
  • Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 WXN Winner, Hall of Fame (2014, 2013)[28][29]
  • Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada Gold Winner, Stevie Awards (2013)[25]
  • Woman of the Year – Business Services Winner, Stevie Awards (2013)[25]
  • Fasted Growing Companies Canadian Business, Profit 500 (2015)[30]
  • Top 100 Companies in Canada Revenue, Profit Magazine (2014)[31]
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Finance, Finalist, Ernst & Young (2013)[32]
  • Top Ten Most Inspirational Women in Canada 3rd Place, Women’s Post (2007)
  • Award of Performance and Excellence in Finance Winner, Peak Award (2000)


  1. "Ann Kaplan | Business Speaker | Entrepreneur & Real Housewife of Toronto". National Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  2. "Rent in the city, own in small towns: Canada's new real estate trend". Global News. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  3. "Winter 17". issuu. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  4. "The big business behind cosmetic surgery loans". Global News. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  5. "Income property gives young couple a boost up the property ladder". Ottawa Citizen. 2017-10-13. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  6. Pearce, Tralee (2006-01-21). "Cosmetic Canada". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  7. Brent, Paul (2010-12-02). "Mother of six elects to control her own future". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  8. "Financing Your Future: 5 Questions With iFinance Canada CEO Ann Kaplan". brandchannel:. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  9. "Ann Kaplan created company to help Canadians finance private medical procedures". Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  10. "Exclusive interview with Ann Kaplan Mulholland {". HELLO! Canada. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  11. Deane, Natalie (2017-06-09). "Real housewife and mother of eight enjoys a busy life at home and elsewhere". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  12. "Episode 2: Money - Episodes - the Stats of Life". Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  13. "Donor List - Rotman School of Management". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  14. "Donor Listing". University of Toronto. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Ann Kaplan, President and CEO | Stevie Awards". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  16. "Three Rotman MBA Graduates Named as Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs. - Rotman School of Management". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  17. "Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon". Canada Running Series. September 28, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2008.
  18. "EY announces Ontario Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 finalists today". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  19. "2015 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED TODAY". Women of Influence. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  20. "2015 Rotman WIMA Top 10 Award Recipients – Rotman Women in Management Association". Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  21. "2016". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  22. "The PROFIT W100 2014: Canada's Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 "2015 Stevie Award Winners | Stevie Awards". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  24. "2014 Stevie Award Winners | Stevie Awards". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 "2013 Stevie Award Winners | Stevie Awards". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "2012 Stevie Award Winners | Stevie Awards". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  27. "2010 Honorees | Stevie Awards". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  28. "2014 WXN Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductees | WXN - Women's Executive Network | At WXN we inspire smart women to lead". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  29. "Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 – Current Winners | WXN - Women's Executive Network | At WXN we inspire smart women to lead". 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  30. "PROFIT 200 Overview: Who are Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies…". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  31. "The Issue with Image - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News". Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  32. "EY announces Ontario Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 finalists today". Retrieved 2017-12-20.

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