About Us

Enabling your success through coaching

Our Story

Since graduation from the University of Toronto (UofT), the founders Chris and Tong each had a humble journey of their own in helping students, new hires and professionals. Whether it was editing their resumes/coverletters or coaching individuals for their interviews, their passion in wanting others to become successful is deeply ingrained in their philosophy- “Success through caring guidance“. In 2020, the two paired to create UProtege which is tailored to help international and domestic students, new grads and young professionals to realize their professional dreams.

With experience in in-demand fields of top management consulting companies, Big4, Big5 banks, top insurance and real estate companies, the two Co-Founders and their team of professionals aim to deliver and realize their protege’s dreams

Meet Our Team

  • Chris Chan
  • Tong Zhao

Chris Chan, CPA, CISSP, CISA  | Co-Founder & Coach

A passionate teacher, coach and life-long learner, Chris has made it his mission to help individuals reach their potential/dreams in all walks of life. Professionally, Chris has a wealth of experience in working in mgmt consulting, advisory and assurance at Accenture, Deloitte, and the Big5 banks while also progressing through corporate ranks from Consulting Analyst to Senior Manager. Chris is also specialized in cybersecurity, IT audits/risk/controls, accounting/finance, project mgmt and business strategy. Through his hobbies, Chris has also taught over 20,000+ students from 159+ countries in online courses branded as “The Technology Accountant”, which also led him to achieve Bestseller status at Udemy. His vision, passion and work is to empower proteges for success.

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Courses by Chris


Tong Zhao, CPA | Co-Founder & Coach

 A strategist and coach in nature, Tong has made it his life long goal to transform young individuals into professionals. Tong currently serves as a Board of Director in a large NPO (Housing Opening Today Toronto) while also having recently worked at Bell Canada as an Accounting Manager and Senior Financial Analyst at Sovereign Insurance. Tong’s experience and skills also stems from his involvement in being a professional Case Marker at CPA Ontario and a Sessional Instructor Assistant at University of Toronto. Together with these experiences/skills, he aims to deliver valuable and memorable learning experiences for his proteges.

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