Ted Workman
Mark Edward Workman

December 30, 1931[1][2]
DiedAugust 13, 2020
Occupation(s)CFL executive, owner
TitleInterim Commissioner of the Canadian Football League
PredecessorKeith Davey
SuccessorAllan McEachern

Mark Edward "Ted" Workman (born December 30, 1931–August 13, 2020) was a financial advisor and former owner of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.[3]

Early life

Workman graduated from Bishop's College School and Lower Canada College. He left McGill University before graduation to manage his family's investments business.[4]

Business career

Workman worked as a manager selection and asset allocation advisor for large institutional investors, including pension funds, university endowments, cooperatives, and retirement funds. He was the founder and developer of Performex, a proprietary investment analytical system used by Andina Family Offices, a United States financial advisory firm. Workman later served as an asset allocation and portfolio structuring consultant for Andina.[4]

Montreal Alouettes

Workman purchased controlling interest in the Montreal Alouettes in 1954 with minority owner Léo Dandurand remaining as team president.[5] Workman replaced Dandurand as team president after the 1957 season and in 1965, he took on the additional responsibility of general manager. The Alouettes had a 50-71-5 record during Workman's tenure as team president and never finished above third place in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union/Eastern Football Conference. He stepped down as team president in 1966, but remained the Alouettes principal owner until he was bought out by Joe Atwell in 1967.[6]

On February 23, 1967, Workman was named interim commissioner of the Canadian Football League. He was replaced by Allan McEachern before the end of the year.


  1. ^ Montreal Gazette, Dec.31, 1931, p.7
  2. ^ "Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ "En Ville - Google News Archive Search".
  4. ^ a b "Ted Workman; Consultant, Asset Allocation and Portfolio Structuring". Andina Family Offices. Andina Family Offices. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Ted Workman gives up co-ownership of Als". Ottawa Citizen. November 13, 1967. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  6. ^ "Ted Workman gives up co-ownership of Als". Ottawa Citizen. November 13, 1967. Retrieved 2010-08-11.