Who's Sleeping Out

ATIF AYUB

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRIME SERVICES GROUP
CIBC CAPITAL MARKETS
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Atif Ayub is Executive Director, Prime Services Group at CIBC Capital Markets. Prior to joining CIBC in 2012, Atif spent over ten years with global financial institutions in New York, Singapore and Pakistan in a variety of progressively senior roles. Atif holds a master’s degree in management from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from N-W.F.P. University of Engineering & Technology.

Atif is an active member of the community and is a member of the Covenant House 10k club. He has been engaged with CIBC Capital Markets' United Way campaigns as the campaign manager for past five years and volunteers at Access Employment and Cultural Link.

Atif lives with his wife, two daughters and a son in Mississauga and loves playing with the market, his kids, and his motorcycle.

MICHELE BAILEY

PRESIDENT & CEO
BLAZING
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Michele Bailey is the President and CEO of Blazing, a creative strategic communications agency she founded over 24 years ago. Blazing delivers essential marketing services to a diverse array of clients across North America.

Michele is also the founder and creator of My Big Idea(TM), an interactive program designed to harness the talent of individual employees to drive corporate growth. Developed for high-potential employees, emerging leaders or teams, My Big Idea creates the focus and engagement that drives top talent retention, employee loyalty and performance.

Michele is a firm believer in giving back to the community. In addition to her charitable work, she is a member of Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and WeConnect International and was the first women-owned business certified in Canada for diversity and inclusion. Michele is the founding member of WPO (Women Presidents' Organization) in Canada and sits on their international board.

JANET BANNISTER

GENERAL PARTNER
REAL VENTURES
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Janet is a Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s largest and most active early-stage venture capital firm. Janet has led investments in over a dozen companies and works actively with the founders to help them build large, industry-changing companies.

Janet launched Kijiji.ca and grew it to become one of the most visited websites in Canada. Subsequently, she led the Kijiji Global business, accelerating growth in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Prior to launching Kijiji, Janet was at eBay in Silicon Valley where she helped transform eBay from a collectibles to a mainstream marketplace.

Janet started her career at Procter & Gamble and then joined McKinsey & Co where she was an Engagement Manager. She also founded and built a successful consulting business and was CEO at a venture-backed start-up prior to joining Real Ventures.

Janet was a varsity long-distance runner and competed internationally in triathlons. Today she balances her active lifestyle with being a wife and mother.

ROB BARLOW

PRESIDENT AND CEO
WIREIE HOLDINGS INTERNATIONAL INC.
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Born in the rural community of Thessalon, Ontario, WireIE President and CEO Rob Barlow understands the importance of serving the under-served. Rob, an entrepreneur by nature, has held key positions in companies such as Hydro One, Clearnet, and TELUS. Rob began his career as a lineman for Ontario Hydro, where he realized the stark inefficiencies that are caused by the digital divide. He took this as a call to action and joined an emerging cellular company, Clearnet. After learning the ropes of the wireless industry, Rob understood that there was a bigger impact to be made by focusing on the digital divide, so he created WireIE.
In 2007, Rob and a small team founded WireIE based on the conviction that everyone deserves to be connected to the digital economy, regardless of where they live. With a passion for empowering under-served communities, Rob and his team have taken WireIE from the start-up it once was, to an award-winning international network operator that’s unleashing the potential across Canada and the Americas.
Throughout his entire life, Rob has been a serial philanthropist. Since WireIE’s conception, 3% of the company’s yearly profits are donated to charities focused on bridging digital divide in under-served communities. He has also been involved with charities such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Hope Air, Ocean Wise, Covenant House, and more.
Overall, Rob’s philosophy is, “money’s true worth is its ability to help the people that need it more than you,” and he takes this message to work with him every single day.

STEVE BEALE

MANAGING PARTNER
INTERWARE SYSTEMS
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Growing up as a teenager in Las Vegas and having to survive on the streets for several months Interware’s Managing Partner, Stephen Beale, understands firsthand what it’s like for the youth at Covenant house. Stephen strongly believes in protecting our youth and providing them with opportunities to thrive that they may not otherwise have. Stephen was given his opportunity when he joined Interware back in 1984 and found his passion in the field of information technology. Today, Stephen is a managing partner at Interware, a leading cyber security, IT professional, and support organization. Interware provides cyber security solutions and management from desktop endpoints all the way up to the cloud. Stephen leads Interware’s Cyber Security division and has completed security audits for many organizations across several verticals including nonprofit, charities, health care, education, and retail. When Stephen is not working he enjoys travelling and plans to explore the world with his fiancé Mary.

DAVID BRADT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EQUITY DERIVATIVES SALES
CIBC
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David Bradt is Executive Director, Equity Derivatives Sales at CIBC Capital Markets. David has held roles at various financial institutions over the past decade servicing North American pension funds, asset managers and insurance companies in the equity derivatives space. David holds an Honours BA (Economics) from Queen’s University in Kingston.

Outside of work, David enjoys squash, tennis and skiing. David lives with his wife, daughter and son in Toronto.

REG BRONSKILL

CHAIRMAN & CEO
THE BRONSKILL GROUP
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An entrepreneur and founder, Reg is the Chairman & CEO of The Bronskill Group, Inc., an investment company. He has been responsible for building and selling 3 successful businesses in the sports entertainment, interactive media and educational games markets. The company is actively involved in technology based start-up investment opportunities. Reg currently serves as a management consultant to BaAM Productions, Inc.

Say what you will about Brian Burke, the man says what he means, and means what he says - a rare quality in professional sports, not to mention, life.

Brian Burke is the former President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames organization overseeing all hockey operations. His was as a Pro Scout and Consultant with the Anaheim Ducks. He assumed that role after serving as the President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Burke’s recent time with Anaheim was preceded by two years as the club’s General Manager from 2005 through 2007. Under his leadership, the Ducks were crowned the 2007 Stanley Cup Champions.

Burkes career in the business of hockey began in 1987 as an NHL player agent, Director of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks, Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations, under Commissioner Gary Bettman, and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. With the Canucks, he was credited with reviving the franchise as the team won a playoff series and captured a division title.

Burke was the General Manager for the United States Olympic national hockey team for the 2010 Winter games in Vancouver and is the Director of Player Development for the 2014 United States Olympic hockey team competing in Sochi.

Away from the rink, Burke is well known for his work within the community. He is a vocal activist against homophobia in sports, a strong supporter of first response personnel and military service members, an environmentalist and a humanitarian. In May 2011, Burke was presented with the Easter Seals Toronto’s Tribute award for lending support to kids with physical disabilities and for excellence in business and community service. Burke remains heavily involved with the military, visiting bases within Canada, the United States and Afghanistan. He has been associated with the Wounded Warrior Project since 2003, which honours and empowers wounded warriors. A regular blood donor, Burke is an active participant in ‘The Big Save’ which is an annual blood donor clinic held in Toronto.

A well known Canadian speaker on business management and growth, leadership, and his career in professional sports, Brian Burke is an avid supporter of many philanthropic organizations including: Ducks Unlimited Canada, The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Special Olympics Cops and Computers Merry-Go-Round Children’s Foundation. Since his son Patrick founded the "You Can Play Project" in support of his brother Brendan, Brian has been very vocal about the importance of LGBT inclusion within the NHL. He is dedicated to the projects mission to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. He guarantees that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success. And to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.

Brian is a Member of the Selection Committee for the Hockey Hall of Fame, a member of the Board of Directors for Rugby Canada and a Television Analyst for Sportsnet.

BRENT CHAPMAN

MANAGING PARTNER
SECURE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
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Brent Chapman has over 30 years of experience across all facets of the real estate industry. From January 2014 to December 2017, Mr. Chapman was President and CEO of Dream Industrial REIT. Prior to joining Dream, Mr. Chapman was a Managing Director for Guardian Capital Real Estate. Prior to being with Guardian, Mr. Chapman was President and CEO of GPM Investment Management and a director of Integrated Asset Management, the parent company of GPM. His career includes holding various senior positions in asset management, leasing, property management, acquisitions, financing and development with Oxford Properties and Talisker Corporation.

Paul Coffey is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. Over Paul’s 21 years in the NHL he played for 9 teams and has represented Canada in different international championships including the Canada Cup and the World Cup of Hockey. Paul is ranked as the second all-time among NHL defenceman in career goals, assists, and points. He has won 9 Stanley Cups, 3 Canada Cups, 3 James Norris Trophies for best defenseman, and holds the record for most goals by a NHL defenseman, scoring 48 in one season. Included with the many honours and awards Paul has received during his NHL career, he has also been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and will be inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in September of 2017. Paul has been named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Currently Paul participates in many successful business ventures including his Kia Dealership in Bolton, Ontario. He volunteers as a coach for the Toronto Marlies Minor Bantams 14 Year-olds in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Paul lives with his wife and their three children.

JOHNNY CONNON

PARTNER
GOODMANS LLP
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Johnny Connon is a partner in the Corporate Department at Goodmans LLP. He specializes in corporate finance, securities law, private equity and public and private mergers and acquisitions, and represents a wide variety of issuers, including public companies, private equity funds and entrepreneurs.

In 2008, Johnny was named one of Canada's Leading Lawyers under 40 by Lexpert Magazine. Previously, he was an associate in the New York, Hong Kong and London offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

PAULA COURTNEY

PRESIDENT
VERDE GROUP
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Paula Courtney is President of the Verde Group, a research consultancy specializing in helping companies improve customer retention and employee engagement. A passionate change agent and entrepreneur, she believes that organizations remain competitive and profitable when they are brilliant at the basics of service delivery.

The Verde Group's Canadian and US retail studies have been published globally in over 35 publications, including Business Week, Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal and Fortune. A frequent conference presenter, Paula has delivered keynote presentations for various industry and professional associations and is also a regular guest lecturer at the Wharton School of Business.

Paula holds a BSc in Psychology and a post graduate certification in Personnel and Industrial Relations (CPIR) from the University of Toronto.


BILL DEACON

PRINCIPAL
DEACON INSURANCE AGENCIES LIMITED
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Bill is a principal at Deacon Insurance Agencies Limited, a life and health insurance brokerage firm established in 1985 and located in downtown Toronto.

Married with three children, Bill has, over the years, been involved in several community organizations and events. A sport and cycling enthusiast who is most likely found outdoors, this will be his first time sleeping outdoors in Toronto without shelter.

DONNA DE WINTER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
RUBIKLOUD
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Donna de Winter is an industry veteran with a track record in strategy finance at leading high tech companies across North America. Donna recently joined Rubikloud as its Chief Financial Officer where she’ll help scale the leading AI tech company globally. Donna served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Vision Critical between 2013 and 2017, and was instrumental in developing and executing the company’s financial strategy and transition to SAAS. She has also held a number of leadership roles within the technology sector throughout her career. One was CFO of Varicent, an incentive compensation and sales performance management software company. In this role, Donna led the sale of Varicent to IBM. Prior to that, Donna also served in CFO and CEO capacity at Nexient Learning Inc., Canada’s largest corporate training provider. Donna received her Master’s in Business from the University of Toronto.

SUE DIPOCE

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
VERSAPAY
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Sue is a unique, results driven, dynamic, People and Business Operations executive. Her strong business acumen, strategic thought, intuitive leadership, along with strong execution, technology advocacy has earned her a reputation as "an agent of change" and strong "people influencer" both at the leadership table and across organizations. Her direct approach, strong professional and personal values set her apart.

JEFF FAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL EQUITY RESEARCH
SCOTIABANK GLOBAL BANKING & MARKETS
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Jeff Fan is the Canadian and US telecom, cable and media equity research analyst at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets (GBM). Jeff is a top rank equity analyst with over 18 years of equity research experience. He joined Scotiabank GBM in 2009 and prior to that, he held a similar role for 10 years with a global investment bank. Over the years, he has garnered numerous awards for his research of telecom and cable companies. Jeff was ranked #1 by Greenwich from 2015-2018. From 2014 to 2017, he was a “TopGun” telecom analyst in the Brendan Woods International survey including the #1 ranking in 2016 and 2017 in Telecommunications & Wireless. Jeff is a CPA and he received his CFA Charter in 2000.

TONI FERRARI

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNAL AUDIT
SCOTIABANK

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Toni Ferrari is the Senior Vice President, Internal Audit at Scotiabank. Toni brings extensive governance expertise to her role having held senior roles in risk management, compliance, finance and audit primarily in the financial services industry. She is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree from the University of Toronto. She is passionate about developing staff into leaders and promoting Women In Leadership through her extensive mentoring and coaching activities. With two children of her own, Toni is passionate about supporting our youth to achieve their true potential.

TAMARA FINCH

MANAGING DIRECTOR, PRIVATE CAPITAL
ONTARIO TEACHERS’ PENSION PLAN
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A creative and entrepreneurial change agent with a reputation for creating high performing teams, building consensus, and driving value across a portfolio of 60 mid-market companies, Tamara Finch leads the Value Creation and Portfolio Construction and Analytics team for Ontario Teachers’ $32 billion private equity arm. Since joining Private Capital in 2002, Tamara has been a direct investor, built Teachers’ successful post-investment value creation business, and created a systematic, repeatable transformation agenda across Toronto, London and Hong Kong investment teams that consistently delivers top quartile returns. Tamara plays an active role on the Private Capital Underwriting Committee and Chairs the Portfolio Monitoring Committee. Tamara began her finance career at Scotiabank in Corporate Credit where she was responsible for determining credit-worthy leveraged buy-outs in the midst of a recession. In addition to her day job in Private Capital, in 2017 Tamara took on a six month interim HR leadership role supporting the CEO while he led the search for a new Chief People Officer. She currently sits on the board of Baybridge Senior Living and Exal Group, and was on the board of Women’s College Hospital for six years. Tamara holds a BA Honours Economics from Queen's University and an MBA from the University of Toronto. She is a CFA charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation. Outside of work Tamara enjoys community service, spending time with family and friends, and a good tennis match.

RICHARD GEROFSKY

PARTNER
FOCUS MANAGEMENT

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Richard is a Partner in FOCUS Management, a boutique consultancy that specializes in helping clients develop meaningful plans (both strategic and operational), establish clear expectations and accountability for results, and then effectively manage their execution. He has worked with a wide range of clients in most sectors throughout North America, as well as Europe and Mexico.

His interests include finding new ways to fix things has "broken” (usually to see how they work) and seeing the world (at least little bits of it) by sail and by motorcycle.

DARRYL GREEN

EVP, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS
ETHOCA

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Darryl co-founded Ethoca in 2005. As a founder he has had a number of roles within the company, currently heads up corporate development efforts, strategic relationships, legal and compliance. Prior to Ethoca he worked briefly as a corporate lawyer at Davies Ward and Beck and then in an innovation and corporate role with an Internet company, Tucows, from 1999-2005. He started his career as an engineer. He holds B.Esc, LLB, and MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

SHERI GRIFFITHS

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS BANKING, GREATER TORONTO AREA NORTH & EAST
BANK OF MONTREAL

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Sheri Griffiths is responsible for Bank of Montreal’s Business Banking in the GTA Region. Sheri brings 30 years of extensive retail and business banking experience to this role. She started her career in banking as a teller and has progressed through many roles and several locations during her journey. She holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and is a passionate champion of mentoring Women in Business Banking as well as promoting BMO as the bank of choice for female entrepreneurs.

DUNCAN HANNAY

PRESIDENT
STREET CAPITAL BANK OF CANADA
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Duncan Hannay is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Street Capital Bank of Canada and Street Capital Group Inc. Prior to joining Street Capital in September 2017, Duncan held the position of Chief Operating Officer at FINASTRA, the third largest fintech provider in the world. Duncan has more than 25 years of experience building and growing businesses in the financial services and technology sectors with roles including: President, Global Lending Solutions at D+H; Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing at Scotiabank; Managing Director and Head of Online Brokerage at Scotiabank; and President and CEO at E-TRADE Canada Securities. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University and has also completed the Strategic Management in Banking, Business Administration and Management program at INSEAD. In 2010, he was inducted into the McMaster University Alumni Gallery, and in 2013, was named Strategy Magazine’s “Marketer of the Year.” Duncan currently serves as the past Chair of the Board of Directors of Covenant House Toronto, Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth.

GRAHAM JONES

DIRECTOR
SCOTIA CAPITAL MARKETS
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Graham Jones works at Scotia Prime Brokerage where he supports investment managers, pension plans and hedge funds with equity and credit financing. He lives in Toronto and Mulmur with his wife, visual artist Debbie Farquharson. They have two sons -- one in Health Sciences at McMaster University and a second at Greenwood College in Grade 10.

MARGOT JORDAN

PRESIDENT & CEO
AST TRUST COMPANY (CANADA)
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Margot Jordan is the President & CEO of AST Trust Company (Canada). As a corporate leader with a proven track record of innovating and growing businesses in the fintech and capital markets industries, she has more than 20 years' experience in financial services, working closely with clients on all corporate matters, including going public in Canada, mergers & acquisitions, securitization and corporate governance.

Margot currently serves on the board of the Securities Transfer Association of Canada (STAC), is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2017.

DIANE KARNAY

COUNSEL
WILSON VUKELICH LLP
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Diane Karnay practices corporate and commercial law in the Business Law Group of Wilson Vukelich LLP. She provides general corporate advice to both for-profit and not-for-profit clients, negotiates and implements commercial transactions, and has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, information technology, e-commerce, privacy, information technology and business process outsourcing, franchising, trade-mark and copyright matters.

Diane graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours BA in English, and earned her law degree from the University of Windsor. She has practiced law and been involved in legal/business affairs, both in private practice and as corporate counsel, for over 25 years. She has represented a leading national company in its procurement and management of software, hardware and technology services, including complex systems integration design, build and implementation projects, strategic alliance arrangements, onshore and offshore outsourcing transactions, online services, and both straight-forward and complex licensing projects.

Diane is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Technology Law Association, TechConnex, and the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs. She is honoured to be on the Board of Directors of Covenant House, and looks forward to sleeping out on November 15, 2018!

WOLFGANG KLEIN

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SENIOR INVESTMENT ADVISOR, PORTFOLIO MANAGER
CANACCORD GENUITY WEALTH MANAGEMENT

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Wolfgang has worked in wealth management for 17 years. You may know him from his appearances on television, giving his expert opinion on the market. He is a PR machine and has his own one-hour weekly radio show in Toronto on AM640. Called, HiFi Radio, (short for high finance), Wolfgang considers this on air work excellent research and preparation tool for keeping on top of current and emerging trends, events and issues in the market. Plus he has a lot of fun doing it. Wolfgang still makes himself available nationwide to media outlets as a financial commentator. That’s on top of managing more than 200 million dollars. Wolfgang considers himself the “product” clients buy into and feels privileged to manage their money and help people better their lives. But he also wants to better the lives of youth in Toronto.

Wolfgang believes strongly in Covenant House and has been a long-time contributor. He is warmed by the good work they do for youth but saddened that there are still too many young people homeless and alone. He thinks of his own children each time he sees a huddled youth on the street and hopes someone would give to help his child and he strives to help others. He knows his children are very fortunate, but luck and circumstances can change for anyone.

MARK KLYM

DIRECTOR, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
OPTRUST
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Mark Klym is Director, Real Estate Investments at OPTrust, one of Canada’s largest pension funds with assets of over $20 billion and investment professionals in Toronto, London and Sydney.

Mr. Klym has more than 25 years of real estate experience with a strong background in strategy, development, investments and relationship management.

He is part of a team responsible for managing OPTrust’s portfolio of office, retail, industrial and multi-residential properties that are both owned directly by the fund and in pooled real estate assets across Canada and internationally.

Prior to joining OPTrust in 2013, Mr. Klym held positions of increasing importance at various institutions including Oxford Properties and TD Investment Real Estate, where he was involved in domestic and international investments, development and asset management.

He holds an Honours B.A. in Urban Development from The University of Western Ontario.

KRISHAN KOCHHAR

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
FFM CAPITAL INC.
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Krishan is the Executive Vice President & Partner of FFM Capital Inc. FFM Capital Inc. is a full service mortgage brokerage that offers clients a suite of mortgage options, including residential mortgages, commercial mortgages and mortgage investment products.

NOOREZ LALANI

PRESIDENT
MOD DEVELOPMENTS INC.
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Noorez Lalani is President of MOD Developments Inc. Since its founding in 2009, MOD Developments has grown to become one of Toronto’s most innovative real estate development firms specializing in high-density development with a focus on architectural excellence, heritage preservation and city-building.

Mr. Lalani received a law degree from the University of Windsor, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, where he specialized in Real Estate Finance and Development. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lalani received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Before joining MOD in 2009, he worked in the corporate finance group and commercial real estate group of a prominent Canadian law firm and worked as an account manager for the Toronto Dominion Bank Real Estate Group where he was responsible for underwriting and managing various residential construction loans in the condominium and home building sectors. Mr. Lalani has served on the Artscape Extravaganza Fundraising Committee and is a past Board Member of Distress Centers Toronto. Currently, Mr. Lalani sits on the Strong Start, Great Future Campaign Cabinet for the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

STEVEN LARKIN

DIRECTOR SALES, CANADA
DELTA AIR LINES
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Steven Larkin brings 20+ years’ international travel industry experience to Delta and has a diverse professional background, having worked in both the travel trade and airline industries. As director of sales Canada, Steven’s responsibilities include corporate and agency sales as well as community engagement and brand building. Prior to Delta, Steven served as president, Canada with Intrepid Travel and also worked for Virgin Atlantic and assisted with the launch of the Toronto – London service in 2001. Before his time with Virgin, he was sales manager, Western Canada for Singapore Airlines where he led the team’s corporate and agency contracting efforts. Steven lives in Toronto and is an avid world traveller, having explored 83 countries and all seven continents.

JAIME LEVERTON

GENERAL MANAGER, VP – CANADA & APAC
COGECO PEER 1
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Jaime Leverton is Vice President and General Manager, Canada and Asia Pacific (APAC), at Cogeco Peer 1 and is responsible for creating and driving revenue programs in Canada and APAC.

Jaime is a dynamic leader with a proven track record of transforming organizations with creative thinking and strategic execution. Her wealth of business experience has re-energized Cogeco Peer 1's growth objective to substantially expand their existing business and develop new indirect sales strategies through a network of partners.

Over the past 15+ years, Jaime has worked in various executive roles with National Bank, BlackBerry, Bell Canada, and IBM Canada, which has contributed to her extensive knowledge in technology solutions. In her role with Cogeco Peer 1, Jaime oversees sales, customer management, and the delivery of the full suite of ICT solutions to medium and enterprise customers across Canada and APAC.

Jaime provides direct leadership to the Canadian sales organization, while coordinating closely with functional teams across regions to expand the company's Canadian business.

Jaime has a Master's of Business Administration, Marketing Informatics from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Political Science from the University of Ottawa.

MICHAEL MCCARTHY

PRESIDENT
MHI CANADA AEROSPACE INC.
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Mike McCarthy joined MHI Canada Aerospace Inc. as Vice President, Operations in April 2013 and was appointed President in April 2014. As president, he is responsible for the manufacture and delivery of the Bombardier Challenger 350 Wing and the Global Wing and Centre Fuselage. McCarthy began his career in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas Canada in 1977. With a background in manufacturing, quality and lean principles, he held various positions within the company progressing to Director, Operations through the merger with the Boeing Company in 1997. He worked extensively on MD-80/90, MD-11, F-18 and B717 major structures fabrication and assembly programs along with complex part fabrication / processing for C-17, Delta and 737 platforms.

He graduated from the Executive Development Program at Queens University. During his time at Boeing, McCarthy graduated from the Boeing Executive and Leadership Development programs at the Boeing Leadership Centre.

DAVID MCKIBBON

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT
CADILLAC FAIRVIEW

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David McKibbon is responsible for the leadership and management of Cadillac Fairview’s Project Management team and projects. David joined Cadillac Fairview in 2013 as Vice President, Project Management and has played a key role in expanding the Project Management team and enhancing processes to execute $4 billion in development projects. David holds an Architectural Technology degree in Project Management from Ryerson University.

DAVID MCQUEEN

PARTNER
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
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David McQueen is a Toronto based Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, and is the Canadian leader for Performance Improvement Advisory (Consulting). His practice area is focussed on leading clients through large scale business transformation optimized with technology, process and people. David holds an honours degree in Economics from Queen’s University at Kingston, and a master degree in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is an avid skier, sailor and amateur green egg aficionado – with a love of cooking for friends and family, including his wife and two sons.

DAVE MOORE

MANAGING DIRECTOR CAPITAL MARKETS COMPLIANCE & CCO BMO NESBITT BURNS INC.
BMO CAPITAL MARKETS

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Dave is Chief Compliance Officer BMO Capital Markets Canada. He brings to the role nearly 30 years of financial industry experience spanning a number of different areas including retail banking, operations, agency and proprietary trading as well as trade supervision. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School.

In his spare time, Dave has engaged in numerous pursuits including climbing, cycling and most recently constructing a backwoods cabin. He is passionate about the future of youth in Canada and is the father to an aspiring engineer and a special needs daughter.

JASON MULLINS

PRESIDENT & COO
GOEASY LTD.
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Jason Mullins is currently the President & Chief Operating Officer of goeasy Ltd. Publicly traded on the TSX, goeasy operates a non-prime consumer lending business named easyfinancial, which aims to improve the lives of everyday Canadians by putting them on a path to a better tomorrow, today. Jason has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, along with 15 years of progressive experience in financial services. In his current role, Jason provides leadership to a growing team of 1,700 associates across 350 locations throughout Canada. He is also a Team Leader for Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program, an active member of Mackay CEO Forums, a Director on the Board of Crosslands Church, and was previously on the board of the Vancouver Chapter for the MS Society of Canada.

CAROLINE PAPADATOS

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
LOYALTYONE
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As senior vice president of Global Solutions at LoyaltyOne, Caroline Papadatos sits on the executive committee and leads global alliances, consulting services, corporate marketing and thought leadership at LoyaltyOne. She manages corporate partnerships in South America, EMEA, Asia and the US. With her extensive practitioner experience in loyalty, customer-centricity and brand management, Caroline is a successful B2C and B2B change agent and has a proven track record in delivering innovative customer loyalty and retention strategies to drive sustainable loyalty business results. Her past executive roles include senior vice president of marketing for Rogers Communications Inc. and Head of customer marketing for Sears Canada.

SUSAN PATERSON

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICE
RGP
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Susan is a Director of Client Service for RGP where she is focused on supporting her clients in various industries with their project consulting and execution needs, including providing operational support on a day to day basis during interim vacancies. She provides her clients with expertise across the following areas: finance & accounting, audit, risk & compliance, information management (project managers, business analysts, etc.), human resources and supply chain management. Prior to RGP, Susan worked within KPMG’s Audit practice and Recruiting Group within the HR department where she was responsible for all recruitment. Susan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). She is honoured to be on the Board of Directors of Covenant House, as well as serving as a member of the Finance and Property Committee, and looks forward to sleeping out on November 15, 2018! In addition to her involvement with Covenant House, Susan serves as the Chair of the Foundation Board for the Child Development Institute and is actively involved with the Out of the Cold Program in Toronto.

KEVIN PATTERSON

SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONS
CIBC

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Kevin Patterson joined CIBC in 1984 in the officer-in-training program in the Retail Branch Network. He held various positions in the branch environment prior to joining Inspection Division as an audit officer. Kevin later assumed the dual operations and technology roles as vice president, Integrated Financial Systems; after, he joined Internal Audit and Corporate Security to lead technology and operations audit practices. He went on to become chief auditor, then executive vice president, Governance and Control.

In his current role as Senior Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations, Kevin is responsible for all of technology, operations and corporate services for CIBC globally. Kevin is married with four children.

MATT PICKEN

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT MANAGING DIRECTOR
CAPITAL MARKETS – JLL
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Matt is the National Practice Lead for JLL’s Capital Markets division, where he is responsible for the origination and execution of commercial real estate investment transactions across Canada, with a focus on the Greater Toronto Area.

With over 18 years’ experience in commercial real estate, Matt has worked for many of North America’s leading investors, comprising public companies, corporations and pension funds, advising on many of the largest development and income property transactions completed in Canada.

Over his career, Matt has been involved in excess of $8.0 billion of transactions, spanning predominantly the office and industrial asset classes. Prior to joining JLL, Matt was a Partner at Brookfield Financial, and also held the position of Vice President with RBC’s Capital Markets group in Toronto between 2005 and 2009.

Matt holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Matt was the President of the Greater Toronto NAIOP Board in 2014, and is involved in several Canadian charities, including, Prostate Cancer Canada, JDRF and Covenant House.

ADELINE PIEKHAM-HSIEH

GENERAL MANAGER, CANADA SALES
DELTA AIR LINES

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Adeline Piekham-Hsieh is the General Manager of Canada Sales for Delta Air Lines based in Toronto, Ontario. Adeline started her airline career in Paris, France in 1998 with Air France in Revenue Management Pricing before moving to Canada into Commercial capacities. Adeline hold a Master of Business Administration from EDHEC – Lille, France and Master of Science in Marketing from Aston University – Birmingham, England.Born in Laos, raised in France, Adeline is calling Canada her home where her husband and she are bringing up their 2 children. Adeline has been actively volunteering in various Non-Profit organizations in France and Canada assisting new immigrants to settle in their new country.

BRYAN PILSWORTH

PRESIDENT & CEO, PORTFOLIO MANAGER - CANADIAN EQUITIES
FOYSTON, GORDON & PAYNE INC.


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Bryan Pilsworth is the President & CEO, Portfolio Manager – Canadian Equities of Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. He joined Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. (FGP) in 2007 as a senior analyst covering the Telecom and Financial sectors and became FGP’s Small Cap Canadian Equity portfolio manager in 2012. In addition to his role as President, Bryan is co-manager of FGP’s Canadian equity mandates. He is a member of FGP’s Investment Committee and the FGP Executive Committee, a group he joined in early 2014. Bryan’s career began in 1998 with the Financial Services Strategy practice of Accenture and continued with a consulting role for U.S.-based McKenna Group. He later moved to the BCE group of companies, where he worked closely with the Bell Aliant management team. Bryan was involved with strategy within Bell Canada’s “National Markets” organization that consisted of Bell Aliant, Telesat, Wholesale, and Bell West. Bryan graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (MBA) and from Carleton University (BComm). He was on the Dean’s Honour List at both universities. Bryan is also a CFA charterholder.

With over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Graham is a hands-on senior executive with broad risk and asset management experience covering the banking, insurance and pension sectors. He has been a member of numerous risk management member-driven organizations and has taught in the Master of Mathematical Finance program at the University of Toronto.

Graham holds a Ph.D. in economics from Queen’s University in Kingston, currently serves on several boards including the ALM committee of HOOPP, the Investment Committees of CMHC and Queen’s University and the Finance and Property Committee of Covenant House Toronto. While semi-retired, he has a risk management consulting business and is restoring an historic farm house and its surrounding gardens in Port Hope.

PETER REDMOND

PRESIDENT
PURVES REDMOND LIMITED
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Peter Redmond is the President of Purves Redmond Limited, one of Canada’s leading privately owned insurance brokerage and group benefits advisory firms. With offices throughout Canada including Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, PRL works with clients from all of Canada’s major industries, both on their domestic and international operations. In addition to its corporate clients, PRL provides quality service and products to high net worth individuals for their personal insurance needs. To learn more, visit www.purvesredmond.com

BRUCE RIVERS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COVENANT HOUSE TORONTO
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Bruce Rivers, a highly regarded child welfare expert and advocate, took over the reins as Covenant House Toronto Executive Director in late 2011. Bruce has held a number of senior executive roles, including almost 20 years as Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. More recently, he served as CEO of Community Living Toronto. Bruce has been an active member of numerous national and international groups devoted to research and advocacy. He is married and has a 27 year-old daughter.

KELLI SAUNDERS

AGENCY PRESIDENT, MORAI LOGISTICS INC.
MODE TRANSPORTATION
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A multi-award winning entrepreneur and leader, Kelli Saunders is an influential voice in the logistics, supply chain, and 3PL industry. With over 30 years of experience, her pioneering spirit and industry expertise has grown her business into the successful multimillion dollar, multinational organization that it is today. Believing in the power of “pay it forward,” Kelli has spoken at several panels and industry conventions that aim at advancing the role of women in leadership positions and to educate people about careers in logistics. For her efforts, she has received numerous awards for her industry recognition, most recently the OWIT-Toronto’s Women Exporter of the Year 2016 and WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100. She is also a 2018 graduate of the QuantumShift program at the Ivey Business School.

BRUCE SHEWFELT

EVENT CHAIR, EXECUTIVE SLEEP OUT
PRINCIPAL
ACUITY SALES INC.

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Bruce is a 6 time sleeper and Chair of the Executive Sleep Out Committee. He has volunteered for Covenant House in various capacities since 2011, and sits on their Board of Directors. He is also the Chair of the Investment Sub-Committee. Recently retired from a 30 year career in the investment management and financial services business, Bruce founded Acuity Sales Inc. a firm focusing on helping entrepreneurs succeed and grow their business.

JIM SMILLIE

DIRECTOR SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE, PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIER QUALITY
SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS

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Jim Smillie joined Safran Landing Systems Toronto in Sept 2007 and is the Director Supplier Performance, Procurement & Supplier Quality. Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems and has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate more than 60,000 landings daily. Jim has oversight for more than 100 Suppliers in North America in support of the manufacture and assembly of Landing Gears Systems for multiple Commercial and Military Programs for Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier. Safran Landing Systems Toronto is located in Ajax, just east of Toronto and employs 700 employees, the site has been manufacturing landing gears for over 70 years from concept to in-service support, including sales and marketing. Jim has spent his entire career in aerospace that began with McDonnell Douglas Canada in 1978 and he held various senior management positions within the company through the merger with the Boeing Company and a short stint with Goodrich Landing Gear now UTAS.

Jim would like to acknowledge his friends Mike McCarthy and Paul Coffey for encouraging him to join in and make a difference by contributing to this wonderful cause.

BRUCE SONNENBERG

VICE PRESIDENT & DISTRICT MANAGER
PCL CONSTRUCTORS CANADA INC.
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As Toronto vice president and district manager, Bruce is responsible for district operations in the Greater Toronto Area and southwestern Ontario.

With three decades of PCL experience, Bruce has spent close to 25 years with PCL in Toronto. He has been part of PCL's leadership teams in Calgary and Toronto, most recently as vice president and district manager in Toronto. Bruce holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Alberta and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta and Ontario.

GORDON SPROULE

PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER
SPROULE SPECIALTY ROOFING & SPROULE ROOFING NORTH

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Gordon Sproule is the President & General Manager of Sproule Specialty Roofing and Sproule Roofing North. Gordon has created a company brand based on strong customer relationships.

Gordon is an active Board Member on the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA). He is also currently the President and CEO of The Gordon & Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation that helps improve the lives of at-risk youth.

 

JULES STEELE

CO-FOUNDER
BEACHHEAD
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Julanne (Jules) Steele co-founded BeachHead in 2005, developing the company into one of the nation's fastest growing IT HR agencies. As co-leader of BeachHead, Jules and the BeachHead team provide Tier 1 business and technology solutions to some of Canada's leading Financial Services, Telecommunication and Fortune 10 clients.

In addition to her business pursuits, Jules is active in charitable fundraising development, having twice chaired the AMREF Health Africa Marketplace Gala, an annual event that raises funds to ensure access to good health for the most vulnerable people in Africa. Jules has also been a past co-chair of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund's Fresh Start Gala, an agency that provides access to treatment for youths fallen to substance abuse.

JACKIE STEWART

OWNER
COLOURED AGGREGATES INC.
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Stewart is owner/director of Coloured Aggregates Inc., a family run business located in Aurora, Ontario, serving a wide range of professionals in a variety of markets throughout Canada and US. Coloured Aggregates Inc. quarries, produces and distributes an impressive range of colours and mineral types of specialty aggregates and sand. Jackie is responsible for all operations and corporate services.

CAILEY STOLLERY

PRESIDENT
KYLEMORE COMMUNITIES AND ANGUS GLEN
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Cailey Stollery is CEO of the Angus Glen and Kylemore Group of Companies. A graduate of The Rotman School of Business MBA program, early in her career Cailey started a golf clothing manufacturing company. She joined Kylemore Communities in 2001 as Director of Sales and Marketing and held the position for 5 years. In 2009, she became President of Angus Glen and Goodwood Golf Clubs, the former was the host venue for golf in the Pan American Games debut in 2015. Cailey is the chair of their family office; a director of the Canadian Olympic Foundation; board member of Golf Canada Foundation, and for 10 years was a director of Markham Stouffville Hospital.

JIM TAYLOR

PRESIDENT
ACTIVO
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Jim Taylor is the Founder and President of Activo Inc., Since founding Activo in 2005, it has grown to become one of Canada’s largest network infrastructure services companies with offices nationally with the head office in Markham, Ontario.

Mr. Taylor is a successive entrepreneur having previously founded his first company, ICS in 1988 and subsequently selling it to Cygnal Technologies in August 2000. He worked for Cygnal for 3 ½ years as both the President of the Service Provider division as well as sitting on the Board of Directors before leaving to start Activo.

Activo annually contributes to various charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, Children’s Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club and sponsors various community events. Jim enjoys spending time with family, being at the cottage and both watching and playing various sports.

DANNY TIMMINS

NATIONAL CYBER SECURTY LEADER & PARTNER
MNP
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Danny Timmins is the National Cyber Security Leader of MNP, a market leader in Cyber Security Services and Solutions in Canada. Danny is responsible for setting the long-term direction and vision and overseeing the Cyber Security operations at MNP. Danny's leadership not only extends to business, but he has also been involved in the community for over 24 years as a volunteer. His volunteer work has included being a coach, manager, chairperson and president of different sports teams, clubs and charities.

HEATHER TULK

PRESIDENT
CARLOR TRANSFORMATION
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Heather is an accomplished executive with over 20 years experience in marketing, sales, customer service and P&L management. Heather is also an experienced Board Director in corporate, Crown Corporation and not-for-profit settings.

Heather is currently President & CEO of Carlor Transformation. Carlor Transformation helps companies to take advantage of customer, technology and industry change to improve the performance of their business. Prior to this Heather held roles as Chief Customer Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at some of Canada’s largest companies.

A true customer zealot and innovation expert, Heather is an award-winning leader of Canadian firsts in both consumer and business markets. Heather has received numerous awards and honours including being named to: Diversity 50 by the Canadian Board Diversity Council; Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 through the Women’s Executive Network™; Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™; and the Leadership Foundation Fellowship program of the International Women’s Forum. Heather holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University. Heather has completed the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate directors and holds an ICD.D designation.

Heather is a Director of the Canadian Marketing Association and is Vice-Chair of the International Women’s Forum Toronto Chapter. Heather has been involved in many charitable and not-for-profit organizations, with a particular focus on mental health, distressed youth, and advancement of diversity, inclusion & belonging.

TANYA VAN BIESEN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CATALYST CANADA
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Tanya van Biesen is Executive Director of Catalyst Canada, the leading global nonprofit working to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. In this capacity, Tanya is responsible for leading the growth of Catalyst’s operations in Canada, shaping strategies to advance Catalyst’s mission with supporters, corporate partners, professional organizations, CEOs, senior leaders, and stakeholders.

MICHELE WALKAU, M.ED

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SERVICES AND BUILDING EXCELLENCE
GWL REALTY ADVISORS

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As senior vice president of Corporate Services and Building Excellence, Michele leads the human resources, communications, corporate sustainability and building excellence teams at GWL Realty Advisors, a wholly-owned real estate company of Great-West Life. Prior to joining GWL Realty Advisors, Michele held various positions at Brookfield Properties. Outside of work, Michele puts her passions and skills to good use by supporting organizations that she cares about such as serving on the Boards of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and the Canadian Green Building Council.