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.

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.

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.

SUE DIPOCE

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
VISION CRITICAL
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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.

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.

MAUREEN JENSEN

CHAIR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION (OSC)
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Maureen Jensen is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), which administers and enforces securities law in the capital markets of the province of Ontario.

Prior to her appointment as Chair and CEO, Ms. Jensen was the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the OSC. As the senior member of staff, she was responsible for coordinating and managing the organization’s day-to-day operations, including its enforcement, market regulation and compliance functions.

Before joining the OSC, Ms. Jensen was Senior Vice-President, Surveillance and Compliance at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

Prior to the formation of IIROC in 2008, Ms. Jensen was President and CEO of Market Regulation Services Inc., the independent national market regulation services provider for Canadian equity markets. Ms. Jensen has also held senior regulatory and business positions at the Toronto Stock Exchange and had a 20-year career in the mining industry, holding both executive and technical management positions with several resource companies.

Ms. Jensen is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) and holds the ICD.D designation.

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.


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.

ALEX KROON

CEO
PATHWAY COMMUNICATIONS
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Alex Kroon is looking forward to his third sleep out. He is CEO of Pathway Communications which manages IT infrastructure for corporations, charities and governments. The Pathway group of companies has been a serial pioneer since 1995. It provides Managed Services, Inbound Technical Contact Centers, IT Security, Hybrid Cloud and Managed Internet services leveraging the first certified Tier III data center in Canada. Alex has led organizations in Technology and international Health Care following management roles in management consulting and telecom. He studied Engineering Physics at Queens and enjoys outdoor adventures such as the West Coast Trail. Alex is on the board of the Learning Enrichment Foundation which provides child care, employment training and life skills in priority neighborhoods in northwest Toronto.

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.

SCOTT LAMPARD

HEAD OF GLOBAL MARKETS
HSBC BANK CANADA
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Scott is Head of Global Markets for HSBC Bank Canada. He’s responsible for the bank's sales and trading foreign exchange and fixed income businesses as well as management of the bank's balance sheet liquidity and interest rate risk.

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.

JILL NYKOLIATION

CEO
JUNIPER PARK
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As CEO of Juniper Park\TBWA, Jill brings together the disciplines of strategy, design and advertising for their North American client roster, CIBC, Nissan, Apple, EOS, Pfizer, GoDaddy among others. Jill has been named to AdAge's prestigious “Women to Watch” list, and as one of Canada’s "Mad Women" by Globe & Mail. Her team has won 16 Cassies, including the Grand Prix, and 13 Effies, among numerous other awards.

Jill’s passion for creating brand platforms was cemented during her role at Kraft Foods as co-creator of its award-winning CRM initiative across North America, in addition to numerous brand management and corporate marketing roles.

After Kraft, she joined agency side as Partner at Grip Limited, before co-founding Juniper Park in 2007. Jill is a graduate of Queen’s University School of Business.

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.

BRIAN PENDERGAST

PRESIDENT
PENDERGAST SALES
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Brian is the President of Pendergast Sales located in Mississauga Ontario. Pendergast specializes in cold storage solutions and construction projects throughout Canada and the Northern USA. Brian, through his company Mallon Group, is also a successful real estate investor of commercial property. Raised in Southwestern Ontario and a graduate of Western University – when it was called UWO, Brian currently resides in Port Credit with his wife Eleanor and 4 children. Brian would like to thank his friend Brent Chapman for encouraging him to get off the couch and make a difference by contributing to this worthy cause.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
COLOUR AGGREGATES
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Stewart is owner/director of Coloured Aggregates, 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 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.

BOGDAN SZYBALSKI

VICE PRESIDENT
HUGH WOOD CANADA LTD.
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I'm Sleeping Out, so homeless youth don't have to! On November 15th 2018 I will sleep outside for one night in solidarity with those youth who face many more cold, lonely nights until they find their way through the doors of Covenant House Toronto. I truly believe that together we can help make a positive impact on our Children and Youth. I immigrated to Canada in 1989 and have had the opportunity to grow relationships and family in this country, I want to give back and help positively impact other peoples lives, their families and communities. By making a donation to me, you are helping to provide critical funds and awareness for the Crisis Program at Covenant House Toronto. I am hoping to raise $5,000 and do my small part in raising awareness priority of this important effort. Please help me to make sure that the doors stay open for all those youth who need them. Every little bit helps, Please dig deep and help me exceed my goal.

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.

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.

PETER VAN DER VELDEN

MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER
LUMIRA CAPITAL
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Peter is the Managing General Partner of Lumira Capital, Canada’s largest and most active private venture capital investor in the healthcare sector. Lumira’s goal is to invest in and help to build transformative North American biopharmaceutical, medical device and digital health companies whose innovations have the potential to deliver significant returns for investors while enabling people to lead fundamentally healthier, longer and more productive lives.

Lumira’s primary philanthropy initiatives are targeted toward supporting the development and adoption of healthcare innovation and to that end, the firm has donated a portion of its fund profits to 10 hospital foundations and one disease based foundation in Canada. Peter’s engagement with helping the homeless in Toronto began many years ago and has been fostered and re-enforced by a daily walking routine to and from work and seeing each day what it means to be homeless in this city.

Peter holds degrees from the Schulich School of Business (MBA finance and policy) and Queen’s University (MSc (pathology), BSc (honours life sciences).

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.