Richard Pound

Richard Pound, Business and Economy Speaker, International Advocate for Change, Profile Image

With tenacity and unwavering resolve, Richard Pound is revitalizing global ethical standards one iconic institution at a time.

Richard Pound has had vast and varied roles over the course of his impressive career. He is a bastion of ethical conduct both in the business and sporting world, providing us with an unwavering standard of excellence to which we should all aspire.

Richard Florida

Richard Florida, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist, Profile Image

Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation. International diplomats, government leaders, filmmakers, economic development organizations and leading Fortune 100 businesses have benefited from his global approach to problem-solving and strategy development.

Paul Bates

Paul Bates, Business and Economy Speaker, Management, Profile Image

Paul Bates is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA), Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants (FCMA) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Paul also holds numerous investment dealer related qualifications both in Canada and the United States. Paul’s career has spanned: senior academic administration; business and divinity school lecturing; investor advocacy; capital markets regulation; corporate and not-for-profit governance (public & private); investment dealer executive leadership with P&L accountability; expert witness and international consulting in the financial services sector, in the areas of compliance and product development and, more recently executive coaching and advisory services. An experienced director, Paul has been a director on over twenty, corporate, regulatory and non-profit boards.

Patricia Croft

Patricia Croft, Business and Economy Speaker, Trends Expert, Profile Image

In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management.

Patti Croft has 30 years of experience on Bay Street, working on both the buy and sell side of the street. Her sell side experience as an economist included a 13-year stint with Burns Fry followed by 3 years with Wood Gundy as senior economist working with Chief Economist Jeff Rubin, where she and Jeff were named the two top-ranked economists in Canada by the Brendan Woods survey of institutional investors.

Mitch Fairrais

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Mitch Fairrais is an expert in Leadership Development, Team Performance and Human Effectiveness. Mitch gets rave reviews as a keynote speaker because he goes beyond simply motivating audiences. He aims to help them understand, step-by-step, how they can do things differently! He is a fantastic story teller and his keynotes not only contain wit and wisdom but are extremely practical, typically interactive, and immediately useful.

Merge Gupta Sunderji

Merge Gupta Sunderji, Leadership Speaker, Author, Profile Image

A professional speaker, author and radio commentator, Merge Gupta-Sunderji gives people specific and practical tools to achieve leadership and communication success. Over 44,000 managers in eight countries have attended her fun, content-rich keynotes and facilitated workshops. A leader at one of Canada’s premier oil and gas companies and a Board leader at a Credit Union for a combined total of over seventeen years, Merge offers a unique blend of realism and humor that consistently engages and entertains her audiences!

Tim Magwood

Tim Magwood, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

Tim is a creative, collaborative and passionate leader. A colleague describes him as a “lightning rod in driving positive change.” Tim has the head of an entrepreneur, the heart of a coach, and the soul of a singer/songwriter. As a seasoned facilitator and presenter, he has brought value to over 10,000 participants.

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Senior Marketing Executive, Profile Image

Based on the business classic “Built to Last” that sold over one million copies, Thompson reveals the tools of the world’s most successful leaders for the sequel, Success Built to Last. This inspiring and fun keynote provides the secrets from hundreds of high producers whom Thompson has studied and met face-to-face.

Kerry Munro

Kerry Munro, Business Economy Speaker, Internet, Digital Marketer, Profile Image

No one has built a larger digital media business in Canada than Kerry Munro. Having a keen sense as to how best connect consumers with technology Kerry is widely regarded as having turned Yahoo Canada into the most dominant digital business in the country and one of the best performing internet franchises on the planet. Through his innovation and leadership he created a model that is now being replicated by many of his competitors and peers in Canada and around the world.

Ken Dychtwald

Ken Dychtwald, Futurist, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

Over the past 40 years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, financial, and workforce implications of the age wave.

Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker and best-selling author of 16 books on longevity and aging-related issues, including Bodymind, Age Wave, New Directions in Eldercare Services, Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old, Workforce Crisis, Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success. He is currently writing two new books – Financial Caregiving: Where Love, Honor and Money Converge and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. He was the executive producer and host of the twenty-part medical education series Caring for an Aging Society, as well as executive producer and host of the highly acclaimed PBS documentary The Boomer Century:1946–2046 which aired nationally over 2,000 times.