Carol Marie Newall lives in the Muskoka Lakes district north of Toronto with her husband and granddaughter. Her surprise discovery of a family secret inspired a long-term quest to learn about the British Child Migration to Canada, a little-known program that sent more than one hundred thousand home children abroad to work as indentured farmers and domestics. Carol graduated from the Toronto Metropolitan University School of Business. This is her first book.
Derek Bullen is Founder and CEO of S.i. Systems ULC. It is one of the largest professional services companies in Canada, with thousands of Information Technology consultants working on projects across Canada for blue chip corporations and government agencies. He is the author of High Velocity, a book to help new professionals in IT develop their soft business skills. As CEO, Derek blends creativity and precision learned from a career as a musician, an ARCT from the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music in classical piano, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary. Derek balances his [...]
Norman Webster was a Canadian journalist and a former editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail and the Montreal Gazette. Born in 1941 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, he was educated at Bishop’s College School and received his B.A. from Bishop’s University. From Sherbrooke, Québec, he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship before signing on at the Globe, where he served as a correspondent in Beijing and London, as well as in Quebec, Ottawa, and Queen’s Park bureaus. He also spent a year in Winnipeg at the Free Press. Webster won two National Newspaper Awards: the first for coverage of China’s “ping pong diplomacy,” the [...]
Colleen has been writing stories since she was 8 years old, when she made copies of her first book and tied them together with bits of red yarn. She spent 4 years in Carleton University’s journalism school learning how to captivate an audience with sometimes boring information. Now, as co-founder and creative director of Perfect Pitch Consulting Group, Colleen’s goal with clients is to make them natural, engaging, and clear – about their ideas, their technical information, and their vision for the future. She helps them become storytellers.
Lance Mortlock is a strategy partner with Ernst & Young, based in Canada. He has provided management consulting services over 20 years to more than 60 organizations in 11 countries overseeing hundreds of projects. Mortlock has had the opportunity to work with the C-suite at leading national and international mining, oil and gas, power and utility, manufacturing, airline, and government and public sector organizations on some of their most complex strategic problems. As a strategist, Mortlock is an expert in business, industry trends, and market dynamics in Canada, with several publications to his name regularly featuring on BNN and other [...]
Don Johnson has been a leading investment banker in Canada for over 50 years, and as a member of the advisory board of BMO Capital Markets, he continues to play a key role in high profile deals. He began his investment career in 1963 and rose to be president of Burns Fry from 1984 to 1989. He has served as governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He retired as vice-chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns in October 2004. Johnson serves on the advisory board of the Ivey Business School, where he earned [...]
Paul Harrietha, Ph.D, is a career consultant, business owner, and senior executive specializing in leadership, change management, and member engagement. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the OMERS Sponsors Corporation, the strategic arm of one of Canada’s leading defined benefit pension plans. Paul retired from the corporate world in 2020 to focus on his long-standing passions: writing, teaching, and mentorship. He has a doctorate in leadership and policy, and he serves as executive in residence at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. He’s also chair of the advisory board for Niagara University in Ontario.
Peter Hadekel won Canada’s National Business Book Award for Steinberg: The Breakup of a Family Empire. He was also a National Business Book Award finalist for Silent Partners: Taxpayers and the Bankrolling of Bombardier. For many years Hadekel was a financial writer and columnist for the Montreal Gazette. He graduated from Princeton University.
Holly Catalfamo, Ed.D., is an award-winning educator who combines strong academic credentials with direct leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. She is currently the Coordinator of the Honours Bachelor of Administration – Human Resources Program at Niagara College and has been a full-time professor for over 16 years. She also teaches regularly in the MBA program at Brock University. Her passion for global development has enriched the lives of students in Canada and abroad by focusing on the development of school-to-work initiatives for vulnerable individuals. In 2018, she was awarded the Gold Leadership Excellence Award from Colleges [...]
Helle Bank Jorgensen is the CEO of Competent Boards, which offers the global online ESG Competent Boards Certificate and Designation Program with a faculty of over 100 renowned international board members, executives, and experts. Helle has a 30-year track record in turning Environment, Social, Governance (ESG), Climate, and Sustainability risks into innovative and profitable business opportunities. She has worked with many global Fortune 500 board members and executives, as well as smaller companies and investors. Helle was the creator of the world’s first Green Account based on lifecycle assessment and the world’s first Integrated Report, the first integrated responsible supply [...]
Dr. George Athanassakos is a Professor of Finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at Ivey Business School. Athanassakos has been ranked among the top 10 researchers in Canada by research published in Financial Management and among the top 10 Canadian professors by the Globe and Mail. Athanassakos has been honored by The Financial Planning Standards Council for his outstanding contribution to furthering FPSC’s mission and for advancing the financial planning profession. He’s also the only Canadian to be named a Fellow of the Quality Shareholder Initiative at the Law School of George Washington University. Athanassakos has researched [...]