Features Region: Canada

Michael Acedo – OpenText Corp.

The business world trends toward paperless, but not without risk. Each week seems to bring forth more news of data breaches and ransomware. Michael Acedo reminds that the Canadian-headquartered, cloud-based information management specialist OpenText Corp., is well-prepared to manage content or unstructured data for its private and public sector clientele both securely and to help […]

Marisa Muchnik – Ferrero Canada

When you’re a 5-year-old, life tends to revolve around a few indelible joys: puppies, birthday parties, Christmas morning and—last but not least—candy. As much as you can get your hands on (or whatever Mom and Dad are willing to dispense). But while many sweets have made an impact on children, Marisa Muchnik’s hands-down favorite was […]

Matthew C. Scott – CI Financial

The acquisitions keep on coming, among CI Financial’s most recent being Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors. A San Diego-based registered investment advisor, it has $5.1 billion in assets and serves over 1,300 clients, primarily individuals, families and nonprofits. Its accolades include being named to the FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors list each year since […]

Melissa Reiter – G Adventures

During this daunting time of a world-wide pandemic, the idea of traveling to Japan to sleep in a Buddhist temple, surfing in Cosa Rica or taking a river tour in France to snack on wine and cheese may feel like a hallucination of the pre-COVID-19 days. But while travel is still possible—albeit restricted in certain […]

Michael Kelly – OMERS

It may have been tough to contribute to an employer-mandated retirement plan during those working years as a firefighter or police officer, but Ontario retirees who’ve put in these hours and dollars can look forward to a monthly pension check throughout their retirement years. Being able to drive a new car, travel, take the family […]

M.A. Joaquim Ballès – Trudell Medical Limited

His long-time role as general counsel might have seemed consuming enough. But, as part of a Trudell Medical Limited executive team whose members are expected to handle multiple responsibilities, Joaquim Ballès’ position was expanded a couple of years ago to include a stronger hand in business development. It’s something this leader has relished at this […]

Michael Bernstein – UBM Americas Inc.

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1918, what is now UBM plc is a business-to-business event planning and media company that works to connect businesses with targeted audiences through live events, press releases and other channels of communication. As head of legal for UBM Americas Inc. UBM plc’s business in North and South America, Michael […]

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