Desautels alumni news
Silicon Valley's Azure Capital Partners Opens its Canadian Office in Alberta to Actively Seek Investments across Canada
Azure Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology and internet companies, announced today the opening of its Canadian office in Calgary, Alberta. Headquartered in San Francisco, Azure has extensive relationships in Silicon Valley, which it has leveraged by investing almost half of its funds outside of the Bay Area across North America over the past thirteen years.
Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced that W. Brook Hamilton (BCom'78) has been named President of the William L. Bonnell Company (“Bonnell”), effective June 1, 2013. Mr. Hamilton, who currently serves as Bonnell’s Director, Business Planning, will succeed Duncan A. Crowdis, who will retire June 1, 2013.
The Women in Capital Markets Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Reynolds (MBA'98) as President, effective April 22, 2013. ... Ms. Reynolds received her MBA from McGill University, where she had earlier obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Microskills Business Incubator. She is also a Director on the Board of Studio 180, and a member of Canadian Women in Private Equity.
Total Diving, a PADI Scuba Center in Montreal, Announces the Opening of a New Dive Shop in the East-End of Montreal
'Total Diving - Montreal Scuba', a PADI Career Development Center, is announcing the opening of a new dive shop to serve scuba divers in the East-End of Montreal.
The Golub Group LLC is proud to announce the addition of two equity analysts to its research team: Michael Kon (MBA'04) and Matt Gordon, both CFA charterholders.
«Votre emploi ne devrait pas vous définir, vous définissez ce que vous faites, rappelle Tolulope Ilesanmi (MBA'05), cofondateur de l’entreprise d’entretien ménager Nettoyage Zénith. Être homme de ménage ne me définit pas, mais je le fais d’abord parce que j’aime ça.» C’est pendant ses études au MBA à l’Université McGill que le Nigérian d’origine a eu la piqûre et où l’idée de lancer une telle compagnie, avec la complicité de sa femme Ibironke Oyekanle, a germé, parcours étonnant s’il en est. Le point sur ce domaine des plus méconnus.
Anyone who’s experienced the absurdity and terror of being nearly run over by one of Montreal’s little sidewalk snowplows will certainly relate to the feature debut of screenwriter Marc Tulin (MBA'02). Co-written with and directed by Tulin’s long-time creative collaborator Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Whitewash premieres April 19 at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, with additional screenings April 21 and 27.
Ann-Sophie Bettez (BCom'11), a McGill graduate and former BLG Award winner as athlete of the year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, has been selected by the CIS as their nominee for best individual female university athlete honours for the third annual FISU Gender Equality - Sport Awards gala.As the Canadian representative of the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire, CIS has put Bettez's name forward as well as a nomination for the University of Victoria's "SheKicks" campaign, which has been nominated in the special projects category.
Two Vancouver-based CEOs are among 10 Canadian bosses to receive top approval ratings by employees in a website survey.Telus CEO Darren Entwistle (MBA'88) received an 84-per-cent rating — seventh overall — while Lululemon CEO Christine Day got an 83-per-cent rating, or ninth overall.The two business leaders were rated on the website Glassdoor, a job and career site where employees anonymously dish on the pros and cons of their companies and bosses.
MOOC, an acronym that's odd to pronounce, stands for Massive Open Online Course. In a nutshell, a MOOC allows free access online to top courses and teachers from elite universities."MOOCs are probably the most profound development in higher education in the past year," says Arshad Ahmad (MBA'81), an associate professor of finance at Concordia's John Molson School of Business. The experts envision classes of 100,000 students or more, from around the globe, taught by top professors with all the latest presentation tools.
New Klondike Exploration Ltd. (TSXV: NK) ("New Klondike" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William Ollerhead (MBA'89) to the position of Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board since February 2008 and will also continue to act as Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Ollerhead will take a leading role in advancing the Company's corporate governance policies and have a more active, day-to-day role, assisting management to meet the Company's objectives.
The Association of Supplier to the Paper Industry (ASPI) has awarded Alexander Toeldte (MBA'86), President and CEO of Boise Inc., with the ASPI 2013 Customer Executive of the Year Award. The Customer Executive of the Year Award is the highest honor that ASPI bestows on an individual. It is granted to a paper industry executive who has demonstrated extraordinary effectiveness in working with a range of suppliers to enhance productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of his or her company using a wide spectrum of supplied products and services.
There’s lots of reasons for girls to play hockey — the fun, the athleticism, the opportunity to travel and introduce Canada’s game to new circles of fans. But for Montreal native Catherine Ward (BCom'09), who will be playing defence for Team Canada next month, one of the perks of playing top-level hockey was the chance to score a solid post-secondary education with hockey scholarships.
Business school graduates once made a beeline for jobs in banking, accounting and marketing. But now many carve out careers in new or non-traditional fields. Here’s how three recent graduates are making a mark: … Fady Dagher (EMBA’12) Degree: Executive MBA, McGill University-HEC Montréal, 2012 Occupation: Chief inspector of innovative processes and operational practices, City of Montreal Police
MidDel Consulting Announces the Promotion of Sean Spector, MBA, PMP to Principal, Energy Consulting Practice
MidDel Consulting is pleased to announce the Promotion of Sean Spector (MBA’97) to Principal of MidDel’s Energy Consulting practice. Sean will be based in Toronto, Canada. … Sean attained his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2010 and is a member in good standing with the Project Management Institute. He holds an MBA in International Business Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.