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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) Reports In-Line Q3 EPS; Announces Reorganization, Exec Changes

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE: RBA) reported Q3 EPS of $0.13, in-line with the analyst estimate of $0.13. Revenue for the quarter came in at $102.2 million versus the consensus estimate of $101.47 million.

Published: 6Nov2014

Clean homes, clear corporate minds

Deb Nelson’s first “aha” moment came as she stood on the pavement outside a Montreal restaurant, struggling to summon the courage to go inside. 

... Montreal resident Tolulope Ilesanmi, company founder and chief executive officer, believes cleaning is as much a spiritual service as a physical act. For the past two years, he has invited executives to tap into a deeper sense of purpose by coming to Montreal and working alongside his professional cleaning crews. Ms. Nelson was one of those pilgrims.

Published: 6Nov2014

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. Announces a New Board Nomination

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. (CSE: EAC) ("Earth Alive") is pleased to announce the nomination of Michel Ringuet to its Board of Directors.

Published: 4Nov2014

New analytics software breaks down numbers behind figure skating performances

Craig Buntin sits with his laptop overlooking the rink at Prospera Place and with a few taps on his keyboard pulls up a video and graphic of three-time world champion Patrick Chan.

... He initially searched for a separation from figure skating, and created TeaBean, a coffee and tea company based in Montreal which he eventually sold. He applied to the MBA program at McGill University, and became the first person accepted into the program without an undergraduate degree.

Published: 3Nov2014

Cossette Média accueille Marc Fares dans ses rangs

Marc Fares se joint à Cossette Média comme vice-président principal, stratégies numériques. Ses nouvelles fonctions l’amèneront à superviser le développement de l’offre numérique au sein de Cossette Média. John Tarantino, vice-président principal et directeur général de Cossette Média au Québec, s'est réjoui de compter «un professionnel chevronné qui se distingue par son sens inné pour l’innovation» dans ses rangs.

Published: 30Oct2014

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking

17. Alberta Cefis (MBA’79, Executive Vice-President and Head, Global Transaction Banking for Scotiabank and Desautels Faculty Advisory Board Member)

EVP, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Scotiabank

Global transaction bankers know all about cross-border operations. So it makes sense that Scotiabank's Alberta Cefis is dedicated to breaking down barriers in her professional and philanthropic efforts.

Published: 23Oct2014

China fund house feels the vibe of London

PENG CHOY Harvest CEO says foreign investors are poised to raise Chinese equity exposure. Most fund managers will be envious of the sales pitch Peng Choy, chief executive of Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments, has at his disposal.

... Harvest Global Investments Founded 2009 Assets under management $8bn (September 2014). Employees 45 Headquarters Hong Kong Ownership Wholly owned subsidiary of Harvest Fund Management Company Born 1957 Total pay Not disclosed, Education 1983 MBA in marketing and accounting, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Published: 16Oct2014

Meet the candidate: Jevone Nicholas

Former Vanier Community Association president Jevone Nicholas says his diversity experience will improve the quality of life for Rideau-Rockcliffe residents.

... Nicholas grew up in Welland, Ont., where he worked in the private sector before obtaining his MBA from McGill University.

Read full article: Ottawa Community News, October 9, 2014

Published: 14Oct2014

Entrepreneur stretches herself by opening fitness studios

It has been a journey of nearly a decade and it’s not over yet, but for Alexandra Schwartz, starting her own business lets her Breathe.

... Ms. Schwartz made her move into her own business after working for a dozen years as a manager and buyer for Italian designer Gianni Versace, then getting her MBA at McGill University in Montreal. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to work at American Apparel’s headquarters.

Published: 14Oct2014

Kelowna's Buntin to act as athlete ambassador for 2014 Skate Canada International

Olympian Craig Buntin returns home to Kelowna to act as the 2014 Skate Canada International Athlete Ambassador.

... Since retiring from skating in 2010, Buntin has completed an MBA at McGill University and worked as an entrepreneur. His most recent project is VeriSkate, a software app that is used to analyze the movements of figure skaters: how high they jump or throw, the distance the move travels, the speed at which it travels, the flow, the ice coverage.

Published: 22Sep2014