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Karl Moore’s advice to Gen Y extroverts

As students, young extroverts love to talk, to bounce their ideas off of colleagues and to be the centre of attention. But as energetic gen-Y-ers enter the workforce, a whole new set of rules comes into play, rules that don’t always reward an extrovert’s style.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus named group VP at Shire

Desautels alumnus John Snisarenko (BSc’86 and MBA’91) has been appointed Group VP of the Ophthalmology Business Unit for Shire US. He comes to Shire from Genentech, where he was VP Sales and Marketing. Before that, he worked on long-term strategy for Novaris Pharma Canada and started an ophthalmology division for CIBA Vision. He has also worked for Alcon Canada and Allergan Canada.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

2018 McGill Dobson Cup schedule announced

Budding startups all over McGill will be delighted to see that the schedule for next year’s McGill Dobson Cup is out.

As they do every year, startups will be competing across four categories: Innovation Driven Enterprise, Small & Medium Enterprise, Social Enterprise, and Health Sciences.

Teams need to have at least one founder with a McGill connection; be it a student, staff or faculty member, or a recent graduate.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Professor Dror Etzion wins 2017 Roland Calori Prize

Professor Dror Etzion has been awarded the 2017 Roland Calori Prize for “Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited.”

The Prize is presented bi-annually for the best article published in Organization Studies over the last two years.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Bombardier claims that rough times are in the past

It’s been a rough ride for Bombardier’s management, workforce, and stock prices; but VP Investor relations Patrick Ghoche says that the company has navigated through the worst of it and is now delivering on its plan to be at the break-even point by late next year.

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Published: 7 Jul 2017

Charities must re-think their marketing efforts

A Charity Times piece explores a research paper partly authored by Desautels Professor DaHee Han.

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Published: 7 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus appointed to board at Rideau

Lester Fernandes (MBA’82) has been appointed to lead the audit committee of Montreal-based human-capital manager Rideau Recognition Solutions. The company is in full-on expansion mode; according to CEO Peter Hart, Mr. Fernandes’ experience will help the company hit its goals. And that experience is extensive: he’s been senior VP and CFO at Pivotal Payments since 2001. Before that, he spent a decade at BMO. He was also on the board of Castle Resources until 2016.

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Published: 7 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus promoted at CIBC

According to BNN.ca, changes are afoot at CIBC: a shakeup of the management team has two department heads leaving the company, as well as a couple of promotions. One of those promotions sees Desautels alumnus Jon Hountalas (BCom’84, MBA’91), bumped up to Group Head, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, Canada from his previous role of running the company’s commercial banking arm....

Published: 7 Jul 2017

Nadia Marley named Desautels Global Expert

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Nadia Marley (BA’99, MBA’03), Director of Credit Solutions, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, as its latest Desautels Global Expert.

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Published: 6 Jul 2017

EMBA alumna appointed Exec Director of the Montreal Community Loan Fund

After a year as Deputy Executive Director of ACEM — Microcredit Montreal, Indu Krishnamurthy (EMBA’15) has been promoted to full Executive Director.

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Introvert execs in extrovert masks: Karl Moore on the importance of game-face

Desautels Professor Karl Moore writes for Thinkers50 that introverts and extroverts in leadership roles must, on occasion, take on one another’s characteristics as a form of game-face.

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Evening delivery startup hopes to expand quickly

BoxKnight is a new kind of delivery service. For an extra few dollars, consumers can have their packages delivered while they’re home in the evening. A text message lets them know that their goods are at BoxKnight’s warehouse, and asks when they’d like it delivered. Right now, it only works for online purchases at four Montreal-area retailers, but the company is already looking at expansion beyond the city limits.

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Desautels alumna appointed VP, Corporate Comptroller at Vidéotron

After two years as Director General, Corporate Comptroller at Quebec telecoms giant Vidéotron, Antoinette Noviello (BCom'91, DPA'93) has been promoted to VP. She brings massive experience to the role: she has been a CPA Québec member for 20 years, and has served as Financial Services Director General at Québécor, VP Finance at Lelys Group, and VP Finance at PVA Consulting. Ms. Noviello is also a lecturer at McGill’s School of Continuing Education. In her new job, Ms....

Published: 4 Jul 2017

Why does advertising matter? FreeWheel Europe knows

The FreeWheel Council for Premium Video has been a thought-leadership player in North America since 2015, educating stakeholders on the differences and benefits of premium video, from marketing to monetization. The company recently opened a European division to tackle the unique perspectives and issues present in that market.

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Published: 4 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus named new president of CFA Montreal

Frederick Chenel (BCom'04) has big plans for CFA Montreal. As the Association’s new president, his goal is to up its exposure, both at home and on the world stage. He’ll be doing this by bringing industry heavyweights to Montreal to speak at the Association and by forging partnerships with major finance organisations. You can also expect to see Mr. Chenel promoting the city at conventions and other events....

Published: 4 Jul 2017

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