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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: 6 Nov 2014

Human touch key to success, Marvin Corber tells graduating students

Marvin Corber has carried a secret with him for some 60 years and on Oct. 29, he decided to tell all during the Convocation in which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill.

“Truth be told, I don’t have an undergraduate degree from McGill,” Corber told the graduating Class of 2014 during his address at Place des Arts.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

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: 4 Nov 2014

The Most Powerful Women in Business

Quest for Excellence Growing up in Canada, Lubna Al Kharusi did her Bachelor's in Commerce from McGill University. She returned to Oman because 'it was sunny, tax free and her family was here.' She joined the finance department of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in 1997. In her stint covering 10 years at the company she handled various responsibilities like budgeting, treasury, financial accounting, change management, investor relations, well engineering, financial services etc. She was cross posted to Shell in London from PDO.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

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: 3 Nov 2014

Terra Nova Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Grants Stock Options

Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (the Company or Terra Nova) (TSX-V: TGC OTCQX: TNVMF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Matt Anderson as Terra Nova's new Chief Financial Officer to replace outgoing Chief Financial Officer, Robert McMorran. Mr. McMorran will continue to serve as a member of Terra Nova's Board of Directors. Terra Nova wishes to thank Mr. McMorran for his services as Chief Financial Officer.

Published: 3 Nov 2014

CEO Conversations: David Segal on David's Tea

David Segal, co-founder of David’s Tea, was recently interviewed by Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of management.

... Below is an excerpt of the conversation. For the full interview, tune into CJAD 800 AM, on Friday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 8 p.m.

Karl Moore: Is David’s Tea the Starbucks of tea? Is that one way of putting it?

Published: 30 Oct 2014

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: 30 Oct 2014

Mathieu Darche – from the NHL to the corporate world

The Montreal native realized his boyhood dream of playing for The Montreal Canadiens. Armed with a marketing and management degree from McGill; Mathieu Darche is bringing that same determination to a new career in business.

Published: 27 Oct 2014

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: 23 Oct 2014

The power of not-for-profit ventures

Elizabeth Law FCPA first understood the power of not-for-profit ventures during her university days in Montreal, Canada, where she saw communities that were crying out for help.

Published: 18 Oct 2014

The Gate-Crasher in the Front Row

In mid-September, during another busy day at London Fashion Week, the fashion world made its way from the Tom Ford show and a cocktail party at 10 Downing Street over to dinner.

Published: 16 Oct 2014

NJBIZ CFO of the Year Awards 2014 winners announced

The NJBIZ CFO of the Year awards program on Friday celebrated New Jersey's financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of New Jersey's economic growth and stability.

... LARGE NONPROFIT (51 or more employees) – WINNER:

Warren Tranquada

Published: 16 Oct 2014

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.

Published: 16 Oct 2014

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: 14 Oct 2014

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