Facebook, Google and spending those advertising dollars

In a piece for Martech Today, Desautels Global Expert James Green (BMus'86) writes that, though the US advertising industry is growing, the fact is that Google and Facebook are raking in the numbers while smaller firms aren’t doing nearly as well. There is also a marked downward slope in TV advertising, while the numbers for digital are on the rise.

Published: 6 Sep 2017

James Green on being fired by Steve Jobs, an expiring visa and building back to success

Magnetic CEO and Desautels Global Expert James Green (BMus'86) has a remarkable resume by any measure, but his story is even more impressive: he worked at Disney for almost a decade before becoming a VP at Pixar, which is where he hit a snag.

Published: 6 Sep 2017

Desautels welcomes Yalmaz Siddiqui as latest Global Expert

Yalmaz Siddiqui is Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at MGM Resorts International.  He started this role in May 2016 and is responsible for leading a range of environmental sustainability initiatives for the company, including green conventions, food waste reduction, waste management, sustainable purchasing and communications.

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Published: 14 Aug 2017

Montreal shoe giant ALDO agrees to buy the shoes and accessories part of the Camuto Group’s business

A news release at reveals that Montreal-based footwear giant ALDO is set to buy the shoes and accessories side of the Camuto Group. The deal plays nicely into ALDO’s expansion efforts and frees up Camuto to concentrate on its apparel unit.

Published: 7 Aug 2017

Desautels alumnus and Global Expert rebuilds after major biking accident

Jonathan Ross Goodman (BA’89, MBA/LLB’93) is the CEO of Montreal-based pharmaceutical company Knight Therapeutics and a Desautels Global Expert. He is also a textbook case of how to overcome adversity: A 2011 biking accident left him in a coma for weeks and caused massive brain damage. Even today, his short-term memory is poor and he has trouble eating. But Mr.

Published: 3 Aug 2017

Huge losses hit CTAs hard

According to a recent piece in Bloomberg Markets, mysterious movement in the markets has brought about the worst plunge for CTAs since 2007, punched risk parity funds downward and hit tech stocks hard. As so many quants try to mitigate these losses, there is a danger that a further selloff will just exacerbate the damage.

Published: 11 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.

Published: 6 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.

Published: 4 Jul 2017

Introducing our newest Global Experts

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Darshan Jain (MBA’88) and Harsha Rajamani (BCom’06) as its latest Desautels Global Experts.

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Published: 7 Jun 2017

Brightly-lit Jacques-Cartier Bridge ideal for the Instagram age

A Montreal Gazette op-ed co-authored by Just For Laughs co-founder (and Desautels Global Expert) Andy Nulman (BCom'83) makes the case that the new lights on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which were switched on for the first time on May 17th for Montreal’s 375th birthday, will help remake the bridge as a city landmark on par with the Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Published: 18 May 2017

Worried about job automation? Not so fast…

Dire predictions about the impending robot-worker invasion abound. It seems like every day, academics and other thought-leaders trot out statistics about how many jobs are going to be vaporized by technology.

Well, new research from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation suggests otherwise. While not all jobs are safe, there are many tasks that robots just can’t do — and technology also creates jobs, though admittedly not as many as it eliminates.

Published: 17 May 2017

Mr. Brahm Spilfogel joins Desautels Global Experts

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Brahm Spilfogel (BCom’91), Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Canadian Equities at RBC Asset Management Inc.,  as a Desautels Global Expert (DGE).  

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Published: 2 May 2017

EXplorance among Canada’s best workplaces for 4th year

Montreal’s eXplorance has made it onto the Great Place to Work list of the best workplaces for the 4th year in a row. EXplorance is a learning experience management specialist that has gone through huge growth and acquired a business intelligence solutions provider over the past year without losing its corporate culture.

Published: 2 May 2017

Startups and raises, frank words by James Green

In a recent op-ed for, Magnetic CEO James Green (BMus'86) discusses how to ask for a raise when you work in the sometimes-volatile startup space.

Published: 27 Apr 2017

Desautels alumnus featured in new sports series’ debut episode

Montreal-based YouTube mega-channel Watchmojo recently launched a hockey web show through its new Watchmojo Studios division. The Lineup is part panel show and part gameshow, pitting teams of personalities against each other in a hockey-trivia battle, with each episode following a specific theme. The inaugural episode was about the all-time top 10 NHL forwards and featured Andy Nulman (BCom'83), co-founder of Play the Future and former CEO of Just For Laughs. Mr.

Published: 25 Apr 2017


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