One of the most crucial - but often ignored - parts of startup/spinoff success is how to build a team and foster a workplace culture. This can be especially challenging for company founders, who may not be used to managing employees. Nevertheless, a positive workplace culture has a huge impact on a company's performance and is often something examined by investors. So how exactly does one go about creating a team and a workplace culture that works? And how do you know when your own company's culture needs attention?
This one-hour panel-style event will take place on Thursday May 5th, from 12pm - 1pm.
To take us through these and other questions, we have two panellists for this event: Victor Lanzo and Mark Weber.
Victor Lanzo is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Reveal Surgical, a medical device firm based in Montreal. He has decades of leadership experience in the medical technology industry in a variety of companies, ranging from small-scale startups to publicly-held companies. He is a strong believer in the role workplace culture has in company performance, and how it can be developed across an organization. He graduated from McGill University with degrees in Engineering and Science.
Mark Weber is the Director of the Office of Innovation and Partnerships, but prior to joining McGill, he spent 15 years in the corporate world. He has led diverse teams of all sizes in a variety of industries and regions, experience which has given him a unique perspective on what constitutes a good team and how to manage one. He is also a graduate of McGill University, with a PhD in Chemical Engineering.