Dave McCann, managing partner and Canadian consulting leader, global business services, IBM

 Dave McCann
Editor's Note

Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
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Business: Technology

Born: Ottawa

Biggest business achievement: Making partner at IBM at the age of 29.

Biggest influences: My grandmother was one of the kindest – and strongest – people I have ever known.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: How resilient, patient and strong people can be.

Charitable involvement: IBM’s Employee Charity Fund

First job: Working at a local grocery store, bagging groceries

Advice I’d give the younger me: Working hard while being passionate and kind to people is at the heart of many of life’s accomplishments.

Favourite pastime: Traveling with my wife and young kids, Emmett and Stella.