Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade choose 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs and business executives and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
In these profiles, OBJ highlights some of this year’s recipients – their impressive accomplishments, what drives them and how they like to spend their downtime away from the business world.
See the full list of recipient profiles here and be sure to check out photos of the 2019 gala here.
Education: MBA, St. John’s University (2004)
Charitable involvement: Christie Lake Kids
Biggest business achievement: Helping grow and establish a business that enables flexibility in my life.
Biggest obstacle overcome: Leaving a secure and comfortable job to help build and grow a new consulting firm.
Biggest influence: My mother. She helped instill confidence in me at a very young age.
Most important lesson I’ve learned in business: Controlling my emotions and finding a balance between aggression and passion.
First job: Car washer at a car dealership
Advice I’d give the younger me: Don’t be so serious.
Favourite pastimes: Travelling and golf
I’m currently reading: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
Favourite movie: Goodfellas
Favourite song: In My Feelings by Drake
Favourite Ottawa sports team: Ottawa Senators