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.
Business: We are an internet performance marketing agency.
Education: Business marketing diploma, Algonquin College (2005)
Biggest business achievement: Working with the founders of MaxBounty to facilitate the sale of our company two years ago.
Biggest obstacle overcome: Transitioning our business to new ownership while ensuring that our staff and clients continued to have confidence in our business throughout the entire process.
Biggest influence: My former professor, Bill Garbarino. From my time as a student at Algonquin until now, Bill has offered valuable insight and knowledge.
Most important lesson I’ve learned in business: The importance of trust. Be true to your word and keep the promises you make.
First job: Yard worker at Builder’s Warehouse
Advice I’d give the younger me: You can’t do everything yourself; it’s okay to ask for help. You don’t know everything, and it’s okay to rely on other people and learn from them.
Favourite pastime: Playing hockey. I’ve been a goalie since I was a kid and still play twice a week in a recreational hockey league in east Ottawa.
I’m currently reading: Age of Union: Igniting the Changemaker by Dax Dasilva