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: Bachelor of talmudic law, Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim-Lubavitch (2010); rabbinical ordination, Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim-Lubavitch (2010)
Biggest business achievement: With the support of a fantastic team, I have created a new division within the company, effectively creating a startup within the firm, and have overseen its growth into a leading financial contributor.
Biggest obstacle overcome: Truthfully, I don’t feel that I have faced any obstacles. Every day brings its challenges; however, I see them as learning opportunities. As a fourth-generation family member in a family business, I am always focused on earning my own credibility and not getting painted with the brush of nepotism.
Biggest influence: My mentor and teacher, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who taught me that no mountain is too big to climb.
Most important lesson I’ve learned in business: Failure is not an option. A creative solution can always be found.
First job: Camp counsellor
Advice I’d give the younger me: There will always be a solution; don’t be scared to try an innovative solution nor be afraid to fail.