Bradley Bezan, founder and CEO, Spark Lifecare

Bradley Bezan
Bradley Bezan
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.
Click here to see the full list of the 2021 recipients and click here to watch the special broadcast honouring the year’s recipients.

2021-06-09

Business: Healthcare matchmaker

Born: Kapuskasing, Ont.

Biggest business achievement: The lives we have changed at Spark. We can successfully help a child overcome a cancer diagnosis, help someone walk again after a catastrophic accident or be there when a senior has their last few breaths when they have no friends or family.

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Biggest obstacle overcome: Following through on our commitment to bootstrap Spark from start to finish.

Biggest influences: I lost my father and hero to mental illness a few years into building Spark. I am proud to continue his fight for ending the stigmas surrounding mental health.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: In a post-COVID economy, the companies that take care of their people the best when nobody is watching will be the most successful ones.

Charitable involvement: Spark University

First job: Slinging newspapers!

Advice I’d give the younger me: You don’t have to be Steve Jobs or Elon Musk. The world already has one of each of these people. My clients, coworkers and family need a Bradley Bezan. Be him.

Favourite pastime: Spending time at my cottage with my wife and kids.

 

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