Danya Vered, vice-president, StrategyCorp

Danya Vered
Editor's Note

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: Public affairs, communications and management consulting advisory firm

Education: Bachelor of arts, history and world religions, McGill University (2008); master of science, history of international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (2009)  

Biggest business achievement: Managing the multi-year development of a strategic partnership among four public, private and academic-sector organizations to build a not-for-profit organization focused on creating Canada’s first digitized, interconnected and patient-centred health data network. 

Biggest obstacle overcome: Learning how and when to advocate best for myself and others.

Biggest influences: My mother and late father. With six kids, their approach was always that you are only as happy as your least happy child. So you can celebrate your victories, but there is always more hard work to be done. 

First job: Summer camp counsellor

Advice I’d give the younger me: It is easy to get people to listen. Make sure you have something worthwhile to say every time. 

Favourite pastime: Making small talk.

I genuinely love it. 

I’m currently reading: I’m re-reading Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler.