Business: Civil construction
Biggest business achievement: Grew revenue organically by several multiples in a short period by expanding services offered and clients served, all while maintaining culture and profitability.
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Biggest obstacle overcome: Guiding the transition from a small business founded in 1975 to a SME during our period of rapid growth while navigating succession planning and employee retention.
Biggest influences: Our staff inspire me to create the best possible work environment providing opportunities for them to succeed. Also, my wife and the recent birth of our first child are a constant motivation for me to strive for more.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Our philosophy of being direct and truthful with each other works. Have the hard conversations
Charitable involvement: YPO, Rideau Club, NCHCA and ASL community initiatives
First job: I started delivering newspapers before school at the age of 12 and haven’t stopped working since.
Advice I’d give the younger me: When starting your career, chase work experience, not paycheques. Focus on learning as much as you can about as much as you can.
Favourite pastime: Soccer, reading and self-supported bike trips