About TEC

Collective Intelligence, Fearlessly Approaching Issues, Knowing Better, And Then Doing Better.

History Of TEC Canada

The TEC Canada story began in 1985, when Dr. Lynn Tanner brought the peer advisory model to Canada. Lynn attended a TEC meeting in the United States as a guest and immediately recognized the power of the peer advisory format. He knew that for TEC to be a success he had to recruit the right people, and he did. It took capital, optimism and determination to bring it to life. We’re thankful for all the hard work and passion he invested in sharing this powerful idea.

Our Origin Story

The original TEC started in 1957 when a Wisconsin businessman named Robert Nourse met with four fellow chief executives in the office of the Milwaukee Valve Company. His objective was to test a simple, yet revolutionary idea. He wanted them to share their knowledge and experiences to help each other generate better results for themselves and their businesses. Soon this group of businessmen were probing, asking questions and making suggestions. They challenged each other, working together to solve issues and grow.

That’s when The Executive Committee (TEC) and the first Executive Leadership Program began. Now known as Vistage, this format operates in 20 countries around the world. Members meet in private advisory groups every month under the same guiding principles—to help one another become better leaders, make better decisions and achieve better results. What’s more, Vistage and its affiliate members are connecting in ways Robert never could have imagined: learning from hundreds of top industry speakers, tapping into a vast online resource library, and collaborating around the world.

Our Vision

Accelerate the growth and development of Canadian business leaders.

Our Mission

Dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of chief executives and business leaders.

M

Making better decisions.

A

Accountability among each individual member, their group and their Chair.

G

Growing personally and professionally.

I

(freedom from) isolation.

C

Change management and coping with change.

Life at TEC

TEC Canada is a vibrant community of individuals dedicated to caring, growing, challenging, and trusting.

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Values We Live By

CARING

Fully committed to one another.

TRUST

Faith in one other’s integrity.

CHALLENGE

The courage to search for the truth.

GROWTH

Professionally and personally.

Our Executive Team

  • Todd Millar

    Todd Millar

    PRESIDENT & CEO,
    TEC Canada Chair
  • Catherine Robertson, Vice President

    Catherine Robertson

    VICE PRESIDENT
  • Jonah McEachern, Director of Operations

    Jonah McEachern

    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS,
    TEC Canada Member
  • Marc Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing

    Marc Johnson

    DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING,
    TEC Canada Member
  • Pearl Gittens, Chief Financial Officer

    Pearl Gittins

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
  • Peter Buchanan, National Best Practice Chair

    Peter Buchanan

    NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF CHAIR DEVELOPMENT,
    TEC Canada Chair
  • Jody Milhousen

    SENIOR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Our Chairs

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Our Global Network

When you join TEC Canada, you become a part of an international network of over 23,000 business leaders worldwide.

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For over 35 years, TEC’s proven process has helped over 25,000 Canadian executives and owners become better leaders. Explore who could be sitting at your table.

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