David brings his skills as a consensus builder and motivator to his role as a TEC Chair. He credits his own growth as a leader to the close interaction with other CEOs and a rapport that is unique to the TEC experience.
“Sometimes it’s not about keeping all the balls in the air, but knowing when to drop one and who to let pick it up. In times of rapid change it’s critical for the CEO to keep his eye trained on the future direction of the company, since no one else is paying attention to it.”
Over the course of his 35-year career in the insurance industry, he built and grew three different firms, each of which was a long-term success story. Mark’s passion for business in general and for the development of the people who helped grow his companies fueled their ongoing prosperity and growth.
With close to four decades in airport and air carrier management, as well as time as President of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club and Board Chair of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Lynn brings a varied and extensive career history to his role as a TEC Canada Chair.
As a lifelong learner, TEC Chair Gregory Bird believes in the value – and power – of education. His passion for learning, keen business savvy and entrepreneurial spirit are inspiring qualities he freely shares with his TEC group members on a vast array of business issues.
Rob’s vision for his group is that each of his members personally evolve as even more successful leaders and lead rich and fulfilling lives. His goal is to provide a place where members are energized with encouragement, new insights and perspectives, so they leave meetings ready to rise up to any challenge that may come.
Michelle Van Tol has spent much of her career as the trusted advisor to CEOs; providing entrepreneurs with strategic financial advice, negotiating complex transactions and managing relations with directors and shareholders. This results-driven management consultant and CEO coach has a strong reputation for adding value, perspective and clarity in her many roles as CFO.
“It’s really a great approach to have 15 CEOs working together to help each other grow their business more easily and rapidly.” “Il s’agit d’une très bonne idée de faire collaborer 15 PDG pour aider chacun à faciliter et accélérer la croissance de son entreprise.”