Chair Profile: Bruce Harbinson

June 28th, 2018|Chair Profiles|

Bruce Harbinson

TEC CEO and KEY Chair
Toronto and Area

“I expect my members to be a big part of the engine that keeps our country strong and growing. My role is to be their advocate, and the catalyst that makes this happen. When working with my members, as with each of my other professional relationships, I strive to combine the perspective of a director, the experience of a CEO and the passion of a business owner.”

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As an entrepreneur and business leader, Bruce Harbinson thrives on the many challenges that come with starting, growing, buying and selling companies.

His first-hand experiences of balancing strategy, tactics and the interpersonal challenges that come from business demands provides his TEC group members with valuable insights and examples. He has also proven that he knows how to successfully build a company and create a strong return on investment.

In 1992, he founded a technology business, which grew from a concept, to becoming publicly traded with its intellectual property licensed throughout a global alliance network, to finally being purchased by a large Asian conglomerate in 2002.

Bruce first joined TEC as a CEO member, from 1997 to 2002, and is now a Regional Chair, operating three TEC groups in the Greater Toronto Area. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with his TEC groups, as well as students and outside clients.

Bruce taught strategic organizational design at York University’s Schulich School of Business MBA program from 2004 to 2006 and, subsequently, has continued to develop and deliver programs on strategy, leadership and innovation for Schulich’s internationally renowned executive education program.

He also maintains an external consulting career as President of Harbinson Management Group Ltd., offering strategic and leadership services to CEOs of entrepreneurial organizations.

TEC Group Vision

“I want to lead real leaders who will do what it takes to make a difference and be role models for all those whose lives they touch and influence.”


  • Lives in Toronto with wife, Gillian
  • Father of two grown daughters, an engineer and medical student
  • MBA, York University
  • Eight years with Abbott Laboratories (a Jim Collins “Good to Great” company)
  • Twice nominated as Professor of the Year, Schulich School of Business

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,300 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners from across Canada. For over 30 years, TEC has been helping leaders achieve success through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 23,000 business leaders.

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