TEC Canada Chair - James Frail

James Frail

TEC Small Business Chair
Calgary, AB

“I live for challenge, adventure and bringing out the best in myself and others.”

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James Frail is an innovative business leader with over 25 years of experience leading breakthrough performance improvement projects and advising business leaders.

After completing a B.A. in Economics, James joined a small manufacturing business where he advanced into a management role and subsequently an ownership position. Here, he discovered his passion for business excellence. He subsequently pursued an MBA at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business before joining KPMG Consulting as a Business Transformation Consultant.

Inspired by his work in transforming leadership, culture and performance, he co-founded and launched Stevenson Frail Associates Inc., where
he partners with clients striving to achieve business excellence. With experience in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, construction, services, energy, rentals, legal, public sector, telecommunications, software, education and public sector, James brings his understanding of multiple business models and industry best practices to the conversation.

As a TEC Chair, James provides a stimulating environment for members to come together and gain new insights, be challenged and to challenge themselves to grow into stronger leaders.

TEC Group Vision

“A life-altering experience of membership in a high-performing group of growth-oriented individuals. My members are committed to challenging each other to broaden their perspectives and to hold each other accountable to act and achieve their highest levels of professional and personal success.”


  • B.A. in Economics (University of Ottawa)
  • MBA (University of Western Ontario)
  • Public speaker and mentor
  • Competed in Ironman Canada with his wife in 2014
  • Enjoys downhill skiing and mountain biking with
    his family