TEC Canada CEO and Key Executive Chair
“Always have a Plan B. If your plan isn’t working, change it. Keep changing it until it does work. Remember, you never lose, you either win or you learn. In life as in business, strong leaders should embrace the idea that their actions should always meet their intentions. Clarity of thought and action is paramount to their success.”
TEC Chair Robert Hunt believes in the benefit of cumulative knowledge. He brings 30 years of general management at the national and international level working with Canada’s second largest private company, The Jim Pattison Group, to the TEC table.
His management experience spans a variety of consumer product and service industries, where he delivered stellar results working with key executive teams at both the corporate and operational level. His passion for growing enterprises, along with leading and coaching entrepreneurial work teams to their highest potential has created a respected and very successful leader.
Known for his integrity, Robert’s career began in sales and marketing, and then moved into business development, where he held roles as Managing Director, VP-General Manager and President. His exceptional executive management skills exceeded many revenue records and targets throughout his career.
“Successful CEOs must be willing to embrace constant change. They are nimble and forceful in their execution of strategies when reacting to market forces in their business.”
Career highlights include winning the Jim Pattison Group Presidents Award for top company, delivering Pattison Outdoor’s highest all time BC revenue record, and managing the successful marketing launch of 24 Hours – the newspaper that pioneered a new BC newspaper category.
One of his favourite projects was as Executive Producer of the 2010 Emmy Award winning film “Over Canada”. This was the first HD film premiered on Canadian television and later on 68 PBS television stations around the world.
Robert is currently President at Hunt Management Partners – a consulting practice founded in spring 2014. This venture assists public organizations, growth companies and key executives to identify and implement strategies designed to support and meet plans. Areas of focus include product and revenue development, marketing and branding and, process and change management. They also provide “one on one” Executive Coaching and Leadership development to CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs and professional managers in all industries.
TEC Group Vision
As TEC Chair, he welcomes members with superior expertise in their field of business, and who possess a spirit of openness and honesty. Robert’s love of coaching people engaged in creating profitable entrepreneurially fuelled businesses, along with a keen ability to identify and develop individual and team strengths will be invaluable to his group.