Tim Herron

TEC Small Business Chair
Toronto, ON

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Tim Herron is an insightful professional with over 30 years of business experience with profit and non-profit organizations. Much of his business life was spent in financial product distribution with two large Canadian asset managers in Ontario. Most recently, Tim was the chair of the Trustee Board of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Tim started his career with CIBC Wood Gundy before joining one of Canada’s largest asset managers, Mackenzie Investments. In 2008, he returned to school to obtain his designation in corporate governance at The Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Whether he’s running a non-profit or serving as the chair of a billion-dollar organization, Tim’s style of building great teams is reflected in the boards of directors he built. Through a focus on diverse skill-sets, and an acute knowledge of various industries, Tim has championed the growth of business leaders, helping them reach the next level of success.

As a TEC Chair, Tim believes that leaders need to embrace the contradictions of the new economy. Businesses are experiencing tremendous disruption today and Tim believes this to be his groups’ competitive edge, when they collaborate on issues and ultimately make better decisions. Complimented with his well-rounded experience, Tim’s commitment to embrace ambiguity sets him apart from other leaders.

TEC Group Vision

Tim believes that great leaders need to be curious; they need to ask the right questions and they need to weigh the variables in their search for positive outcomes. These are skills that his small business groups will develop together as they explore opportunities, challenges and issues.


• Lives in Thornhill with his wife Linda and golden doodle Sophie. They have two children.
• Governance Designation (ICD.D) from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
• B.Comm (Hons) from University of Guelph
• Committee member with Institute of Corporate Directors Ontario
• Interests include golf, skiing, music and podcasting

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,400 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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