Brian Gardiner

TEC Canada CEO Chair
Vancouver, BC

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An accomplished mediator, facilitator and expert in conflict management system design, Brian Gardiner has merged his extensive talents and passion for business into his role as a TEC Chair.

With years of experience working as a consultant, Brian has provided counsel to a wide range of clients. Additionally, he has held senior positions in private and government organizations, and successfully built and established two businesses.

In 1987, he founded the Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation (CDRC), Canada’s first mediation service provider to the insurance industry and the lawyers who litigate cases against it. Within 15 years, Brian grew the business into a full-service conflict management organization, renaming it Certus Strategies and opening offices in Alberta and British Columbia. He sold his interest in the company in 2003 and immediately launched SuperOffice CRM. Once SuperOffice successfully navigated the start-up phase, he reduced his involved in the day-to-day operations to become a TEC Chair.

His work with TEC has given him the opportunity to support business leaders while gaining unique insights into the leadership challenges of today’s CEOs.

TEC Group Vision

“A group of business leaders who consistently outperform their competitors while maintaining a balanced lifestyle. The value of the group comes from the diversity of the individuals and industries of its members.”


  • Enjoys the West Coast lifestyle in Vancouver with his wife, Patricia
  • Sc. in Physics, University of Alberta
  • Post Graduate Business Administration Courses – Organizational Development and Behaviour, Simon Fraser University
  • Enjoys playing hockey with his ‘old-timers’ team

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 22,000 business leaders.

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