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June 19, 2019

Michael Katchen, Co-founder and CEO, Wealthsimple

Michael Katchen, Co-founder and CEO, Wealthsimple

Mike Katchen is Co-founder & CEO of Wealthsimple, a Toronto-based financial services startup. In just five years, Wealthsimple has grown to more than four billion dollars in assets. And shortly after our conversation, the company announced another big funding round – the latest step on the road to an eventual public stock offering. Listen here.

Date:
May 28, 2019

Alex Pourbaix: President and CEO of Cenovus Energy

Alex Pourbaix: President and CEO of Cenovus Energy

Alex is a veteran of Alberta’s oil and gas industry. He retired in 2017 after almost three decades at TransCanada Corporation, most recently as Chief Operating Officer.  But he couldn’t stay away long. His competitive spirit and strong belief in the energy sector soon brought him back to lead Cenovus. In this episode, Alex shares his views on family, on leading in tough times, and on the fight to protect Canada’s place in the global energy market. Listen ...

Date:
May 7, 2019

Marcelo Lu, President, BASF Canada

Marcelo Lu, President, BASF Canada

Marcelo Lu grew up in Brazil, has family roots in China, was educated in the United States and established his career in both Europe and Asia. Today he leads the Canadian operations of BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer. Marcelo brings a truly international perspective to his role as President of BASF Canada, but as you’ll hear he has also developed a strong personal attachment to Canada. And he has some equally strong opinions about our country’s ...

Date:
April 15, 2019

Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources

Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources

Don Lindsay is President and CEO of Teck Resources, Canada’s largest diversified resource company, and a leading producer of copper, zinc, steelmaking coal, and energy. Mining has traditionally been seen as a tough, gruff and hardnosed industry, but Don himself doesn’t fit any stereotype. In fact, his reputation as one of the most admired CEOs in Canada’s resource sector owes a lot to the care he consistently shows for his family, employees, country, and the global community. ...

Date:
March 26, 2019

Nicole Verkindt, Founder and CEO, OMX

Nicole Verkindt, Founder and CEO, OMX

Nicole Verkindt is the founder of OMX and Startup Canada’s 2017 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. OMX is a tech startup that helps companies access procurement opportunities and measure their economic impact. Nicole grew up in a family-owned manufacturing business and learned the risks of entrepreneurial life first-hand. She ran her own manufacturing firm before launching OMX at the age of 27. In this episode, Nicole shares the challenges of attracting top talent; her experience as a female founder; and why ...

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