Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast! In this episode, we interview Sue Matheson, a MacKay CEO Forums Chair leading 6 Forum groups in Vancouver.
Sue is an accomplished coach, strategic advisor and forum chair who has been working with CEOs and Executives for over 20 years. Known for her ability to create edgy conversations that help transform leaders and businesses, Sue has an uncanny ability to interpret body language, which she uses to maximize group engagement. She is highly valued for her insight, intelligence and above all else, her ability to integrate ideas, thoughts and strategy.
Sue’s passion lies in creating alignment between strategy, culture and leadership, which she believes is essential to high performance. She is the principle consultant and founder of Solus Consulting, which supports organizations in the areas of strategic planning, culture evolution, team and leadership development and change implementation. Create the vision and plan – identify the culture needed to support execution – and develop and hold leaders accountable for implementation of both. That’s where the magic lies for Sue.
Consulting for 9 years, Sue previously worked as a senior Human Resources leader for a large Vancouver based organization. The youngest senior leader in the organization, Sue received two awards for her leadership during her tenure in that role. She left the company to pursue her own business and over the past decade has worked with some of the top leaders in Canada. Invited to work with John Furlong and his Executive Team in 2005, Sue played a critical role in developing the Strategic Plan for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She then continued to support the organization over the five-year lead up to the Olympics, working closely with the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams in the areas of culture, leadership and team development.
An avid learner, Sue received her BBA, with a focus on organizational development and an additional major in psychology, from Simon Fraser University in 1989. She is a Certified Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California and is also accredited in the Insights Discovery System, Change Implementation Methodology and an Emotional Intelligence tool.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, Sue still resides there with her husband (high school sweetheart) and their two boys and two cats. She is very committed to her community and spends much of her free time volunteering with community non-profit organizations.
Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast! In this episode, we interview Mike Cordoba. Mike is a MacKay CEO Forums member and a MacKay CEO Forums Innovator Partner
Mike Cordoba is a highly active and driven entrepreneur and a founding partner of Empresario Capital Partners. His experience includes managing a portfolio of public and private companies in excess of $1billion in total revenue in various industries including restaurants, retail, manufacturing and processing, and real estate. In his executive capacity, he has built companies from the ground up to become industry leaders in their segments. Mr. Cordoba currently sits on various company boards and is Chair of the Board for Mr. Lube. He is an enthusiastic supporter of many community groups with a personal passion for organizations focused on children’s health and well-being.
Mike is the father of two and is an avid golfer who believes in golf technology hence he has one the largest collections of golf drivers and putters in Western Canada. Mike is a passionate boater and collector of both classic cars and Chicago Bears memorabilia.
Welcome to the CEO Edge Podcast! In this Episode we interview Teryluz Andreu, US Engagement Leader for Aon Hewitt. MacKay CEO Forums is proud to be associated with the AON Best Employers program.
Teryluz is a Partner in Aon Hewitt’s Talent, Rewards & Performance practice based in Chicago and currently leads the Engagement service line for the United States. She has more than 15 years of consulting experience in the areas of engagement, change management, talent management, leadership development, and organizational communication. She specializes in complex, multi-country projects for large companies undergoing major business transformation and HR strategy and program implementation.
Prior to her current role, Teryluz led Aon Hewitt’s Change Management consulting services for the United States and was the Talent, Rewards & Performance Practice Leader for Aon Hewitt in Latin America. She also led the Latin America Regional Engagement Team for more than six years and was an active member of Aon Hewitt’s Global Engagement Council.
Some of her recent clients include ExxonMobil, Memorial Hermann, Microsoft, Moody’s, Mylan, and RGA. She has also consulted with some of the world’s largest companies in the retail and pharmaceutical industries.
Teryluz is a frequent speaker at professional and industry conferences both domestically and internationally, and has published more than 30 articles and white papers on the topics of engagement, HR strategy, talent management, leadership, and organizational effectiveness.
Teryluz holds a master’s degree in communication and human resources from Cornell University. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and is certified in change management by Prosci and on several leadership and organizational assessment tools, including Barrett Cultural Values Assessment, Hogan Personality Assessment, and Facet5 Leadership Assessments.
Bill Tucker is Chief Executive Officer of Omicron Canada Inc. He is MacKay CEO Forums member and Innovator Partner.
Omicron is a 150 person integrated development, design and construction firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Victoria. As one of Western Canada’s largest fully integrated firms, Omicron provides turnkey solutions to clients in the Retail, Institutional, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Mixed-Use sectors. Bill is responsible for heading the business through strategic acquisitions, organic expansion, business development and client partnering. Omicron is a platinum Best Managed Company.
Bill has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from UBC and an MBA from Queen’s University. He is also a registered professional engineer in BC. In 2000, Bill joined Omicron as a Principal of the firm and became Managing Principal in 2004 and CEO in 2010.
In addition to his day-to-day business activities, Bill is committed to giving back to the industry and community. He has held numerous non-profit board positions and is a frequent presenter and moderator of panel discussions. Bill was Chair of the annual Building for Kids Golf Tournament for 10 years where he raised over $1.5 million for BC Children’s Hospital.
Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast! In this episode, we interview Kevin Brady, the CEO & Founder of Advica Health. Kevin is a MacKay CEO Forums member and MacKay CEO Forums Innovator Partner.
Kevin is an enviable leader in the health and benefits field. His vast experience includes holding a senior management position within one of Canada’s largest insurance companies as well as starting his own employee benefits company. In addition, he saw a need to help Companies and Employees with health solutions and therefore founded Advica Health. This organization assists companies and individuals by improving their health and providing health and wellness solutions.
Kevin shares his expertise in the area of Health and Wellness through volunteering and giving back to his community. He has served on many boards in the Health and Wellness field including Board Chair for both the YMCA and his local Hospital, where he is currently leading a Capital Campaign to raise $60 million for the hospital. He is also a sought after speaker on the topic of how companies can improve their profits through Employee Health and Wellness.
He has been recognized as Citizen of the Year in 2007 and Philanthropist of the Year in 2010 for his philanthropic work in his City.
Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast. In this episode, we interview David Labistour, CEO of MEC and MacKay CEO Forums member for the past 8 years. MEC has been recognized by Canadian Business as Canada’s Best Brand for the last two years in the row. With over 2,000 employees across Canada, MEC’s purpose is to inspire and enable everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles.
In this episode, David talks about the trends in demographics, technology and urbanization that are transforming MEC and the Canadian business environment. In addition to strategy, he believes that nimbleness is key to thriving the current environment.
David also talks about how E-commerce and mobile technology are huge opportunities for retailers and that exponential businesses are the ones that “keep up with the consumer, not the competition.”