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Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast , with your host Dr. Nancy MacKay, CEO and Founder of MacKay CEO Forums. Our vision is to populate the world with better leaders. In this podcast we interview successful CEOs and trusted advisors on topics of interest to CEOs today
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Jul 25, 2019
Foley’s Candies is Western Canada’s largest manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary coatings and since 2006 has had an extraordinary period of growth and learning, with EBITDA over 30% and profits over 20% since 2016.
 
In 2006 Brian purchased Foleys Candies and together with an exceptional management team built Foleys into the largest chocolate manufacturer in Western Canada. A commitment to quality, customer service and product innovation allowed Foleys to enjoy consistent growth in revenue and profitability.  In late 2015, Brian made the decision to sell the business yet currently remains active on the Board.
 
Prior to Foleys, Brian’s career included banking with a US headquartered commercial bank and in the early ‘80s he made the move to Vancouver where he worked in corporate / commercial banking, fixed income and investment banking over the next 25 years.
 
In October 2016, Andrew Elliott was hired by Yellow Point Equity Partners as the new President and CEO of Foley’s Candies. Andrew and the Foley’s Candies’ executive team initiated cost management, product rationalization and procurement disciplines that have grown EBITDA over 30% and profits over 20% since 2016. The group also launched a number of team focused initiatives to support career and professional development and culture building.
 
In December 2018 Foley’s acquired Brockmann’s Chocolate’s, a premium confectioner based in Delta, British Columbia. By living their purpose of “Sharing Happiness by Creating Products in Partnership”, Foley’s and Brockmann’s deliver bespoke indulgence and exceptional service to customers throughout North America.
 
Before joining Foley’s, Andrew’s career included leading the fruit and nut business unit of Golden Boy Foods and nearly a decade with Coca Cola Bottling Company.
 
Foley's Candies
Jul 17, 2019
Murray Neilson leads client development and relationship management at Nicola Wealth.  Murray is also a highly-rated MacKay CEO Forums Chair.
Nicola Wealth is a full-service wealth planning firm for high net worth families and individuals.  Nicola Wealth is also one of MacKay CEO Forum’s valuable National Partners.
A highly regarded advisor, business leader, speaker and moderator, Murray works tirelessly to help his clients rise to their potential and expect more from life. He has over 40 years of experience helping CEOs and entrepreneurs plan and achieve their goals through sophisticated wealth management and planning strategies.
Murray has a tremendous talent for bringing together diverse groups of people to problem solve, collaborate and accelerate goal achievement. Combining listening, leadership and questioning with a strong sense of fun, Murray brings tremendous passion and dedication to all aspects of work and life.
Murray is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC), Chartered Financial Planner (CFP) and a Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA).  He is called on each year to facilitate the highly anticipated, industry leaders panel at the annual CALU conference.  
 
Nicola Wealth
Jul 8, 2019

Bill is an internationally recognized client-acquisition expert, author, and speaker who motivates others to take action with proven strategies. 

A successful entrepreneur, Bill started and sold two book publishing companies. Turning his attention to help other businesses grow, Bill has written four best-selling books:  Get More Referrals Now, Don’t Keep Me a Secret, Beyond Referrals and Radical Relevance.

Bill has delivered his business-growth message to over 300,000 professionals, small business owners, and salespeople across 5 continents; helping them increase revenue without increasing their marketing budget.

Bill Cates’ client-acquisition system has been featured in such publications as Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power, the Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.  And his own business success has been featured in Money Magazine.

Bill was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame in 2010 (182 living members worldwide). 

Bill Cates

Jul 3, 2019

Dominick Gauthier is one of the most influential minds in the Canadian Olympic realm. A business leader, world-class coach, mentor, fundraiser, broadcaster, and former Olympic mogul skier, Gauthier has coached multiple Olympic Champions and created the B2ten Foundation. With 33 Million dollars raised from the private sector, B2ten builds optimal preparation plans for  Canada’s best Olympic athletes, with the goal to have a significant impact on the Canadian Olympic sport system.   Dominick now leads the organization, over which he insures that 20 athletes at each winter and summer Olympics are fully prepared.  Amongst his most famous athletes are Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, for whom he built and directed the team behind their success.  Gauthier’s understanding of high-performance, the ability to think differently and thereby maximize the result of the athlete and/or team, relates perfectly to workplace and everyday life.

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