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.”
Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast. In this episode, we interview John Nicola, the Chairman & CEO of Nicola Wealth Management, and MacKay CEO Forums member. John's firm is dedicated to serving the complex needs of high net worth families, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
John is a veteran of the financial services industry since 1974, and has spent the last 20 years growing Nicola Wealth Management into one of Canada's premier financial advisory firms with over $4.4 Billion in assets under management. Nicola Wealth Management is an industry leader, being recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In this episode, John shares his insights on what people have done well, as well as the common mistakes that wealthy people continue to make when growing, managing and transferring their wealth and their businesses.
Welcome to the CEO Edge Podcast. In this episode, we interview Paul Hollands, CEO & Chairman of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc, and a MacKay CEO Forums member. Starting in 1956, this historic brand has grown to over 850 stores across Canada with system sales of over $1 Billion. A&W leads the industry with on many measures, including being the first and only national burger restaurant in Canada to serve beef raised without the use of hormones or steroids. They are also the first and only national burger restaurant in Canada to serve chicken raised without the use of antibiotics.
Paul has worked with A&W since 1981, becoming Executive VP and COO in 1995, President in 2002,CEO in 2005 and Chairman in 2016. Paul has received Canada's Top 40 under 40 leadership award and most recently the BC CEO of the Year award in 2015. In addition, A&W has been recognized as a Platinum Best Manged Company.
In this podcast, Paul discusses the company's approach to strategy, leadership and culture that has allowed A&W to lead the pace of change in their industry and continue to create exceptional value for their franchisees, investors, employees and guests.
Welcome to the The CEO Edge Podcast. In this episode, we interview Chris Nedelmann, CEO at Copeman Healthcare Canada and MacKay CEO Forums member. Copeman Healthcare combines the care of expert physicians with specialized health professionals in private medical clinics to create an entire team designed just for you and your health goals.
In this podcast, Chris talks about the current opportunities to drive operational excellence and hard business results through comprehensive health and wellness management plans. In additional to learning about the ROI for making health a priority in your life, you will hear about the future innovations happening now that will extend human life spans past 100 years.
Chris also discusses many of the things that gett in the way of CEOs looking after their health, from lack of knowledge of what is possible to outright denial.
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.