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Ab is a results-oriented Senior Executive with expertise in strategic planning, operational optimization, and manufacturing. They have a strong leadership reputation and a proven track record in navigating dynamic markets. Ab served as President and CEO of a top hog producer, funded two biotech companies, and provides business consulting while teaching in Manitoba. They also hold board and advisory positions in multiple non-profits.

Ab Freig

Beyond Referrals is a prominent consulting firm in North America specializing in complex, costly, and custom services. Since 2001, Cal has provided guidance to numerous large and mid-size professional services firms in North America, as well as government and private organizations that engage these firms. Cal has extensive experience presenting at various consulting and procurement conferences, university groups, and authoring three business books on professional services transactions.

Cal Harrison

Dale is an experienced senior executive and CEO advisor specializing in market strategy planning and execution. With expertise in automotive, manufacturing, financial services, and public sectors in Canada and the United States, Dale brings a wealth of knowledge. Currently advising four Canadian CEO’s and two Asian start-up CEO’s entering the Canadian market, Dale is dedicated to leadership, talent development, and building high-performing teams, while actively supporting Manitoba’s business community and its long-term growth.

Dale Lacombe

Denise is an experienced Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and the president of Denise Zaporzan and Associates. With a background as a CFO, she has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in financial and strategic planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Denise launched D by Denise, a Canadian lifestyle blog and brand. She serves on the boards of The Asper Business School Associates, Economic Development Winnipeg, and is an advisory member for MATCH Winnipeg Int’l Women’s Fund.

Denise Zaporzan

Gord is an accomplished executive in Information Technology Management with over 35 years of cross-industry leadership. He is the founder and managing partner of Capstone Ridge Group, a consulting firm focused on helping Canadian mid-market clients with digital transformation. Gord also provides business advisory services to startups and holds board-level positions in multiple ventures.

Gord Blaine

Grant is an accomplished sales executive in medical devices and health care technology with 30 years of experience. He is a customer-focused leader, adept at building new business and fostering loyalty. Grant identifies emerging opportunities and drives organizations to the top of their industries. He is an innovative problem solver, shaping technology growth in Canada and the United States. Grant also volunteers with community boards and mentors’ students at the University of Manitoba.

Grant M. Zipursky

Ryan is a seasoned executive leader with over 20 years of experience in business and technology. He has a diverse background in the telecom, IT, and technology sectors in Canada. Ryan is recognized for delivering strong organizational performance and innovative programs while prioritizing relationship management and team-oriented approaches. In addition to his professional role, Ryan sits on numerous industry and philanthropic Boards including the Manitoba Technology Accelerator and Chair of Tech Manitoba.

Ryan Klassen

Ted is an IT operations leader who specializes in setting corporate protocols, ethical codes of conduct, and identifying sales growth opportunities. He is the founder of Cordova Pacific Capital, a consulting firm that focuses on marketing, sales strategies, product development, branding, and change management. Ted has co-created three Irish eLearning companies and a genomics company with a whole genome sequencing database library.

Ted Moorhouse