Mentor Team

Expert guidance gives your business the tools to expand.

Ab Freig

Business Mentor

Ab is a results-oriented Senior Executive with a solid reputation for strong leadership in strategic planning, operational optimization, and manufacturing expertise. Transferable skills and proven success in navigating cyclical and dynamic commodity markets. Broad business capability in growth, expansion, mergers and acquisitions.

He Provided decisive and strategic leadership as President and CEO of one of the top hog producers in North America and funded two biotechnology companies.

Ab is also teaching in universities and colleges in Manitoba and providing business consulting to startup companies.

He currently holds board and advisory positions in multiple not for profit organizations

  • Business development strategy planning and execution
  • Strategic alliance and industry leadership
  • Performance and quality standards
  • Team development and leadership
  • Government relations
  • ISO Certification and Six Sigma
  • Customer relations
  • International Business Development
  • Risk management and hedging
  • Cross-border trade

Professional History

Triple 3 Biotechnology

2013 - Present

Providing leadership, guidance and hands-on management of a start-up business involved in the innovative nutraceutical and functional food industries

Layzak Business Consulting

2009 - Present

Providing ongoing advice and business coaching/mentorship to a variety of businesses as well as not-for-profit organizations.

Puratone

1984 - 2008

Effectively positioned Company to be a world-class, fully integrated agribusiness, one of North America’s top producers in hog production and animal nutrition, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and so on.

Credentials

2006: Harvard Business School - Executive Education Program

2005: Ivey Business School- Executive Education Program

2002: Recipient of Queen Elizbeth Golden Jubilee Medal 

1985: University of Manitoba - Master of Science