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Dr. Nancy MacKay, Founder & CEO, MacKay CEO Forums

About Dr. Nancy MacKay, Founder & CEO, MacKay CEO Forums

Dr. Nancy MacKay is the founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1000 CEOs, Executives and business owners across Canada. With a dream to populate the world with inspiring leaders, she founded MacKay CEO Forums, after seeing first-hand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together to learn from each other, and to help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges. Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, published author and a former university professor. She is the host of The CEO EDGE Podcast Show with thousands of listeners from around the world. Nancy plays squash, travels around the world with her family and lives in BC.

About MacKay CEO Forums

MacKay CEO Forums was founded in 2005 by Dr. Nancy MacKay, and has 1000+ members across Canada. Our dream is to populate the world with inspiring leaders. Our members are forward thinking and action-oriented CEOs, Executives and Business Owners from across all industries, who participate in the highest impact and least time-intensive professionally lead peer learning groups across Canada. Our 50+ Forum Chairs are award winning and inspiring coaches, consultants and advisors to the Canadian business community. We host 12 exclusive CEO EDGE breakfast events across Canada and a 1-day CEO EDGE Summit each year, to provide opportunities for Canadian business leaders to participate in high-impact peer learning events that are designed to give them the leadership EDGE: Educate, Discover, Grow and Execute.

Kristine Steuart, Co-Founder, Allocadia

Kristine and her twin sister Katherine Berry co-founded Allocadia in 2010, after experiencing first-hand the difficulty in gaining insight into marketing investments and measuring performance. Kristine has led Allocadia from a bootstrapped start-up with a handful of customers, to a global organization with hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide and partnerships with marketing cloud leaders like Oracle, IBM and Marketo. Kristine was named among the Top Forty Under 40 in Business in Vancouver, The Top 10 Women in Tech to Watch in 2015 by inc. magazine, and one of BC’s top 35 Most influential Women in Business.

Francis Steiner, Director, Hatch, UBC

Francis manages HATCH, UBC’s Accelerator program, which provides early-stage companies with business advice to accelerate their growth. Francis has worked for Deloitte’s Strategy arm in London and PWC, where he led various due diligence projects. Since 2002, Francis has been Principal at Godfrey, Graseby and Reeves, launching four different start-ups. In 2007, he arrived in Vancouver, where he took on a consulting role at KPMG and became Director of Strategy, Analytics and Implementation at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Matt Switzer, Partner, Northwest Capital Partners

Matt has 16 years’ experience buying and building companies. He helped grow software company, Hootsuite, from 30 people to more than 1,000 and was an early employee at Workbrain, which grew to 700 people and IPO’d in 2003. During his career, Matt has led successful acquisitions of 10 companies and participated in over $5Bn worth of M&A as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. He holds a BSc. from Western University and an MBA from University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2017. He currently runs Northwest Capital Partners, which he’s focused on acquiring and growing BC-based businesses.

Jill Tipping, BC Tech President & CEO

Jill is President and CEO of BC Tech, a non-profit dedicated to making BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company. Previously, Jill was VP Operations and CFO with Schneider Electric Solar and started her career as a director in Deloitte’s telecoms, technology and media group in the UK. Jill holds an MA in Economic History from St. Andrews University and an MSc in Management from Stanford. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Economic Commission, the Digital Technology Supercluster, the Emerging Economy Task Force and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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