Nellie Mayshak

Nellie Mayshak

My goal is to empower my team, especially my senior managers and senior directors, to make their own decisions and manage their responsibilities.”   Where did the idea for Canaf Consulting Associates come from? Canaf came from my experience in the public sector in Canada and experience growing up in…

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Dr. Advaita Manohar

Dr. Advaita Manohar

The human experience is one of positive and negative choices and understanding that perfection is an ideal to strive for not a reality one should judge others by.” Having graduated with an honors degree in Chemistry (BSc) from City University in New York, Dr. Advaita Manohar went on to successfully…

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Dr. Zhongwei Chen – Professor & Canada Research Chair

Dr. Zhongwei Chen - Professor & Canada Research Chair

It all starts by forming the right team, designing the solutions that use the latest technologies, and leveraging all industrial resources to enrich them. Dr. Zhongwei Chen is Professor & Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Director of Collaborative Graduate…

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Dr. Cameron Clokie – CEO of Induce Biologics Inc

Dr. Cameron Clokie - CEO of Induce Biologics Inc

Continue to test ideas, ask for advice/mentorships and never ever give up. Dr. Cameron Clokie is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scientist and serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc., a regenerative medicine company focused on innovative solutions for musculoskeletal reconstruction. For three decades he was involved…

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Serena Holmes – President and CEO of Tigris Events

Serena Holmes - President and CEO of Tigris Events

Learn from others as much as possible. Serena Holmes is the President and CEO of Tigris Events, an award winning brand experience agency headquartered in Toronto that specializes in dynamic personnel, promotions, marketing, and events. Serena has been with the company for the past 13 years and took over operations…

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Shaliza Somani – Founder of One Star Media

Listen more, talk less. Shaliza Somani has a passion for strategizing, planning, and executing solutions that help to influence success to businesses of all sizes from around the globe. She brings over 15 years of experience to her clients with expertise in e-commerce and online marketing. Throughout her career, she…

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Joshua Lombardo-Bottema – Founder and CEO of GoWrench Auto

Joshua Lombardo-Bottema - Founder and CEO of GoWrench Auto

Re-iterate, pivot, innovate and tweak over and over. I am constantly tweaking everything in order to create the best set of business systems I can. Joshua Lombardo-Bottema is a multi-preneur and the founder and CEO of GoWrench Auto. Joshua started in business at the young age of 18, buying his…

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Karla Stephens-Tolstoy – Co-Founder & CEO at Tokii Wearable Therapy

Karla Stephens-Tolstoy - Co-Founder & CEO at Tokii Wearable Therapy

I’ve concluded that everything is part of a journey. You have to accept it and move on. Karla Stephens Tolstoy spent years in the telecom industry, eventually working her way up from the ground floor to become CEO of Vodafone Czech Republic. But she wanted to help others- to bring…

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Hossein Rahnama – Founder of Flybits

Hossein Rahnama – Founder of Flybits

I try to think as abstractly as possible without worrying about technology restrictions. I like to think about it, dream about it, and position myself as the end user rather than the designer.” Dr. Hossein Rahnama is the founder and chief product officer at Flybits, a context-as-a-service solution that provides…

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