List of Ottawa’s Famous People & Upcoming Top Talent

Karen J. BakkerKaren J. Bakker – Karen, a Rhodes Scholar who is well renowned in the area for her fundraising achievements. She has raised nearly $2M in funding from 15 organizations, and has authored over 100 scientific publications, including 3 books.

 

 

 

Keith Bilous

Keith Bilous– Keith Bilous founded ICUC Moderation Services in Ottawa in 2002. His company focuses on social media conversations, comments, photographs and videos. It allows users to have direct, real-time conversations with industry brands but can also remove inappropriate commentary or posts. The company has grown beyond all the beliefs of Keith.

 

 

Leonard Jason BrodyLeonard Jason Brody – Leonard is the founder and President of Clarity Digital Group. His company deals with the world’s largest sports, entertainment and media companies.He’s also an owner of the Coventry Football Club.

 

 

 

Naman BudhdeoNaman Budhdeo – Naman owns the second biggest online travel agency in Canada. FlightNetwork.com generates 2.7M unique visitors and 6M searches a month. He has grown the company from just one plane and one employee to over 60 plans and 190 staff in four years.

 

 

 

Michael Burns

Michael Burns – Michael co-founded Clearsight Wealth Management in 2002. It has rapidly become Canada’s largest investment affinity program. In 2011, Michael led the merger of Clearsight and Accretive Advisor, which has grown the business further.

 

 

Craig CampbellCraig Campbell – Craig is the President & CEO of Total Security Management Services Inc. He took a big risk and used his life savings of $30,000 to start TSM but is reaping the profits now. His client base is over 700 and client retention is an amazing 95%.

 

 

 

Norie CampbellNorie Campbell – Norie is the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel TD Bank Group. She has developed the company strategy to levels of greatness and today manages the bank’s Canadian legal department of 100.

 

 

 

Dr. Brian CoombesDr. Brian Coombes – He is the Assistant Professor and Associate Chair McMaster University. In addition to his teaching duties he leads a team of 13 scientists engaged in infectious disease research – he is about to embark on taking his work around the world and big things are expected.

 

 

Matthew CorrinMatthew Corrin – Matthew is an entrepreneur that focuses on fast food business development. He opened his first store in Toronto in 2005 and has gone on to become a huge player in this field. Today he has over 100 Freshii, his company name,stores.

 

 

 

Dominic GirouxDominic Giroux – He was the youngest university president in North America when appointed at age 33 to lead Laurentian. He is in the top 40 honouree remains focused on four goals: national recognition, being a university of choice, student engagement, community responsiveness.

 

 

Kevin A. LiKevin A. Li – Kevin is the Managing Director, Head of Diversified Industries and Co-Head of TMT Investment Banking at CIBC. He is the only banker running two separate investment banking groups at CIBC and is hugely well respected by his peers.

 

 

 

Duke McKenzieDuke McKenzie – He is the Senior Vice President at Sales Mediative, a company that have taken advantage in the surprising boom of Yellow Pages. He started out as Director of Sales at Dealtime in New York City and Senior Sales Rep with AOL in Toronto before taking up his new challenge.

 

 

John PoulosJohn Poulos – John is the President & CEO DVS Corporation, a company which is a leading election technology and service company focusing on accessible voting processes. It has been involved in over 2000 elections in Canada and is branching out to other governments, including the UK and France.

 

 

 

 

Jones Lewis

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