Director, Informa Canada
Sector: Private Sector
Magic Moment: I think the “Magic Moments” in my career have all had one thing in common. It is when I have said yes to stretching myself professionally and personally. Yes to taking on an extra project, yes to investing in personal education and yes to giving back to our community. At each junction, saying yes has opened doors and provided exceptional growth.
Key Influence: Brian Segal – My Father was my ultimate mentor. He taught me early on to dig in, work hard and ultimately – if you love what you do – the money will follow.
John O’Toole – CBRE – John taught me to press past the conventional, push beyond the expected, challenge the status-quo and produce exceptional work.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: It would seem commercial real estate and city building is poised to undergo a metamorphosis over the next decade. From the sharing economy to innovations in technology, I think we should continue to invest in quality research, learn from global examples and strive to lead in terms of taking chances with the unknown.
Secret Talent: I’m pretty much an open book. What you see if what you get!
On Championing Others… Earlier in my career, I heard someone quote Maya Angelou “When you learn, teach, when you get, give”. I try to remember this daily, support those around me and give credit to the people that have actually done the heavy lifting!
One word that captures you: Tenacious.