John brings over 35 years of business leadership experience to CEO Global Network, having held various President and CEO roles in technology-based service companies, including Shaw Communications, Atria Networks, and Mountain Cablevision. Most recently, John was the President of Enercare Connections Inc., a company that provides Energy Management solutions to property owners and developers.
John also spent five years in investment banking as a partner in two venture capital companies. In these roles, John evaluated business plans, made investment decisions and sat on the Board of the companies that received investment.
Over his career, John has led multiple Merger and Acquisition projects, successfully transacting over $7B in value, including the sale of Enercare to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, the acquisition of ViaWest and Envision by Shaw Communications and the sale of Atria Networks to Rogers Communications.
John has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in Management Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a Professional Engineer and an active member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). In addition to being a Group Leader and Mentor with CEO Global Network, John continues to do consulting work—including running three successful “sales processes” of mid-sized companies.
John has been an active supporter of The Mississauga Food Bank for many years, and is currently a board member. He is also a board member at Envi Networks—a telecom company based in Newmarket, Ontario.
John is married, with two daughters and splits his time between work, travel and the occasional golf course.