TORONTO, June 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Honouring Canada's outstanding leaders under 40 years of age, Canada's Top 40 Under 40® announced the 2018 recipients today in National Post and on BNN Bloomberg with Founding Partner Caldwell (TSX: CWL), and Presenting Partner MNP. Additional partners of the program are National Partner Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., Travel Partner WestJet, Research Partner Caliper; Leadership Forum Partner Toronto Region Board of Trade; and fact checking and verification done by Inline Reference Check.
Canada's Top 40 Under 40 independent Advisory Board, which comprises more than 20 respected and experienced individuals from across Canada, met on May 15, 2018 to select the Honourees from a short list put together by Caldwell. A Call for Nominations was carried out from January to March, which garnered close to 800 nominations from across Canada.
"I offer my sincere congratulations to the 2018 honourees," said Elan Pratzer, managing partner for Canada at Caldwell. "It's easy to understand why we recognize and honour the Top 40 — they are truly remarkable young women and men, who are experts in their fields and passionate about their work and communities. I also thank our program partners for their commitment. They understand that when we honour young leaders, it builds a sense of responsibility in them to be bold but thoughtful, and to contribute to our national economic and social vigour."
The Honourees will be highlighted today in National Post and profiled in a feature article in the October edition of FP Magazine, and will also be featured on BNN Bloomberg in an interview series, Canada's Next Leaders, throughout the summer.
Recipients will be honoured at the Top 40 National Celebrations to be held in Toronto in November, including the Top 40 Awards Night Gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on the night of November 21, 2018.
"This year's Top 40 honourees represent the diversity of talent, entrepreneurship and innovation seen across the country," said Jason Tuffs, chairman and chief executive officer of MNP LLP. "For 60 years, MNP has proudly served clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from across Canada. This legacy aligns perfectly with this award program and demonstrates the important role the next generation of Canadian business leaders will play on the national and international stage."
The 2018 Recipients of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 are:
Dr. Ana Andreazza Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology & Scientific Director at mitoNET University of Toronto & The Canada Mitochondrial Network
Kyle Braatz Chief Executive Officer Fullscript
Dr. Sarah Burch Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance & Innovation University of Waterloo
Phil Caravaggio Co-founder Precision Nutrition
Fabienne Colas President & Founder Montreal, Toronto, Halifax Black Film Festivals & Fabienne Colas Foundation
Dr. D.J. Cook Associate Professor, Neurosurgery Queen's University
Ben Cowan-Dewar CEO & Co-Founder Cabot Links
Elias Demangos President & CEO Fortigo Freight Group of Companies
Iggy Domagalski CEO Tundra Process Solutions Ltd.
Jean-François Gagné Co-Founder & CEO Element AI
James Henderson President & Chief Operating Officer Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions Company-
Canada's Top 40 Under 40® is an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. The program is supported by several prominent organizations all enthusiastically committed to Top 40's success, including: Founder and Managing Partner Caldwell; Presenting Partner MNP; National Partner Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; Media Partners BNN and National Post; Travel Partner WestJet; Research Partner Caliper; and Leadership Forum Partner Toronto Region Board of Trade, with fact checking and verification done by Inline Reference Check.
Founded in 1995 by Caldwell, Top 40 has recognized more than 680 outstanding Canadians and is the country's most coveted award for young business leaders. Honourees have a remarkable track record of achievement after their win; the ranks of Top 40 alumni include hundreds of nationally and internationally prominent CEOs, CFOs, executives, and entrepreneurs.
About MNP MNP LLP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm with more than 65 offices and 4,000 team members across Canada. National in scope and local in focus, MNP LLP has proudly served clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors for 60 years. Through partner-led engagements, they provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world. For more information, visit www.mnp.ca.
About Caldwell At Caldwell we believe Talent Transforms. As a leading provider of executive talent, we enable our clients to thrive and succeed by helping them identify, recruit and retain their best people. Our reputation–nearly 50 years in the making–has been built on transformative searches across functions and geographies at the very highest levels of management and operations. We leverage our skills and networks to also provide agile talent in the form of flexible and on-demand advisory solutions for companies looking for support in strategy and operations. With offices and partners across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, we take pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to our clients.
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