Get Ready for our 2019 Event!

If you’re interested in learning about strategies to boost your employee ownership culture or if you’d like to learn how equity sharing can help you grow or exit your business, this is the conference to attend. The ESOP Association Canada’s 2019 Canadian Employee Ownership Conference will feature insights from some of Canada’s leading employee owned companies, as well as advisors and experts who can demystify the process.

Who should attend?

This conference is for anyone interested or involved in equity sharing as an effective tool for business growth and exit planning. We’re anticipating an influential cross-sector participant group including business owners and CEOs of small and medium sized privately-held companies, employee-owners, executive leaders from large and medium public companies, co-op directors, and professional advisors.

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Take a look at who's speaking.

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David A. Hildebrandt

International Association for Financial Participation (IAFP) President

“Global Best Practices for Employee Financial Participation and Challenges for Small, Medium and Large Enterprises”

The IAFP is the international association of companies, academics, and individuals, which support financial participation for employees as a means of increasing productivity and fostering worker satisfaction. As President of the IAFP, David consults with the European Union on the harmonization of benefit program laws for EU Member States.

David is “of counsel” to the law firm of Kirton McConkie PC. He has more than 40 years of experience in the design, implementation, administration and government regulation of domestic and international ESOPs, employee benefit programs, qualified and non-qualified public and private retirement plans, deferred compensation programs, insurance programs, and other cash and stock based compensation and benefits programs. David spent over thirty years in Washington DC as a partner in major global law firms.

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David Lahey

Predictive Success Corporation Founder and CEO

“Talent Optimization…. Predictive Analytics for the Millennial and others from Hire to Inspire”

David is the founder of Predictive Success, and an MBA graduate from Queen’s University. David has been specializing in leadership development, talent acquisition, change management and productivity improvement for over 25 years across a variety of industries. He is an executive coach and consultant to 28% of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. David has been a master certified Predictive Index®(PI®) Analyst since 1988 and received his training by our Boston office.

David’s experience growing people and business units has included dramatic success as an Enterprise Global Manager, Financial Services at Microsoft in Seattle, WA and Toronto, ON. In 2015, Predictive Success was awarded by Profit Magazine Profit 500 Award for the fastest growing new companies for five-year growth. David’s work has been published in over 40 magazines including, The Toronto Globe & Mail, Vancouver Province, CBC Radio, Calgary Herald, Star Phoenix and Financial Post. David is a frequent guest lecturer for; Ryerson University MBA classes, Queen’s University MBA classes, HRPA, and BCHRA.

David is the author of three books; his latest, a best seller on the value of human analytics in the workplace, Predicting Success: Evidence-Based Strategies to Hire the Right People and Build the Best Team (Wiley, 2015).

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Doug Anderson

Peavey Industries LP President & CEO

“Broad-based Employee Ownership at Peavey Industries: Redefining the Retail Experience”

Doug is the President & CEO of Peavey Industries LP, a national retailer operating under the Peavey Mart, TSC Stores, and MainStreet Hardware banners. With over 90 corporate store locations, Peavey Industries operates in 5 provinces and is based out of Red Deer, Alberta with a divisional office in London, Ontario. Peavey Industries sells general merchandise targeted at customers who enjoy the rural lifestyle. Product offerings range from farm supplies, tools & hardware, lawn & garden supplies, workwear, housewares, homesteading supplies, to large animal feed, pet supplies, outdoor living, toys and home décor.

Peavey Industries welcomed many new partners through Employee Ownership in 2016 when it launched the Peavey Industries Mutual Fund Trust. Since then participation in the broad-based ownership structure has grown to over 5% of all employees. The company is planning for a significant increase in participation for 2019 through increased information sessions and word of mouth from existing owners.

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