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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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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Ramona Rodriguez-Brooks

National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) Outreach and Membership Coordinator

“How to Engage Employee Participation and Celebrate Your ESOP: An Interactive Session”

The NCEO is a US-based non-profit membership organization devoted to providing practical resources and reliable information about employee ownership. As Outreach and Membership Coordinator, Ramona focuses on increasing the visibility and adoption of employee ownership in the business community and general public. She also works to ensure that the NCEO’s membership is supported and growing.

Ramona brings to her job diverse professional experiences from managing education programs at a theater company, to line cooking at a film studio, to running all the technical aspects of live performances. Ramona has a BA in Sociology with an emphasis in social inequality and a BA Theatre from the University of California, San Diego.

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Graham G. Clow

Roscoe Postle Associates Chairman of the Board

“Transitioning from a Major Engineering Company to an Independent, Employee Owned Consulting Practice”

Graham Clow is a senior mining executive with more than 45 years of worldwide experience in all aspects of the development and operation of mining projects. In addition to providing strategy and direction for RPA, he manages RPA’s due diligence and M&A work. He also leads RPA’s expert practice on numerous legal and arbitration cases in the mining industry. Mr. Clow has been recognized as a consulting expert in Who’s Who Legal: Mining 2019.

Mr. Clow will speak on the experience and lessons learned in leading an employee buyout and formation of a consulting practice and the subsequent introduction of an ESOP.

RPA is a global mining consultant, with offices in Canada, the United States, and United Kingdom. RPA advises major mining companies, mid-caps, junior mining and exploration companies, financial institutions, governments, law firms, and individual investors on the technical and commercial aspects of mineral property development.

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