Julie Ellis has 15 years of experience in financial services industry and was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for a privately held omni channel retailer in Canada, responsible for driving the company’s growth toward operational excellence, team integration and market expansion. She is also the co-founder of the successful Canadian small business Mabel’s Labels, and has been involved in the business and startup communities for many years. She was Chair of the Board at Innovation Factory in Hamilton, ON., which offers programs that accelerate the innovation process for up-and-coming companies through collaboration with community-based resources from business, science, government, academia and finance. She is the current Board Chair at Angel One Investor Network, one of the most active angel groups in Canada.
Julie has extensive experience mentoring and coaching executives and entrepreneurs interested in leadership growth. She completed the Professional Coach Training Program through the Co-Active Training Institute. Her coaching skills and experience allow her to support and grow high potential leaders and executives in leadership transition. She supports leaders of all levels across several industries to achieve their professional goals and is a sought-after speaker and presenter on topics ranging from leadership development, to corporate culture building, to growth and scale.
For 20 years Karen Kelly’s Corporate sales & training background exposed her to her client’s specific needs, learning styles and type of communication required to deliver exceptional value and results. She quickly identifies gaps with people, process and performance and offers a streamlined and tailored program to produce the desired outcome. her clients are demanding.
Karen specializes in the art and science of sales, communication and execution of action plans that drive short term and long-term results.
Karen’s strengths are supporting individuals and teams to achieve their desired outcomes. As an Executive coach, she supports her client’s development through sales best practices, effective communication tools and creating customized professional development programs.
She is a dynamic and engaging presenter; her passion and energy translate to her audience whether she is delivering a keynote, moderating a panel discussion or facilitating a workshop.
She connects with her audience, engages them and inspires them to what is possible using strategies that drive behavioural change.
Maria da Silva
Maria has over 25 years’ experience in public accounting and financial reporting, serving a wide range of clients. She joined BDO in 1989 and, three years later, obtained her CMA designation.
Over the years, she has worked with a variety of clients providing accounting, audit and advisory services to privately held and owner-managed businesses. Maria manages the Mississauga office small business and outsourced accounting department with dedicated staff. She has in-depth experience in providing financial reporting, as well as outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services to companies operating both locally and internationally.
She helps businesses develop and implement strategies to capitalize on their opportunities and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of client service, such as planning, monitoring and managing the engagement team. Her industry specialization includes professional services, technology, and data management and distribution, technology, life sciences and start-ups.
Reema Duggal is a strategic professional with significant experience in the global IT industry – helping companies grow revenues and profits via digital business channels. She has a strong blend of both: Revenue Generation experience – Strategy, Marketing, Portfolio Management, and Delivery Management experience – Practice Leadership, Program and Project Management.
As President of the Sitaran Group, Reema Duggal works with companies to create Digital Business Roadmaps that will guide them in building strong businesses. She helps them: drive revenue with industry-focused strategy, digital marketing, and sales enablement; reduce costs by optimizing business processes and delivery management; beat the competition with innovative digital business channels, and build organizational capability with strong change and training programs.
As Co-Founder of Silicon Halton, she has helped build a 1500 person community of talented technology freelancers, solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, and professionals. As a Co-Founder of Configrr, she helps custom / make to order manufacturers build digital channels to sell their products faster.