TORONTO –  May 15, 2019 – Founder Caldwell (TSX: CWL) and Presenting Partner MNP LLP today announce that Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board will meet today to select the 2019 honourees.

The Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 independent Advisory Board comprises more than 20 respected and experienced individuals from across Canada, including past Top 40 honourees who are leaders in their industries, professions and communities. The Board reflects the diversity and leadership excellence in Canadian business.

Joining the Board this year for the first time are:

Bruce Leboff
Managing Director, Client Wealth Management
Gluskin Sheff + Associates

Ravi Saligram
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Ritchie Bros.

Geeta Sankappanavar
Co-founder & President
Grafton Asset Management Inc.

Ed Sims
President & CEO

Christian Sinclair
Onekanew (Chief)
Opaskwayak Cree Nation

“Each year, the Top 40 Advisory Board puts a considerable amount of work into reviewing nominees’ material and they attend our selection meeting to make the final decisions of who will be the 40 honourees. We are honoured and proud to have this group of esteemed leaders come together to support this important initiative for business and communities in Canada,” said Elan Pratzer, Partner, Real Estate and Financial Services at Caldwell, Top 40’s Founding Partner. “We thank them for their support and significant contribution to the Top 40 program.”

“MNP has always been a champion of the entrepreneurial spirit on which our country is built, so we’re delighted to be part of this unique and influential program that celebrates the very best of Canada’s present and future leaders,” said Jason Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer, MNP and a member of the Top 40 Advisory Board. “Choosing just 40 individuals is going to be an exceptionally difficult task and so we’re thrilled to have brought together an exceptional group of leaders from across Canada to select the final recipients.”

Following are the members of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board are:

Moya Cahill
Chief Executive Officer, Pangeo Subsea Inc.

Victor G. Dodig
President & Chief Executive Officer, CIBC

David Garofalo
Mining Sector Leader

E.M. Blake Hutcheson
President & Chief Pension Officer, OMERS

Mitch Joel
President, Six Pixels Group

Bruce Leboff
Managing Director, Client Wealth Management, Gluskin Sheff + Associates

Andrew MacLeod
President & Chief Executive Officer, Postmedia Network Inc.

Susan McIsaac
Chief Philanthropy Officer, Right To Play International

Dave Mowat
Retired Chief Executive Officer, ATB Financial

Karen Oldfield
President & Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority

Sue Paish, OC
Chief Executive Officer, Digital Technology Supercluster

Tracey Pearce
President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media

Barry V. Perry
President & Chief Executive Officer, Fortis

Dale Ponder
Co-Chair, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Jane Rowe
Executive Managing Director & Head, Equities, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

John Ruffolo
Founder, OMERS Ventures
Co-Founder, Council of Canadian Innovators

Ravi Saligram
Chief Executive Officer & Director, Ritchie Bros.

Geeta Sankappanavar
Co-founder & President, Grafton Asset Management Inc.

Ed Sims
President & Chief Executive Officer, WestJet

Christian Sinclair
Onekanew (Chief), Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Paul Soubry
President & Chief Executive Officer, NFI Group (New Flyer Industries | Motor Coach Industries)

Vianne Timmons
President and Vice Chancellor, University of Regina

Jason Tuffs
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, MNP

Mary Ann Turcke
Chief Operating Officer, National Football League

Brett Wilson
Chairman, Prairie Merchant Corporation


Please visit for detailed profiles on each member.

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 Bloomberg and National Post; and Travel Partner WestJet.

Founded in 1995 by Caldwell, Top 40 has recognized more than 720 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.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Recipients will be announced on BNN Bloomberg and in National Post on June 26, 2019, and they will be honoured at an awards night gala held in Toronto on November 6, 2019. Visit the website for more details:


About MNP

MNP is one of the largest national accounting and consulting firms in Canada, providing client-focused accounting, taxation and consulting advice. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served individuals and public and private companies for 60 years. Through the development of strong relationships, MNP provides personalized strategies and a local perspective to help organizations succeed. For more information, visit

About Caldwell Partners

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 and Asia Pacific, we take pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to our clients.

The Caldwell Partners’ Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL). Please visit our website at for further information.

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Jursa
+1 416 934 2226


Nick Greenfield
+1 403 536 5552


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