Caldwell Partners and MNP LLP Announce Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board

TORONTO –  May 1, 2017 – Founder Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) and Presenting Partner MNP LLP today announced the Advisory Board for the recently re-launched Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® Award Program.

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. They will meet annually to select the Top 40, with this year’s selection meeting being held on June 15, 2017 in Toronto.

“We are honoured and proud to have this group of esteemed leaders come together to support this important initiative for business in Canada,” said Elan Pratzer, Managing Partner for Canada at Caldwell, Top 40’s Founding Partner, “The credibility of the program very much depends on the selection process, and integral to that is having a respected and independent Advisory Board. Each of these individuals brings a unique perspective, and Top 40 will benefit greatly from their insight, knowledge and sound judgement.”

“MNP has always been a proud supporter of the entrepreneurial drive in Canada,” said Jason Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer, MNP LLP. “The combined experience and accomplishments of this esteemed group of judges speaks to the quality and potential this award represents. The commitment and insights of this year’s Advisory Board are essential in helping us showcase the innovation and leadership that will help shape business today and well into the future.”

Joining Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board are:

Moya Cahill
Co-founder & President, Pangeo Subsea Inc.

Victor G. Dodig
President & Chief Executive Officer, CIBC

David Garofalo
President & Chief Executive Officer, Goldcorp

E.M. Blake Hutcheson
President & Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Properties Group and Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate and Platform, OMERS

Mitch Joel
President, Mirum

Tom MacMillan
President & Chief Executive Officer, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

Shelley Martin
President & Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Canada Inc.

Jessica McDonald
President & Chief Executive Officer, BC Hydro

Susan McIsaac
Former President & Chief Executive Officer, United Way Toronto & York Region

Dave Mowat
President & Chief Executive Officer, ATB Financial

Karen Oldfield
President & Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority

Sue Paish
Chief Executive Officer, LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

Tracey Pearce
President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media

Barry V. Perry
President & Chief Executive Officer, Fortis

Rod Phillips
Chair, Postmedia Network

Dale Ponder
National Managing Partner & Chief Executive, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Jane Rowe
Senior Managing Director & Head, Private Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

John Ruffolo
Chief Executive Officer , OMERS Ventures
Executive Managing Director, OMERS Platform Investments

Gregg Saretsky
President & Chief Executive Officer, WestJet

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
Chief Executive Officer, MNP LLP

Mary Ann Turcke
President, Digital Media and NFL Network, NFL

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 Partners; Presenting Partner MNP LLP; National Partner Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; Media Partners BNN and National Post; Travel Partner WestJet; and, Leadership Forum Partner Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Founded in 1995 by Caldwell Partners, Top 40 has recognized more than 640 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 and in National Post on June 28, 2017, and they will be honoured at an award gala held in Toronto on November 2, 2017.


MNP 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 has proudly served clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors for almost 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

About Caldwell Partners

Caldwell Partners is a leading international provider of executive search and has been for more than 45 years. As one of the world’s most trusted advisors in executive search, the firm has a sterling reputation built on successful searches for boards, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts. With offices and partners across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to its 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
Caldwell Partners
+1 416 934 2226

Nick Greenfield
+1 403 536 5552

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