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Leo Stathakis

Leo Stathakis


  • Honours BA in Business, Ivey Business School
  • MBA, Schulich School of Business at York University


Leo Stathakis is an entrepreneur, educator and consultant with a background in small and medium sized enterprises. For the past 25 years Leo has founded and worked with numerous small and medium sized enterprises and has sat on numerous municipal and industry boards. Leo has demonstrated leadership skills in management, strategic planning, problem solving, marketing, negotiation and marketing with extensive knowledge in the hospitality, service and tourism sectors.

He has served as the President of the Famous Hospitality Group of Companies with several local and international brands under management. Leo recently founded QNorth Development Corporation, Canada’s first developer of Qdoba Mexican Eats Restaurants.

Leo has served as a faculty member at the Degroote School of Business at McMaster University where he taught in the areas of Services Marketing, New Venture Creation, Family Business and facilitated management training programs at a national company.

As an adjunct faculty member at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western, Leo taught undergraduate and MBA students courses including Managing High Growth and Entrepreneurial marketing. Leo has also taught in the areas of Hospitality and Tourism management with extensive experience in the tourism sector.

He has served on numerous boards including the Western University Research Park, the Ontario Restaurant Association, the Qdoba Mexican Eats National Marketing Advisory Committees and is a past President of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. Leo has been involved in numerous Chamber lobbying including local, provincial and national lobbying efforts.