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Ivey young alumni recognized on Canada’s Top 40 under 40 list

Jun 26, 2019

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Six Ivey alumni made their presence felt on Canada's Top 40 under 40® list, the annual recognition of the country's up and coming young business leaders. 

Here is a look at the Ivey alumni who made the list:

Robert Cherun, HBA ’04 

  • Cherun is Chief Executive Officer of Stealth Monitoring. Under his leadership, Stealth has become an industry leader in remote monitoring services.

Justine Janssen, HBA ’09 

  • Janssen is Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, with Ceridian, a global human capital management (HCM) technology company, where she leads the organization's growth and transformation initiatives.

Jocelyn Mackie, HBA ’03 

  • Mackie is Co-CEO of Grand Challenges Canada, giving leadership and oversight to all aspects of the organization’s innovation platform. Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada.

Parag Shah, and Frank Spano, both HBA '04 

  • They sat side-by-side in the classroom. Now, Shah, President, and Spano, Chief Operating Officer, have gone on to cofound NewAge Products, an international home-improvement company that has achieved more than $100 million in annual revenue.

Nicole Verkindt, HBA ’07

  • Verkindt is Founder and CEO of Canadian technology company, OMX, the world’s most powerful procurement platform specialized in driving socio-economic returns. 

“I’m very pleased to see the high quality of our young alumni leaders recognized by Canada’s Top 40 under 40 list,” said Lyn Purdy, Associate Dean of Programs at Ivey. “We are very proud of their accomplishments, and look forward to what the future holds for each of them.”

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Founded in 1995 by Caldwell Partners, Canada’s Top 40 under 40 recognizes young leaders who are changing the landscape of Canadian business. This year, honourees were selected from a pool of 950 applicants based on four criteria: Vision & Innovation, Leadership, Impact & Influence, and Social Responsibility.

The 2019 recipients were announced on BNN Bloomberg and in The National Post.