Victoria Ollers

With 30 years of communications experience on both the client and agency sides, Victoria (“Vicki”) has worked with clients in industry, finance and government facing a wide range of communications challenges. Her expertise includes corporate and financial communications, C-Suite media and presentation training, crisis and issue communications, and stakeholder and community relations. She’s an idea generator and logistics wizard who creates and implements strategic communications plans.

Fun Fact: She led the communications team for the Slaight-Bitove group that pitched and won the Toronto Raptors NBA franchise.

John Wright

While best known and respected as a national pollster and commentator, John’s expertise goes well beyond crunching numbers and interpreting what matters. With 30 years working with leaders in every sector and on most every top-drawer public affairs issue, he combines his intimate understanding of the public with unparalleled experience dealing with the media to provide perspective and guidance to the C-Suite and Board on high-stakes strategic communications challenges.

Fun Fact: He did the public opinion research for the Slaight-Bitove group that pitched and won the Toronto Raptors NBA franchise.

Sean Mallen

After 30 years as an award-winning journalist, Sean knows the news media inside and out.  He covered stories across Canada and around the world, grilled Prime Ministers, Premiers and CEOs and was London-based Europe Bureau Chief.  He leverages his frontline experience to provide the C-suite with unsurpassed, real world expertise in media and presentation training, calm counsel in times of crisis and compelling speeches that make a difference.

Fun Fact: Having left the big screen TV job, he shortly thereafter literally turned the page and published his first book, Falling for London-A Cautionary Tale (Dundurn Press), which has been described by one reviewer as “a wonderful story, beautifully told”.

Jeff Munn

Having run start-ups to leading multi-national teams in global corporations, Jeff’s greatest skill is helping leaders engaging in strategic change move their efforts forward. He partners with the C-Suite team to plan, manage, and implement efforts-and using a vast toolbox, he calculates the buy-in or where best to put the grease in the moving parts. An expert emissary and facilitator, 30 years of experience has validated his credo that business and project success are best achieved by facilitating frequent collaboration, truly listening, and finding mutually beneficial results and a positive, win-win outcome.

Fun Fact: He was a naval/navigating officer of Canadian Minor War Vessels (during university).

Geoff Seigel

Geoff’s kinetic drive and expertise thrives on raising money or market share by designing targeted multi-platform media and content strategies for not-for-profit, corporate, and brand marketplace leaders. His passion is to either deliver new customer or donor prospects for big ticket, longer haul campaigns, or use targeted up-tempo communications to reposition and rejuvenate connectiveness, from the C-Suite to the coalface.

Fun fact: He’s a cycling fanatic, coffee addict, early tech adopter, media junkie and hopeless hockey dad.

David W. Wright, ICD.D

Having worked on both the buy-and-sell sides in equity research, investment banking, and advisory services for over 25 years, David provides C-Suite leadership-to the CFO in particular-with capital markets insight that’s invaluable to any transaction, whether raising money or conducting M & A. He’s often working with growth-oriented, technology advantage companies seeking higher growth and valuation prospects. He also provides counsel for business/corporate investor relations launches and material announcements, presentations, and collateral support production.

Fun fact:  David raised the money to sponsor a 1,500-person Guinness world record juggling attempt in 2006.  The participants didn’t make the Guinness record, but he taught a pile of people how to juggle in the process.