Our Company Leadership
Founder & CEO
John Wilson is the active owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of CEO Global Network. John is driven by his passion for business and his belief that it is people that form the heart and soul of any organization. John has carried this belief into his vision for CEO Global Network and is unconditionally supportive of all the organization’s Members – who he believes to be the essence of what CEO Global Network stands for. John is dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission, “To significantly improve the success and lives of CEOs and Executives, their families and their companies”.
John is an experienced entrepreneur, business owner and leader. He has a proven track record of building nine-figure businesses, and is one of the world’s preeminent CEO mentors. With thirty-five years’ experience building shareholder value with companies such as W.R. Grace Inc., Ultramar Canada Ltd., Ultramar Inc., and TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada Ltd., John has demonstrated his ability to build and lead successful companies in both Canada and the United States.
John currently sits on the Board of Directors of Excellence Canada and is also an accomplished and sought-after speaker on the topics of Leading Fast Growth and The Seven Imperatives of Great CEOs. To book John for a speaking engagement, please click here.
Chief Operating Officer
Ian brings a solid background of business experience to CEO Global Network, having held senior positions with Toronto Hydro Telecom, Cogeco Data Services, and Atria Networks. As President and COO of Atria Networks, Ian provided exceptional leadership and technical strategy to the telecommunications provider, and was part of the senior management team that sold the company to Rogers Communications in 2011 for $425 million.
Ian has a diploma in Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University and a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical from McMaster University.
In addition to his role of Chief Operating Officer, Ian also spearheads the CEO Global Network Entrepreneur to Enterprise (E2E) Group Program.
Group Leader Launch Coach
Tracy is an exceptional coach and trainer with years of experience helping organizations and individuals achieve success. As Director, Leader Operations for the Canadian affiliate of an international executive coaching organization, Tracy oversaw the development of executive coaches; working with them to shape and implement action plans for their own success and for the success of their group members. Tracy has demonstrated expertise in the development and implementation of performance-improvement accountabilities, training manuals, tools, and templates as well as the organization and supervision of leadership and professional development programs.
Business Development Leader
Tim is a strategic business leader with broad experience across a range of industries. Prior to joining CEO Global Network, Tim served as President of Canadian operations and Managing Director of Northwest USA for Castle Metals—one of the world’s leading specialty steel distributors. Previously, Tim held the positions of President of Cymat Technologies—a TSX listed company, and Vice President Sales & Marketing at Comtek Advanced Structures Inc.
In addition to his role of Business Development Leader, Tim leads a CEO Global Network CEO Group in the Cambridge, Ontario area.
Director of Communications and Special Projects
Susan is an accomplished communications professional with over 20 years experience as a project manager, editor, writer, and brand strategist. Susan has an Honours Degree in Management Economics from the University of Guelph and is a Founding Director of the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards.
Phone: (416) 909-1796
Group Leader Development
Bob was previously Managing Director of Miller Dallas, Canada’s leading Executive Career Transition company, as well as Managing Director of First Human Capital Management. As the Country Manager for Right Management Consultants, Bob directed all Canadian operations in both Career Transition and Organizational Consulting.
Phone: (416) 574-3714
President, CEO Global Network, Western Canada
As President of CEO Global Network, Western Canada, Jon is responsible for growing the business through the recruitment, development, and oversight of highly qualified Group Leaders, to ensure CEOs in Western Canada have the ability to grow themselves and their businesses to unprecedented levels.
Phone: (403) 589-5820
Petra has over 30 years of administrative experience within the energy, marketing, and business services sectors. Petra organizes events and assists CEO Global Network Group Leaders with monthly Group meetings, maintains membership records, and is the key go-to person for all administrative issues.
Phone: (416) 875-4660
Director of Marketing and Events
Jen studied communications and economics at McMaster University and has been a member of the CEO Global Network corporate team since day one. Jen oversees both the company’s social media and traditional marketing efforts, and is the driving force behind all CEO Global Network events.
Phone: (416) 706-5997
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Pierre Laforest comes to CEO Global Network as a highly successful business leader. Throughout his career he has helped CEOs and entrepreneurs significantly improve their bottom line performance and overall success. As the Managing Partner of BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) in Montreal, Pierre was responsible for the consulting operations of the greater Montreal […] Learn more.
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As we tread through unchartered economic territory, being able to draw on the wisdom of other CEOs on similar journeys and having CEO Global Network helping with the navigation is extremely helpful. Hugh MacKinnon Chairman & CEO Bennett Jones LLP