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.
President, CEO Global Network, Quebec
As President of CEO Global Network, Quebec, Terry is responsible for growing the business through the recruitment, development, and oversight of highly qualified Group Leaders, to ensure CEOs in Quebec have the ability to grow themselves and their businesses to unprecedented levels.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director – Senior Executive Leadership Program
Ron began his career with Unilever before joining General Mills Canada. As Executive Vice President of Red Lobster for General Mills, Ron was responsible for 70 corporate restaurants and over 4000 employees. During his six year tenure, Ron led Red Lobster to unprecedented levels of profitability.
Beginning in 1992, Ron became a key member of the senior Petro-Canada team with full P&L responsibility for over 700 retail locations representing approximately $1.75B of business. During his first five years with Petro-Canada, Ron led his business unit through a major financial turnaround that saw profits triple. An accomplished brand builder, Ron introduced and implemented numerous successful innovations including ‘WinterGas’, ‘Petro Points’, and ‘Canada’s Gas Station’ – market breakthroughs that continue to endure as relevant points of difference for Petro-Canada.
In addition to his role of Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director – Senior Executive Leadership Program, Ron leads a CEO Global Network CEO Group and Senior Executive Group.
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.
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.
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An exceptional business strategist, Rick Fitzgerald has more than 27 years of senior management experience and a track record of success, both in Canada and internationally. Rick served as Chairman of Diageo Canada Inc. from 2006 to 2008 and before that as President and CEO since 1998, with the merger of United Distillers Canada Inc. […] Learn more.
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As a Member of CEO Global Network, I am exposed to a “brain trust” beyond that of myself and my management team alone. Because of this, I am able to look at challenges from multiple angles that would likely not have been considered prior to being a Member. Dale Armstrong – CEO, Armstrong International Movers