Our Group Leaders
Our Group Leader selection process is second to none! Our Group Leaders pass through a rigorous screening process to ensure that they have the ‘right stuff’ to succeed.
The most important characteristic shared by our Group Leaders is their desire to selflessly contribute to the growth and success of our Members from both a personal and business perspective. A comprehensive process has been created to evaluate potential Group Leaders to ensure that optimal personality traits and levels of experience are met. We maintain a disciplined approach to the training of each Group Leader, with an emphasis on the values and culture of our organization and the needs of our membership. The CEO Global Network process ensures that we have only top quality Group Leaders across our entire organization.
Featured Group Leader
Region: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Ron has held several key leadership positions over his 30-year career in the foodservice, hospitality and retail sectors and is an authority on growing recognized brands and shaping winning cultures to produce results.
Ron has led such well-known brands as Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada, Harvey’s Division of Cara Operations, Williams Coffee Pubs Ltd., and most recently served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association.
As COO of Cara’s $260M Harvey’s Division, Ron oversaw 330 locations and initiated a comprehensive overhaul of operating standards. As COO of Williams Coffee Pubs, Ron had full P&L and operational responsibility and increased store sales by 14% over a two-year period. During Ron’s tenure as Senior VP of Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada, he was responsible for 370 locations generating $700M in sales and led the operations to their most profitable year ever in 2010. And as Executive Director of Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association, Ron provided support, advice and guidance to 490 Canadian Tire dealers and established the organization’s first strategic planning committee.
Ron has been married for 26 years, has two children, and resides in Oakville. CEOs who work with Ron will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his straightforward, candid and common sense approach.
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Anne is an outstanding business leader who served as President of United Van Lines (Canada) Limited for 18 years before stepping down in August of 2017 to focus on consulting and mentoring. Anne began her career with United as Manager, Training in 1982 before advancing to the role of Vice President, Marketing and Training in 1984 – […] Learn more.
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Interaction with this trusted group of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences along with my monthly two hour session with my CEO Group Leader provides me with terrific insight that has enabled me to excel. Chris Gower – Executive V.P. PCL Constructors Canada Inc.