Our Group Leaders and Mentors
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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Jim brings outstanding business experience to this position. After 28 years running his own company, he merged with Gordon Food Service. Ten years later, Jim sold them his shares and stayed on to run their national distribution business in Canada. Learn more.
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Whether it is the confidential mutual sharing of key indicators with the Group, or receiving advice on strategic or tactical issues, or learning from a world-class presenter; the monthly meetings are not to be missed. Dean Martin – Chairman Melmart Distributors Inc.