Hugh Coppen comes to CEO Global Network with a strong record of leadership success. Hugh has more than forty years experience across a wide range of businesses in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He has been CEO of three different private and public companies, and has also held leadership roles in manufacturing, marketing, strategic development and management consulting.
As President of Winning Leadership, Inc., Hugh has provided leadership development expertise and executive coaching to senior leaders and their teams in industries as diverse as banking, airline catering, life insurance, aerospace, entertainment, health care and economic development.
Prior to this, Hugh was CEO of Digital Communications Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company in the U.S., President of West Coast Video in the U.K. and President of VTR Video Inc. (a media manufacturing subsidiary of Standard Broadcasting Corporation) in Toronto. Earlier in his career, he was an executive consultant to Molson Breweries, Vice President of Marketing at ICG Corporation (a vertically integrated energy company), VP & General Manager of two branches of McKim Advertising, group brand manager and regional sales manager at General Foods Ltd., and brand manager at Colgate Palmolive (UK).
A citizen of the world, Hugh was born in the UK before moving to Zimbabwe when he was seven. He was educated in South Africa and received his BA in Law from the University of Cape Town. After leaving Africa, Hugh married his college sweetheart Jann and they lived and worked in the UK and Canada. Hugh currently divides his time between Toronto and Northern California. Hugh has strong business and personal ties to Southern Ontario where his two young granddaughters and their families live.
CEOs who have the opportunity to work with Hugh will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his passion for the development of outstanding individual and corporate leadership
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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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