Robert Deluce

President and CEO, Porter Airlines

Robert J. Deluce is one of Canada's most knowledgeable and respected airline owners and operators. He brings to the industry over 50 years of Deluce family experience in successfully owning, financing, restructuring, operating and managing a number of regional airlines in Canada. His involvement in the aviation industry includes White River Air Services, norOntair, Austin Airways, Air Creebec, Air Ontario, Air Manitoba, Air Alliance and Canada 3000 Airlines. He has been President of Deluce Capital Corp. since 1987, and is currently President and CEO of both Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Porter Airlines Inc.

Brad Hams

Founder and President, Ownership Thinking

Founder and president of Ownership Thinking, is on a mission to eradicate entitlement. Brad, with the help of his extraordinary team, developed the Ownership Thinking model in the early '90s, during which time he was the president of Mrs. Fields Cookies in Mexico. Prior to this, he held executive positions in the area of finance and operations in a fortune 100 company. Brad is a lifelong student of business and finance, holds a master's degree in Organizational Development and Human Resources, and has taught business at the graduate level. He is a board member of the National Center for Employee Ownership, the country's leading resource on information and research related to broad based equity programs.

Jeff Multz

Jeff Multz, Director, North America Midmarket Sales, Dell SecureWorks

As the Director of North America Midmarket Sales for Dell SecureWorks, Jeff and his team help organizations of all sizes reduce their business and IT security risks and augment their IT teams where needed. At age 24, Jeff founded Emerging Market Technologies (EMT), an Atlanta-based company recognized as the nation's leading reseller of Customer Relationship Management and Sales Force Automation solutions. He grew EMT from a self-funded start-up business to a highly profitable company that was acquired by Zland Corporation in 2000. He often addresses organizations on IT security through educational presentations and articles in the media.

Jaynie Smith

CEO, SmartAdvantage Inc.

Jaynie L. Smith is the CEO of Smart Advantage Inc., a management and marketing consultancy whose clients range from mid-sized companies to Fortune 500 companies. She consults nationally and internationally with many CEOs and high-level executives in helping businesses define their competitive advantages. She has served as a keynote speaker for numerous associations. She is the author of the best-selling business book, Creating Competitive Advantage.


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