Understanding economic conditions are crucial for any business to thrive. ‘Recession or Opportunity? Business Leaders Discuss 2023 ’, a panel discussion designed to equip you and your business leaders with the ideas and skills to conquer potential challenges and how to leverage the moment and find those opportunities.
Join us in person at Bayview Yards for a deep dive into economic projections with CEO of Ross Video, David Ross, Economist, Mark Maybank, and HR, Leadership & Culture Advisor, Lynn Stevens. The panel discussions will be moderated by Nick Quain, Invest Ottawa’s VP of Venture Development.
By tuning into this panel discussion, you’ll walk away with:
- Economic insights from industry experts from 3 perspectives.
- Tangible strategies that you can implement with clarity.
- Action items on how to turn turbulence into triumph – and come out successfully.
FREE Coffee and refreshments will be provided! ☕🥐
Register today to secure your spot at this in-person event.
Some questions to get ideas turning:
- How does your company decide to be aggressive or defensive and what are the impacts?
- How do these changes affect company culture and what can you do to protect long-term?
- How to reconcile cost-cutting with keeping a competitive edge with talent attraction?
- How does this affect businesses who may be working globally?
Unable to attend this event in person but don’t want to miss out? Email Marissa ([email protected]) for the Zoom link.
Have a meeting before or after the event? Bayview Yards is equipped with ample phone booths and tables open to the public. Please stick around and take your meetings from our gorgeous building – we would love to have you!
About the speakers
David Ross joined Ross Video full time in 1991 with successively more responsibilities including product management and running the R&D department until eventually becoming president in 2004 and then CEO in 2006. David is also Chairman of the board and now the majority shareholder of Ross Video with over 80% control and ownership, while also making Ross an ESOP company with considerable employee ownership. Ross has no private equity ownership. Ross Video’s sales have grown at a consistent cumulative rate of about 15% per year since he joined in 1991. In fact, the company has not yet seen a single down year in sales, even in recessions. A big believer in learning from others and sharing, David has been a member of CEO organizations for decades and has been a member of TEC (known as Vistage in the US) since 2011. He has even been known to listen to management books while competing in Marathon races.
Mark Maybank is a Co-founder and Managing Partner with Maverix Private Equity where he leads the collective team and firm operations.
As an active investor, director, advisor and entrepreneur, he has a wealth of experience spanning across multiple industries and geographies. This includes financial services, technology, health and wellness, media, telecom, oil and gas, services, and advanced manufacturing. With a passion to drive growth with a focus on human elements, Mark strives to scale Canada’s strong and vibrant innovation-based ecosystem. Prior to Maverix, Mark was the President and COO of Canaccord Genuity Corp, where he led the expansion of their wealth management and international capital markets businesses, positioning the firm as a global leader in commodity and technology financing.
Lynn Stevens is the Principal Consultant at LSCS, a boutique consulting firm focused on strategic senior-level Human Resources support, leadership development, and executive coaching. Lynn is also a Chair with TEC Canada, a global peer advisory organization. Lynn has been in the HR field for her entire career, operating as a strategic business partner at the executive level for the past 15 years. Lynn has both developed and delivered leadership programs inside the organizations she is a part of as well as in a consulting relationship. Most recently Lynn developed and launched a course called The Impact Method which teaches critical business skills to HR professionals.