Beedie School to host CKNW CEO series
Website for series info: http://at.sfu.ca/lnOltN
The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is partnering with Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring some of B.C.’s top business minds – from the president of Lululemon Athletica to the founder of HootSuite – to SFU in a series of exclusive CEO interviews.
The Chief Executives, a series profiling some of the country’s top executives, will be held at SFU Vancouver. Hosted by CKNW talk show host Bill Good, eight interviews will be broadcast Thursdays at 11 a.m. starting Sept. 13 with Jim Treliving, co-owner of Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube, who is well known for being a venture capitalist on TV’s Dragons’ Den.
The series will be broadcast for the first time in front of a live audience, and will also allow for a question-and-answer period after each interview.
The series engages with high-profile CEOs from BC in an intimate, one-hour interview focusing on innovative strategies, unique aspects of their corporations and tips for the business leaders of tomorrow.
The executives will also share insight and wisdom from their experiences as the CEOs of some of the nation’s top companies and reveal what has made them so successful in the business world and what drives them to succeed.
The list of executives to have the spotlight shone on them in this year’s series includes Angus Reid, Chairman of Vision Critical; Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite; Brian Scudamore, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK; Tom Gaglardi, President of Northland Properties Group and owner of the Dallas Stars NHL franchise; Karen Flavelle, President and CEO of Purdy’s Chocolates; Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica; and Jacqui Cohen, President and CEO of Army & Navy.
“We are thrilled to partner with CKNW to bring some of Canada’s leading CEOs to SFU Vancouver – including the Segal Graduate School of Business and SFU Harbour Centre,” said Kirk Hill, assistant dean of external affairs for the Beedie School. “The breadth, depth and industries represented sync perfectly with our key strategic themes of innovation, globalization, sustainability and capital markets, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to learn from these business leaders.”