Josee Atkinson, Advisor Architecture, Design and DevelopmentJosee Atkinson grew up in the construction industry and spent over 20 years developing land, managing construction projects and running businesses. She was responsible for the construction of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre complex in Holetown, Barbados. And has also done several construction projects including commercial and residential development. Mrs. Atkinson has a B. Sc. in Mathematics with a specialty in Finance, B.SC in Architecture, and a B Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Laval.
Brian Crombie, Advisor Finance
Mr. Crombie is the CFO for the Ottawa Senators NHL Hockey team, he operates his own merchant bank and has a twenty plus year career in business working in New York for Morgan Stanley, in LA for Walt Disney, in Toronto for Molson and Biovail and in Vancouver for the Keg and Pattison. Mr Crombie is the CEO of the Transit Alliance a not-for-profit working to educate the GTHA on the need for Transit Expansion. He graduated with an MBA from Harvard University.
Jennifer MacPherson Juman, Business Development Advisor
Mrs. MacPherson Juman is an international, cross-functional, business professional with significant experience in all aspects of business development, project and product management, marketing, procurement and supply chain. She began her career working with Parks Canada in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She is now based in Barbados working for Cable & Wireless Communications as Head of Mobile Devices and LTE for 15 countries. She has also worked with the Canadian High Commission, Bridgetown (International Trade) and with Altman Real Estate (Marketing). She holds an M.B.A in International Business from St Mary’s University (Canada) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and French from the University of Toronto (Canada) and the Université de Nantes (France). During her time with Cable & Wireless she has lived and worked in Antigua, Cayman and the UK Channel Islands. She has an interest in the environment and sustainability.
Executive & Development Team
Sarah Thomson, CEO: Ms. Thomson is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. She began her career in the oil and gas industry and built a multi-million dollar company designing, constructing, and then developing stores in service stations. From there she went on to develop brand concepts for various oil companies. She went back into development by founding a business that renovated and restored historic homes. Sarah went into the media industry launching Canada’s leading online magazine for business women (WomensPost.ca) in 2002. She dabbled in politics and is an advocate for environmental building and healthy communities.
Greg Thomson, CFO: Mr. Thomson is a data-driven executive with a passion for improving the world. He helped to build and is Director of Research and co-manager at Charity Intelligence, the premiere charity analyst firm in Canada. Greg is also co-owner and helped to run Women’s Post, Canada’s online magazine for businesswomen. Previously, Greg worked as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company, helping organizations analyze all aspects of their strategic direction. Greg earned his B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Queen’s University and his MBA from Harvard University.
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