Advisory Board

STEFAN DANIS
STEFAN DANIS
Chief Talent Officer & CEO - Mandrake Consulting biography

Stéfan is Chief Talent Officer & CEO at Mandrake Human Capital which operates in the Search, Career Transition, Leadership Development, and Onboarding/Executive Acceleration.

Mandrake has recruited more than 10,000 executives in Canada and is one of the country’s largest firm in its sector. A graduate from McGill University, he started his career as a marketer at Procter & Gamble before joining Mandrake as a Consultant. He became Partner in 1991, and CEO in 1999. He is also is Executive Director of IMD, Mandrake’s 30 country strong global partnership.

Stéfan has led hundreds of executive engagements in Finance, Sales, HR, Marketing, Communications, and Strategy for various service, not-for-profit, and manufacturing companies.

He is an expert on the issues surrounding the changing face of human capital in today’s market, and a leader in creating and structuring competitive advantages for clients.

DAVID SEDGWICK
DAVID SEDGWICK
Managing Partner - Balmoral Wood Alternatives

David Sedgwick is a managing director with Balmoral Wood Alternatives which designs, invests in and manages global alternative investment strategies.

David has an extensive background in capital deployment and management related to real estate, infrastructure, energy and non-correlated alternative asset categories, as well as general corporate finance expertise across a variety of mid-market manufacturing, services, real estate, energy and alternate asset industries.

David is actively interested in alternative investment opportunities for institutional grade investors.

CHRISTOPHE LECOMTE
CHRISTOPHE LECOMTE
Owner - Land Return Inc.

Christophe is a Financial and Operational Consultant/Entrepreneur who is skilled at navigating organizations through change, achieving increased efficiencies and bottom line results. Christophe is an engaging entrepreneurial team-builder combining strategic, analytical and creative approaches to solution development and implementation.

His specialties include mergers and acquisitions, financing, process reengineering, forecasting and budgeting, Management Practices, Communications, Performance Improvement, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Mentoring & Coaching Staff, Radio and TV Broadcast Media operations and Team building.

ANDY QUERIN
ANDY QUERIN
Principle - AQ Strategic Management

Andy has 20+ years of experience in the sales and digital media industry, with the past 10+ years in executive management roles leading and transforming sales departments for the changing business realities to be positioned for continued revenue growth. Andy has extensive experience in managing and mentoring sales teams across multiple markets, developing strategic action plans, selling various forms of advertising content and digital media solutions with a laser focus on increasing revenue.

With a solid understanding of the online industry and emerging media, Andy has been part of the leadership teams that generated incremental revenue growth at all levels. A key factor to his success has been the ability to clearly define and communicate sales objectives, willingness to do whatever it takes to help the company and implement necessary changes resulting in profitable sales teams and increased profit margins.

AMANDA PLOUGHMAN
AMANDA PLOUGHMAN
CEO - Smak

Amanda has extensive experience in both media strategy and broadcasting, with a solid track record of leading businesses and teams through complex environments. Amanda is skilled in Digital Strategy, Integrated Marketing, Advertising, and Business Development; and has held senior leadership roles in organizations such as Cossette, MediaCom and Shaw Communications.

She is a savvy industry veteran who intimately understands the needs of both advertisers and consumers.