The Westin Edmonton
The Westin Edmonton, 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7, Canada

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Wed May 11 MDT (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed May 11 2:00am - Wed May 11 2:00am
Location The Westin Edmonton
10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7, Canada
Region Americas

Eventually, every business will need to transition. At the Business Transformation Forum (BTF), you will garner practical insights from entrepreneurs and business experts that have travelled down the transition path before you.

What can you do to multiply the proceeds of an acquisition? What are your liquidity options? What do acquirers look for? What are the major risks in your business and how can you mitigate them? Even if you are not planning to transition, this event will provide you with tactical takeaways to help you make smarter business decisions in the short term while setting you up for a successful transition in the future.


2022 Speakers


Leanne Leatman
Chief of Staff, Managing Partner, F12


Paul Barbeau
Partner, McMillian LLP

Rob Bertram
CEO, Ideal Products

Lesley Bowman
Director, Park Paving Ltd.

Ted Bradshaw
Expert EOS Implementer, Author & Speaker

Shannon Chmelyk
MBA Principal, Collingwood Capital

Debby Carreau
CEO & Founder, Inspired HR Ltd

Eric Colberg
Domestic Tax Partner, BDO Transaction Advisory Services Inc.

Chad Danard
Senior Managing Director, TriWest Capital Partners

Kristin Delwo
Founder and CEO, Stacks

Geoff Devereux
Director, First West Capital

Darrell Friesen
General Manager, Jet Label

Matt Flynn
Managing Director, Roynat Equity Partners

Brad Gaulin
CEO, CEvO Solutions Inc.

Dena Gillies
Partner, Omni Managing Consultant Alliance

Cheryl Grant
Director, Transactions, Grant Thornton Corporate Finance Inc.

Kira Gregson
Partner, Sequeira Partners

Pierre Cléroux
Vice President Research & Chief Economist, BDC

Ceilidh Hemmati
Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Ashley Hoffer
Director of Operations, Electro Gas

Brian Jones
CEO, HCI Filtration Inc.

Julia Loney
Partner, McMillian LLP

Jerry Koonar
Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.

Tom Kramer
President & CEO, Smith Cameron Group

Tabreez Lila
Managing Director, Growth and Transition Capital, BDC Capital

Adam Mallon
Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services, BDO Canada LLP

Josh Matthews
Managing Director, Corporate Finance, PwC Canada

Mike McIsaac
CEO & Managing Director, Baker Tilly Canada Corporate Finance

Don Montgomery
President, M&A Advisor, True North Mergers & Acquisitions

Chris Micetich
Founder, President, and CEO, Brassdome Group

Kelly Nicolson
Regional Director of the Prairies region, Roynat Capital

Ryan Norton
Managing Director, Grant Thorton LLP

Mackenzie Regent
Partner | Transaction Diligence, Kalos LLP

Josh Remai
CEO, Span West

Evelyn Riedlinger
Vice President, Transactions & Corporate Finance, EY

Vernon Sabeski
Founder, All-Net Municipal Solutions

Ben Sawatzky
President and Member of the Board of Directors, B.D.K. Properties Ltd

Allan Sawiak
Partner, Taxation, Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP

Dalyce Seitz
CIM| Portfolio Manager, Private Clients and Foundations, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.

Michael Steele
CFO, Nano Technologies (AdvEn Industries)

Jerico VanBrabant

Amanda Vella
Senior Director, Business Advisory, ATB Value Accelerator, ATB Financial

Eric Warnke
Co-Founder and CEO, Mover

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Bdc*

• ATB Financial
• Bakertilly
• Grant Thorton

• TrueNorth
• Leiht Wheeler
• Kalos LLP
• Omni
• Roynat Capital

• Firstwest Capital