After The Deal
What executives and board directors need to know to drive value from mergers and acquisitions.
Date: November 5, 2019
Time: 7-9:30 AM
Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre
Top of the Inn Banquet Room // 4404 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2
Join us for this exclusive event to hear tales from the trenches of businesses whose leaders have learned that a deal is only as good as your ability to execute on it. Hear the key learnings of experienced executives and board directors and walk away with clear strategies for successfully growing your businesses through mergers and acquisitions.
Brian Vaasjo // CEO, Capital Power
As the President and CEO of Capital Power, Brian guides the company in its growth and expansion across Canada and the U.S., positioning Capital Power as an innovative industry leader. Brian possesses over 35 years of industry experience, featuring a range of executive and board positions involved in corporate development and acquisitions.
Bjorn Morisbak // SVP Corporate Development, Stantec
During Bjorn’s tenure at Stantec, the company has grown from about 2,000 people to over 22,000 employees. Through strategy development and m&a execution Bjorn has played a key role in the rise of Stantec to become a Top 10 Global Design firm. In his current role, Bjorn directly oversees the many aspects of an acquisition from sourcing through completion of integration. Experienced in valuations, negotiations, change management, and integration, Bjorn has been involved in over 100 transactions.
Chris LaBossiere // CEO and Co-Founder, Yardstick Software and Local Waste Services
Over 25 years, Chris has executed over 15 smaller “tuck-in” acquisitions and was part of a multi-billion roll-up of what is now Waste Management & Waste Connections. As Yardstick CEO, Chris drove growth by consolidating the testing industry in Canada - most recently acquiring an Ottawa based testing company from the Canadian Nurses Association. In online training, Yardstick has acquired several companies which own training content in regulated industries, including Danatec, a Calgary based safety training business.
Jesse Douglas // CEO and Founder, Wolverine Energy + Infrastructure
Mr. Douglas has a wealth of expertise in acquiring and integrating accretive businesses and is passionate about entrepreneurship. Since 2012 Wolverine has completed 13 material acquisitions and integrations, all focused on diversification and return on equity. This unique approach has resulted in growth more than 10X their peers and an annualized return of over 50% on equity in one if the most difficult return markets the sector has ever faced.
Shawna Vogel is the General Counsel and one of Managing Directors for the Katz Group, offering strategic advice and direction on the business operations and future of the Katz Group. Previously, Shawna was a partner with Dentons Canada LLP, with a practice focusing on mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. Shawna was the Presiding Member (Chair) of the Dentons Canada LLP Board and a Global Vice Chair and member of the Global Board of Dentons.