MM45 - Anthony Calvillo : Former Alouettes Quarterback

MM45 - Anthony Calvillo : Former Alouettes Quarterback

Anthony Calvillo is best known as the former star Quarterback of the Montreal Alouettes. In his 16 years with the team, Anthony won 3 Grey Cups for the city and broke numerous CFL records. However, it’s his involvement with the community that really made him stand out as a professional athlete in a hockey driven city.

Although he retired as a player in 2013, Anthony remains very active in the Quebec football scene. As the Assistant Head Coach of the Montreal Carabins, he plays a pivotal role in molding the future generation of Canadian football players.

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MM44 - Kareem Rawlins : Founder at GoodFITT

MM44 - Kareem Rawlins : Founder at GoodFITT

Kareem is the owner of GoodFITT personal training and wellness services. As a personal coach, his philosophy is to enable his clients to live healthier lifestyles by exercising, eating balanced diets, and focusing on mental wellness.

He started GoodFITT nearly a decade ago after experiencing his own physical transformation. After losing nearly 30 pounds of body fat and feeling as healthy as ever , he decided that he’d make a career out of helping others to achieve their own health goals.

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MM43 - Brian Astl : President at Lind Equipment

MM43 - Brian Astl : President at Lind Equipment

Brian is the president of Lind Equipment: a leader in portable electrical equipment designed for the toughest workplaces. He decided to join Lind in 2007 upon having completed his MBA at Harvard Business School. Given his talent for strategic business development, he searched for an established company that he could elevate to new heights. Lind was a perfect fit since it was a well positioned player in a growing market.

Brian started at Lind Equipment with very little category knowledge. That being said, he relied on his experience in building solid strategies to create a plan that would ensure long-term growth. He understood his company’s core companies and laid out a differentiation strategy that would focus on creating innovative products for the heavy industrial, construction, mining, and military industries.

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MM42 - Oliver Wellington : Founder at Headliner

MM42 - Oliver Wellington : Founder at Headliner

Oliver always knew that he was going to be an entrepreneur. Upon completing his MBA, he played a pivotal role in creating the content recommendation platform nRelate. At its peak, nRelate was able to generate over 6 billion page views a month. The platform was eventually acquired by Ask.com.

Oliver left nRelate in 2015 and founded SpareMin with some of his old business partners. SpareMin is currently focused on growing its video editing web-app Headliner. The app was designed with a simple goal in mind: help audio content creators produce videos that they can share on social media.

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MM41 - Samantha Kris: Founder of the Bossing Up Movement

MM41 - Samantha Kris: Founder of the Bossing Up Movement

Samantha Kris is an author, speaker, success coach, and the founder of the Bossing Up movement. If you haven’t heard of the movement, Bossing Up is all about helping people find their inner boss and enabling them to achieve their dreams of success.

After climbing the corporate ladder at a rapid pace, Samantha realized that her true strength stemmed from her ability to set goals. Being someone who loves building communities and interacting with others, she decided to become a success coach in order to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.

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MM40 - Jon Kaplan : Founder at Burnbud

MM40 - Jon Kaplan : Founder at Burnbud

Jon is an architect turned entrepreneur. In 2017, he took a leap of faith and started his own company: Burnbud. The Burnbud is an all-in-one smoking accessory that was designed to be sleek, compact, and convenient. What’s fascinating about Jon’s story is that he has always been involved in every aspect of his business. He worked on everything from the original product design to the current sales strategy.

Jon now spends most his time on growing the Burnbud brand through marketing. His unique approach to branding has peaked the interest of many companies that are hoping to hire him as a consultant. Using the Burnbud as his first success story, he is now working on establishing himself as a reputable brand strategist.

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