Top 40 under forty Ottawa lawyer
“As always, it was a fascinating and arduous process to arrive at this year’s recipients,” says OBJ publisher Michael Curran, who chairs the judging panel. “In spite of a challenging business environment, we believe this year was a record number of nominations that represent all major economic sectors in Ottawa. I think that speaks the quality of business talent in this city.” Mr. Curran says the assessment of nominations is taken seriously by all judges, who together spent 100 hours individually reviewing and ranking each submission. The committee included University of Ottawa Telfer EMBA director Dr. Terrence Kulka, OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre manager Michael Burnatowski, Cellwand Communications CEO Nick Quain, OBJ editor Jim Donnelly and Mr. Curran. “While both the quantity and quality of applicants were higher than ever this year, it was also interesting to note the growing number of younger entrepreneurs whom are clearly knocking on the door for this award. A great sign for the future of the Ottawa business community, to be sure,” said Mr. Quain.
OBJ- Ottawa Business Journal
There are so many wonderful businesses in Ottawa and we are fortunate to be living in a community with such talent. I’m honoured to be amongst this group of recipients. All nominations are assessed under a strict criteria of a 40-point system: 20 points are awarded for business achievement, 10 points are awarded for expertise and finally 10 points are awarded one’s for community involvement. The 2010 Forty Under 40 recipients are: Mike Abbott, Deloitte, Nazim Ahmed, DNA11/CanvasPop, Scott Annan, Mercury Grove Inc., Georges Ata, Intelcan Technosystems Inc. Jamie Barnhardt, OCM Manufacturing, Jeff Bauder, Bauder Media Group Inc. (Flagstick Brands), Greg Bell, Lumenera, Heidi Bonnell, Rogers Communications Inc. Nicki Bridgland, Ottawa/Kingston/Halifax/Moncton Sport and Social Club, Shawn Cadeau, Corel Corp., Julie Cafley, University of Ottawa Marisia Campbell, QNX Software Systems Co., Michael Crockatt, Ottawa International Airport Authority, Erin Crowe, Senators Sports & Entertainment Craig Doornbos, OttawaKiosk.com, Steven R. Edgett, EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd., Darren Fleming, CresaPartners, Samer Forzley, eBillme Duane Francis, Adam Capital – Manulife Securities, Geoffrey Gilbert, Ogilvy Renault LLP, David Greenall, Deloitte & Touche LLP David Hollingsworth, Goldberg Wiseman Stroud Hollingsworth, Rob Imbeault, 10Count Consulting Inc., Katherine Lafferty, Canadian Stroke Network & Watson’s Pharmacy Eric Lang, Knor Plast Inc., Cathy Lewis, Abbott Point of Care, Travis Lindgren, Learning Tree International, Mahesh Mani, KPMG LLP Peter McIntosh, The McIntosh Group, Dr. Colleen M. McQuarrie ND, Ottawa Integrative Health Centre, Ahmed Metwally, XTEAMS Consulting Services Corp. Carl Nappert, Maplesoft Group, Adam C. Nihmey, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Sanjeev Parmar, Parmar Sports Training Inc. Regi Roy, Titus Labs Inc., Stuart Russell, YOUiLabs Inc., Kevin G. Taylor, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Dave Walsh, Ernst & Young LLP Shari Westman, Comfort Keepers, Kirk Wrinn, Moore Wrinn Financial Group Inc.
Congratulations to all OBJ recipients.