TurnAround Couriers is proud to have on its Advisory Board:

Heather Cooke

Heather is a Partner and Business Leader for Canada’s Implemented Consulting and Dynamic De-Risking Solutions at Mercer Global Investments Canada Ltd.   She has over 20 years of investment experience, primarily in multi-manager portfolio design and management, investment consulting, manager research and business management.

Heather was previously Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer for Rogerscasey Canada.  Her responsibilities included investment consulting on all asset classes including alternative strategies to defined benefit and endowment plans as well as advising Financial Intermediaries on their managed account platforms. She also managed the Canadian manager research team.  Prior to joining Rogerscasey Canada (predecessor firm: Perimeter Capital Management), Heather worked at Northern Trust Global Advisors (NTGA) as a Senior Vice President, Director of Manager Research, and lead portfolio manager.  At NTGA, she was responsible for the Diversified Fund of Canada, a family of multi-manager funds for institutional investors, chaired the Canadian Investment Committee, and was a member of NTGA’s International Investment Committee.

Heather graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in 1990, and is a holder of the CFA Institute’s Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation since 1994.  She is a member of the TCFA and CFA Institutes and is a registered advisor.

Ian Hembery

Ian is Senior Vice President at Artez Interactive which he joined in late 2008. His responsibilities include partner relations, obtaining government research and development grants and overseeing the marketing and communications function. He frequently acts as a change agent for other Artez departments.

Ian’s entrepreneurial career started in 1974 when he founded Robert Scott Advertising Ltd. The company focused on Canada’s emerging advanced technology companies and became a Canadian leader in this niche market. The company was acquired by Canada’s largest communications conglomerate in 1980.

Ian’s interest in the online world started in 1978, when he saw a demonstration of Telidon at Canada’s Department of Communications. Canadian researchers had come up with the idea that a system of small-specialized terminals connected to a centralized computer would allow consumers to view news, weather and sports, shop at home and communicate via electronic mail. Ian then founded Hemton Corporation in 1981, Canada’s first “electronic” advertising agency and the company produced content for many of the first online trials in Canada, the US and the UK.

After selling Hemton to a division of a major Canadian company, Ian advised organizations such as the Tribune Company, The Toronto Sun, George Weston Ltd., Canadian Tire and Southam on new media ventures, including CD-ROM products and online services.

In 1991, Ian joined InContext Corporation, a Canadian software development firm as Vice President, Marketing and Sales, where he spearheaded the introduction of award-winning Internet software products and developed technology and marketing partnerships with Corel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation.

In 1996, Ian co-founded AOL Canada Inc, assuming the position of Vice-President of Marketing, Government Relations and Communications. He was responsible for the introduction of AOL brands such as the AOL Canada interactive online service, AOL.ca, AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ to the Canadian market. He was also responsible for public relations strategies and execution, public policy development, regulatory affairs and community outreach programs.

Ian is a past Director of the Canadian Marketing Association, the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP) and served as Interim President of CAIP. He also serves on the advisory boards of Artez Interactive, Favequest Corporation and St. Denis Studios Inc.

Pamela McNamara

Pamela McNamara is the owner of Shooters International Inc. & SpotDocs Inc. and in her capacity as executive producer she oversees all aspects of film/video marketing, creative concepts and production. She has spent most of her career in the advertising and film production industries as well as many years in T.V. and radio broadcast.

Shooters International is an aggressive and progressive visual communications company. Shooters International has a long list of clients and has done work for every category and size of advertiser, from General Motors to local advertisers, from cars to breakfast cereal, from fashion to non-profit. Shooters International has worked with Canadian, American, European, and Asian advertisers, and over the years has filmed and produced award winning TV commercials all over the world.

Pamela also recently founded SpotDocs – the first commercial production company in Canada devoted entirely to the creation of documentary style TV commercials, web video and corporate video.

Bill Young

Bill Young is the founder and President of Social Capital Partners (“SCP”) a non-profit, social finance company started in 2001. SCP’s primary goal is to find innovative ways to provide meaningful job opportunities for people who face employment barriers.  Throughout its history it has facilitated thousands of jobs for disadvantaged populations  by financing a number of successful social enterprises across Canada and by providing financing and/or  advisory services to for profit businesses that implement a community hiring program as part of their recruitment process.  SCP facilitates the hiring of these individuals and helps ensure they have the appropriate skills to be successful employees.

Before founding SCP, Bill worked for approximately twenty years in the private sector primarily as CEO of Hamilton Computers, and Optel Communications Corp.  He began his career as a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard.

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